Opening Times

Taste of Sydney operates like a restaurant with a lunch and dinner service. A Taste session lasts for 4-5 hours (session dependent) to give you time to enjoy your pick of restaurant dishes, browse the artisan stalls, enjoy some of the many attractions and relax to live entertainment. Tickets are sold for each session and are only valid for the time and date indicated on the ticket.

Date Lunch Dinner
Thursday 10th March Closed 5.30pm – 10.00pm
Friday 11th March 12.00pm – 4.00pm 5.30pm – 10.00pm
Saturday 12th March 12.00pm – 4.00pm 5.30pm – 10.00pm
Sunday 13th March 12.00pm – 5.00pm Closed

 

Ticket Prices

Ticket Type Advance Price Door Price

General Entry

Includes access to the stellar line up of restaurants, artisan producers, live entertainment and a host of exciting interactive attractions. A Ticketek payment processing fee of 1.95% is included and reflected in the ticket price.

$25.49 $30.59

Silver Crown Ticket

Includes entry plus $30 Crowns, the official Taste currency. This ultimate tasting tickets allow you to kick off your tasting journey as soon as you arrive. Tickets only available to purchase in advance until 9th March at Midnight and are not available on the door. A Ticketek payment processing fee of 1.95% is included and reflected in the ticket price.

$51.98*(+ $1 refundable Crown Card bond) Not available on the door

Gold Crown Ticket

Includes entry plus $50 Crowns, the official Taste currency. Be ready to sip, sample and shop as soon as your arrive. Tickets only available to purchase in advance until 9th March at Midnight and are not available on the door. Ticketek payment processing fee of 1.95% is included and reflected in the ticket price.

$72.36*(+ $1 refundable Crown Card bond) Not available on the door

Platinum Pass

Add some sparkle to your day with a Platinum Pass. Enjoy Fast Track Entry, exclusive access to the Etihad Airways Platinum Lounge private enclosure, $30 worth of Crowns, three complimentary drinks, a gift to take home, VIP Cloakroom and private bathrooms. A Ticketek payment processing fee of 1.95% is included and reflected in the ticket price.

$138.65*(+ $1 refundable Crown Card bond) $138.65*(+ $1 refundable Crown Card bond)

 VIP Pass

Enjoy Fast Track Entry, exclusive access to the Platinum Lounge private enclosure, three complimentary drinks, VIP Cloakroom and private bathrooms.

*Excludes Crowns.

Gala Night Platinum pass

Join in the fun at the opening Gala night and celebrate the Best in Taste Awards whilst rubbing shoulders with Sydney’s best chefs – Gala Night Platinum Passes include a complimentary drinks reception in the exclusive Etihad Airways Platinum Lounge, $30 Crowns and fast track festival entry – tickets strictly limited, only valid for Thursday 10th March. Not available on the door. Ticketek payment processing fee of 1.95% is included and reflected in the ticket price.

$188.60*(+ $1 refundable Crown Card bond) Not available on the door

GROUP TICKETS

Book 6 general entry tickets for Taste of Sydney and bring a friend for free. Visit the Groups page on Ticketek for more info. Not available on the door.  A Ticketek payment processing fee of 1.95% is included and reflected in the ticket price.

$20.39 each (min 6 tickets per transaction) Not available on the door

Children (6-17 years)

Includes entry into the festival and access to the many attractions.Under 5yrs go free.

Ticketek payment processing fee of 1.95% is included and reflected in the ticket price.

$15.29 $18.35

FAMILY TICKET (2 ADULTS + 2 CHILDREN)

Includes entry into the festival and access to the many attractions. Includes Children 6-17 Years. Under 5yrs go free.  Ticketek payment processing fee of 1.95% is included and reflected in the ticket price.

$61.19 Not available on the door

FREE $30 Voucher with The Wine Society

Taste of Sydney ticket holders are entitled to receive a free Trial Membership with The Wine Society. Valid for 3 purchases, as a Trial Member you can start enjoying the many benefits of Wine Society Membership today!

  • Exclusive & Unique Wines
  • Food & Wine Advice
  • Wine Education
  • Events
  • Regular Wine Deliveries

To help get started on your wine journey with us, Society Members will also receive a $30 voucher redeemable against purchases of $200 or more. Current Members can also take advantage of this offer, exclusive to Taste of Sydney Ticket holders.

Customers will be contacted by email and phone to confirm their Membership, sent their voucher and receive business as usual Member communications. This offer is not valid on Junior tickets.

Ticket Information

Ticketek applies a payment processing fee of 1.95% to all purchases made by credit or debit card. This payment processing fee is included and reflected in the ticket prices listed above and on the Ticketek website. A payment processing fee does not apply for purchases made through Ticketek agents or outlets or onsite at the festival box office when using cash, or when redeeming a Ticketek Gift Voucher.

The ticket prices above are exclusive of Ticketek transaction fees and delivery charges.

*Ticket Price includes a $1 Crown Card bond. This $1 Crown Card bond is refundable at the festival upon returning your Crown Card. For more details on Bond refunds, please see ‘The Crown Card Bond Initiative’ below.

For all ticket enquiries please contact Ticketek on 132 849.

Please note no dogs are permitted on site – only Guide Dogs

Corporate Hospitality

Treat your staff, colleagues or clients to a truly unique entertainment experience at Taste of Sydney with a customised corporate hospitality package.  Click here to learn more.

Festival Currency

Crowns are the official currency of Taste of Sydney used to purchase tasting dishes and drinks at the festival.

1 Crown = 1 Dollar

If you wish to purchase beverages and dishes from the restaurants and bars at Taste of Sydney, you must use a Crown Card for transactions.  Exhibitors will accept cash, debit or credit for products to take home. Crowns can be purchased online at the time of your ticket purchase or onsite at the festival via Crown Banks and roaming Crown sellers. Silver and Gold Crown tickets and Platinum Passes come with Crowns included, allowing you to arrive ready to sip, sample and shop with no delays!

How Many Should I Buy?

Tasting size dishes from the restaurants are priced from 6-12 Crowns, with drinks from 6 Crowns. The servings are tapas sized allowing you to create your ultimate tasting menu from a variety of restaurants!

To sample a few tasting dishes, take part in a masterclass and enjoy live chef demonstrations, we recommend you begin your tasting journey with 30-50 Crowns. You can top up your Crown Card during the festival with any amount you like,  just pop by a Crown Bank or a roaming Crown seller dressed in hot pink!

The Crown Card Bond Initiative

In an effort to decrease the festival’s Carbon Footprint, we have put in place a Crown Card Bond. It is our hope that by putting a bond on each Crown Card, visitors will return their cards for a refund at the festival and allow us to reuse the Crown Cards at Taste Festivals around Australia.

A $1 bond is applied to every Crown Card upon purchasing. This bond can be refunded at any Crown Bank upon returning your Crown Card at the festival. Your Crown Bond will not be included in your Crown Card balance e.g. If you spend $50 to purchase a Crown Card, you will receive 49 Crowns to spend ($1 = 1 Crown). This bond is only charged during the initial Crown Card purchase. You will not be charged a bond for subsequent Crown top ups on your Crown card during the festival.

Ticket Collection

Customers who have purchased general admission tickets can collect their tickets from any Ticketek agencies listed here.

Customers who have selected Venue/City Box Office Collection for Crown Cards, Platinum Pass and Silver/Gold Crown tickets can only be collected from the Ticketek Agency below OR on the day of the festival at the festival box office (open 1 hour prior to the Festival).

Ticketek@Level 5 – Head Office Agency
Westfield Sydney City – Level 5, Shop 5006A
Castlereagh St, Sydney

Getting There

Taste of Sydney will once again take place at Brazilian Fields in the scenic surrounds of Centennial Park. Brazilian Fields is in the centre of Centennial Park, near Loch Avenue and Dickens Drive.

Download the ‘myParklands’ app for iPhone from the app store for access to interactive maps, important information and special promotions.

Centennial Park is one of Australia’s most popularly visited public parks, and is the birthplace of modern Australia. We encourage you to come and enjoy all that the Park has to offer before or after you come to Taste of Sydney!

Public Transport

Many buses from CBD, Central Station and the Eastern Suburbs stop near the Park.

To plan your route visit Transport Information Service.

PARKING

Limited free parking is available.

Please note: some gates to Centennial Park may close at sunset. Click here for gate opening and closing times.

BY FOOT OR BICYCLE

Pedestrian access gates to the Park remain open at all times.

KEEP IN TOUCH WITH CENTENNIAL PARKLANDS

You can keep up-to-date with Centennial Parklands all year round by:

FAQs

How do I get to Brazilian Fields, Centennial Park? 

It is easy to get to Taste of Sydney by public transport, car, bike or foot. We advise you to plan your journey in advance using the Centennial Parklands Map.

Where do I buy tickets?
Tickets can be bought via Ticketek (132 849) in advance or at the Box Office on the day. Silver and Gold Crown tickets and Gala Night Platinum Passes are only available to purchase in advance.

What are the event opening times?
Taste of Sydney takes place over 6 sessions across 4 days (10-13 March 2016). Please refer to ‘Opening Times’ on the Tickets and Info page for session times.

What are Crowns?
Crowns are the official currency of Taste of Sydney $1 = 1 Crown.

Does everyone accept Crowns?
Crowns are used to buy food and drinks from all restaurants, exhibitors and bars. Crowns can be purchased in advance via Ticketek or from any of the Crown Banks or roving Crown sellers onsite. Cash can be used to buy produce for off-site consumption from exhibitors.

How much are each of the dishes at the restaurants?

The average dish at Taste of Sydney is 6-12 Crowns. Restaurant’s ‘Icon Dishes’ may be priced between 15-25 Crowns.

Will there be ATM facilities on site?
No. Although all Crown banks and roaming crown sellers accept eftpos/credit card.

Will the event be affected by unfortunate weather circumstances?
Unless advised by the local authority, the event will go ahead despite any weather circumstances. So hail, rain or shine, Taste will thrive no matter what!

As this is an outdoor festival, please wear appropriate footwear as weather conditions may vary throughout. Should the weather turn for the worst, there are many covered marquee areas at the show. Wet weather ponchos will be readily available and free at the event should the weather turn very bad.

Brand Events Australia reserve the right to cancel or change event dates, time, line up and venue as required. Tickets purchased to the festival are non-refundable. Alternative dates and times may be issued to ticket holders at the discretion and decision of the organisers

Do children 5 or under require a ticket to attend?
No, but proof of identification may be required.

Are there any age limits?
No! Everyone and anyone is welcome.

Can I bring my own food and/or drink?
No food will be permitted into the site premises. Only bottled water will be allowed.

Is smoking permitted on site?
There is no smoking onsite at Taste of Sydney, it is a smoke-free venue.

Is the site wheelchair friendly?
Yes it is.

Are pets allowed?
Only guide dogs will be permitted on site. No pets allowed.

For any ticket enquiries please contact Ticketek through their website or on 132849.

Photography on site

Patrons entering the site consent that Brand Events and third parties authorised by Brand Events may make or record film, photographs or other forms of moving picture, still picture or any of them of the event (including, without limitation, of patrons) for the use of media and promotions.

Taste Festivals Australia can refuse to serve you alcohol if security believe that you are ‘intoxicated’. We will assume you are ‘intoxicated’ if:

  • Your speech, balance, co-ordination or behaviour is affected; and
  • It is reasonable to believe you are intoxicated

Taste Festivals Australia or a police officer can refuse you entry,  or ask you to leave, if they think you:

  • Are likely to cause injury to anyone else or damage property, or otherwise cause risk to public safety; or
  • Are disorderly;
  • Are in a non-smoking area; or
  • Have drugs on you

Contact Us

For more information on Taste of Sydney please contact a member of the Taste team:

General Enquiries: tastefestivals@brandevents.com.au

Restaurant enquiries:
T: + 61 (0)2 9332 9000
E: tastefestivals@brandevents.com.au

Exhibiting enquiries:
Adam Bloem
T: + 61 (0)2 9332 9000
E: adamb@brandevents.com.au

Corporate Hospitality & Sponsorship enquiries:
Matt Davison
T: + 61 (0)2 9332 9000
E: mattd@brandevents.com.au

Marketing and Ticketing enquiries:
Sophia Wetherilt
T: + 61 (0)2 9332 9000
E: sophiaw@brandevents.com.au

Operations enquiries:
Jade Whiteley
T: + 61 (0)2 9332 9000
E: jadew@brandevents.com.au

Media Enquiries:

The Cru are Taste of Sydney’s appointed PR team. To attend Taste of Sydney as a member of the press, all attendees must pre-register. For press enquiries, please contact the team at The Cru on 02 8115 9788 or by emailing Jeanine Bribosia from The Cru at jeanine@thecrumedia.com.

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