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Raclette Igloo Sydney review

In the French Alps winter is celebrated with friends and family gathering together to eat, drink and be merry. Now Sydney-siders can do the same (minus the alps) right in the heart of the city. You don’t need to speak French or take a chairlift for this experience. Just park in the Broadway Shopping Centre and take the lift to the rooftop for all the alpine feels at the pop-up event, Raclette Igloo. We love to get a taste of travel any way we can, so we booked an igloo and thought we’d share our review of Raclette Igloo Sydney.

Raclette Igloo Sydney review - Have Wheelchair Will Travel

Raclette Igloo Sydney review

As a non-skier I was happy with the ease of reaching the summit (aka the rooftop of Broadway Shopping Centre) for Raclette Igloo. On arrival we were offered mulled wine or non-alcoholic mulled wine (juice) while we waited to be shown to our igloo.

Raclette Igloo Sydney review - Have Wheelchair Will Travel

Staff with delightful French accents, wearing berets and ski jumpers/sweaters showed guests to their assigned igloos. Our igloo for the evening was able to accommodate six to eight people and had a nifty opening allowing step-free access for Braeden’s wheelchair. It was just the three of us so we had plenty of space.

Raclette Igloo Sydney review - Have Wheelchair Will Travel

We arrived at 5pm for the early sitting and we were rewarded with a spectacular sunset. The city’s skyscrapers sparkled in the golden glow, making our arrival even more magical.

Raclette Igloo Sydney review - Have Wheelchair Will Travel

The igloo was warm and intimate with all we needed for a comfortable and delicious experience. Braeden was won over instantly at the mention of cheese and ham, two of his favourite foods. Our waiter described his favourite way of enjoying the Raclette cheese and we were left to it. Not having a clue ourselves we faithfully followed his instructions.

Raclette Igloo Sydney review - Have Wheelchair Will Travel

We gently smashed warm potatoes on our little black pan, added a meat from the charcuterie board and a generous slice of Raclette cheese before putting it under the Raclette grill to melt the cheese.

Raclette Igloo Sydney review - Have Wheelchair Will Travel




Braeden couldn’t get it into his belly fast enough which had us working a production line of gooey cheesy delights to keep up with his eating pace. A choice of French champagne or red or white wine was offered as an accompaniment.

Raclette Igloo Sydney review - Have Wheelchair Will Travel

Igloos can be booked for two people but it should be noted that it’s in a shared igloo. The pictured igloo above on the right is one of the shared igloos. It’s larger than the one in the foreground so guests have a good amount of space between the tables within the igloo for some privacy.

Raclette Igloo Sydney review - Have Wheelchair Will Travel

When we were full of savoury delights we headed outside to our igloo’s fire pit to toast giant marshmallows.

The finale to the night was a smattering of snow on our departure. Braeden had all the elements he needed for a fabulous evening. The uniqueness of this experience left us all feeling warm and fuzzy on a Sydney winter’s evening.




Wheelchair access at Raclette Igloo 

Accessibility is good throughout the Raclette Igloo experience. We parked on the ground floor of the Broadway Shopping Centre car park in an accessible parking space and had a lift opposite which took us straight to the rooftop on level 4. Ask staff at Raclette Igloo to validate your parking if you arrive after 6pm.

The rooftop is level and a unisex stand-alone accessible bathroom is available on level 3 of the shopping centre.

When booking ensure that you request an accessible igloo which is step-free as not all the igloos offer this.

Raclette Igloo Sydney review - Have Wheelchair Will Travel

Room inside the igloo for a wheelchair user would be tight if there were eight people inside. We moved the table back a little and moved the chairs to give Braeden a bit more space. Large power wheelchair users may find it too tight. Braeden’s knees just fitted under the table in his manual chair.

We were hosted for our experience but as always our review is reflective of our experience.

Raclette Igloo Sydney is on until 28 July 2024.

Cost – $99PP. (You can book your igloo for a party of 2pp, 6pp or 8pp)

The 7pm session for Friday and Saturday are $119 per person, and a bottle of sparkling is included on top of the rest! For 2 people, 1 glass of sparkling per person is included.

  • Private igloo with table, chairs and cutlery for 1.5hrs to enjoy Lunch or Dinner.
  • For 8 people= 1.6kg of Raclette Cheese, 880g of Charcuterie, Potatoes, pickles.
  • For 6 people= 1.2kg of Raclette Cheese, 660g of Charcuterie, Potatoes, pickles.
  • For 2 people= 400g of Raclette Cheese, 220g of Charcuterie, Potatoes, pickles.
  • One glass of warmed mulled wine.
  • 1 skewer of giant marshmallow per person to roast on your fire pit.

You can find out more on the Raclette Igloo website. 

Raclette Igloo Sydney review - Have Wheelchair Will Travel




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