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Balcon by Tapavino

17 Bligh Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9223 6176
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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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"
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3. Amazing!!!
"Wow wow wow!!! The food here really is the best"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank jgle4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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).

Thank Dave D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

1  Thank David P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Happened walk by Balcōn and thought the atmosphere looked inviting. Very happy that we made the decision to have dinner and drinks here after a work meeting. Food was tasty and an incredible Spanish wine selection. John the French guy (as he described himself) delivered...More

Thank RoadIslandRedSusan
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Food is consistently great. BUT I went there a few months ago and it took an hour to bring out the mains I had to leave without eating. This is lunch in the CBD. Not acceptable. Yesterday 15 mins to get coffee and attitude from...More

Thank katharineseymour
Reviewed 23 August 2018

The Spanish inspired Balcon is a breath of fresh air. Great spanish ham, silky pate, olives, pickles, chicken wings, lamb,duck.. etc etc etc all to be shared. The wait staff is outstanding. Friendly, knowledgeable & interested in your selection of dishes making suggestions if the...More

Thank Harry L
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Service was good. Staff helped with every request. We asked for a quieter table we got one. Waiter helped with food selection and quantity. Food was delicious and varied. Drinkers well catered for. Huge wine list. Didn’t see a list for nondrinkers.

Thank Munquee
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Staying in downtown Sydney and were looking for something different for dinner. Balcon was close by and we had a very nice dinner. Food was very good, wine was good, and the Sangria was excellent.

Thank RichBelanger
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Went to the place to celebrate a friend’s birthday with some work people. A very nice atmosphere and the staff was very friendly. The food was very good, but thought it was a bit too pricey. However would definitely go there again

1  Thank Nishantha P
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Recently went back to Balcon for a Saturday night dinner. The food was great as usual however the waitress had zero interest in helping us order or make our experience at all enjoyable. Wont be going back in a hurry

Thank Matt S
Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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Questions & Answers
26 November 2017|
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 39
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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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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