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The Harbour

Pop-up fish & chip shop
4 Jan - 3 Feb

Fish and chips are on the menu this summer with the opening of The Harbour, a pop-up eatery on the Northern Broadwalk. We'll be serving sustainably-sourced fresh seafood, crisp-fried fish, golden crunchy chips, takeaway classics like potato scallops, all with a side of the best views in Sydney.

Open for a limited time only, The Harbour will transport you back in time paying homage to the original seafood restaurant that operated in the same location in the late 80s.

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In the Yallumundi Rooms Northern Broadwalk

Opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday
12pm - 8pm

Wednesday 4 January 2023 12pm-8pm
Thursday 5 January 2023 12pm-8pm
Friday 6 January 2023 12pm-8pm
Saturday 7 January 2023 12pm-8pm

Tuesday 10 January 2023 12pm-8pm
Wednesday 11 January 2023 12pm-8pm
Thursday 12 January 2023 12pm-8pm
Friday 13 January 2023 12pm-8pm
Saturday 14 January 2023 12pm-8pm

Tuesday 17 January 2023 12pm-8pm
Wednesday 18 January 2023 12pm-8pm
Thursday 19 January 2023 12pm-8pm
Friday 20 January 2023 12pm-8pm
Saturday 21 January 2023 12pm-8pm

Tuesday 24 January 2023 12pm-8pm
Wednesday 25 January 2023 12pm-8pm
Thursday 26 January 2023 12pm - 8pm - Now open on Australia Day*
Friday 27 January 2023 12pm-8pm
Saturday 28 January 2023 12pm-8pm

Tuesday 31 January 2023 12pm-8pm
Wednesday 1 February 2023 12pm-8pm
Thursday 2 February 2023 12pm-8pm
Friday 3 February 2023 12pm-8pm

*15% public holiday surcharge applies

Location

The Harbour is located in the Yallumundi Rooms on the Northern Broadwalk.

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Menu

Inspired by the hot Australian summer, The Harbour's food is light, sunny and made for any occasion. The menu showcases fresh seafood and takeaway classics, made for sharing or enjoying solo. 

View the full menu here

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The Harbour resturant allows you to enjoy fresh Australian dishes, while basking in the spectacular views of Sydney Harbour from the Northern Broadwalk. Main meals start at $21, with kids meals around $14. 

Dine-in and takeaway

The Harbour has dine-in and takeaway options. To make sure you are guaranteed a table, please make a reservation here.  Walk-ins on the day are also welcome.

Or takeway your meal and enjoy it at one of the outdoor tables at Yallamundi Rooms. You could also take a seat on our Monumental Steps or head to the Royal Botanic Gardens. 

Live entertainment line-up

Enjoy live music at The Harbour on the following dates:

Thursday 12 January
4.30pm – 7.30pm
DJ Levi 5Star & featured vocals by Xela

Friday 13 January
4.30pm – 7.30pm
Nada & Matt

Thursday 19 January
4.30pm – 7.30pm
Callum Chynoweth

Friday 20 January
4.30pm – 7.30pm
Paula Baxter Duo

Friday 27 January
4.30pm – 7.30pm
Frankie & Charles

Thursday 2 February
4.30pm – 7.30pm
Gerard Masters

Friday 3 February
4.30pm – 7.30pm
Luke Antony & Fenix Martinez

Four friends sitting outside enjoying a meal

Where to find us

The Harbour is located in the Yallamundi Rooms on the Northern Broadwalk. 

When you arrive at the start of our site, walk across the Forecourt keeping on the Harbour Bridge side. Continue past the Monumental Steps, Portside Sydney and along the Western Broadwalk. When you reach the end of the Western Broadwalk, turn right then walk until you see umbrellas. You have arrived at The Harbour. 

Follow the blue path on the map below to get there. 

Map of The Harbour

Line drawing of an aerial view of the Opera House with a blue wavy line showing the path to The Harbour
Couple enjoy fish and chips by the harbour

A look back at The Harbour

To celebrate Sydney Opera House's 50th anniversary The Harbour pays homage to the original Harbour Resturant that opened on the Northern Broadwalk in 1973.  Going by the same name, The Harbour was a self-service, family-friendly restaurant that offered no-fuss pre-show dining and champagne breakfasts from 11am.

By the late ‘80s the restaurant was revamped with a “seafood only menu” featuring crayfish bisque, mud crab salad and the ever popular fish and chips in beer batter. 

The restaurant closed in 2001, replaced by the Opera Point Marquee, a large extendable functions space.

This ‘temporary solution’ remained on the Northern Broadwalk for 17 years, until it was removed in 2018 as construction of the Yallamundi Rooms commenced. The Yallamundi Rooms opened in 2019, and remains here today as a function and events space for the community.

Celebrate the extraordinary

In our 50th year, we’re throwing a party and everyone’s invited.

Join us for a year-long festival celebrating the past, present and future of Australia’s favourite building.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you a COVID Safe business?

Yes. The Opera House is registered as a COVID Safe business with the NSW Government.  

What safety and hygiene measures are in place?

Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of everyone on site, and we are closely following NSW Health guidelines and advice. Our COVID-19 health and safety information is available on the Plan your visit page.

How do I get to the Opera House? And how do I find The Harbour?

You can catch public transport (bus, train, ferry) to Circular Quay and enjoy a 6 minute walk to the Opera House. If you’re getting dropped off in a car, head to the roundabout at the bottom of Macquarie Street where staff will direct you to a safe place to pull over.

Driving? Park in Wilson’s Car Park. We encourage you to pre-book ypur parking prior to visiting the site. Need a bit more info? Click here

The Harbour is located in the Yallamundi Rooms on the Nothern Broadwalk

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Is the seafood sustainable? 

Yes - all seafood at The Harbour is sustainably-sourced.

What should I wear?

The Harbour is a casual dine-in or takeway venue. Dress for the summer weather and don't forget your hat, glasses and sunscreen. - you may be eating inside or outside under umbrellas. 

Where can I eat my takeaway? 

There are some tables outside the Yallamundi Rooms. The Monumental Steps is also a perfect spot to perch as you enjoy the food and the views. Or bring a picnic rug and take it into the Botanic Gardens. 

Do I need to make a booking?

For dine-in, we reccomend you make a booking so you are guaranteed a table. There will also be some walk-in spots available, or you can get our takeaway options. 

Will The Harbour be taking cashless payments?

Cashless payment and order-at-table options are available.

Is there a kids menu?

Yes,. The little ones can enjoy calamari, crumbed chicken tenders or fish fingers and chips.

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