Bungalow 8 holds a special place in the hearts of anyone who was partying down by Darling Harbour in the early thousands, and now it's been given a firm refresh for the modern crowd. Upstairs, the Loft has had a colour change – gone is the muted gold palette and in its place is rich plum carpet and lots of seats along the open balcony so that you can gaze down on the Barangaroo ferries as they tootle by.
Downstairs they've gone for a gentle urban jungle vibe, with a light and bright bar and lots of potted greenery surrounds the al fresco tables on street level, and they come in big settings so this is a good shout if you're rolling with a sizeable crew.
Fill your table with tomato chilli mussels or a whole masterstock-braised pork hock that you can break down and pack into soft pancakes for a DIY hand-held snack party. You can also order up giant tiered seafood platter for high rollers, and every year they host a New Year's Eve party with harbour views.