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ARIA Restaurant

#108 of 4,932 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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good22%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“truffle mash” (26 reviews)
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Open Now
5:00 p.m. - 10:45 p.m. Hours
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 yesterday via mobile

Aria is a restaurant I aspired to visit- and perhaps that was my issue. The location perfect, view sensational, but from the moment I was greeted and told my table wasn’t ready, I felt it was more about the people working there than the food...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I continue to rate Aria Sydney as my favourite restaurant in the world. I would consider myself as a bit of a foodie and I would always highly recommend Aria Sydney. The food, service and ambience of the restaurant and the views are just fabulous....More

Thank Kristy S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Aria's is my favourite Sydney restaurant. We normally go to Aria for dinner for very special occasions. Food is always outstanding. Service excellent. Beautiful location. Very comfortable seating

Thank barryf32
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband booked this as a surprise for my 40th birthday. Despite arriving on time for our booking, our table wasn’t ready so we had to sit in the bar to wait. The waiter seemed perplexed when we didn’t want to order a pre dinner...More

1  Thank Woo53
Reviewed 4 days ago

Aria is one of the few select restaurants where food quality, level of service and view all hit the highest marks. The four course tasting menu matched with wines was simply spectacular, while the service was world class. Can't think of a better place to...More

Thank winegeek-fl
Reviewed 5 days ago

We met friends who live in Sydney here for dinner. They recommended based on location, cuisine and service. It did not not disappoint. We had the center table with a commanding view of both the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. There was even...More

Thank RogerNeal
Solotel M, Manager at ARIA Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Roger, Thank you so much for your kind remarks! We are so happy we exceeded your expectations. Our staff work very hard to create exceptional experiences for all of our guests. And we love sharing our delicious, locally sourced dishes and "million dollar views"...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I visited here for her 21st birthday. Although our first impression wasn’t great - our table wasn’t ready and there was no where to sit at the bar which left us standing awkwardly in the foyer for about 10 minutes this was...More

Thank Suzycue2014
Solotel M, Manager at ARIA Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much dining with us! We are so happy we could help you celebrate your daughter's birthday. We sincerely apologise for the poor first impression and wait for your table. We do our best to make sure that tables are ready on time...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favourite Sydney restaurants and great place to dine with friends. The Champagne lobster, french toast, sterling caviar starter was delightful. I followed up with more seafood (special of the day) and a chocolate laden dessert to finish. The wine list is extensive...More

Thank OzMum21
Solotel M, Manager at ARIA Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for dining with us again! We're glad to hear you had another great night with us. The Champagne lobster, french toast is one of our staff favourites as well. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

wasn't my favourite fine dining choice in sydney. had the grouper as my main - was cooked to perfection but lacked flavour - dare i say it was bland? the wine list was exceptional - one of the best reds from oregon i've ever had....More

Thank Daniel M
Solotel M, Manager at ARIA Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Daniel, Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. We're glad we provided an exceptional wine selection for you, however, we are very sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your overall experience. Our team works very hard to create unique...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our last dinner in Sydney and it was a birthday celebration as well. The table was perfect with our guest of honor enjoying a beautiful view of the Opera House. One can choose a 1, 2, 3 or 4 course dinner and its...More

Thank lovetohike1111
Solotel M, Manager at ARIA Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We're so sorry that there was a miscommunication regarding the water service and the wine decanting. We do our best to communicate to our guests throughout their experience with us and we're sorry...More

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buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
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frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
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Mark L
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Response from Troy L | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual, or evening cocktail if you want a sense of occasion
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$36 - US$69
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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.
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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