Darling Harbour: Blackbird Cafe

Expensive food worth the views

If you’ve ever eaten out in Darling Harbour, Sydney, you will know just how hard it is to find a meal that won’t require you to take out a loan with the bank. So when my friend invited me out to dinner in Darling Harbour on Thursday night I preparing myself for just that.

But I decided to suck it up and spare the cash because I hadn’t seen my said friend in a while. I let her pick the restaurant for dinner and after hearing good things, she went with Blackbird Cafe. Blackbird is a bar/restaurant. The atmosphere is, as you can imagine, quite chilled out. We sat outside on the balcony which was beautiful. The sun set created some awkward glaring moments but it looked beautiful over the water nonetheless.

The food is delicious but overpriced as most of the food in Darling Harbour is. Despite the food being of quite a high standard, it just isn’t worth the amount of money you have to pay to get it. A glass of coke is $4.50 and most of the glass was filled with ice. The food is definitely better value here than the drinks

I ordered the Portuguese chicken burger and chips for $23. The burger was very messy and all of the sauce had been put on just one half of the burger, making it really difficult to eat. The chips were delicious but again, not worth the price I paid.

You really do just pay for the views and the atmosphere which are worth it. The cafe is definitely one of the more affordable restaurants in the harbour and also one of the busiest. There isn’t much variety on the menu so make sure you check it out before you decide to eat there.

I give Blackbird Cafe four stars
4 stars


Blackbird Cafe
Balcony Level, Cockle Bay Wharf Harbour St,
Sydney NSW 2000

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