Where To Eat And Drink

Located in the vibrant Angel Place laneways precinct in the heart of Sydney's CBD, City Recital Hall has plenty of restaurants and bars on our doorstep.


Enjoy a drink and a snack at the Hall before your show or at interval. Our bars open 90 minutes prior to the start of performances, offering a selection of light refreshments and alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.


Our Lobby Bar is now stocked with a range of light meal options, so you no longer need to worry about where you can get a quick meal before the show, we’ve got you covered. Before each show you can enjoy some of the following:

  • Sushi boxes
  • Salads
  • Wraps
  • Muffins
  • Banana Bread
  • And don’t worry, our long-time favourite sandwiches will still be there!

Pre-ordering drinks

We are delighted to announce that we now offer pre-order interval drinks. You can pre-order your drinks from any bar prior to the show and they will be available for collection from the Lobby Bar, avoid all the interval queues!

Dinner Boxes From Long Chim and Indu

Dinner Boxes from Long Chim and Indu are now available to order at all evening performances at City Recital Hall. Dinner boxes can be purchased from our ground floor foyer bar for $20 and under and will be delivered straight to you. Orders close approximately 40 minutes prior to the performance start time.

You can view a sample menu here. Please note that this menu is subject to change and you can view the current menu in our ground floor foyer on the night.

cheese, dip and olive packs from White Label Supper Club

We’ve partnered with White Label Supper Club to bring you a range of delicious artisan cheese, dip and olive packs to be enjoyed at City Recital Hall prior to your evening show.

All packs are freshly sliced, cut and packed to order and can be picked up from our Lobby bar from an hour and a half prior to your concert. Recommended for two people or a light bite for three.

Packs are available for evening performances Wednesday to Saturday, unless otherwise specified. Packs can be pre-ordered via our website up to 4.30pm the day prior to the show.

Click here for more information on the packs, a full list of available performance dates or to purchase a pack. Please note that it is essential that you match the date of your performance with your food order.

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Restaurants in the Angel Place and Ash Street Laneways

Ash st. cellar

A modern European-style bistro, Ash St. Cellar and wine bar is intimately tucked away behind ivy. Classic café chairs, warm wooden décor and Parisian ‘plein aire’ seating creates an ideal hideaway from the hustle and bustle of Sydney’s CBD. Treat yourself to something special on your next night out with their meditarranean-inspired share plate menu for $55, available from midday through to 10pm.

1 Ash Street
Bookings: 02 9240 3000 merivale.com.au/ashstcellar


INDU is a celebration of village culture, flavours and local hospitality. A place where eastern mysticism meets western curiosity. 

350 George Street (entry via Angel Place)
Bookings: 02 9223 0158 indudining.com.au


Long Chim’s pre- and post-theatre $45 menu is offered between 5pm and 6.30pm and after any performance.

Corner of Pitt Street and Angel Place with (entrance on Pitt Street)
Bookings: 02 9223 7999 or longchimsydney.com

China Lane

Tucked within the sanctuary of Angel Place and set beneath the ‘forgotten songs’ birdcage installation. The cuisine is modern Asian focusing on fresh, seasonal produce with traditional flavours and contemporary techniques. City Recital Hall concertgoers are invited to enjoy an exclusive $45 pre-theatre banquet designed to share with a minimum of 2 persons (whole table only). Diners can select two entrees and two dishes from the mains menu, with sides included. Patrons must present their concert tickets on arrival at China Lane. Pre-theatre reservations are available between 6pm and 6:30pm (from 5.30pm on Saturdays).

2 Angel Place
Bookings: 02 9231 3939 or chinalane.com.au


Felix is an elegant bistro serving classic French fare tucked in Ash Street laneway, just around the corner from City Recital Hall. Awarded One Hat in the 2017 and 2016 Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide Awards, Felix will wine and dine you with either a $50 two course or $60 three course prix fixe menu available between 5:30pm and 6:30pm every day.

2 Ash Street
Bookings: 02 9240 3000 or merivale.com.au/felix


Mercado pays homage to Moorish, Spanish dinning with understated detail that is warm and grand. Mercardo offer a $55 per person pre-theatre menu for two plus people featuring all of the the resturant's favourites. Booking times are best made for 5.30pm and 5.45pm allowing time for dining and a departure between 7pm and 7.15pm.

4 Ash St
Bookings: 02 9221 6444 or mercadorestaurant.com.au

Bacco Osteria

Bacco Osteria has a strong focus on seasonal produce, with an aim to source locally, using organic and sustainable goods wherever possible. Bacco believes in a true Italian artisanal approach, making bread, pasta and soft cheeses daily. 

1 Angel Place
Bookings: 02 9235 3383 or bacco.com.au


Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner (dinner on show nights only), Angel Café Bar offers an a la carte menu for lunch and dinner accompanied by a selection of wines and spirits. It's located right next door to City Recital Hall in Angel Place.

10 Angel Place
Bookings: 02 9232 0188


Bar Cupola is open for pre-concert dinners on selected evenings that coincide with performances at City Recital Hall and is open for dinner two hours prior to concerts. Entry to Bar Cupola is via 123 Pitt Street. The connecting doors from Level 1 of City Recital Hall are open one hour prior to performances on selected evenings. For more information about pre-concert dinners at Bar Cupola click here. Bookings are essential. 

Gallery Level, Angel Place Office Tower, 123 Pitt St, Sydney
Bookings: 02 9221 3377 or barcupola.com.au