BORN by Tapavino - Barangaroo

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435 reviews
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$40 and under
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Spanish
BóRN is the 3rd venue in the Tapavino stable and takes its cue from the tapas bars & restaurants in & around El Born, Barcelon

Special Offers

25% off your food bill

Lunch with us during the months of January, February and March to receive 25% off your food bill. Only available Monday to Wednesday 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, (last tables must be vacated by 5:45 pm). Not available on public holidays. Choose anything off the food menu for 25% discount. Not available for tables of 9 people & over. 25% discount is only available for inside tables and not the terrace. Limited seating available for this offer. 1.5% surcharge applies to all card payments.

Terms and Conditions: See above.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 8 January 2020

Ends: 31 March 2020

Availability: Mon-Wed 12:00-15:00

What 435 People Are Saying
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CM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience4

The food here never disappoints, however the serving sizes seem to have shrunk over time which is very disappointing.

YT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch with friends- food, service, ambience was excellent. Loved the sardines and croquettes. Will definitely return

CP
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Beautiful food and the service was great. My only issue was our table was booked for 2 hours and 20 minutes before our time was up we were being asked to head to the bar to finish our drinks and dessert.

C
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food, wine and service was amazing. Will definitely be back soon.

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great for a second date

F
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took family including a visitor from London recently. All were impressed with the high quality of the food, the modern and creative style of the menu, the very good location and the very high quality of service. Sommelier Amadine is especially helpful and her wine recommendations are yet to disappoint.
All round, highly recommended.

G
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and great service as usual. We had the Charcuteria plate, meatballs, beef cheeks, potatoes, Spanish doughnuts and chocolate tart. Everything was delicious.The wine list is very extensive and the waitstaff always happy to guide your choice.

HK
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I have been to another branch and experienced better service and more tasty food. The portions were generous though.

JT
Adelaide
4 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic location, friendly staff and delicious food.

PL
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great long lunch with friend. Small tapas dishes, octopus and potato dish great other seafood dishes an finished with veal and beef cheeks dishes. Lots of help with the Spanish wines, very attentive but not intrusive service. On a hot day it was very pleasant along the Barangaroo waterfront.
Great place.
Patrick

MC
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second visit to Tapavino Born both experiences exceptional. Loved the food , cocktail ambience & service we will return . In fact still thinking about the food could very well be back tomorrow

Y
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing!! Good recommendation, advices, and most importantly smiley and friendly:) She made our NYE night very well!!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Food was good but not phenomenal.

SP
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic night with the most beautiful hostess. We had the best night ever! Thank you so much guys.

M
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our second visit as the first was amazing, Always a beautiful selection of dishes to try. Sangria is value for money on the drinks list but the sparkling selection lacking a little on the lower end price point. The prawns, scallops and the anchovies are simple but standout dishes as is my favourite the salmon tartar. The chairs were a little uncomfortable to be honest but looking forward to our next visit again soon when hopefully the kidneys are back on the menu as they are my brothers-in-law favourite. The waiter ( Little young guy glasses with possibly French accent who was looking after us on Sunday 29/12 around 3pm ) was fantastic looking after our happy hour drink prices 👏🏼 . See you again soon

RD
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both excellent. I would recommend this restaurant for a wonderful leisurely meal.

DC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual, the food and wines were excellent and the levels of service very high. It does come at a cost though, especially the wines.

K
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience2

It was Sunday night and clearly the staff wanted to go home so we got kicked out without even be able to finish our bottle of wine ! Very poor service

BORN by Tapavino - Barangaroo
Responded on 26 December 2019

Hi Karine, No gets kicked out because staff want to go home. There are rules in place because of the residents that live above all the restaurants. We have to move patrons on at 10pm. I'm sure staff would have informed you before 10pm. All other nights are 11pm. The same rules apply for all the venues on the Barangaroo waterfront.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food and drinks were served in a timely manner, service was attentive and unintrusive. Our waitress Gloria went above and beyond to make this experience all the more enjoyable.

The only flaw we found was being served oysters that weren’t in their prime and some cava that was corked but couldn’t be sent back because who tasted the wine did not identify the bottle as flawed.

Overall good atmosphere, delicious food, very nice sangria.

Will definitely be back.

Thank you Giorgia.

RE
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an inside table and the staff did the utmost to get us an outside table. Well done. The food we ordered was to die for, as I am sure the other items would be too. Superb.

LF
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here several times, just love the food and the wine. The staff are so friendly & helpful, great service if you are on a lunch break. Would recommend this restuarant as one of the best in Barangaroo.

KC
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Born by tapavino is always wonderful - delicious food, great service, lovely spot. It's a bit of a regular haunt for us and I've recommended it to several friends - everyone always loves it!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The WORST service I’ve experienced in a long time; waiter was beyond rude, telling us more than 3 times when we had to leave making us anxious instead of enjoying the experience of getting together. Icing on the cake that prompted this review was when he took our food away before we’d finished eating and then argued with me about it! Used to love this place for the food but I will never spend another $ here.

MZ
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service and great ambience. Good variety in both the food and drinks menu. We had a table outside right next to the walk path and water so the noise level wasn't too much of an issue.

JR
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious, service was great, they knew the items on the menu and were able to describen them properly. Sommelier was very knowledgeable and was able to recommend a wine amongst the extensive wine list. However, the wine she recommended was 40% more than the price point I indicated which was shock when the bill came. It was however a great wine.

ML
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Would highly recommend Born by Tapavino. The food was delicious and great service. Nice ambience down at Barangaroo too

JM
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent location, very convenient to the city. Food was wonderful and great wine selection.

JW
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, everything was a real delight when it was served to the table, and the taste surpassed the presentation. Staff were attentive without being obtrusive. We were able to stay and enjoy the restaurant after we'd finished our meal, without being chased out. Will be back!

HA
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and impeccable service. Love the atmosphere.

A
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food. Excellent service and ambience
Wines a bit pricey as I know what these wines cost in Spain.
Definitely recommend if you want to unwind at end of the week . No need to go to Spain, it’s all here in Sydney

k
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at BORN by Tapavino, other than the massive storm which hit shortly after arriving we had a wonderful dining experience, waitress was excellent with great recommendations, sommelier matched our food very professionally & recommended a wonderful wine which everyone commented was an excellent choice.

We will certainly return, we eat at Barangaroo regularly & BORN is by far the best restaurant we have been to.

Kevin

IO
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

When I booked the restaurant they asked me is any special day we are going to celebrate? I said yes. It’s a Birthday! But didn’t really care why we are there. What was the point to ask me at the time of booking?

LG
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This has to be the best tapas in Sydney.
It has quite a cosy layout, but that does not mean it is too noisy, the food is excellent and there was lots of help with the wine list which is very comprehensive, but a little daunting if you don't understand Spanish wines.
Excellent food, great wines and top service. We loved it!

AT
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious food, great service and an extensive and interesting wine list. This is one of my favourite restaurants in Sydney, especially for a Sunday lunch. Highly recommended.

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Great except rushed out when still finishing meal due to closing and licensing laws.

RK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing natural wine and our waitress was great . Very natural and willing to have a giggle with us

MH
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Although the menu can be overwhelming, the waiter was more than happy to suggest a number of dishes and explain what they were. Location and value for money were outstanding

T
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always get amazing service with a smile, the food and wine list are exceptional. Would highly recommend Born Tapavino without hesitation.

SS
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food here is excellent, the vibe of the place is great and it is one of my most favourite places to eat out!! Service this time around was very slow, didn't feel well enough staffed for a Saturday night, and not the friendliest we've had, a little young perhaps.

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Not a great experience given the competition nearby. Rushed us out the door. Food was adequate, service, nothing to rave about.