The Great Graze, Barangaroo’s Inaugural Foodie Festival

Festivals, Sydney / 17 October 2022

For two days, the streets of Barangaroo will transform into a foodie haven featuring tasting plate trails, an industry speaker series, a First Nations native foods market and a smorgasbord of live entertainment. 

On Saturday 29 October and Sunday 30 October, the streets of Barangaroo will welcome some of Sydney’s favourite restaurants and cafes in a celebration of Sydney’s thriving food culture.

Market-style stalls from the likes of Anason, Nola, Kihnboy and more will line the streets, each offering a satiating signature dish creating a ‘tasting trail’ of Barangaroo’s finest dishes for festival goers to lose themselves on.

Delicious bites will be served alongside harbourside views at a long picnic table spanning Wilugal Walk. Sample Anason’s famed stone-baked Turkish bread, served with hummus, baba ghanoush, and beetroot labna before moving on to some sweet honey prawns with Japanese coleslaw from Zushi. Snack on a savoury chicken, leek and truffle spring roll at Lotus, washed down with a non-alcoholic Frosé from Untied. Whatever you’re craving, The Great Graze is serving it up and then some. 

The festival kicks off with Australian food media personality Myffy Rigby in the lobby of International Tower 1, where she’ll be hosting a speaker series of Sydney’s top hospitality heavyweights. The aptly named ‘Food for Thought’ will showcase tips, tricks and insightful conversations from the likes of; Matt Moran – the chef and restauranteur behind some of Sydney’s finest dining establishments including Aria, Barangaroo House and most recently, The Opera House’s newest eatery, House Canteen; Brent Savage, the Bentley Group founder plating up some of Sydney’s most beloved dishes across Yellow, Bentley Restaurant & Bar and Monopole; John Susman (managing director and owner of FISHTALES) and Rebecca Sullivan & Damien Coulthard (authors of the First Nations Food Companion). 

Along with hosting the speaker series, the foyer of International Tower 1 will be home to a First Nations food market with incredible food, drink and products on offer from stallholders including Warndu; Blak Cede; Bush to Bowl and Chocolate on Purpose to name a few.

The festival is a perfect excuse to check out Barangaroo House’s new Restaurant And Vinyl Bar, Rekōdo, the sensory-immersing dining experience from Matt Moran that sounds as good as it tastes. The party vibe is set to spill out onto the streets with a weekend-long program filled with music and roving entertainment for the whole family.

In collaboration with The Great Graze, Brent Savage will also be hosting a sustainable seafood lunch at his hatted Barangaroo venue, Cirrus, hosted by Australian seafood expert John Susman. The four-course lunch is $140 with bookings available here.

Full details of the event, including the complete market stall menu and all participating vendors can be found here.

  • WHAT: The Great Graze
  • WHEN: Saturday 29 October and Sunday 30 October, 11am – 5pm
  • WHERE: The Streets Of Barangaroo
  • MORE INFO: Here