Contained Sydney Comes to Cockatoo Island

Rekindle your sense of adventure this summer with Contained Sydney on Cockatoo Island, an adventure hub of discovery and sensory exploration. Launching on Thursday 8th February, 2018 Contained is a place where people come together to eat, drink, play and stay.

Contained Sydney

Cockatoo Island welcomes Contained to Bolt Wharf, an activity hub formed through the use of innovative structures, materials and art. Housing several offerings from a restaurant and bar including an event space to an urban farm and bespoke accommodation.

Travelling to Sydney from Perth, the Contained concept was created by duo Anatoly Mezhov and Irene Polo of whom lay claim to both Contained, converted shipping containers providing luxury boutique accommodation and The Mantle, an activity hub in the East End of Fremantle.

Here’s what to expect at Contained Sydney:

Contained Sydney

EAT– Don Tapa is Contained Sydney’s pop-up restaurant, combining South American and traditional Australian produce the food is bound to excite, satisfy & impress as it fuses unique intercontinental Indigenous flavours. Powered by the onsite Urban Farm, the dishes are served in a style that is designed to be shared with great company and washed down with delicious wines, beers and cocktails. If selecting from the Latin Street Eats, Grilled Veg and Meats or the Cheese and Charcuterie selection is too hard, let Don feed your group with a set shared style menu for $60 per person.

DRINK – Alex Retief of The Urban Winery, has curated a selection of NSW sourced wines showcasing some amazing wine regions that have been flying under the radar, coupled with his incredible and minimal intervention wine making from the Urban Winery. Fancy a brew? The team from Young Henry’s will be serving up their iconic Newtowner and Summer Hop Ale as well as an exclusive taste of their all new Stayer Session Ale on tap. In addition, Archie Rose Distillery have also joined forces with Contained and will feature a selection of boutique spirits.

STAY – The Contained, adults only pop-up boutique hotel offers a unique escape by the water’s edge on Cockatoo Island. Making use of beautifully crafted repurposed shipping containers as bespoke suites with all the luxuries one needs. Featuring a queen-sized bed, air conditioning, an exterior deck with lounge furniture, access to the Don Tapa Restaurant, room service and a container plunge pool, it is truly a unique way to experience Contained at Cockatoo Island. Rates start from $305 Monday through Thursday and $385 per night Friday Saturday with a minimum two nights stay.

Contained Sydney officially launches on Thursday 8th February, 2018 and will also be home to a series of events throughout February and March including a Valentine’s Day degustation and featured Chef dinners.

Contained Sydney
Cocktaoo Island

Open Wednesday & Thursday 11am – 9pm, Friday & Saturday 11am – 10pm and Sunday 11am – 7pm.


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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.