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Aria Restaurant

$$$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
1 Macquarie St | East Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9252 2555
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good22%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm Hours
CUISINES
Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
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 yesterday via mobile

Great service, great view, amazing food and feel. I was blown away and felt so full on just two courses. Great wine list as well.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Christina_Moorshead
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 15 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

Date of visit: May 2017
1  Thank winegeek-fl
Solotel M, Manager at Aria Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 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 yesterday

A big family feast with some from Sydney, Melbourne, and Lipari, and two children 11 and 8. Aria is the perfect place to show off Sydney at its best - the Harbour, the Bridge and the Opera House. What more could you want? Well, the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JohnandJim
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It has been here for quite some time but has not grown old. The food is simply stunning, the service competent and friendly and the wine list superb. The view down to the Opera House tops off this top class experience. As expected it is...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jeffcC4618VP
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Aria before heading to Opera Bar for few drinks . Our reservations were right around sunset and the views of the harbour, the harbour bridge and the opera house were lovely. The staff were extremely attentive and informative about...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Alex E
Solotel M, Owner at Aria Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Alex, Thank you so much for leaving such a fantastic review about your time with us at Aria Sydney before your evening at Opera Bar. So glad to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your evening with us and we look forward to welcoming you back...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I came here for dinner this week to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. We were given a table in prime position with the bridge and opera house in full view. The wait-staff could not have been more attentive or friendly. The menu...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank vsharkey1
Solotel M, Owner at Aria Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Vsharkey1, Thank you for providing your fantastic review about your experience with us at Aria Sydney, happy 30th wedding anniversary again from the Aria Sydney team! We are so thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived as a family of 7 with a 9 pm booking for Christmas eve. Most places would have been slowing down at this stage but Aria was in full swing. We all ordered a la carte. Food was flawless, the service was fully attentive...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Tharma21
Solotel M, Owner at Aria Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Tharma, Happy new year to you and thank you for providing your excellent review and for choosing to dine with us at Aria Sydney. We look forward to welcoming you back to our restaurant. Kindest, Aria Sydney.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible 5 course tasting menu. We enjoyed canapes on arrival and a premium beverage package throughout the evening. The staff were great in organising the courses, and drinks around the fireworks display both at 9pm and midnight allowing us to enjoy the night at our...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Matt5starorbetter
Solotel M, Owner at Aria Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Matt, Thank you for providing your great review about your New Years Eve at Aria! Happy new years to you. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our 5 course tasting menu and beverage and canapes on arrival to welcome in the new year....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Opera Bar was quite a cool place to hang out just near the Sydney Opera House. There were a lot of people basking under the sun with their drinks. Its a perfect spot on a hot summer's day. Great place to do a spot of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank nickd401
Solotel M, Owner at Aria Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Nick, Opera Bar is such a fantastic location and a great neighbor or Aria! We would love to welcome you to Aria Sydney next time you are in Circular Quay. Kindest, the Aria team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very deserving of its hatted rating in a wonderful location- the food was sensational and although the service was attentive and professional it was not as I would have expected for this restaurant- but I have been advised that is not normally...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank N2956DHgailm
Solotel M, Owner at Aria Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for such a fantastic review! Happy new year to you and we are thrilled to hear you had a wonderful experience with us at Aria Sydney. Kindest, the Aria team.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 40 - USD 147
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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 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
  • 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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