Things To Do

Everything To Eat, See And Do With The Crew At The Star This Long Weekend

By Bridget O'Donohue

Forget nights tucked up in bed early watching Netflix in your PJs, the colder months are the best time to round up the crew and hit the town. If you’ve exhausted the standard rotation and need fresh ideas for your next group hang, date night or night out, The Star Sydney is your new go-to.

With a whole stack of activities for every mood and occasion, we’ve curated an unmissable list of dining and entertainment happening around the grounds at The Star. 

Catch The Broadway Hit & Juliet

In its final weeks at the Sydney Lyric Theatre, & Juliet takes the classic tale of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers, flips it on its head, and sets it to an addictively good soundtrack of pop hits. From the genius writer behind Schitt’s Creek, this cracking show follows Juliet’s adventures if there was life after Romeo. Make a night of it with a pre-show feed at Harvest Buffet from 5-7pm, where you can enjoy 20% off your meal when you show your theatre ticket. & Juliet wraps on Sunday 16 June, so lock in a ticket while you still can. 

Tuck Into A Peking Duck Spread At Harvest Buffet 

spread of duck dishes

Treat you and the crew to an absolute feast with a leisurely Peking Duck Banquet at Harvest Buffet. Running lunch and dinner sessions from now until Sunday 9 June, they’re plating up a decadent spread of duck-inspired dishes like san choy bow, duck E-FU noodles, duck bao buns, and unlimited duck pancakes. Spots fill up fast, so fire up the group chat and get this decadent dinner locked in

Hit The Dancefloor To Local DJs At Rock Lily 

What better way to warm up in the colder months than throwing a few shapes to killer tracks? The live music legends over at Rock Lily have curated a stacked lineup of local DJs for winter—spinning tunes from 8pm every Friday and Saturday night. Sip cocktails with the squad while you dance to 80's, 90's and early ‘00 tunes until the early hours. The best part? Entry is totally free—how good. 

Sip Sake At Sokyo Bar

Cocktails at Sokyo

The Japanese-inspired cocktail lounge Sokyo is heating things up all winter, crafting cocktails, slinging snacks and spinning vinyl every Friday and Saturday night. Line up a date and tune into Sydney’s best house DJs, while you sip sake and sample kingfish nigiri and crab sandos. 

Celebrate A Milestone At BLACK Bar And Grill 

What better way to spend a cosy Sunday arvo than tucking into a leisurely long lunch at BLACK Bar And Grill? Primed for special occasions, here you'll find lush harbour views paired with wood-fired steaks and seafood. Start with the Sydney rock oysters and salmon crudo, before taking your pick from the wood-burning grill—we’re talking 450-day grain-fed angus rib-eye and 600-day ration-fed wagyu flat iron. Finish off with a rich chocolate ganache with peanut mousse, and wash it all down with a killer drop from their encyclopedia of wines or a smouldering whisky cocktail. This fine diner’s a favourite, so make sure you book to avoid disappointment.    

Score A Lunch Deal At Cucina Porto

If you’re on the hunt for a midweek steal, casual Italian eatery Cucina Porto just dropped a banging lunchtime meal deal from now until the end of May. From Monday to Friday, you can tuck into your choice of main or pasta and a vino or beer for just $29—we’re talking linguine with mussels and prawns, pizza melanzane with salted ricotta and fior di latte, and speck with goat’s cheese and fig. Sounds to us like the perfect excuse for a Friday work lunch. Book here.

Clear your cal, call your mates, and check out the full list of everything to eat, see and do at The Star Sydney this month. 

The Star practises the responsible service of alcohol. Menu subject to change, availability and cancellation. Guests must be 18 years or older to enter the casino. Help is close at hand. GambleAware gambleaware.nsw.gov.au 1800 858 858.

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