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Spanish Wine bar

Balcon By Tapavino

9/10
2045
17 Bligh Street, 2000 Sydney (NSW)See map

Average price A$75

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price A$75
  • American express Welcome
Grain's Sourdough with Extra Virgin Olive Oil
A$4
Chorizo 'Coca' Flatbread
A$19
Field Mushroom Carpaccio, Pine Nuts, Basil, Wild Mushroom Dressing
A$19

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Grilled octopus
Mushroom carpaccio
Sourdough

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9/10
based on 2045 reviews
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Quality of food :9/10
Service :9.1/10
Setting :9/10
  1. Jenny M.
    Jenny M.
    • 10 reviews
    8/10

    The restaurant is beautiful. We were seated within the nook by the window and wine display, so it was quite cosy. The service was good throughout the night. Dishes came out promptly after ordering. The food was nice. We ordered the following items: - Grain's Sourdough with Extra Virgin Olive Oil - Field Mushroom Carpaccio, Pine Nuts, Basil, Wild Mushroom Dressing - Grilled WA Octopus 'Galician Style', Kipfler Potatoes, Ajada Oil - Charcoal Chicken 'Josper Oven', Piquillo Peppers, Apricot, Walnut, Burnt Bread Sauce - Basque Style Jack's Creek Angus Flank Steak (m/r) Ajo Blanco - Savoy Cabbage, Raisin Almond, Manchego, Bread We enjoyed each dish. Least favourite dish: Flank steak Favourite dishes: Charcoal Chicken & Savoy Cabbage Salad

  2. Gudrun H.
    Gudrun H.
    • one review
    10/10

    The service was so good. Probably the best service we have had here in Australia. Thank you for us. Bot our servant and the Sommelier. Tried a few different dishes and they were all good.

  3. Emma B.
    Emma B.
    • 42 reviews
    10/10

    Very enjoyable lunch

  4. Niti S.
    Niti S.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Great food and wine list. Atmosphere is fantastic and the staff attentive. Couldn’t ask fir more .

  5. Elena P.
    Elena P.
    • 46 reviews
    10/10

    Tapavino never disappoints! Excellent food, service and vibe! The hospitality is consistently welcoming and the best modern Spanish in Sydney!

  6. Alicia S.
    Alicia S.
    • 13 reviews
    9/10

    Great venue! Delicious food and good for a group of 9. Service was helpful and attentive.

  7. Peter C.
    Peter C.
    • 21 reviews
    6.5/10

    Starters were amazing, but definitely not value for money. I ordered the Croqueta and they were $6 per serving (1 per serving) and the size of a cocktail frankfurt! I also ordered the Charcoal Grilled Chicken as a main, and it was reheated. Saving grace was Service was very good Food is expensive for that you got.

  8. Esther K.
    Esther K.
    • 13 reviews
    10/10

    Food was delicious and hearty, good service.

  9. Kandy W.
    Kandy W.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    The Spanish donut dessert was amazing!

  10. Laurette D.
    Laurette D.
    • 16 reviews
    10/10

    Cosy, ambient, attentive. Dellcious food, amazing wine selection. Not cheap but cant wait to go back!

  11. Karen C.
    Karen C.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    This is our second time to Balcon By Tapavino and so far it has been consistently delicious! The staff are friendly and attentive, the sommelier’s recommendations are spot on and the food is scrumptious. I would highly recommend this restaurant. PS has a great happy hour too!!

  12. Laetitia M.
    Laetitia M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excellent restaurant with great food and friendly staff

  13. Shane N.
    Shane N.
    • 5 reviews
    4/10

    Probably the worst tapa vino out of the bunch. Food was mediocre at best. Service was horrible to say the least. Very disappointed as the other tapa vinos are so good. Not worth it even with the 30% discount.

  14. Monica And Wayne B.
    Monica And Wayne B.
    • 13 reviews
    10/10

    We dined before attending an orchestra performance. The food and service were excellent and this restaurant is only a few minutes walk from the theatre at angel place. Lovely night! We recommend the basque steak !

  15. SANDRA A.
    SANDRA A.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent service in a nice atmosphere. Food was delicious. Nice variety of wines and cocktails. I went with my boyfriend and we enjoyed it. We will come back

  16. Linda W.
    Linda W.
    • 8 reviews
    6.5/10

    Great ambience.. food was a bit cold.. and not enough seasoning. We had octopus which was the best dish!. Lamb and fish needed some seasoning, Cauliflower baked was over cooked.. but great flavour.

  17. David M.
    David M.
    • one review
    10/10

    This restaurant was amazing! We came 3 hours drive and it did not disappoint. Service and food was exceptional and the smellier couldn't have chosen us a better wine.

  18. Kala K.
    Kala K.
    • 41 reviews
    8/10

    First time dining at the Bligh St. Tapavino. Lovely cosy decor, great choice of dishes to share & generous in size & service with a smile. What more can you ask for. Will definitely visit again soon. Thank you!

  19. Andrew F.
    Andrew F.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Had 3 or 4 visits over a long period and if anything Balcon continues to improve maintaining the highest quality standards in both food & service....so tasty. We again loved the dining experience last night. Thank you to the Balcon crew.

  20. Siegfried D.
    Siegfried D.
    • 9 reviews
    10/10

    Business Dinner - first time here and amazing!!!

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How to get to the restaurant

17 Bligh Street, 2000, Sydney (NSW), Australia

About the restaurant

Time for tapas and vino

A celebration of sherry, wine, food and friends awaits you at this warm and cosy wine bar in Sydney’s CBD. Representing some of the most talented winemakers in Spain, Tapavino sources impressive wines stacked to the ceiling so absolutely no-one misses out!

Get your mates together for after-work drinks and beautiful tapas dishes served by staff wearing fabulous, bright and bold, red and yellow Spanish-themed ties. With a cerveza (Spanish beer) in hand, make your way past the dazzling 5000 wines on display and head to the outdoor dining area. Here you can sit back whilst you nibble and giggle the afternoon away with great food, top quality drinks and fun company. Don’t miss out on the tasty jamon and manchego as well as the delectable Jamon Iberico de cebo (leg of ham).

Best dish: Jamon Iberico de cebo

Features

European, Tapas, Good for groups, , Christmas and New Year, , , Father's Day, Mother's Day, Travelers' Choice 2020

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