Spanish Good for groups

Balcon By Tapavino

1,434 reviews

Average price $75

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Restaurant menu

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Jamon serrano, baguette fritto, manchego
Salt cod croqueta, pear aioli
Piquillo pepper filled with house made almond cheese
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Preset menus and drinks not included. Available on the booked timeslot. Each booking has the duration of 1 hour and 45 minutes. After this time your table may be required back for another booking. Please note you will be seated in the front section of the venue.
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Preset menus and drinks not included. Available on the booked timeslot. Each booking has the duration of 1 hour and 45 minutes. After this time your table may be required back for another booking. Please note you will be seated in the front section of the venue.

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Broccollini and capers
Charcuterie plate
Grilled octopus
Spanish Donuts - must have
BBQ Octopus- delish!!



Ratings & Reviews


based on 1434 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.1/10
Service :9/10
Setting :8.9/10
  1. Zack T.
    Zack T.
    • 5 reviews

    It was a decent venue and the food was alright. I had a great time but it is nothing to write home about though and not the best value for money.

  2. Catherine D.
    Catherine D.
    • 2 reviews

    We booked a team lunch here for 4 people on a Friday. The food was delicious and so was the service and atmosphere. The wine list is very thorough so you are guaranteed to find one that you love. Highly recommend!

  3. Hilda A.
    Hilda A.
    • 30 reviews

    Amazing food and service. We definitely go back again

  4. Tanya C.
    Tanya C.
    • 3 reviews

    Octopus was under cooked and chewy. Service was delayed and sporadic (possibly as they were understaffed and busy). Market fish was overcooked, yet flavoursome. Enjoyed the evening but I personally preferred the Boque by Tapavino (same franchise) located in Darling Square, Haymarket. Much reasonably priced too compared to the Balcon venue.

  5. Kenneth C.
    Kenneth C.
    • 11 reviews

    Beautiful food and wonderful service, loved it!

  6. Sarah P.
    Sarah P.
    • 13 reviews

    We had a lovely dinner at Balcon by Tapavino! Great selection of food. Accommodated for allergies. Delicious wine.

  7. Claudia G.
    Claudia G.
    • 16 reviews

    Booked with 40mins to spare and got there just fine. Was welcomed very warmly and then we had this friendly Italian waitress who helped us chose yum dishes and wines. Great night, the anchovies were divine!

  8. Elizabeth H.
    Elizabeth H.
    • 15 reviews

    Lovely service, amazing food, great sangrias. Very pricey without the discount but I feel the price is justified.

  9. Jay W.
    Jay W.
    • one review

    Excellent food, drinks and very welcoming staff. One of my favourite restaurants in Sydney and I would highly recommend it to anyone. Looking forward to the next time already

    Balcon By Tapavino

    Hi Jay, Many thanks for dining with us and your kind words. We appreciate you taking the time to write your positive review and we certainly look forward to your next visit. Regards, Frank

  10. Carol S.
    Carol S.
    • 6 reviews

    Great selection of meat and veggi tapas and delicious wine. Service was attentive and friendly.

  11. Gavin S.
    Gavin S.
    • 7 reviews

    Great tapas bar that we've visited a few times. Never fails to be a fun night. Great atmosphere for groups, but it can be a little loud. Expansive wine list - ask for help from the staff who have a great knowledge of the Spanish wines.

  12. Peter P.
    Peter P.
    • one review

    This restaurant was a great find. Booked in here when we couldn't get into another restaurant close by. Boy I'm glad we did! The food was delicious, and the service was excellent. A great Saturday night and can highly recommend it!

  13. Kelly R.
    Kelly R.
    • 6 reviews

    Such a lovely experience. The wine and the food were both amazing. Had a lovely time. Thanks again.

  14. Mark P.
    Mark P.
    • 3 reviews

    5 stars

  15. Mylene C.
    Mylene C.
    • 5 reviews

    Fantastic! As always!

  16. Susan H.
    Susan H.
    • 2 reviews

    The portion sizes had shrunk since we last visited. Very mindful of social distancing rules. Very good service. Sommelier v knowledgeable. A bit chilly outside.

  17. Greg M.
    Greg M.
    • 2 reviews

    So nice to be back in this oasis of a restaurant in the CBD. Great food & wine - served up by folks who over the years have become friends who go out of their way to ensure that each visit is a memorable one.

  18. Lisa B.
    Lisa B.
    • 11 reviews

    Excellent as always.

  19. Alison C.
    Alison C.
    • 4 reviews

    Had a really pushy waiter who kept trying to make us order more food. It made us feel really uncomfortable. The food was good, but nothing spectacular. The portions were also on the smaller side. I don’t think i’ll be back.

  20. Gigi W.
    Gigi W.
    • 10 reviews

    every dish was delicious especially the wagyu flank and the bomba rice was the spotlight of the night! Nice atmosphere and service was on point.

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How to get to the restaurant

17 Bligh Street, 2000, Sydney (NSW), Australia

Directions to get there

Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, Haymarket, Sydney CBD, Sydney City, The Rocks

About the restaurant

Time for tapas and vino

A celebration of sherry, wine, food and friends awaits you at this warm and cosy wine bar in Sydney’s CBD. Representing some of the most talented winemakers in Spain, Tapavino sources impressive wines stacked to the ceiling so absolutely no-one misses out!

Get your mates together for after-work drinks and beautiful tapas dishes served by staff wearing fabulous, bright and bold, red and yellow Spanish-themed ties. With a cerveza (Spanish beer) in hand, make your way past the dazzling 5000 wines on display and head to the outdoor dining area. Here you can sit back whilst you nibble and giggle the afternoon away with great food, top quality drinks and fun company. Don’t miss out on the tasty jamon and manchego as well as the delectable Jamon Iberico de cebo (leg of ham).

Best dish: Jamon Iberico de cebo


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