There are few cosier cabins to which to retire in Sydney’s CBD than the Captain’s Balcony, an Erskine Street hideaway with a long bar, dimmed lights, comfy seats and (the impression of) a roaring fire. But this ain’t some rum-soaked den for crusty old seamen, it’s a spunky modern hotspot for Sydney’s urban elite. With a spacious outdoor area and enough cocktails and spirits to sink a ship, the Captain’s Balcony is ideal for a late-afternoon tipple in summer, but it’s impressive international food menu makes it popular with foodies any time of year. Whether sharing plates over the bar or tucking into a serious meal, the Captain’s Balcony has you covered. Go European for an elegant cheese platter, try something new with popcorn cauliflower, taste a fusion creation like chargrilled prawn crispy won ton with fresh guacamole, or go the whole hog on the Captain’s Balcony’s Japanese inspired burgers – buttermilk-fried chicken with teriyaki mayonnaise on an Asian milk bun, anyone?
We booked a table, and after arriving and sitting down, we were asked to move from within 30 minutes of arriving due to a private function. We were then asked to move to a much smaller table downstairs that wasn’t really big enough for the party. It was very warm, and stuffy inside. No air con, no open windows.
Bao was really nice, the side of chips portion was very small , only about 10 chips. Would have liked some more but otherwise was an enjoyable experience.