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Opera Bar

#145 of 4,934 Restaurants in Sydney
$$ - $$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
Sydney Opera House, Lower Concourse Level | Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 924 716 66
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  • Very good45%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Sydney Opera House, Lower Concourse Level | Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really the only reason you go here is for the spectacular views. The drinks are a bit over priced and it is usually crowded but well worth a visit. Plenty of tables if you can get one allow you to take in views of the...More

Thank SealWoods
Reviewed 3 days ago

I feel like no trip to Sydney is really complete without a visit to the Opera Bar. In simple terms, you get to eat food, have a drink (on occasion listen to live music) and see one of the best views in the world. What...More

Thank Pranil C
Reviewed 3 days ago

First of all you cannot beat the view! That being said it is really hard to find a seat. I titled this review as 'Beware the Menu' because you need to understand that when the title "raw" does not only mean the first seven items...More

Thank Kelalew
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went to the bar for some refreshments and snacks after a busy morning walking around the city. Views are amazing from the bar, perfect location. My sister and I had 2 cocktails each and a bowl of chips to share. Cocktails were amazing, expensive but...More

Thank Nichole B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great spot for a few drinks. We didn't eat there but the location and easy bar service was good for a quick drinks stop.

Thank jb01_10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the pleasure of spending 3 Days in Sydney and each day we were drawn to the Opera Bar. Great service & fantastic food. The area was buzzing day & night. I recommend a visit. Catch a ferry and go round the bay, lots...More

Thank Colin H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well like most restaurants/bars at tourist attractions - it’s not a bargain. Good quality but overprized.

Thank LoJofrance
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This spot is right beside the Opera House and a great place to sit with a drink or food and watch the world go by. On one side you have the Opera House and the other, you have Sydney Harbour Bridge. Make sure you don't...More

Thank angel40
Opera Bar M, Manager at Opera Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Angel40, Thanks for taking the time to review us. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed relaxing with us & watching the world go by whist sitting in the shade with a lovely cider. The seagulls do sometimes enjoy our customers left overs,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place gets busy, though the atmosphere here is great....but you might struggle to get a table...., also be warned as regards food, the bloody seagulls are everywhere and aggressive..., but for a beer i can't think of a better place to watch the sun...More

Thank agill2407
Opera Bar M, Manager at Opera Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Agill2407, Thanks for taking the time out to review us. We are so glad to hear that Opera Bar is probably your most favorite bar, we can't think of a better place to to watch the sun go down with a cold one either!...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As the sun sets with a glass of champagne (or other choice) in hand, you can take in the activity of the harbour and the view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Nice menu with various options from snacking to dining.

Thank Michelle B
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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,
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Una M
23 August 2017|
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Response from Alison S | Reviewed this property |
It's not as easy to see the Bridge from the Meat and Cheese Room. It's better to sit facing out, on bar stools, near the Cocktail Bar. If you wish to be out of doors your view will be great, as long as you face the bridge... More
Margaret R
29 January 2017|
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Response from Peter P | Reviewed this property |
No I don't think so
6 January 2017|
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Response from Eleni L | Reviewed this property |
Breakfast under $20 per person Look up the lunch and dinner menu online... it's very reasonable
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sydney Opera House, Lower Concourse Level | 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: +61 924 716 66
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Situated right by the waters edge, Opera Bar is often described as the best beer garden in the world. Be swept away by the panoramic views of the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, CBD and beautiful Harbour. Whether it’s breakfast, a lazy lunch, a pre show dinner date or simply a cocktail; Opera Bar is truly perfect for any occasion. Curated by the renowned Chef Matt Moran, our menu offers a wide range of options, appealing to all palates. Enjoy breakfast 7 days a week; watch as chefs shuck fresh oysters at our Raw Bar; indulge in locally sourced cheeses and meats sliced to order in our Meat & Cheese Room; or simply choose a meal off our All Day Menu. The kitchen is open from 8am until midnight on weekdays, and 9am until midnight on weekends, so you can satisfy your cravings at any time. Opera Bar also has live entertainment daily. See our line up here. Inspired by fresh seasonal produce, Opera Bar’s cocktail list is updated quarterly to ensure that your taste buds are constantly tantalized. Why not try our signature cocktail Sydney Sling: west winds sabre gin, pomegranate, fresh lime, mint, bitters, soda. Our wine list boasts grapes from all over the world, and if beer is your preference, you can’t go past our very own Opera Bar Organic Pale Ale.
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