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Santa Barbara lands in Sydney’s Kings Cross


Sydney-siders rolled into Kings Cross last week to check out the opening of the area’s newest bar and eating hall, Santa Barbara, located under the iconic Coke sign.


Guests enjoying the launch of Kings Cross’ latest eatery, Santa Barbara.

The crowd lapped up the American-inspired decor, which has a bit of everything – Hawaiian roadhouses, Tex-Mex trailer parks, LA mega-mansions and the seedy old school of Kings Cross.

Greeted by neon signs, Chinese take-out illuminated menus and big leather booths, guests moved through to the bars and verandah to enjoy the generous serving of U.S.A.sian specialities the kitchen turned out.

The latest venture from the Drink N Dine guys who are renowned for great food and drinks, plates of Bings in Peking Duck, Kung Pow Chicken and Korean Short Rib were served alongside BBQ Pran Ssams, Kingfish Poke, Salt n Pepa Crab and Char Sui Ribs.


Guests enjoyed the generous serving of U.S.A.sian specialities the kitchen turned out.

The bars pumped out their own versions of holiday classic cocktails – Santa Coladas, Singapore Slangs, Frozen Margaritas and Mekong Iced Teas, while DJ Des Garcon and Hornedog provided the entertainment.

Guests on the night included Corban Harris, X-Factor’s Fortunate, Charlotte Dawson, Isabelle Cornish and Pip Edwards.