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Experience the Best Food and Drink Pairings in Sydney

by Sydney Bear, The Sebel Host | July 3, 2018

Finding the right food and beverage match is easy if you know where to go. To put you on the path to pairing perfection, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite Sydney venues who know a thing or two about bringing food and drinks together.

The Owl House

Darlinghurst cocktail bar and restaurant The Owl House is a wonderful spot to satisfy your hunger and thirst. This award-winning cocktail venue boasts a delicious a la carte menu, allowing you to order as you please and find a drink to suit with a little help from the resident sommelier.

Alternatively, select the degustation menu with either matched cocktails or wine – diner’s choice. Matched wines and cocktails accompanying your meal are served in half sized portions to ensure you get the benefit of the dish and drink match without filling up too early.

Those that select the degustation will enjoy dishes including a duck cassoulet, with confit duck, white beans, carrot, Toulouse sausage, pancetta, eschalot and bone marrow butter, beautifully paired with either a Buttered Fashion cocktail (butter infused Bulleit bourbon, honey and bitters) or a glass of ’13 Philippe Collotte, Bourgogne Rouge, ‘cuvee de noble souche’ Pinot Noir from Burgundy.

The Owl House degustation is $135 per person, including matched cocktails or wines.

Yayoi Garden

Consider yourself a sake connoisseur or always wanted to try it? If the answer is yes, Yayoi Garden is a dining destination to put on your radar. This Japanese restaurant encourages visitors to be captivated by the taste, mood and spirit of Japan.

If you order off ‘The Garden’ five course menu, you can choose to add matched wines or sake.  Starters are paired with either a glass of La Prova Prosecco or Dassai 50 sake, while dessert matches may be Yuzu-shu or Aragoshi Ume with orange compote and ice cream


Explore the full list of matched drinks.

The Garden five course menu at Yayoi Garden is $100 per person (2 person minimum), with matched wines for an extra $50 or matched sake for $65.

Momofuku Seiōbo

Not all great drink matches are made alcoholic. To best experience what a non-alcoholic pairing could look like, visit the famous Momofuku Seiōbo. The globally-renowned Asian and European fusion restaurant challenges the norm with alcohol free drink pairings. While these variations might not have the same kick to them, they’re no less impressive.

The Momofuku take on cloudy earl grey tea or pink lady apple are carefully concocted, taking hours or even weeks to create and refine. Some techniques used to create these liquid masterpieces are not too dissimilar to wine production too – pretty impressive.

Should you choose to indulge, a full alcoholic pairing and reduced pairing (if you want something a little lighter) are both on offer.

Momofuku’s tasting menu is $185 per person, with a full wine pairing for $105, reduced pairing for $65 or non-alcoholic for $60.  


Potts Point hotspot Yellow is the place to go to for premium vegetarian and vegan eats. Quality contemporary dishes can be enjoyed in an informal dining environment that won’t break the bank.

Immerse yourself in the Yellow dining experience with either a 5 or 7 course tasting menu, offered in both vegan and vegetarian options. Dishes range from cultured curd, baby cucumber, sesame leaf and koji biscuit to eggplant, corn and black garlic or mandarin, coconut and toasted almond.

Match with wines or pick a non-alcoholic pairing.

Yellow’s 5 course tasting menus are $75 per person, with matched wines for $65 and non-alcoholic drinks $45 per person. For the 7 course option, pay $95 for the meal, $85 for wines and $65 for the alcohol free selection.


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