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Cabana Bar

This alfresco oasis in the heart of the city features Sydney CBD's largest outdoor terrace.
By Nik Addams
August 15, 2022
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By Nik Addams
August 15, 2022
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While al fresco watering holes might be a dime a dozen in the Sydney CBD, Cabana Bar is an impressive entrant into the mix. The expansive bar and restaurant, located in 25 Martin Place (the erstwhile MLC Centre), is bringing big resort energy to the city thanks to its openair terrace that stretches over 100 metres and is framed with festoon lighting and greenery. Ocean blue banquettes, wicker furniture and white-washed walls complete the look.

The cocktail menu leans in to the resort energy — the signature piña colada is a standout here, while there are five margarita varieties and two 600ml fishbowls to choose from as well. The wine list is heavy on Australian makers with most also available by the glass.

The food is no afterthought here. The menu, designed by executive chef Brad Sloane, reads like an intersection of resort-style plates and classic pub fare. Highlights include tequila-cured salmon and blue corn tostadas with avocado crema, prawn roll in a toasted milk roll with garlic butter and spicy marie rose and zucchini blossom spaghetti. There's also a late-night menu available from Thursday to Saturday, making this a no-brainer for a post-show bite if you're coming from the nearby Theatre Royal.

Cabana Bar also has five spaces available to book for private functions, with both indoor and outdoor spaces available that can cater for groups of up to 80 people.

Top image: Wasa Media

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