If you’re a foodie then Sydney is for you, it’s all about eating out and eating well here and there is plenty to explore, especially if you’re a vegan or vegetarian. The plant-based space is becoming bigger, more diverse and much more creative as veggie joints continue to open across the city. Alongside the newness, what’s even better is when restaurants expand their menu to cater for those who choose a veggie lifestyle, which is exactly what Cruise Bar has done.

Cruise Bar is rather iconic, located in the bustling Circular Quay, its waterside and Opera House views are Instagram heaven. It’s a large and lovely space with a super laid-back eating feel which is great when you just want to grab a bite to eat in between sightseeing. Here at HOC, as you know, we just love exploring so what better way to spend a Wednesday than feasting on the freshly updated menu of Cruise Bar! Happy Hump Day indeed.

We ventured down to the waterside destination and enjoyed a delicious glass of red whilst we perused the menu; it certainly looked yummy and we were excited to road-test the new vegetarian creations which are all thanks to their Head Chef, Patrick Haney. We went straight for the house-made flatbread with walnut baba ghanoush, foraged hummus, muhammara and za’atar and greedily devoured the roasted cauliflower arancini with arrabbiata sauce too. We were off to a great start! Mains were just as delicious and the foraged green goddess salad with mixed greens, kale, cherry tomatoes, carrot, pear, walnuts and avocado croutons was divine. We also tried the mushroom and quinoa burger with foraged hummus, lettuce, roasted capsicum on a charcoal bun which was up there with some of the best veggie burgers we have ever tried, it came with fries too which was a naughty but nice addition. We rounded off the tasty evening with an indulgent Wood sorrel brûlée, a real treat and the best way to end a lovely evening enjoying Cruise Bar’s updated menu.

We were impressed and can’t recommend Cruise Bar enough as a place to visit for a flavorsome veggie dinner with a fantastic view. (Oh, and good wine too!)


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Northern girl Laura is the epitome of a true entrepreneur. Laura’s spirit for adventure and passion for people blaze through House of Coco. She founded House of Coco in 2014 and has grown it in to an internationally recognised brand whilst having a lot of fun along the way. Travel is in her DNA and she is a true visionary and a global citizen.

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