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Blu Bar on 36

9.4/10
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176 Cumberland St, 2000 The Rocks (NSW)See map

Average price $85

Australian High Tea $95

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Enjoy a journey of 5 different tastes from our Executive Chef in the Blu Bar Lounge. Trust the chef as he surprises you with shared plates style experience of dishes inspired by the season and the beautiful landscape, with a fabulous cocktail list by Roman Kristek Bookings in advance are essential. Please note, we require your credit card details as a guarantee.

MENU Australian High Tea $95

This preset menu includes: . + .

MENU Australian High Tea w free flow Sparkling $95

This preset menu includes: . + .

MENU Australian High Tea w Cocktails $95

This preset menu includes: . + .

MENU Trust the Chef Menu $95

Enjoy a journey of 5 different tastes from our Executive Chef in the Blu Bar Lounge. Trust the chef as he surprises you with shared plates style experience of dishes inspired by the season and the beautiful landscape, with a fabulous cocktail list by Roman Kristek Bookings in advance are essential. Please note, we require your credit card details as a guarantee.

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.4/10
based on 137 reviews
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Quality of food :9.1/10
Service :9.6/10
Setting :9.8/10
  1. Sanj S.
    Sanj S.
    • 8 reviews
    10/10

    Always great to come to blu bar! I accidentally booked a dinner and they were were accommodating when we clarified that we only wanted to have a few drinks. Service as always is impeccable! 100% recommend!

  2. Maria R.
    Maria R.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    The food, service and atmosphere was excellent and we had such a good time BUT came to pay the bill and we had to pay by credit card, didn’t except cash and I had to pay a Credit card fee of $5:70 which I’m not very happy about!!

  3. Josline M.
    Josline M.
    • 0 reviews
    8.5/10

    If you’ve booked via the fork for the food festival, don’t expect a discount. They will charge you full price. Overall quite nice, service was great. We were charged $95 per person and NOT the promotion price of $85.

  4. Prasanna M.
    Prasanna M.
    • 18 reviews
    9.5/10

    The blubar has great views...period.. don't think any other place stands a chance for ambience and atmosphere .. having said that food was great... service was good

  5. Jocelyn W.
    Jocelyn W.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    The food exceeded our expectations, and the views were beautiful. We had a table by the window. Service started poor, but improved significantly so that it was very attentive.

  6. Mauro C.
    Mauro C.
    • one review
    6.5/10

    The 90 minutes limited afternoon tea we had included sparkling wine, was basically 3 plates with the majority of sweet yet quality mouth tinglers. The view over the harbour is great. The Hotel compared to my last visit 10 years ago lost its spark and looks slightly outdated. The overall experience we had did not justify the price of 221 dollars for two that included a 15 % Sunday and 1.5 % credit card surcharge. We went home for a early dinner. Not worth a revisit.

  7. Karen H.
    Karen H.
    • one review
    10/10

    The food was beautiful and the service was excellent. The view helped create the romantic atmosphere for our time away. Would definitely come here again.

  8. Eva H.
    Eva H.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Amazing view from the bar overlooking the harbor.

  9. Seda B.
    Seda B.
    • 2 reviews
    8.5/10

    The ambiance is unquestionably amazing, the food is quite well. However, we were being rushed for the last drinks and for the bill. The booking is for 2 hrs and they have taken the last drink orders and brought the bill approx around 1:15th.. Also were charged %15 sunday service fee which is not mentioned during the reservation or in any of the emails coming from Fork.

  10. RIHANA S.
    RIHANA S.
    • 6 reviews
    8/10

    The service was good although the cream for scones ran out and there was a long wait for more and staff forgot to bring drinks that we ordered. A very expensive experience - worth it for one time only.

  11. A A.
    A A.
    • 278 reviews
    10/10

    The High Tea is such a lovely experience. The food was amazing and the cocktails were so delicious. Such a great atmosphere and the view is one of the best in the city. Would definitely recommend.

  12. A A.
    A A.
    • 266 reviews
    9/10

    Very happy with the whole experience at Blu Bar. We loved the high tea buffet and the cocktails were lovely. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Would highly recommend for a girls day out.

  13. A A.
    A A.
    • 264 reviews
    9.25/10

    Great place for high tea, with wide range of food choices. Cute place to celebrate any special occasion. Good service and staff that keeps your table full.

  14. Jenny l.
    Jenny l.
    • 35 reviews
    8.25/10

    Such an amazing experience & well worth the splurge! Best view in Sydney.

  15. Nello G.
    Nello G.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Best High tea experience in Sydney, large selection of savoury & desserts and as many cocktails as you want. The wait staff are amazing, always courteous & friendly. Nice vibrant atmosphere with the best views of Sydney harbour. We’ve been to Blu bar & Altitude 3 times now & we always look forward to returning. Well done to everyone at Blu Bar, Altitude & Shangri-La! :)

  16. Deborah D.
    Deborah D.
    • 2 reviews
    8.75/10

    The HIgh Tea at the Blu Bar is a real treat. Be sure to book in advance as it is very popular and only available mainly on weekends. You are welcomed with a glass of bubbles, then offered your selection of savoury and sweet treats from a buffet where you serve yourself and can go back as many times as you wish. For drinks, there are fruit cocktails, tea, coffee, water and soft drinks. Just tell the serving staff and they will bring it to you. The view is magnificent of the whole Harbour. This is a place to go to celebrate birthdays or just being with a friend.

  17. Geoff M.
    Geoff M.
    • one review
    9.75/10

    Worth every cent

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 255 reviews
    9.25/10

    Booked for a Hens Day. Amazing views!!!! Amazing food and drinks! Staff were all lovely. Non stop quick service with the cocktails and ease and comfort with getting food whenever as wanted. Would definitely recommend!! Such a lovely day thank you so much.

  19. Melany P.
    Melany P.
    • 2 reviews
    9.75/10

    Great place for a special occasion. Thoroughly enjoyed our High Tea.

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 251 reviews
    4.75/10

    In general it was ok. The atmosphere was so dull! The food was good, but for $100 each I would expect more variety. Views are brilliant of course. Also, open bar as advertised is not open bar. It’s only the 3 cocktails they pre-prepared.

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How to get to the restaurant

176 Cumberland St, 2000, The Rocks (NSW), Australia

Directions to get there

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

About the restaurant

Blu Bar, floating high above the glittering lights of Sydney Harbour, has created a unique, inventive style of cocktail called Liquid Physics, which has serious drink connoisseurs milling around for a masterclass in mixology.

This spot serves serious cocktails by talented bartenders presiding over a sleek space brimming with Sydney-siders and visitors alike. The breathtaking views of the Emerald city's trifecta - The Harbour Bridge, Opera House and harbour lights - enhance the sparkling, shimmering glamour of Sydney's signature destination bar.

Opening Hours:

4pm - 12am, Monday to Thursday

4pm - 1am, Friday

2pm - 1am, Saturday

4pm - 11pm, Sunday

Sunday's and Public Holidays incur a 15% service surcharge.

Please note that seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For private function enquiries, please email us at dine.slsn@shangri-la.com or 9250 6000.

Dress Code: Smart Casual

We kindly request that all guests refrain from wearing the following garments at Blu Bar: Dress shorts (restricted after 5:00 pm); Beach sandals; Male sportswear such as training jerseys, tank tops or other sleeveless garments.

In compliance with the New South Wales licences and laws, persons under the age of 18 years must be with a responsible adult in the Blu Bar Lounge Area.

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