Hit peak Sydney with seaside seafood from Cirrus, the fourth venue from culinary kingpins Brent Savage and Nick Hildebrandt. Their trophy cabinet is already chockers thanks to Monopole, Bentley and Yellow, but the collection wanted an aquatic addition. When NOMA moved out, Savage and Hildebrandt moved in and built something Sydney was sorely lacking. To deprive yourself of the roasted tiger prawns here would be cruel and unusual punishment for any crustacean fan. The heat draws that savoury bisque flavour out of the shells and then they match it hit for hit with a miso mustard and a mayo spiked with pickled and roasted Padrón peppers.
For many years this strip of the CBD fringe sat unused and unloved, but now Barangaroo boasts a string of great restaurants, from interstate imports like Belle's Hot Chicken, to fine diners like Cirrus. There's also plenty of spots to grab coffee, relax in Barangaroo Reserve or hop on a ferry.