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ARIA Restaurant

) #45 of 4,736 Restaurants in Sydney €€€€ , , Vegetarian Friendly
1 Macquarie St | East Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9252 2555
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good23%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“truffle mash” (25 reviews)
“souffle” (42 reviews)
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Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1 Macquarie St | East Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

The most spectacular food in the most amazing setting. A phenomenal experience with views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House while you dine. Cannot recommend it highly enough.

Thank Renee H
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Wonderful ambience and great service as usual - loved both. However, after a great entree the standard deteriorated. The Cowra lamb as the main was very average and the soufflé dessert ordinary. It didn't compare with the wonderful soufflés we've had on recent Princess cruises....More

1  Thank RothenburgMarilyn
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

I reserved a table for my husband's birthday dinner prior to our arrival in Sydney. Unfortunately we had to reschedule and had a 5:30pm seating which is their pre-theater seating. They only offer a set menu. The wait staff and sommelier were pleasant and helpful....More

Thank JenniferM308
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

We booked for 4 people at around $1000/head for a once in a life time experience. The welcome was awkward and a bit frosty, we were seated and promptly moved upstairs for the view which was incredible. The tasting plates upstairs were a joke, there...More

2  Thank Banjomilly
Reviewed 16 January 2016

The best Soufflé I have ever tasted !! Can't fault anything ...... We had been to the Sydney Opera House behind the scenes tour. We booked via Viator and didn't know anything about this restaurant until the night. We were not disappointed !

Thank Webbie62
Reviewed 16 January 2016

We had dinner New Year's Eve. Tasting menu absolutely delicious and matching wines excellent, plus staff very attentive and friendly. Terrace watching fireworks on the harbour very crowded though - could have done with less people being booked in the restaurant that night, to make...More

1  Thank MargSuffolk
Reviewed 16 January 2016

It was pouring down so it was nice to be comfortably seated in a nice restaurant with a nice view ( opera house and the Harbour bridge) having a nice meal. Because I went during a not a 'normal' day of the restaurant I can...More

Thank momar2015
Reviewed 15 January 2016

We were so excited about going to Aria. We could only get a pre theatre sitting which was from 6.30 - 7.45, but we took it. This is a beautiful restaurant with the only real wow factor being the view of the Opera House and...More

1  Thank Shell M
Reviewed 15 January 2016

Hubby and I went here for lunch to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The service was amazing. The staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. I needed some changes made to the menu to be able to cater for my food allergies. This was no problem at...More

Thank white_and_wander
Reviewed 14 January 2016

The Aria restaurant has great views opposite the Sydney opera house. It is fine dining with excellent food. The service was great with very friendly staff. Perfect for a special occasion.

1  Thank Smp441
Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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13 January 2017|
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Response from AndyDave | Reviewed this property |
Speak to the restaurant directly
David W
13 November 2016|
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Response from DashofChilli | Reviewed this property |
Now open again. I look forward to trying again soon but will wait until next year following our previous experience. I had no feedback from Aria. They don't care about poor reviews I guess as people just go anyway!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$36 - US$70
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:45
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:45
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12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:45
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17:30 - 22:45
12:00 - 14:30
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17:00 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Macquarie St | East Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9252 2555
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ARIA is an award winning hatted restaurant in Sydney located at Circular Quay, on the very edge of Sydney Harbour, provides a dining experience with striking harbour views, with an award winning menu and extensive wine list, served in an intimate and elegant dining room. Owned by chef Matt Moran, ARIA first opened its doors in 1999 and is highly regarded and awarded both locally and internationally. ARIA currently holds two coveted Chef's Hats and was awarded the, 'Diner's Choice' award by the readers at the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2012 Awards.
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