Have a magical New Year’s Eve dinner. Sydney is an idyllic city to start adventure afresh.
The starting of the New Year brings positivity, optimism and a new breeze for lucky beginnings, as we enter 2019. There is hope and happiness in every corner of Australia, but most of all, there is luxury and romance at the Harbour Rocks Hotel.
We indulge in the spirit of the holidays by creating unique events for our guests, and we invite you to indulge with us by having a fabulous New Year’s Eve dinner. Sydney’s lights will be shimmering from the windows, creating the perfect atmosphere.
You will be whisked away by the splendor of the night and the delicious cuisine prepared for you in Tayim Restaurant where you will enjoy the warm and festive setting.. If you are looking for uninterrupted views of Sydney Harbour, minus the crowds then the Harbour Rocks Hotel is perfect place for you. Join us to bring in the New Year in Style with friends and family, and views to celebrate the exciting start to another year! Soak up the atmosphere of the stunning Sydney New Years firework on the rooftop balcony of our Harbour View Suite overlooking Sydney's iconic Harbour and Opera House at 9.00pm and 12.00am. Don't miss out! Book one of our New Year's Eve dinner packages! you will have one of the best seats in the house.
The typical Australian traditions start on New Year’s Eve, and they last for six days, and you can begin celebrating on this night with us at the Harbour Rocks Hotel. However, if you are in the mood for even more festivities, there is the fantastic,Christmas day lunch.Wouldn't it be wonderful, to be filled with joy inside a beautiful restaurant?
Choosing the picture-perfect package for you from all Sydney New Year’s Eve packages 2018.
On New Year’s Eve, Sydney becomes a beacon of fêtes and celebrations. The city is booming and flourishing with life, crowds and people that enjoy the outstanding 12-minute fireworks display broadcasted around the World. From barges on the harbor, the sails of Sydney Opera House and firing points across the Sydney Harbour Bridge, you are going to see a dance of synchronized pyrotechnics across the Australian sky.
This night is one of the many reasons that Sydney is famous around the World. Welcoming the year with fireworks is a tradition that began in 1976, and for the upcoming year of 2019, the motto is “Wonder.” You can admire this extravaganza as part of your package for the special night, which is why you should choose it from all other Sydney New Year’s Eve packages 2018.
Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Sydney is an iconic event.
The first celebration of this kind in Sydney was on 31 December 1976. The first formal New Year's Eve celebration was 80 years earlier, on 31 December 1896. The Sydney Committee is mainly responsible for the big celebration you can witness today. They decided to reconstitute the Waratah Festival as the Festival of Sydney. At the first meeting, they agreed that New Year's Eve should launch the new festival.
Let’s back to 2018 and the central theme “Wonder,” which was chosen to show the vibrant mood and cultural diversity of the city. The famous artist, Nadia Hernández, will make the banners for this beautiful manifestation that has grown into a world spectacle. The 600 banners are the New Year’s branding, spread across the city, beginning in November.
Getting to know Harbour Rocks Hotel
Once upon a time, on the site of Sydney's first hospital is now our trendy boutique hotel, located in The Rocks district. We picked this perfect spot because it is only a 10-minute walk from both Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. It is a chic neighborhood with lots of bars and restaurants around, which would be the ultimate place for a New Year’s celebration.
You can always book a room or a suite and extend the magic of the night. We are a 5-star hotel, with a Trip Advisor certificate of excellence for a very good reason. You can choose between:
• Heritage Room – is painted in warm traditional tones with a soft lighting, ideal for relaxing after a party.
• Heritage Superior Room – is perfect if you have a taste for the historical value, because these were the original worker’s cottages, dating back to 1870. Very spacious and featuring an ornamental fireplace, it is a romantic start to 2018.
• Heritage Deluxe Room – features an open plan design with a king size bed where you can rest peacefully after an eventful New Year’s night and wake up to beautiful Sydney vistas.
• Studio Suite – is a commodious, luxury suite where you can pamper yourself and enter the new year with style.
• Harbour View Suite –overlooks the hotel circular quay near Sydney Harbour and the Sydney Opera House, a splendid view for
“This is a real gem in the heart of the Rocks - just love staying here, so quaint and steeped in history, excellent staff and exceptional service. Comfortable rooms. Could not be happier and would never stay anywhere else in the Rocks - everything is right at your door.” Tanya B from Bowral, on Trip Advisor
Introducing the menu of Tayim Restaurant
Tayim combines modern and traditional Middle Eastern cuisine. Located within the historic Rocks area of the Sydney CBD, Tayim’s stunning sandstone interiors blend the rich cultures of the Middle East and the heritage features of the building to create a unique dining experience.
Previously home to Scarlett Restaurant, the dramatic redesign includes an expansion of the former venue into a larger bar and dining area, with design and interiors by Sydney Architects, Welsh + Major (The Mercantile Hotel, Fenwick Stone Building). In keeping with the historical features of the heritage building, sandstone walls have been lovingly restored to create an inviting space with a relaxed atmosphere. Contemporary furnishings feature lightened marble, wood, and bespoke wall coverings to complement a colour palate of earthy tones. Central to the dining area is an open grill with a convivial communal table, leading to an alfresco dining balcony, a striking new bar and private dining room.
The Middle-Eastern inspired menu, designed by Head Chef Ran Kimelfeld (former Head Chef, Nour), showcases the region’s most flavoursome dishes; focusing on bold, exotic share plates cooked using traditional methods on the open grill. Signatures include, grilled sardine Shaksuka, summer mushroom Borekas and grilled chicken Masahan. Blending locally sourced produce with fruits, herbs and spices sourced from the transcontinental region, the menu features revived adaptations of time-honoured dishes, such as, roasted figs paired with radicchio, goats cheese and chardonnay dressing, and semolina rose pudding accompanied with pistachio meringue and summer berries.
Tayim's wine and cocktail offering has been developed by GM Reuvin Lim and his team. Reuvin’s impressive resume has seen him be part of the opening team at numerous high-profile restaurants across Sydney, including; Sake, Gowings Bar and Grill, Cho Cho San, and most recently Tequila Mockingbird. The wine list has been carefully curated to compliment the spice and earthiness of Chef Ran's menu, with the best representations from Australia, Turkey, France, Italy and more. The seasonal cocktail list will showcase the bar team's playful artistry, combining their own twists on contemporary classics. Tayim is also home to sister-venue Tayim Deli. Adjacent to the restaurant, Tayim Deli serves breakfast and lunch to the passing trade of office workers, locals and tourists. The take-away menu features Middle Eastern-inspired street food, such as sandwiches and wraps filled with the likes of falafel, chicken shish and lamb kofta, along with fresh salads and accoutrements including Israeli couscous, roasted cauliflower and chargrilled broccolini.