No buffet has ever gotten me as excited as this one. This restaurant has broken the ‘quality over quantity’ golden rule by giving us both. You heard right… Quality AND Quantity.
Lovers of pork crackling can now rejoice at the churrasco grill with unlimited serves of roast pork which is dry-rubbed and roasted with caraway seeds. If crunchy crackling isn’t your thing, how about the flame grilled chicken wings with paprika and chilli? Or perhaps you would prefer the grain-fed beef with tequila barbecue sauce.
The Latin American concept behind Vivaz goes to as far as the live music dance floor where salsa enthusiasts can shake off all the calories they’ve just consumed. Perfect for hens nights, which I am coincidentally here for (in case of any confusion, I thought I should also clarify that it wasn’t my hens night). But anyway, what happens on the hens night, stays on the hens night, so there are no photos apart from photos of food, glorious food.
Here’s what we had:

Jugs of sangria    •    Roasted bellpeppers    •    Tomtato, bocconcini & basil salad

Vivaz Buffet Restaurant and Night Club Sydney -  jug of sangria, roasted bellpeppers, salad bar

Vivaz Buffet Restaurant and Night Club Sydney - churrasco grill station

Garden salad

Vivaz Buffet Restaurant and Night Club Sydney - mixed garden greens

Bread    •    Cucumber, coriander & peanut salad    •    Pumpkin & fetta salad with olives

Vivaz Buffet Restaurant and Night Club Sydney - bread, salsa, cucumber, coriander and peanut salad, pumpkin salad with feta cheese and olives

Broccoli, bacon and almond salad with curry mayo    •    Potato salad

Vivaz Buffet Restaurant and Night Club Sydney - potato salad

Chilli con carne    •    Oven roasted potatoes with cumin    •    Ratatouille

Vivaz Buffet Restaurant and Night Club Sydney - ratatouille and view

Grain fed beef    •    Chicken wings    •    Pork    •    Argentina style chorizo sausages    •    Fish fillet in Spanish salsa sauce

Vivaz Buffet Restaurant and Night Club Sydney - flame grilled meats and roast pork

Seasonal fresh fruit    •    Chocolate liqueur mousse

Vivaz Buffet Restaurant and Night Club Sydney - fresh fruits and chocolate mousse

Vivaz Buffet Restaurant and Night Club Sydney - Latin American band - live music on the dance floor

I initially had my doubts about the pairing of an all-you-can-eat with a nightclub, but it definitely works here and I’ve become a big fan.

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Vivaz Restaurant & Nightclub
80 George St, The Rocks NSW
Phone: (02) 9251 4467

Open: Friday & Saturday nights only
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Jennifer is the founding blogger of I Ate My Way Through (originally, Growing up in the multicultural melting pot of Sydney’s Inner West as a second generation Australian (of Vietnamese refugee parents of Teochew Chinese ancestry), Jen has always had a deep curiosity about global cuisines, culinary heritage and the cultural assimilation of immigrants. For Jen and her family, food is always at the centre of all celebrations, life events and milestones. A lover of the finer things in life, as well as cheap eats, her blogging ethos is all about empowering and inspiring people to expand their culinary repertoire. When not running her two companies (she is also the Managing Director of The Bamboo Garden online marketing agency), Jen can be found exploring old-world charms at vintage markets and delving into local eats around the world. She has a weakness for fried chicken.
  • This looks like a fun place for a hen’s night! Gotta love an all-you-can-eat buffet 😀

  • It’s a perfect place for large groups (like hens’ nights, hehe) though I dodn’t remember the food being this good the last time I was there, I’m drooling at those roasted peppers!

  • i haven’t been to Vivaz for ages but i do remember enjoying the all you can eat buffet and the music and dancing after was pretty lively and fun too 🙂

  • My oh my – interesting combo indeed!!!! Looks like fun though!

  • I never thought you could improve on the four magical words of “all you can eat” but crackling just tops it off so beautifully! omgomgomg must try!

  • looks great! i’m feeling very hungry now! and feel like having a salsa 😛

  • So…much…food…!!! Too bad I’m not terribly good value at all-you-can-eats anymore but the spread here is definitely impressive as well as fresh-looking.
    Is that someone I spot wearing devil horns there?!

  • Unlimited pork crackling? Pork crackling? I’m there!

  • Jen

    hahaha, well spotted!

  • Jen

    Yeh, I was a bit skeptical at first – I mean, do we really wanna stuff ourselves at a hens night while wearing tight dresses? But it was awesome fun 🙂

  • Jen

    It’s always hard finding a good feed for large groups… Glad i’ve got one to add to the list!

  • Jen

    Agree – Love the atmosphere!

  • Wow, this food looks brilliant.
    I have a teenage son who loves to get his money’s worth at buffets – he’d be in heaven here!
    Shame it’s not a shorter drive. 🙂

  • Argh- a nightclub buffet- I would be skeptical too- but the wings and pork crackly look GREAT- this is actually a really cool idea!

  • Oh what a wonderful idea! Will have to remember this as an option for organising large outings.

  • Jen

    hehe you’re so funny

  • Jen

    I might plan my sister’s hens night here so I can come back… lol

  • Jen

    Yum! I’ve been making salsa for lunch lately… with avocado and cucumber too so it’s more of a mini-salad than dip

  • Jen

    Hehehe… there’s so much other yummyness too which makes each round a tough choice!

  • Jen

    Ah yes, perfect for growing boys!!

  • Jen

    Yeh, it doesn’t sound like a good idea at the start but once you’re there, the churrasco grill wins you over 😉

  • Jen

    Yes! Large group outings can be a nightmare to plan

  • Vivas certainly exceeded my expectations when I went there for a hens night. I recall the food being good and the music was great. This review brought back some very nice memories 🙂

  • You had me at Sangria… 🙂 Seems like it might be a good idea to pig out at the buffet, then dance it off with salsa!! 🙂 And yeah, I would have been sceptical too, but good to hear that you enjoyed the food!