BORN by Tapavino

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$A40 and under
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Spanish
BóRN is the 3rd venue in the award winning Tapavino stable and takes its cue from the tapas bars & restaurants in & around El Born, Barcelona. This food menu goes hand in hand with the 300 Spanish Wines, Sherries, & vermouths on the list.
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Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food. Excellent service and ambience
Wines a bit pricey as I know what these wines cost in Spain.
Definitely recommend if you want to unwind at end of the week . No need to go to Spain, it’s all here in Sydney

k
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time at BORN by Tapavino, other than the massive storm which hit shortly after arriving we had a wonderful dining experience, waitress was excellent with great recommendations, sommelier matched our food very professionally & recommended a wonderful wine which everyone commented was an excellent choice.

We will certainly return, we eat at Barangaroo regularly & BORN is by far the best restaurant we have been to.

Kevin

IO
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

When I booked the restaurant they asked me is any special day we are going to celebrate? I said yes. It’s a Birthday! But didn’t really care why we are there. What was the point to ask me at the time of booking?

LG
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This has to be the best tapas in Sydney.
It has quite a cosy layout, but that does not mean it is too noisy, the food is excellent and there was lots of help with the wine list which is very comprehensive, but a little daunting if you don't understand Spanish wines.
Excellent food, great wines and top service. We loved it!

AT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really delicious food, great service and an extensive and interesting wine list. This is one of my favourite restaurants in Sydney, especially for a Sunday lunch. Highly recommended.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

Great except rushed out when still finishing meal due to closing and licensing laws.

RK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an amazing natural wine and our waitress was great . Very natural and willing to have a giggle with us

MH
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Although the menu can be overwhelming, the waiter was more than happy to suggest a number of dishes and explain what they were. Location and value for money were outstanding

T
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always get amazing service with a smile, the food and wine list are exceptional. Would highly recommend Born Tapavino without hesitation.

SS
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Food here is excellent, the vibe of the place is great and it is one of my most favourite places to eat out!! Service this time around was very slow, didn't feel well enough staffed for a Saturday night, and not the friendliest we've had, a little young perhaps.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Not a great experience given the competition nearby. Rushed us out the door. Food was adequate, service, nothing to rave about.

NJ
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Really nice spot for Saturday lunch. Some creative tapas dishes. Flavours were excellent.

DM
London
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

I’ve had many very enjoyable meals meals at Born but was underwhelmed on this last occasion.
Nothing was bad but nothing was particularly worthy of praise. It was in short ordinary ,ho hum even and that’s never been my experience before at Born, which I have unreservedly recommended to one and all.
Maybe it was just a busy Friday but given the prices and what Born usually achieves,it was a disappointing experience.
I’ll try again in the new year when I get back from Europe ,by which time I hope it’s back in top form.

JM
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an amazing dinner, staff were so helpful from suggesting dishes & picking a delicious wine to match. 100% highly recommend trying their tapas menu it won’t disappoint. Special Thank you to Valentina she made our night extra special

JC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I found the food to be delicous, the serve excellent and the location was wonderful for a sunny lunch.

RM
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The French Somm was excellent. Her wine choices were well priced (great value)

CK
New England
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress was absolutely superb. I'm gutted I did not get her name, but she is an absolute asset to your restaurant. So attentive and patient with us.
The food and wine were sensational.
Thank you

RS
Sydney / NSW
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

No better place to take interstate guests for a Saturday afternoon lunch than Barangaroo hence as we had not eaten here for some time the return did not disappoint & the improvement from the early days was evident early on.
However when you have staff like Eliana with her vibrant & friendly attitude nothing is a worry and things go very smoothly.
All the dishes we had were very tasty including the Beef Cecina, Octopus & Bunuelo Donuts, together with the Vierlas SHR & Particular Chardonnay—all four of us were very happy and look forward to coming back soon—Thank You!

SM
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Tasty food but not a lot of it for the price. Waitress topped the wine very quickly so you had to purchase more. Felt very cynical and the aim was to squeeze every dollar out of you. Recommended very expensive wines without any discussion of price. Doubt I will return.

S
Sydney / NSW
15 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location & good vibe by the water at Barangaroo. The waitress was really helpful with the menu & spot on in her recommendations. There is a huge choice on the menu & it seems like everything is good!

WT
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good experience and thoroughly enjoyed the food and service.

RB
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Really nice food and lovely staff. Beautiful and relaxed location. Shame its a bit pricey

FA
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was delicious, great setting, good service, overall a fantastic restaurant!

SH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

Service was great. The noise level was too high - perhaps more soft furnishings and fewer hard surfaces could absorb some of the noise.

Food was average at best. I had the pork and it was very tough and dry. It’s a real shame as my previous visits have been most enjoyable. I won’t be back in the near future.

DJ
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I wish I got the ladies name who served us. Best service I’ve had in years! Lovely food but the service just made it

P
Sydney / NSW
10 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love going to Balcon but we decided on similar food but a change of scenery, everything was fabulous from beginning to end & we also tried different things on the menu, made a nice change. Look forward to our next visit

r
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Prices are expensive just for everyday dining. We visit Born for our special occasions. Staff is multinational, professional, friendly. The ham is superb. The Barangaroo area is exceptional. Our birthday celebrant was very pleased. TY.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Born - family favourite :)

OT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience1

Staff were quite rude, quite snobby and not helpful with the menu at all. Place was noisy and seats were too close together. Food was the only decent thing

MP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely to visit their Barangaroo location as it was a great atmosphere and stunning views. Happy staff were nice enough to fit us in outside as the weather was so great. Great value meal and we were so full ! Only negative was they asked us to order more bread to go with a dish, but not sure why when 2 serves came with our other dishes, so was unnecessary. We will be back!

VI
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

We booked a table for 5 on Tuesday evening. We were squeezed in a table for 4 people and 5th person has to sit at the corner. Most disappointing thing was that the restaurant was not full and I asked the waiter politely if there is a better way of arranging a table for 5 of us. The answer I got back was "no, not really".
That was our 3rd time to BORN in the last 18 months. We will never go there again and would never recommend to any of our friends.

BORN by Tapavino
Responded on October 3, 2019

On occasions what may seem like there is an ability to move tables isn't always as simple as that. I'm not sure where you were sitting, but the restaurant was booked out except for a few tables down the middle & the bar. Inside two tables no-showed. If they were available I'm sure we would have moved you, but it seems in this case the waiter didn't pass on the message. I would certainly like you to make another visit & hope that the two previous occasions will make up for your recent experience

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PC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We asked one of the waiters to recommend dishes for the 4 of us, and he did a wonderful job.
It was very helpful as the menu offered so many delicious options. We enjoy the opportunity to try a variety of dishes, and the size of the servings were perfect for this. We will return.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely one of my favorite places to go for Spanish food. Will probably go back again!

KB
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

i can find better service elsewhere, food was good though

d
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

I ordered 5 dishes only 3 turned up after an hour and 15 minutes. The tables around me all received the two dishes that i was waiting for. Very disappointed as i have been here a number of times and it is usually really good. I was taking a friend there for the first time and i had talked you up so much, but you let me down.

BORN by Tapavino
Responded on October 3, 2019

Hi David, What we normally do is put your order through, place half the items on hold, replace your dishes, re-set and call away the next food items. We do this because the first couple of dishes are tapas or entrees followed by mains & sides. It seems that the waiter might have forgotten to call it away or he was waiting for you to finish the first dishes. However, it shouldn't have taken that long. If you do come back, just let the waiter know not to put your food on hold. Regards, Frank

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D
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Great food and excellent service right on the waterside in Barangaroo. Not the cheapest Spanish fare around but good for a special meal.

G
London
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great Service and we enjoyed the food and drinks.

TK
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely evening, good food, polite waiters and just a nice overall experience. Will definitely come back!

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious tapas and spectacular service

DM
9 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

I love this restaurant, great position, ambience and very good helpful staff. Food is delicious and serving sizes reasonable. Amazing list of Spanish wines. I look forward to going back!