ANZPT Sydney: A world of mouth-watering delights at The Star

Being Saturday night here in Sydney, we thought it might be a good chance to take a closer look at some of the exciting dining options here at The Star. The $850 million renovations have provided a wealth of new offerings which are sure to please poker players who love nothing more than to splurge on overpriced appetizers and decadent desserts. And then credit card roulette to see who pays the bill.

One restaurant that may appeal to some players is the appropriately named Balla which according to their website is a "modern interpretation of the classic Osteria Milanese, with a menu built around the heart of traditional Italian cuisine." Sounds good to us! With a wood-fired grill providing plenty of scrumptious seafood and a wide variety of pasta delights overlooking Sydney harbour, Balla is certainly a great option on a Saturday night.

BLACK by ezard hosted by world-renowned chef Teage Ezard provides signature seafood dishes, quality beef specifically sourced for the wood-fired grills, and a seasonal menu that changes weekly to include various combinations to suit all tastes. The bar situated within the restaurant is the ideal location to meet for drinks, with an international cellar boasting roughly 770 labels and the best representation of American wine.


Sokyo is where the buzz of Tokyo meets a Sydney beat. Be seated to the chilled out sounds of the resident DJ, enjoying dishes such as Binchotan Grilled Castricum Lamb Chops, Maple Miso, or Tuna Sashimi with Plum Wine Jelly thanks to chef Chase Kojima. We know of a few players who enjoyed the Japanese Omakase menu with eleven tasting courses! Yum!

Finally we couldn't neglect to mention one of my personal favourites in David Chang's Momofuku. The Momofuku pork bun is one of my all-time favourite dishes anywhere in the world, so I was thrilled to learn that Momofuku Seiōbo was opening at The Star - the first time the brand had opened a restaurant outside of New York. The menu is inspired by Australian ingredients and Sydney's diverse food culture with the $175 dinner tasting menu sure to impress.

zumbo_the_star_anzpt_sydney.jpgFor dessert, how can we go past Zumbo's!

We've been watching that dessert train go round and round all week, and thankfully, have been able to sample some of its delights. A self-confessed sweet tooth and chocolate addict, Adriano Zumbo is Australia's best and most popular pâtissier, aiming to 'caramelise' the nation, injecting humour into his exotic sweet desserts. His croquembouche, macaron tower and V8 cake are world famous.

The Star has certainly recreated itself as one of the country's most exciting locations with mouth-watering restaurants to compliment a world-class gambling location.

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