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Balcon by Tapavino

#114 of 4,932 Restaurants in Sydney
₹₹ - ₹₹₹European, Spanish,
17 Bligh Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9223 6176
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good30%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“jamon” (7 reviews)
“cabbage salad” (4 reviews)
“tapas” (9 reviews)
European, Spanish, Wine Bar, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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17 Bligh Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a really nice Friday night dinner, very good customer service with the waiter taking time explaining the menu and the recommendation, matching good wine and stepping back for us to enjoy the really delicious food. Recommend to share the food, menus, plates, desserts as...More

Thank pacyf
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Balcon has a great selection of Spanish food. You can always start with some tapas to share and they include the famous jamon iberico but also traditionals e.g. anchovies in olive oil. As a main I took the basque style beef which is really an...More

Thank Bram G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a company birthday party here, hosted out on their balcony. The food was superb, the staff friendly, courteous & attentive. Not the first time I've been here & won't be the last.

Thank robexdxb
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for lunch and were made to feel very welcome despite us looking very tourist amongst the well heeled business people in the restaurant The food is varied fresh and well cooked. A tad pricey but well worth it. An excellent range of beers...More

Thank rourkemanchester
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not really the location you would expect to find such an outstanding Spanish restaurant. A varied menu with 6 courses to choose from and helpful efficient staff. The food was very tasty and quite unusual. We were a party of three and found that a...More

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a wonderful evening of food and great beer, we didn't have a reservation and we were still seated with a great table. Great selection of beers that paired well seafood tapas, will definitively return

Thank mattsmith825
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ambience of Balcon is excellent, the service is outstanding, and the food is wonderful. Excellent selection of wines, but prices of wine tend to be excessive, which is a pity.

1  Thank Alan F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely setting with some amazing food. The wait staff were very helpful in selecting some of their favorites and we were not disappointed. The Kingfish is something i would go back for on its own.

Thank Shane C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So it's Valentines Day. The place is buzzing with young (and the occasional illicit) love. Staff are smiley and welcoming, showing us straight to the table. It's hot outside, so the aircon is very welcome. We start with a spanish gin & tonic, with sage...More

Thank Boodar
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

The venue is super nice ( perfect for a first date!) . Food is delicious, meticulously done, flavours and presentations are very good . Highly recommended

1  Thank Martina P
Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
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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$ 43
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, 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
  • E-mail
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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