A spectacular spring at The Star

The Star, Sydney

Spring is well and truly in the air, and Sydney’s premier dining and entertainment precinct, The Star is celebrating with The Star Spectacular.

From now through to Sunday 12 November, the action packed program offers thrilling experiences, theatrical dining with specially designed menus, exclusive offers and incredible live entertainment, including Carnivale-inspired free performances from roving magicians, burlesque dancers, stilt walkers and jugglers.

With so much happening, including some super special treats for Melbourne Cup, we thought we’d make it easy on you and highlight our top picks from The Star’s spring time social calendar.

BLACK Magic dinner at BLACK Bar & Grill (Thursday to Sunday)
BLACK Magic Menu, BLACK Bar & Grill, The Star, Sydney
This swanky steakhouse is currently offering an exclusive BLACK Magic dinner menu, designed by chef Dany Graham. Featuring three delectable courses with a side of magic thanks to The Star’s roving resident magician, its enough to leave you completely spellbound. There’s also an irresistible BLACK Magic cocktail list from the award-winning BLACK Bar. Read our review here.

Spectacular Seafood lunch at Balla (weekdays 12-2:30pm)
Executive chef Gabriele Taddeucci has created the Spectacular Seafood Lunch highlighting the season’s best produce. Choose from spanner crab bruschetta with cherry tomato and basil; wood-grilled calamari with chickpea, parsley, and garlic oil and Sicilian-style tagliatelle with swordfish ragu, just to name a few, and savour alongside the stunning water views of Pyrmont Bay.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Sydney Lyric Theatre
Esther Hannaford, Beautiful the Carole King Musical, Lyric Theatre, The Star, Sydney

Beautiful is the inspiring true story of chart-topping music legend Carol King’s journey from school girl to superstar; from her relationship with husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, their close friendship and playful rivalry with fellow song-writing duo Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, to her remarkable rise to stardom. This is a must-see and there are some great dining and show packages available to really make a night of it.

The Darling Hotel Staycation & Astral Playcation
Why not indulge in a little luxury and escape with a staycation at The Darling five-star hotel? Enjoy overnight accommodation, daily Japanese-style breakfast in Sokyo and $150 dining credit per night for lunch or dinner at one of The Star’s signature restaurants or in-room dining. If a playcation is more your style, head next door to The Astral Tower & Residences and enjoy daily buffet breakfast in Harvest Buffet.

Noodle Mania at Fat Noodle

Dine at Luke Nguyen’s Fat Noodle during spring and have a noodle moment matched with a refreshing lychee soda. Choose from South Taiwan dan zai mee noodle soup; Angus beef with vermicelli noodles, mee goreng or prawn pad Thai.

Cup Day at Cherry
Cherry, cocktail bar, The Star, Sydney

Leading from the front,
Cherry will offer a fabulous three-hour Cup Day party with the ultimate in race day sophistication. Be treated to Moët & Chandon and premium canapés of oriental tiger prawn ceviche, chilli gel and puffed wild rice; gua buns with pork belly, pickled cucumber, soy emulsion and crushed peanuts; and pistachio and strawberry petit gateaux.
Every other day, you can hang out at Cherry in style and sip on spring inspired cocktail creations made with flair.

The Star’s Best Dressed Competition
Want to win luxury designer goods, such as Gucci handbags and Chanel beauty packs? Then don your best for Melbourne Cup because stylish celebrity Erin Holland will be making the rounds through BLACK Bar & Grill, Balla, Sokyo and Cherry to
spot the day’s best dressed female and male along with prizes for the best dressed table and the best hat.

DJ Havana Brown at Rock Lily (Melbourne Cup)
International DJ Havana Brown will take over the decks at Rock Lily for The Star’s Melbourne Cup after-party. Soak up the packed set featuring
Kitsch78, Nino Brown, Havana Brown, and D-FLAT. The renowned music venue makes the perfect place to toast race day wins, with a premium beverage offering and intimate stage to catch your favourite acts up close. And best of all, its free entry!

Whisky, jazz and Japanese apertivo at Sokyo
Sushi, Sokyo restaurant, The Star, Sydney

The wickedly talented bar tenders at Sokyo Lounge will serve up three premium whisky cocktails while you enjoy Japanese apertivos. While you’re there, sample fresh fare prepared by Sokyo executive chef Chase Kojima while listening to live jazz and DJs. An excellent spot to get the crew together for Friday night drinks.

24/7 Sports Bar
Catch every triumphant win and decisive move of the AFL and NRL football finals live, large and loud on the mega TV screens. Enjoy guest appearances from past and present footballers and entertainment until late, and nab the best seats in the house, complete with personalised service and food with a VIP package.


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