Tayim Restaurant and Bar
34 Harrington St
Inside The Harbour Rocks Hotel
The Rocks, Sydney
Tayim is a new Middle Eastern restaurant and bar in Sydney’s famous Rocks area. Its located where the
previous Scarlett restaurant used to be. It has undergone a dramatic redesign. It boasts an
impressive sandstone interior with marble top tables, a generous bar area and even some lovely
seating off the balcony outside.
Tayim only opened in late December but its already pretty famous. The menu has been designed by
Head chef Ran Kimmefield (former head chef at NOUR) so naturally, we couldn’t wait to try it.
We arrived for dinner on a Saturday evening and the restaurant was full, with one free table visible
in the corner which we figured was for us. We were quickly to shown to our table and immediately
started admiring the restored interior which oozed ambience and atmosphere. We kicked off our evening with some delicious starters. Tayim’s dining menu is to share but with
food this delicious, it makes you want to keep it all to yourself.
The Tayim Hummus was a mountain of silky heaven. Made with smoked chickpeas, topped with
pickles and served with fresh house bread, it had us scooping up every last bit.
It was also a great side to the Felafel we had, which came with some spicy Harissa, tangy tahini and
delicious house made pickled vegetables.
We also tried the mushroom borekas which was stuffed with a mountain of seasoned mushrooms,
goats cheese and an egg yolk. Imagine the yummiest pie ever with flaky filo pastry adding to the
For our mains, we chose the grilled chicken ‘masahan’ and a delicious salad. The chicken was tender
and pretty much fell apart in our mouths. It was served on a bed of bread with crispy leek and onion
The salad was fresh and delicious, it had tomatoes, cucumber and was topped with feta. It also had
pomegranate which added a hint of sweetness to an already flavoursome affair.
All this delicious food was enjoyed with some lovely white wine, a local NSW Riesling.
We finished this amazing dining experience with an very impressive dessert. A semolina rose
pudding boasting a fluffy pistachio meringue and topped with Berries. It was so good, it was
devoured in minutes.
Tayim most definitely impressed us. The food was delicious and all local sourced produce by the
way. The service was great and the atmosphere was relaxed and inviting. We can’t wait to go back.
The Counts dined as gusts of Tayim. Special thanks to Olivia and Rose from Pendulum Communications for arranging this visit.