Pyrmont by the harbour

Situated on the thriving western shore of Darling Harbour, Pyrmont is an active Sydney precinct filled with great restaurants, bars and harbour views. 

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  • The Star Sky Terrace, Pyrmont

About Pyrmont

Once a thriving colonial port, Pyrmont's rich history is still proudly on display amongst a modern expansion of restaurants, delis, cafes and parks. 

Today the retired Pyrmont Bridge is a focal point for walking sightseers and locals, spanning Darling Harbour's busy Blackwattle Bay from Sydney City Centre, past the popular Pyrmont Bridge Hotel and into the vibrant surrounds of this historic suburb.    

Known for a resurgence in its upmarket dining scene, Pyrmont is now home to some very well-regarded local and international restaurants. Lumi Dining is one such venue, with a celebrated Italian degustation menu featuring Japanese influences.

Set into the historic waterfrontage of Jones Bay Wharf, Flying Fish is another popular destination, with one of Australia's largest oyster selections, a great sashimi bar and an outdoor cocktail bar.

Dominating the bayside of this suburb is The Star Casino. This entertainment complex overlooks Darling Harbour, containing a shopping precint and no less than four hatted restaurants, including Japanese innovator Sokyo, modern Australian darling Black by Ezard, and the internationally renowned Momofuku Seiobo. It also boasts a string of bars, three hotels and a health spa. 

The Star also houses the Lyric Theatre, a 2,050 capacity venue that has showcased productions such as Phantom of the Opera, Priscilla Queen of the Desert and Mamma Mia. 

The famous Sydney Fish Market is another popular spot. This working fish market which opens each day at 5:30am is home to restaurants and outdoor area where you can enjoy a seafood feast, or buy fresh fish and shellfish to take with you. Join a behind-the-scenes tour of the markets, or sign up for a cooking class at the popular Sydney Seafood School.

The nearby Powerhouse Museum, located behind Darling Harbour, is one of Australia's largest and most diverse museums. Its unique and diverse collection spans history, science, technology and contemporary culture. There is a strong focus on creativity , with many interactive exhibits; a great place to bring the kids. 

A walk in the neighbourhood reveals the modest origins of Sydney, built upon the beautiful Pyrmont sandstone that was also used to create the Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney Town Hall and Sydney University. Take a walk to the historic Union Square, at the heart of Pyrmont village and close to the Pyrmont Point Hotel and the pizza and wine bar Gallon.

Light rail also runs through Pyrmont from Central Station and Chinatown, on to the beautiful waterfrontage of the Glebe Foreshore Walk.


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