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Balcon by Tapavino

17 Bligh Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9223 6176
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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LOCATION
17 Bligh Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Balcon by Tapavino
1. Always fabulous and impressive
"This place always makes me extremely welcome with the best service"
Cindy H
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2. CBD’s best Spanish cuisine
"is my go to when trying to impress clients or friends in Sydney’s CBD"
HungryWolfofSydney
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3. Amazing!!!
"Wow wow wow!!! The food here really is the best"
Sensei2010
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1 - 10 of 109 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The food is good but the service takes really a long time... We waited for more then one hour to have all our food served...

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 358yixins
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place have a very nice atmosphere and my waiter had a French accent and was attending each customer with a laid back and very professional manner and I felt very much taken care off. I ordered their swordfish and potatoes and was guided by...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank pjoman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a delightful dinner in the outside area one Friday night. The atmosphere was great - plenty of people enjoying themselves. The service from our waiter and sommelier was excellent - the food recommendations were helpful and the wine matched the delicious duck perfectly....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mel_Mac29
tapavino, Owner at Balcon by Tapavino, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Mel, Many thanks for dining with us and taking the time to write your detailed and positive review. We look forward in seeing you again the next time you're in Sydney. Regards, Frank

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We like the service. Our waiter was very friendly and gave us good advice on our orders. Ambience of restaurant was good.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Dawn F
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

We ordered a number of tapas and small dishes to share and enjoyed everything we tried. The staff is very friendly and was able to make good recommendations and to accommodate our preferences. The setting is quite nice as well although it can be slightly...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank willemb89
tapavino, Owner at Balcon by Tapavino, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2018

Hi Willemb89, Many thanks for your visit and taking the time to write your detailed & positive review. We look forward in seeing you again soon. Regards, Frank

Reviewed 6 November 2018

We sat in the outside area, it was a little noisy for a couple - there were several groups clearly having lots of fun. Perhaps inside may be quieter. Loved the decor and style of the restaurant. The food is good although a little different...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Familygdl
tapavino, Owner at Balcon by Tapavino, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Hi Familygdl, Many thanks for your visit and taking the time to write your detailed positive review. We look forward in seeing you again soon. Regards, Frank

Reviewed 30 October 2018

Really pleased with our choice, great food for all the dishes we ordered, friendly staff and not very expensive on the bill, very nice.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SupertrampF
tapavino, Manager at Balcon by Tapavino, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Hi Francois, Many thanks for taking the time to visit us and write your positive review. We look forward in seeing you again soon. Regards, Frank

Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Balcon is a good night out with good tasty food a good vibrant somewhat noisy atmosphere .. we were inside and the outdoor terrace no doubt would be quieter The shared plate works well here The lamb the sword fish and the cauliflower were the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jgle4
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We took a group of clients for lunch and it was exceptional! Amazing food. Speedy, friendly service and the setting was lovely. I would highly recommend (and have just booked for a group to go socially).

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Dave D
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Internet booking very easy, great tasty food from an interesting menu, plenty of choices, exceptional service, ambeient decor, reasonably priced, would highly recommend.

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank David P
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kirbrit
26 November 2017|
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Response from tapavino | Property representative |
Hi Kirbrit, Reading all the positive reviews made you decide to visit us, but did you also read the food menu? None of the Tapavino venues are traditional Spanish restaurants, there are plenty of those already in Sydney... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$39
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Bligh Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9223 6176
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Description
Balcon by Tapavino's obsession of all things Spanish takes it up a notch with our contemporary take on the rustic and refined dishes from Northern Spain. With over 4000 bottles on display, a 12 meter bar, and and outdoor dining area that's sure to attract, Balcon by Tapavino is a welcomed addition to the casual fine dining scene in Sydney.
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