If you’re planning on taking in the sights and sounds of this year’s Vivid Sydney (on now until 8 June), you’re bound to work up an appetite. Sydney’s premiere entertainment destination, The Star, is set to be a foodie’s paradise offering a range of Vivid specials at The Star’s bars, eateries and signature restaurants. If you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, The Star’s retail precinct will also play host to a pop-up degustation bar offering a range of sweet treats.

From casual fare, signature dining options, expertly prepared cocktails and delectable desserts, The Star has something to tantalise everyone’s tastebuds at Vivid Sydney.

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Sky Terrace

Vivid Lounge at Sky Terrace will be brought to life by light and music through a fusion of DJ mechanics and lighting design, ‘LightJ’. Visitors will be invited to participate in a bespoke new-world ‘light beam’ karaoke experience, dubbed ‘Face Off’, which will project their light-fuelled live music performance onto an exterior wall of The Star Event Centre.

Vivid Lounge will serve up a range of special Vivid cocktails and mocktails and will also play host to a range of pop-up eateries by The Star’s Balla, Sokyo, Momofuku Seiobo and Fat Noodle.

Vivid Sydney Cocktails $14

  • Skyline – Grapefruit Vodka with peach topped with Chandon
  • On The Green – Gin, Midori, Pomme Verte with fresh apple and citrus

Vivid Sydney Mocktails $7

  • Twilight Punch – passionfruit, pineapple, mint and ginger
  • Bluefin – peach, apple and fresh citrus, served with a pinch of pink fairy floss

Vivid Sydney Menu

  • Fat Noodle vegetarian rice paper rolls with nuoc cham $6
  • Fat Noodle beef pho $9
  • Sokyo charcoal grilled teriyaki chicken skewers $6
  • Sokyo chirashi sashimi rice bowl $9
  • Balla spicy lamb arrosticini skewers – $6
  • Balla slow roasted tuscan porchetta – $9
  • Momofuku pork bun – $6

Vivid Treats

Don’t let your eyes have all the fun. Vivid Treats is the ultimate playground for your sweet tooth.

Delight your senses with irresistible temptations including velvety rich hot chocolate, delectable popcorn, tantalising fairy floss, sumptuous crepes and crave-worthy coffee.

Just venture up the escalators from ‘The Star’ letters and discover heaven for your taste buds.



Choose from a range of expertly prepared cocktails and mocktails prepared by Sokyo Lounge bartenders, or choose from special items on the Vivid menu prepared in Sokyo’s signature Japanese-style.

Vivid Sydney Cocktails $18

  • Red – Chilli Chaplin

Sloe gin, apricot brandy and lemon juice and a pinch of freshly chopped chillies

  • Blue – Something Blue

Our house made snap pea liqueur transforms a simple blue lemonade into something unforgettable

  • Yellow – Cuban Tsuki Daiquiri

The bright lights meet the Cuban nightlife with mangoes, coconuts, white rum and lime

Vivid Sydney Mocktails $12

  • Red, Blue And Yellow – Colourful Spider

A playful take on a children’s favourite with vanilla ice cream, lemonade and variety of colours

Vivid Sydney Menu

  • Rainbow Roll

Inside-out tempura prawn roll with salmon, tuna, kingfish, sushi ebi and avocado $29

  • Black Cod Tempura

With lemon puree, cucumber and papaya salad, nahm jim amazu (chilli, coriander root, garlic, fish sauce, palm sugar, lime juice and rice wine vinegar) $27

BLACK by ezard

Spoil yourself with special cocktails served from BLACK by ezard’s BLACK Bar, or indulge with Vivid menu items including the enticing Vivid Sydney Dessert Tasting Platter served with matching wines.

Vivid Sydney Cocktails $19

  • Pre-Dinner Cocktail – Hibiscus Collins:

Gin, lemon, lime, vanilla sugar, Top Hibiscus soda

  • Post-Dinner Cocktail – White Run Coconut Old Fashioned

White run, sweetened coconut water, dash of crème de cacao white, dash of orange bitters. Served on a pineapple ice ball

Vivid Sydney Menu

  • Heirloom tomato tartare, goats curd and spiced cracker $16
  • Cheese selection with trio of jam $28

Vivid Sydney Dessert Tasting Platter $48pp

  • Chocolate warm couverture ganache, fresh mint ice cream, raspberry, cookie crumble
  • Passionfruit macadamia financier, mango sorbet, dried coconut
  • Parfait coffee, mascarpone mousse, orange crumble, spiced caramel
  • Crème brûlée butterscotch, green apple, toasted pistachio

Each matched with selection of Australian dessert wine

*Minimum two guests


Take in views of Sydney Harbour whilst enjoying Balla’s modern interpretation of traditional Italian cuisine. Balla have introduced a selection of special cocktails on offer throughout Vivid as well as a Vivid snack menu. Enjoy a cocktail and an item from the Vivid Sydney snack menu for $20.

Vivid Sydney Cocktails $12

  • Winter Bellini – The classic Italian aperitivo with a touch of Vivid
  • When In Rome – Aperol, squeeze of zesty lemon and a hint of cinnamon, shaken to make a beautifully feminine aperitif
  • Pomegranate Fizz – A delightful fresh, light and sparkling; Pama, Amaro Nonino topped up with Prosecco – Borgo Molino.

Vivid Sydney Menu  

  • Cecina – chick pea tart with shaved pecorino $12
  • Arancini – with veal ragu and buffalo mozzarella $14
  • Arrosticini – wood-grilled lamb skewers $12

*Or combine a cocktail and a dish for $20


Enjoy a slice of new wave pizza at Pizzaperta. Combine a pizza and a cocktail from the special Vivid menu for $30.

Pizzas $16

  • The Yellow Bite – Corn and ham pizza with an extra slice of Margherita pizza
  • Multi Calzone – Salami calzone with salami, ricotta, tomato sauce and mozzarella

Cocktails $16

  • 1-up Cocktail – Aperol, Solerno, lemon juice, sugar syrup and egg white
  • Stomped Turtle – Pomme Verte Liquor, Midori, lemon juice and sugar syrup

*or combine a pizza and a cocktail for $30


Enjoy Cherry’s expertly crafted signature cocktails or choose from their list of special Vivid cocktails including:

Vivid Sydney Cocktails $15

  • Eclipse – A balanced mix of Aperol, Belvedere Orange with mandarin and fresh lemon
  • Spectrum – Don Julio Blanco Tequila shaken with Licor 43, fresh lime, agave syrup and titanium pigment for a vivid blue hue
  • Illumination – Plymouth Gin served long with Pavan, Midori and fresh lemon topped with soda

Rock Lily

With an extensive tequila menu, enjoy one of Rock Lily’s signature Margaretas or choose from their Vivid Sydney cocktail list. If you’re feeling peckish, why not try out their special Vivid fish taco.

Vivid Sydney Cocktails $14

  • Electric Blue Margarita – Herradura Tequila, Blue Curacao, fresh lime juice and agave nectar
  • Glowing Grasscutter – Ketel One Vodka, Crème de Menthe and cream

Vivid Sydney Menu

  • Fish Tacos – Soft Crispy Flat Head Taco with shredded lettuce, salsa, guacamole, and Baja sauce $10.50

Fat Noodle

Enjoy Fat Noodle’s fusion-Asian menu served with fresh ingredients, or check out what’s new on their Vivid menu.

Vivid Sydney Mocktail $6.50

  • Young coconut juice with multi coloured pearls

Vivid Sydney Menu  

  • Five spice pork and rice noodle salad with rainbow vegetable and mustard-vinegar dressing $16.00
  • Uyghur style stew chicken with flat noodles $21.00

24/7 Sports Bar

With over 50 LCD TVs and four mega screens including the newest 34 square metre LED screen, you won’t miss a minute of the action at 24/7 Sports Bar. Watch your favourite game while enjoying one of their Vivid specials.

Vivid Sydney Cocktail $15

  • Sporting Lights Cocktail – Ketel One Citroen Vodka, Cointreau, Blue Curacao, sugar syrup, lime juice, topped with cloudy apple juice

Vivid Sydney Menu  

  • Soft-Shell Crab Burger – Tempura soft-shell crab, rainbow coleslaw, chilli relish on a burger bun, served with fries $17

Vivid Sydney (22 May – 8 June) is an 18-day festival of light, music and ideas – the largest of its kind in the world. Now in its seventh year, the event is owned and managed by Destination NSW, the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency.

Visit www.vividsydney.com

For more information on what’s on at Pyrmont and The Star during Vivid, visit www.star.com.au/vividsydney

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Originally from a small town, I am currently loving life as a Londoner. I have a diverse background in Events, Social Media and Public Relations and am the London Social 101 go-to-girl for drinks, films, food and festivals!

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