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ARIA Restaurant

) #46 of 4,778 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 6 February 2016

We went here with a group and there was a really great atmosphere. They catered very well for dietary requirements. We had the lamb and barramundi for mains, both very generous portions. The sides were also good portion sizes. Great selection of wines, and teas!

Thank Clive L
Reviewed 6 February 2016

Lovely cuisine, very attentive staff, a special occasion treat............. The menu offers a very wide choice, and seeing it is a special reason you will go there for, as in taking overseas visitors, just go all out and enjoy!

Thank simone d
Reviewed 6 February 2016

Apart from the stunning location and views looking onto the Opera House and Harbour, Matt Moran has nailed the food. The decor is subtle and refined and the staff are just so professional. Let's talk about the food. It's fine dining at its best. Just...More

Thank Helena C
Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

We went here for a family dinner, the staff were great, very knowledgeable about their products and made you feel very welcome. The food was to a high standard and wines lovely.

Thank Traveller7250
Reviewed 1 February 2016

Ok for years I have wanted to go to Aria - it is special right??? I went for Lunch the other day taking an overseas visitor with me... Ok you see the bridge and the opera house - nice! Sevice was good - all seem...More

Thank KittyCat22
Reviewed 1 February 2016

As rather novice and somewhat sceptical fine foodie diner I was rather pleasantly surprised by the experience. I went with a oversea friends who regularly enjoys fine food meals. Service was superb, food including barramundi main delicious and filling. Price quite reasonable for what you...More

Thank LozatWoz
Reviewed 31 January 2016

From first arrival through the meal and as we left, the service provide by all the staff at this restaurant was first class. We were a table of three couples and enjoyed their three course options. The meal was also high class, I enjoyed the...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 30 January 2016

From the food to the view, from the wine to the service Aria did not disappoint. We had a table overlooking one of the most beautiful views in the world, Sydney Harbour, and the food was amazing. Each course used local produce and was designed...More

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

Family of 4 , with 2 young well mannered kids (9 and 2 years) We had not booked but we managed to get a table , it was at the back room facing the harbour overlooking cruise terminal . Whilst Aria may not be what...More

Thank Permnentholiday S
Reviewed 27 January 2016

A great restaurant - great food and wines matched with a great view of Sydney Harbour - staff were great to deal and overall experience was excellent.We did book sometime ago to get - in glad we did because it was a busy day for...More

Thank BreakawayHoliday
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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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, View, Local cuisine
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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