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Aria Restaurant

#104 of 4,990 Restaurants in Sydney
$$$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
1 Macquarie St | East Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9252 2555
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good22%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“petit fours” (75 reviews)
“souffle” (38 reviews)
“venison” (37 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1 Macquarie St | East Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Aria Restaurant
1. Amazing Australian Cuisine
"an amazing meal showcasing fresh, seasonal Australian produce!"
Michelle S
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2. Stunning Views of the Harbour
"commanding view of both the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House"
RogerNeal
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3. World Class Service
"From the moment one walks in there is attentive service."
johnfromwollongong
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Reviewed 2 days ago

When my wife and I arrived at Aria, we were a trifle scruffy and sweaty, having just run across Circular Quay to watch the light show on the Opera House. However, we were treated as graciously and politely as if were in the more formal...More

Thank Rick628
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed March 14, 2018

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
Solotel M, Manager at Aria Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2018

Wow - thank you so much for your kind review! We are so glad you love the food, service and views. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 2 days ago

Unlike our previous visit where we were subject virtual neglect by an older waiter, this time the management ensured that we were served by a pleasant waiter and a competent sommelier. Although the entrance to the restaurant is not that inviting and the person at...More

Thank Chanaka P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning restaurant setting with fantastic food and wine selection. Very classy and relaxed at th same time. The staff at Aria are wonderful hosts, very professional and friendly. Lovely night out.

Thank lauriemastro
Solotel M, Manager at Aria Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted to hear you had a lovely experience with us from the setting to the food and wine to the service. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We only had mains, so cannot speak to entrees or dessert. The ambiance cannot be beaten. We started with bread, which was cold with chewy crusts so seemed not very fresh. The amuse bouche - crispy chicken skin with a kind of mousse - was...More

Thank Bill T
Solotel M, Manager at Aria Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Bill, Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the ambiance and views. We're sorry that the food experience did not live up to your expectations. We take guest feedback seriously and we will share...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Fine dining at its best. Exceptional service and superb food and wine in an outstanding location. Not to be missed

Thank John P
Solotel M, Manager at Aria Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for dining with us John. We love helping our guests celebrate birthdays and other special occasions and we are happy that you enjoyed your experience. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Any reason to go back to ARIA and we are there. Usually with guests from overseas. We were lucky to coordinate the visit by a young couple from Europe and a booking at Aria for a lunch during the week. The staff (all of them)...More

Thank PeterTau
Solotel M, Manager at Aria Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Peter! We are very happy to welcome you back. We love showing off our spectacular Australian dining experience and views to visitors (and locals). We are glad you and your guests had a such a fantastic lunch with us and we look forward...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Pre-theatre dinner on a Sunday evening. It would be hard to beat the views or the service - each were excellent. I relied on the belief that if it's on the menu at a place like Aria then by definition it's going to be awesome....More

Thank donethatalready
Solotel M, Manager at Aria Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for dining with us. We are very glad to hear you enjoyed the service, our spectacular views, and the ever popular soufflé. Thank you for your note regarding the pork entree. We're sorry it did not live up to your expectations. We do...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a romantic dinner here last month. My wife and I were so well treated, the friendly service was excellent and the food was simply delicious. Of course, you can see the Sydney Bridge as well as the Opera House. In summary, a beautiful evening...More

Thank Jeremy5858
Solotel M, Manager at Aria Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jeremy, Thank you for dining with us and for your kind review. We love creating special dining experiences for our guests and we are very happy to hear you had a lovely romantic evening. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Easily the best of three fine-dining places overlooking the bridge we've eaten at on recent visits - not a production line/cafeteria feel like Bennelong (which admittedly was for lunch rather than evening) and left Cafe Sydney standing in every single respect and particularly the quality...More

Thank PhilReading
Solotel M, Manager at Aria Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for dining with us and for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your experience from the food to the stunning views of the harbour. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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Smart casual, or evening cocktail if you want a sense of occasion
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$42 - US$155
Cuisine
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday
12:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday
12:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday
12:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Thursday
12:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Friday
12:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Saturday
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 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
  • E-mail
Description
A synergy of many elements, in an unrivalled harbourside location, Aria is one of Australia’s finest restaurants. Aria brings together the vision of owners Matt Moran and Bruce Solomon, the creativity of Executive Chef Joel Bickford, the best seasonal produce and a world-class wine list in a stunning, art-filled space with sweeping Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge views. Unmistakably Australian. Quintessentially Sydney. Welcome to Aria.
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