Stop by this relaxing urban oasis for a culinary experience inspired by the authentic cooking techniques, sauces and spices of Lebanon.
Tuesday 1st November 2022 marks the much anticipated reopening of Bar Tikram, The Star Sydney’s sole outdoor casual dining venue, featuring a mouthwatering mezze-style menu that puts the aromas, colours and flavours of the Middle East at the forefront.
The only dining venue at The Star open throughout the afternoon into the evening, its location on Pyrmont harbour side of entertainment precinct makes it the perfect place for after work drinks, lazy long lunches or a light snack before heading upstairs to the theatre.
In keeping with the authentic cooking techniques of the Middle East, everything else on the menu comes straight from the on-site woodfire oven.
Past visitors to Bar Tikram will recognise several new flavour-packed additions on the menu: traditional Chicken Taouk, served with lettuce, pickled chilis and toum, and melt-in-your-mouth Wagyu Shawarma with tahini, parsley and sumac. These new dishes join existing Bar Tikram favourites on offer including the Ketef Ghanam, a nine-hour braised lamb shoulder with minted yoghurt, and Arnabit Mishwe, a roasted cauliflower dish served with tahini and nuts alongside Bar Tikram’s signature homemade flatbread.
Not to be missed are the warm mains which are perfectly paired with a range of delicious dips and fiery small plates designed to share. Think: Smoky Moutabal – an eggplant dip adorned with pomegranate and parsley, Lebanese Sausage topped with pine nuts and a lemony butter sauce and a zesty Fattoush Salad with sumac, pomegranate molasses and crispy bread.
For dessert, diners can enjoy a Lebanese Coffee Parfait featuring decadent orange blossom syrup and crispy baklava.
To wash it all down, the outdoor bar will serve up fresh cocktails, mocktails, drinks infused with Middle-Eastern flavours, and a hand-picked selection of arak (a fragrant, cloudy spirit considered to be a staple in Middle Eastern cuisine).
From Thursday to Saturday, DJs will play a mix of summery electronic beats with a percussion influence in the evenings, with mellow acoustic sets on Sundays for diners to enjoy a relaxing end to the weekend.
Bar Tikram is open Thursday to Sundays from 12pm to 9:30pm, and no bookings are required.