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ARIA Restaurant

#43 of 4,732 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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“truffle mash” (26 reviews)
“souffle” (41 reviews)
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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 yesterday via mobile

Exactly what you would expect from a top restaurant. Amazing food and pairing wines and a beautiful view on the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

Thank Danny G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

No better location in Sydney, the Opera House view is amazing, besides the great gastronomical offering. Wine list as good as the rest with very good service as well. Great experience for those places you won’t forget.

Thank Carlos M
Reviewed 4 days ago

I would like to say this is a Fine Dining Restaurant offering quality food with a price to match. Special occasions or business, this is an ideal venue. For me, I feel the price outweighed everything else. The food was very nice but I have...More

Thank Joanne R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Amazed at the attitude of the reception staff 🙁told us we had 1 hour to have our drinks and eat food - have traveled a fair bit and this was the first time I heard such a comment in a high end restaurant. Food was...More

Thank Pankaj S
Reviewed 5 days ago

We chose Aria on two occasions recently as a much-needed special indulgence before our regular concerts, and really appreciated the food, the service, the views and ambience. Small touches like the little appetiser, the choice of breads and artisan butters, the delicacies with coffee, all...More

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 1 week ago

For a $700 lunch for two people (About $300 of drinks included) the experience was a bit middling. Clichéd unpleasant maître d' was there at the door to disapprove of us making our way into the restaurant after being met with an empty reception area...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food as expected was very good, all dishes beautifully presented and inovative.Staff very efficient and professional. Sommelier was one of the best with his advise and knowledge first class.

Thank Sergio P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every year we pick out a fine dining restaurant for our anniversary dinner - this year was Aria. We had pre theatre dinner menu - 3 courses. The food was very average, nothing special. Very limited vegetarian options - mains only had truffle baked daikon...More

Thank N_P_S_0
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dated, Bland & underwhelming food at best with no creativity, unfriendly/ unprofessional staff and ridiculously overpriced. Clearly this restaurant is running off the back of it's name that was developed a long time ago. There are so many better options in Sydney these days, Stay...More

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the restaurant with a group of colleagues for a function and I was really amazed. The food is outstanding nd the staff absolutely friendly and professional. As a starter I had the tomato with nectarines and almonds and Angus beef as the main...More

Thank ThRued
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
16 November 2017|
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Response from DeshmukhV | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual attire is suitable.
13 January 2017|
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Response from AndyDave | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$67
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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:45 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:45 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:45 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:45 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:45 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:45 PM
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
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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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