Lotus Circular Quay

Sydney’s Quay Quarter Tower has a new food and beverage addition in the form of one of the city’s most-loved Cantonese venues.

Lotus Group has opened its Dumpling Bar concept, also seen in Walsh Bay and Summer Hill, in the new CBD development.

The more casual eatery’s menu revolves around its namesake – dumplings – with steamed and fried options spanning the classic xiao long bao as well as shittake, jade prawn, crispy prawn and pork pot stickers.

Starter plates have been designed for diners to share and cover XO scallops with Chinese dipping donut, seven-spice calamari, hot and numbing chicken wings and tea-smoked duck pancakes with hoisin.

The rest of the menu is split up into seafood, meat, vegetables and rice and noodles – think steamed barramundi with Chinese cabbage, ginger and shallots, wok-fried eggplant and tofu with chilli bean sauce and dan dan noodles.

There are also two tasting menus available priced at $65 and $79 per person.

The venue has honed in on small-scale producers when it comes to the wine list, with a number of skin-contact, organic and biodynamic options available.

“Most of our wines will be offered by the glass, carafe, and bottle, under the Coravin Pivot wine preservation system,” says the venue.

The Circular Quay venue is the latest addition to the Lotus portfolio, which currently has seven restaurants in Sydney.