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ARIA Restaurant

) #45 of 4,780 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 yesterday via mobile

We were seated for twenty minutes before anyone asked if we wanted a drink. The food was nice but timing of the service was off. Try Quay, Bennelong or The Bridge Room.

Thank Paulcolah
Reviewed 2 days ago

The food and staff go arm in arm here. Outstanding in every aspect. What an amazing experience! Thanks James for the tips. My wife is still smiling ;-)

Thank dchandler00
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our team and indeed our own family had been through a lot - and we decided to treat everyone to a very special Christmas celebration at Aria. We had 40 for dinner. We secured a separate dining room and we all sat one big long...More

Thank Ashley J
Reviewed 5 days ago

A day trip to Sydney for a special occassion and a lovely dinner at Aria. A table for two available at short notice for an early seating. Cocktails to start and a wonderful three course dinner option. The food was excellent and the service didn't...More

Thank Julie O
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Brilliantly meal as expected. Spectacular view and setting, creative menu, extensive wine list, attentive service and the very best of fine Australian dining.

Thank Antony S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our first experience at a Matt Moran restaurant and we weren't disappointed. Without a reservation, we only dropped in for dessert and the staff kindly accommodated us. The service was impeccable, and my deconstructed apple crunch was both tasty and beautifully presented. A complementary after...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Returned to Aria last month. The last time was in 2001. I thought it might be a bit dated; most restaurants don't move with the time. Happily, I was wrong. The food was absolutely superb and the wine list equally so. Service wonderful and the...More

Thank Mohan M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Aria for lunch yesterday and it's still my favourite fine dining restaurant in Sydney. The combination of exceptional food, exceptional service and the spectacular views as you look out over the harbour with the Harbour Bridge on one side and the Opera...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always heard great things of Aria so decided to book it in and see what all the fuss was about. Had a great night. Views were fantastic with the harbour bridge on one side and the promenade and harbour on the promenade was very good...More

Thank Anita S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As expected, this Matt Moran restaurant serves beautiful food. Location is stunning with views of the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Choice of a la carte or degustation. I've had both and all lovely.

Thank Lindsey G
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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14 January 2017|
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Response from AndyDave | Reviewed this property |
Speak to the restaurant directly
David W
13 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
USD 36 - USD 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
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:45
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:45
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:45
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:45
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:45
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:45
17:00 - 22:45
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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