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ARIA Restaurant

#42 of 4,705 Restaurants in Sydney}
$$$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
1 Macquarie St | East Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9252 2555
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good23%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Closed Now
12:00 PM - 2:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
1 Macquarie St | East Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

The kids (knowing we eat out at least 3 times a week), gave us a Voucher for our anniversary and it didn't disappoint... Excellent service and the meals were top shelf. We went for Lunch and got a table with a view of the Bridge...More

Thank Joseph C
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went to Aria for our last day in Sydney. We couldn't have choice a better place than this. From the service to the dessert all was perfect for a fantastic night. The sommelier was knowledgeable and well versed in the wines of the world....More

Thank PvM1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Extremely well prepared food with a view. Over looking sydney Bridge Aria serves delicious food. We took the four course menu including crayfish, chicken, beef and cheesecake. Beautifully presented and an excellent wine and cocktail list. Great friendly service and the waiter was really well...More

Thank Lynne A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding restaurant. Not cheap by any stretch, but the food was excellent. I had oysters (best I've ever had), steak, and assorted cheeses for dessert. The sparkling wine and wine were also outstanding. Beautiful location overlooking the water as well.

Thank RaleighNCTraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago

Terrible is not low enough - from the noise to the lousy food to the druggies shooting up in the restrooms I would advise to avoid this place Nice harbor view is about all you get

Thank Greg P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried the Supper Menu after seeing a show at the Opera House on a Saturday evening. Arriving at 10.15pm we though it would be a very restricted menu, but were pleasantly surprised to get 6 menu choices for all courses. Wonderful food, fantastic flavour...More

Thank Todd H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

How this is the 43rd best restaurant on TA is baffling The view, the service, the ambiance is good enough to be top ten Good greeting on arrival Opted for three courses, we had pacific oysters, yellow fine tuna, both excellent , Calamari and quail...More

Thank undercoverelephant
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was at Aria with boss and team, staff was extremely courteous, palate cleanser had radish, grains and way TOO much salt! enjoyed main course: snapper with artichoke and desert: green apple sorbet but appetizer, the marron was chewy and bland...view of the harbor bridge and...More

Thank sweetu85
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the fabulous Chef's Seasonal Tasting Menu for lunch at Aria with friends and thoroughly enjoyed the food, wines, service and setting overlooking the Sydney Opera House. The Chef's Menu consisted of 7 delicious courses. We particularly enjoyed the shelled pacific oysters, the roasted...More

Thank StrategistToronto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, the food was incredible, the service fabulous, and the views spectacular. Must admit however, I thought the prices were a bit too expensive.

Thank frequent_traveler290
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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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Mark L
17 November 2017|
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Response from Peter R | Reviewed this property |
we don't really do formal dress codes here in Sydney, but if you didn't want to feel out of place, smart casual would be the go. Perhaps with a bit of flair given its Friday if you were so inclined.
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PamelaBray
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$35 - US$68
Cuisine
Meals
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
Local cuisine, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 PM - 9:45 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:45 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:45 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:45 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:45 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:45 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:45 PM
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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