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What is Taste of Sydney?

Taste of Sydney in partnership with Electrolux celebrates all that’s great about Sydney’s ever evolving food scene. In the city that just keeps delighting, we bring you the best of the best. From the latest, the greatest and the ‘so hot right now’ restaurants, to Australia’s finest food and drink producers. Set in the stunning surrounds of Centennial Parklands, Taste of Sydney in partnership with Electrolux is a festival like no other, an unmissable event for your culinary calendar.

How do I find the most up to date information on Taste of Sydney?

Through this website and our social networks you will be able to find out the latest news about Taste. You can also sign up to our newsletter on the homepage.

Where do I buy tickets?

Tickets can be bought via Ticketek (13 28 49) in advance or at the Box Office on the day.

What is Taste Credit?

Taste Credit is loaded on to pre-paid cards and is the official payment method of Taste of Sydney. Restaurants, bars and exhibitors that sell food or drink to be consumed at the event can only accept Taste pre-paid cards, not cash.

If you wish to purchase dishes, beverages and gourmet products at Taste of Sydney, you should use the Taste pre-paid card for transactions. If credit is not included in your ticket, $50 0r $30 pre-loaded ‘Credit’ cards can be purchased online  here or onsite at the festival via Banks and roaming sellers.

You can enjoy Taste to the very last bite with full refunds available for any unspent amounts – simply visit the designated refund point onsite at the festival. A maximum of 3 pre-paid cards can be refunded per person and refunds cannot be redeemed after the event. Banks will close 15 minutes prior to the end of the session.

Taste of Sydney will not be held responsible for lost or stolen pre-paid cards.

 How Many Should I Buy?

Tasting size dishes from the restaurants are priced from $6-12 (icon dishes may be higher). 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 or enjoy a drink, we recommend you begin your tasting journey with $50 0r $30 credit. You can top up your pre-paid card during the festival with any amount you like, just pop by a Bank or a roaming seller dressed in hot pink! Any funds left on the pre-paid card can be refunded at the Bank when you leave. Banks will close 15 minutes prior to the end of the session.

Where is Taste of Sydney held?

Taste of Sydney in partnership with Electrolux is held at Centennial Parkland’s Brazilian Fields, located in the centre of Centennial Park, at the corner of Parkes and Dickens Drive. Event entry on Parkes Drive.

How do I get to Brazilian Field, Centennial Parklands?

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 Journey Planner.


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

To plan your route visit Transport Information Service.


Limited parking is available throughout the park. Please note: some gates to Centennial Park may close at sunset. Click here for gate opening and closing times.


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

What are the event opening times?

Taste of Sydney in partnership with Electrolux takes place in 6 sessions across 4 days (9th-12th March 2017). On Thursday there is an evening session, Friday to Saturday there is an afternoon session and an evening session, and on Sunday just an afternoon session.

Thursday Mar 9th 17:30 – 22:00
Friday Mar 10th 12:00 – 16:00 & 17:30 – 22:00
Saturday Mar 11th 12:00 – 16:00 & 17:30 – 22:00
Sunday Mar 12th 12:00 – 17:00

How much are each of the dishes at the restaurants?

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

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.

IMG Culinary 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.

Are there any age limits?

No! Everyone and anyone is welcome at Taste of Sydney presented by Electrolux.

Do children under 5 require a ticket to attend?

No, but proof of identification may be required.

Can I bring my own food and/or drink on site?

No food will be permitted into the site premises. Only bottled water will be allowed.

Where do I find your terms & conditions?

The Taste of Sydney Terms & Conditions can be found here.

If you have a query which has not yet been answered, please contact a member of the Taste team – Contact Us

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.

Photography on site

Patrons entering the site consent that IMG Culinary and third parties authorised by IMG Culinary 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.

Responsible service of alcohol

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 smoking in a non-smoking area; or
  • Have drugs on you

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For more information on Taste of Sydney please contact us.