We've been waiting for this one — Barangaroo's first rooftop venue has officially opened. It makes sense, really; with a direct view over Darling Harbour, it feels like a small crime for all the bars and restaurants to be relegated to ground level. And so it's with open arms that we're sure the people of Sydney will welcome Untied, the latest opening in the waterside foodie precinct.
With a location on level four of 400 Barangaroo Avenue, Untied opened on Wednesday, January 25. Channelling the tropical northern Queensland rainforest, the indoor-outdoor bar features lots of lush greenery, vivid colours and room for 260 people all up.
The menu follows the Australian theme with a combination of Australian-inspired dishes, including bar snacks, a selection of BBQ share plates and even a raw bar with all the oysters you can handle. After you've shucked and sucked, chase it with one of their cocktails — preferably the Flamin' Galah (with gin, ginger syrup, watermelon and lime) or the Hills Hoist, a mixture of rum, fresh kiwi puree, bitters and egg white.
Untied comes from Dixon Hospitality, the group that owns The Norfolk, The Forresters, and, just recently, six of the now-defunct Keystone Group venues. It joins the likes of Belles Hot Chicken, vermouth bar Banksii, sushi fave Zushi, Bentley-run restaurant Cirrus and the new Ume Burger, along with a whole heap of others.
Exterior images: Alana Dimou.