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ARIA Restaurant

#43 of 4,817 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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Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1 Macquarie St | East Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The chef in this restaurant is obviously talented. There must be some great dishes on the menu we did not try. What we did have was very average. My steak was the worst I had during my 10 day visit to Australia and my daughters...More

Thank Leon D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

From the moment one walks in there is attentive service. The food was elegantly presented and delicious without being overly decorative and fancy . It left me satisfied with decent portions as opposses to some fancy restuarants. views towards circular quay was intersting and added...More

Thank johnfromwollongong
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The best table service I have ever experienced. Hands down, no question, no comparison. The staff were attentive without crowding you, totally unpretentious, knowledgeable about the menu, polite, witty and the dishes were presented and removed with a graceful choreography. The views from the restaurant...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an early dinner before show at Opera House. Service was friendly, attentive and very informative. After struggling to find front door, we arrived a bit late, but the food was served quickly, so we still made the show on time. Followed suggestions by the...More

Thank Ray A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to ARIA for dinner on Friday night. The staff were great and the service was fantastic. Food was good.

Thank JAT2701
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have used Bennelong restaurant cured and cultured for pre opera house show dinner and drinks and absolutely loved it (see separate review) but on this night they were fully booked so we were looking for another high quality alternative to the pretty average fare and...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was absolutely delicious and service was on the point. Tasting menu was appropriately priced. Will definitely go back again!

Thank TristaPhilly
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food quality although very good was underwhelming compared to the breathtaking views which is the main reason you will enjoy this experience. The service was excellent,

Thank rosariomugnaini
Reviewed 1 week ago

I made reservations here for our anniversary and I'm so glad that I did! One hears hype about restaurants and Aria lived up to these expectations and exceeded them ... by a mile. Please note that is is not a inexpensive evening but overall we...More

Thank cmmccomb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a pre theatre dinner Good price Great view Really good food I went aria a couple of years ago and wasn't that impressed with the food , but is improved ! Service was really good Good selection of wines

Thank _tabithaacret
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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Nearby Attractions
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14 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$37 - US$71
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
View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:45
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:45
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:45
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:45
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:45
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:45
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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