World Heritage listed Cockatoo Island, which lies in the middle of Sydney Harbour, welcomes Contained to Bolt Wharf. Formed through the use of innovative structures, materials and art, Contained is an activity hub housing a restaurant, bar, event space, 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.

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. Young Henry’s will serve up their iconic Newtowner and Summer Hop Ale. While Archie Rose will feature a selection of their boutique spirits.

STAY – The Contained, adults only pop-up boutique hotel offers a unique escape by the water’s edge. Making use of beautifully crafted repurposed shipping containers as bespoke suites the suites feature a queen-sized bed, air conditioning, a kitchenette, modern bathroom, an exterior deck with lounge furniture, access to the Don Tapa Restaurant, room service and a container plunge pool. Rates start from $305 Monday through Thursday and $385 per night Friday & Saturday with a minimum two nights stay.


Wednesday & Thursday 11am – 9pm

Friday & Saturday 11am – 10pm

Sunday 11am – 7pm.

Contained will also be home to a series of events throughout March. For further information visit

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