When a friend from Melbourne is in town for work during Vivid, there is really only one choice for dinner; The Dining Room at Park Hyatt Sydney. As you can see from the photo, the view from this restaurant are magnificent. Unlike a lot of Sydney restaurants with a view, they do not rest on their laurels here. I would not expect any less from Sydney’s top five-star hotel though, and they exceeded my high expectations.
However, when I booked our table, I was a little disappointed that they now charge $25 for window tables. We decided to not pay the extra, so we were very happy to be given a window table upon arrival anyway. I think the $25 is to guarantee a window table, but you can still request one, or maybe we were just lucky? Having a booking for 6pm (when they open for dinner) probably helped too, as it was busy, but not packed.
We purchased a special offer which entitled us to 3 courses (from the full menu – there are about 6 options for each course) plus a side course and tea/coffee for only $69*. I ordered the yellow fin tuna, buffalo milk cheese & tomato water, ponzu & shiso for an entree; Confit Berkshire pork belly, black garlic condiment & smokey pommes noisettes for my main; and “My Paris Brest” Guanaja & Azelia chocolate, pear sorbet & hazelnut, chocolate cream for dessert. We also shared the creamy Dutch cream pomme purée and stir-fried broccolini, sweet soy sauce & ginger. The portions were larger than I expected, and the food was simply divine.
The restaurant also has a children’s menu, although I am not sure if younger children would really appreciate it.
In summary, even when Vivid is not on, you would be hard pressed to beat the views here. It really is the trifecta with great service and food too!
* The special offer is now $85 per person and they have sold out for Vivid, but it is available until from 15th July. Please contact us if you would like more details.