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Aria Restaurant

#109 of 4,975 Restaurants in Sydney
$$$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
1 Macquarie St | East Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9252 2555
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good22%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Value
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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 yesterday

Fantastic dinner, excellent service and a great view of the Opera House. The steak was cooked perfectly and entrees delicious.

Thank AmbassadorGuy
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 14 March 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

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

The food (esp. their mash potatoes) and service was impeccable. There were people opening the door for you to the friendly wait staff. We unfortunately missed the amazing view of the Opera House and Harbour bridge- make sure you ask for the seating inside, rather...More

Thank ltaco
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a lovely night. The food was very good but... The crab entre (which which was a kind of cerviche with an asian touch) was too subtle for the many pickled mexican cucumbers, the lobster (which had the most amazing sauce with finger lime...More

Thank gail n
Solotel M, Manager at Aria Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Gail, Thank you for dining with us. We are so glad you had a lovely evening. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the dishes. We will certainly share this with the team. We have recently appointed a new head chef and he is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic service, from people opening the door for you to the wait staff. Very sophisticated location, absolutely amazing view of the Opera House and Harbour bridge with lights twinkling in the early evening. As for the food, first course was amazing, but mains and dessert...More

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

Hi Carike, Thank you for dining with us. We're glad you enjoyed our prime location on the harbour and found our service to be very attentive. We appreciate your comments on the food and will certainly share with the team. We have recently appointed a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I could not fault the service, staff were polite, friendly and attentive. The wine selection is good. A couple of the courses just missed the mark for me. The majority of the food was delicious and well prepared though. Atmosphere and views were brilliant. I...More

Thank E5891
Solotel M, Manager at Aria Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for dining with us. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our extensive wine list and excellent service. We're sorry a few of the dishes missed the mark for you. We have recently appointed a new head chef who will be developing a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I brought a visiting friend here for dinner last night. We had a fantastic evening with excellent service, delicious food and stunning views of the Sydney opera House a The Sydney Harbour Bridge! My friend is gluten free and can't believe how well they cater...More

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

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are happy to hear you had such a great evening with us. We know how worrying dietary restrictions can be when dining out and we look to take the stress away for you, so you can...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This day 30 years ago we were married and our dinner at Aria was a lovely way to celebrate. I must say they did not know it was our anniversary so there was no special behaviour. But who needs that when their normal is terrific!...More

Thank Craigp0017
Solotel M, Manager at Aria Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for celebrating your anniversary with us. Next time, be sure and let us know as we love helping our guests celebrate special occasions. We're very happy to hear you loved your experience from the food to the service to the stunning views of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an outstanding culinary experience and an incredible location! From the moment we walked in it we had a fantastic experience - incredible view, thoughtful service, outstanding food! Highly recommend for a special evening out.

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

Thank you for your kind review. We strive to provide a world-class dining experience from the food to the service to the incredible views and we're so glad you enjoyed it. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

For me this restaurant fell short of 5 stars by virtue of price relative to the quality of the food, but don't let that discourage you from selecting this restaurant for a special occasion, especially for out of town visitors. The setting is fairly formal...More

Thank BrianH40
Solotel M, Manager at Aria Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for dining with us. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. We have recently appointed a new head chef who will be developing a new menu to be revealed in the coming weeks. We would love to welcome you back...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$42 - US$157
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
Business meetings, View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
Aria is an award winning two-hatted restaurant in Sydney located at Circular Quay, on the very edge of the 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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