Be A High Roller At Crown Sydney’s “Live Kitchen”, Fancy Yum Cha And Next-Level Hotel Lobby Bar

By Sammy Preston
25th Aug 2020

The interior of Silks restaurant at Crown Sydney

Crown Sydney has just revealed more of its soon-to-be restaurant residents. The towering, sparkly Barangaroo spire will be the city’s tallest building and it's set to open in December with a hotel, a mini high roller casino, spa facilities, luxury apartments and 14 new restaurants and bars all in the mix.

Details of what we can expect to eat and drink at Crown Sydney have been drip-fed month by month—first up was Michelin-starred Irish chef Clare Smyth, a former Gordon Ramsay Chef Patron and caterer of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding. In June, we learned Sydney would score its very own Nobu outpost.

Later in July, we heard there’d also be an Italian from Ormeggio’s Alessandro Pavoni (called a’Mare), a fiery new venue from Ross and Sunny Lusted of The Bridge Room (Woodcut), and an intimate 12-seat “chef’s choice” restaurant within a restaurant at Nobu, led by Sushi chef Ryuichi Yoshii (called Yoshii’s Omakase at Nobu).

And today, a further three venues have been revealed.

Silks, already a regular fine dining fixture at Crown properties, will offer traditional and finessed Cantonese cuisine. You can also expect fancy yum cha, with scallop and lemon myrtle dumplings, Lobster Cheong Fung and sea urchin dumplings on the menu, all within an opulent dining room designed to reflect the natural earthy tones of the Blue Mountains (which, on a clear evening, you’ll be able to see from your table).   

Epicurean will be a very luxury spin on the classic casino buffet—a series of nine “live kitchens” plating up cuisines from all over the globe. With views of the harbour and the Harbour Bridge, you’ll be able to feast on anything and everything from fresh seafood, Japanese, Chinese, Indian, Italian and other western dishes that hero the freshest local produce. Oh, and there’ll also be a chocolate fountain, of course.

And the third reveal for August is TWR‚ an ambitious hotel lobby bar set to rival some of the world’s best. Designed by Meyer Davis (the New York City firm responsible for the likes of the Ritz Carlton Restaurant in Mexico City and design hotels like Dream Printers Alley in Tennessee), it will feature an outdoor terrace and an indoor space akin to a moody piano bar.

“We wanted to create a dining destination that’s diverse and eclectic—and a destination that really has something for everyone in Sydney to enjoy. From a fine dining experience to great, authentic Chinese, right through to just being able to sit by the water and enjoy a drink—we wanted this to be a place that Sydney wants to return to time and time again,” Crown Sydney Executive General Manager Mark Holmes said.

There are just two final venues to be revealed at Crown Sydney’s—and we're guessing they're going to be as opulent as the first 12. Stay tuned. 

Crown Sydney is slated to open in December 2020.

For now, here's everything you need to know about Sydney's new cognac-focussed small bar

Image credit: Silks at Crown Sydney, Epicurean at Crown Sydney

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