Review of Barangaroo House
Celebrity Chef Matt Moran teams up with the Solotel Hospitality Group to bring us the latest edition to the Barangaroo precinct, Barangaroo House.
Barangaroo House has been 4 years in the making, comprises 3 levels of drinking and dining options and can seat 900 people. The architecturally designed building itself is impressive and is designed to be noticed, following a curved shape with green foliage spilling over the edges.
They really have catered for all types at Barangaroo House, from the after work drinks crowd to those seeking oysters and Dom.
So, let’s check out what the offerings are on each level:
House Bar on the ground level of Barangaroo House is best suited to those looking for casual drinks, or the after work corporate crowd.
It’s a reasonably priced option in terms of beverages and bar snacks are on offer if the muchies hit. Look out for spit roasted chicken and lamb pitas. Yum!
The middle level is devoted to their restaurant, Bea. Head Chef Cory Campbell (ex Melbourne’s Vue de Monde and Copenhagen’s Noma) is in charge. The large space is filled with dark wood flooring, banquette seating and lush green foliage, not to mention the impressive ceiling. Both indoor and alfresco dining options are offered.
The menu centres around the kitchen wood-fired grill and you will notice native ingredients are featured. The menu works well share style with small and large dishes on offer.
You really can’t go wrong to start with the Marron gratin and perhaps the Steak tartare. Oh, and if you really want to go all out, you simply must order the whole roasted duck! Or maybe you just can’t go past the tomahawk. It’s a hard choice.
Groups will be interested in their feed me menu.
Bea thinks of itself as a ‘fun’ dining restaurant, rather than a ‘fine’ dining restaurant. Just remember that this ‘fun’ dining restaurant comes in at ‘fine’ dining prices!
The rooftop is home to Smoke Bar, which can fit 250 people in its indoor and outdoor spaces. Expect to pay far higher prices for food and beverages up here than the more reasonably priced House Bar below. You also might expect to wait for a table!
There’s opulence a plenty with marble, brass, velvet and leather creating a luxurious cocktail bar vibe.
Cocktails are of course a specialty with plenty on offer, each one incorporating elements of ‘smoke’.
There’s a small food menu on offer too, with bar snacks such as smoked brisket doughnuts or sea urchin and orange jam toasties. Fancy!
We think Barangaroo House is a welcome edition to the Barangaroo dining precinct. Whether you’re looking for a drink after work with your mates, a special date night dinner, or a luxurious night cap. You can find it all found in one place.
With some top notch bars and restaurants opening in this area, you really are spoilt for choice at Barangaroo! Cue progressive dinner!
Address: 35 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo
Hours: House Bar – 7 days – 11am – midnight / Bea – 7 days – Lunch – 12 – 3pm, Dinner – 5.30pm – midnight / Smoke – Mon – Wed – 3pm – midnight, Thurs – Sun – 12pm – midnight
Phone: (02) 8587 5400
Website: Barangaroo House
Images courtesy of Barangaroo House.