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ARIA Restaurant

#42 of 4,722 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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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very fine restaurant with great food and attentive and personal service and a great view of the opera house. But you will pay for it and it will be a hard reservation to get, for the same reasons. Moderately limited menu, but...More

Thank RixleyB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our favorite restaurant of all time! The service, the menu, and the ambiance is second to none. We had the Snapper and the Lamb and both were exceptional. Views of the Opera House and the Sydney Harbor Bridge are the best!

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

impeccable service, intriguing dishes and of course the view. the staff are so knowledgeable about the dishes, many of which contained unfamiliar and exotic ingredients. we booked 2.5 months in advance and still didnt get a window table which would have just completed a wonderful...More

Thank 10Orchard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent lunch arrangements at Aria. Fabulous Harbour views. Glorious Spring weather and ambience at the Sydney Harbour. Very friendly and attentive staff members. Excellent choice of menu, cocktails and mocktails. The very perfect celebratory event management and service.

Thank DeshmukhV
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have you never been to Aria? That's the question I have often been asked. But now I can say an emphatic "yes" and wax lyrical about how good it is. The food, the view, the staff... I don't have enough superlatives. I tried the oysters...More

Thank Troy L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We celebrated our anniversary and my birthday there. Top quality service and food were lovely. We enjoyed the view of harbour bridge. We waited a little longer for our mains. Waiter came and apologized to us for the wait and gave us the dessert for...More

Thank Sherry L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is superb, the wine list excellent, the view of the Opera House, the Bridge and the Harbour is iconic. The staff are warm but very professional. You pay for this but it is excellent value. Our table was not quite ready so we...More

Thank ZacSydney_Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been dining here on and off for years. Service is always good, cocktails are usually the highlight - not to mention the view.... and the food is consistently good. Im just not convinced its as good as it used to be? I left feeling...More

1  Thank woofiedo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband booked Aria as a surprise for our anniversary and WOW was he in the good books! From the moment we arrived, we were welcomed on entry and directed to a lovely harbour view table. Crisp linen tablecloths, lovely ambience and attention to detail...More

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The chef in this restaurant is obviously talented. There must be some great dishes on the menu we did not try. What we did have was very average. My steak was the worst I had during my 10 day visit to Australia and my daughters...More

1  Thank Leon D
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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13 January 2017|
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Response from AndyDave | Reviewed this property |
Speak to the restaurant directly
David W
12 November 2016|
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Response from DashofChilli | Reviewed this property |
Now open again. I look forward to trying again soon but will wait until next year following our previous experience. I had no feedback from Aria. They don't care about poor reviews I guess as people just go anyway!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$36 - US$70
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, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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