Summer & The Star - Sydney's hottest place to play & stay

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Published Friday, 8 December 2018

As the mercury continues to rise, The Star Sydney’s six official ambassadors today celebrated the start of summer with a sizzling VIP outdoor event at Sky Terrace rooftop bar.

Celebrating the very best of what’s on offer at The Star – the hottest place to play & stay – Jennifer Hawkins, Ian Thorpe, Erin Holland, Beau Ryan and Emma Freedman joined guests to toast to a summer of fun & games.

With a broad selection of curated offers, Summer & The Star has something to suit all occasions and tastes from a quick mid-week bite, post work sundowner or rooftop Sunday session to a night of partying or a lazy long lunch.

Cocktails & Catch Ups

Get a group of friends together and enjoy the lazy days and balmy nights with a range of offers available at The Star this summer.  Kick back and relax with beers, house wine and spirits for $6 or $12 classic cocktails during happy hour from 5pm to 7pm in 24/7 Sports Bar, Rock Lily, Cherry, Latitude and The Sesion Green Room.

Toast to summer with martinis & morsels available at The Star’s signature bars. Try kingfish wings with shichimi butter and The Parfum cocktail at Sokyo Lounge for $25 (Mon-Fri), wood-grilled calamari skewers and a Negroni at Balla Aperitivi Bar for $20 (Mon-Fri) or squid ink cracker with smoked crème fraiche and salt-cured tuna with a Sydney Side (gin cocktail) at BLACK Bar for $20 (Tue-Fri).

Enjoy the summer sun at Pizzaperta, The Star’s open-air piazza style pizzeria with a special Aperol Spritz ($12) and a selection of appetisers for $5 each.

Summer & Sky Terrace

Sydney’s hottest rooftop bar Sky Terrace is back. Set on level three of The Star, the expansive open-air bar, situated minutes from the CBD, overlooks the city skyline with uninterrupted spectacular views of Sydney Harbour.

The much-loved summer pop-up features four unique outdoor bars, each offering a range of beverages to suit all tastes: Heineken Bar, Garden Bar, Bacardi Mojito Bar, and Peacock Lounge by Moet Hennessy.

Sydneysiders and visitors alike are invited to make the most of long hot days with bespoke seasonal cocktails by The Star’s mixologists, tempting bar snacks and  happy hour specials including $10 Frosé Rosé at the Peacock Lounge (5pm-7pm Fridays).

The ultimate destination for the perfect summer weekend with alfresco bars, stellar entertainment and magnificent views – there’s no other venue in Sydney like it!

Fish & Chic

Nothing says summer in Sydney more than fresh seafood and champagne. So when guests dine at any of The Star’s signature restaurants - BLACK Bar & Grill, Sokyo or Balla - during the summer season they can enjoy daily seafood menus, matched with a specially selected list of wine and champagne by the glass.

For those who enjoy bento & bubbles, Sokyo will also be offering a $60 premium lunch box on Friday and Saturday lunch. But the special dining experiences don’t need to be saved for the weekend.

Balla’s fish & chic summer menu includes daily lunch and dinner specials. Try the slipper lobster bruschetta with crushed peas and lemon ricotta ($28), green lobster tagliatelle with a spicy American sauce ($32) or wood-grilled marron served with warrigal greens ($60).

It’s all about shellfish & sparkling at BLACK Bar & Grill. Highlights of the summer seafood menu, available daily for lunch and dinner, include scampi with oscietra caviar and puffed wild rice ($38), king salmon confit with squid ink crumbs ($48) charcoal roasted marron with cauliflower salad ($73) and southern rock lobster (mp).

Stay & Play

Book a city escape with a night at The Darling or Astral Tower & Residences.

Stay at the first and only Sydney hotel to be awarded a prestigious Forbes five-star rating – The Darling. The Darling staycation package includes luxury overnight accommodation, breakfast at Sokyo plus a $150 dining credit to be used for lunch or dinner at one of The Star’s restaurants or enjoy a night in with room service. Available from $549 per night.

The Astral Tower & Residences package includes luxury overnight accommodation, a buffet breakfast at Harvest Buffet and a $150 dining credit.

Menus & Musicals

See Beautiful at the Sydney Lyric Theatre, the inspiring true story of Carole King’s journey from school girl to superstar. Before the show, enjoy a dinner at The Star’s casual eateries Harvest Buffet, Pizzaperta and Fat Noodle or, for something a little special, visit Balla or BLACK Bar & Grill to sample their pre-theatre menus with an option of two and three-course meals. 

Eat, Drink & Be Merry

Make it a Christmas to remember at The Star Sydney with a month of exclusive dining and festive entertainment experiences throughout December.  Ring in the festive season in style with the one-off Very Merry Christmas Lunch with Dave Hughes on December 14 or host Christmas drinks on Sydney’s hottest rooftop bar, Sky Terrace.

On the big day, relax with family and friends at one of The Star’s signature restaurants, Sokyo, BLACK Bar & Grill, and Balla, or for something more casual, gather a crowd for a delicious meal at Harvest Buffet.

The Star is decking the halls in a spectacular fashion with the world’s largest Christmas bauble in the Grand Foyer. Weighing 2.5 tonnes and measuring 5.5m, the giant revolving sphere features 600 mirrored facets and eight spectacular dioramas of scenes from Santa's workshop – sure to get the entire family in the Christmas spirit.

NYE Bubbles & Bling

To make sure your night goes off with a bang, The Star is the only place to be when the clock strikes 12. Indulge with a meal at one of The Star’s resturants, enjoy the Harbour fireworks to the sounds of the Martini Club at Cherry, grab the crew and ring in the New Year at Rock Lily for the hottest hip-hop and RnB night or let Marquee Sydney take you on a trance journey for the last hours of 2017 with Australia’s #1 DJ MaRLo.

Summer & The Star runs until January 31, 2018. Visit for more information.

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Nathan McIlroy                                                             


Phone: 9280 2133 or  0421 668 440                              

Sarah Simmons


Phone: 9280 2133 or  0418 281 847

About The Star Sydney:

The Star Sydney is Australia’s premier place to play. A sip of sparkling. A dozen freshly shucked oysters. Crisp white sheets and red carpet. Diamonds and spades. Gucci and gastronomy. The day begins with luxury – where it ends is up to you. At The Star, we have just one mission –– to thrill. That’s why we have all star chefs and restaurants, luxurious accommodation and high-end fashion, a sumptuous day spa, an amazing nightclub, and, of course, the world-class casino. It’s all yours for the taking, so will you? Come and play at The Star.