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Aria Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Amazing Australian Cuisine
1. Amazing Australian Cuisine
"an amazing meal showcasing fresh, seasonal Australian produce!"
Michelle S
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2. Stunning Views of the Harbour
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
3. World Class Service
"From the moment one walks in there is attentive service."
johnfromwollongong
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About
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.
PRICE RANGE
USD 40 - USD 148
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Australian, Contemporary
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
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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 4 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

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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
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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 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 4 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 1 week 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
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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.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We regularly dine here & consistently find the food & service the best anywhere in sydney. This was our first NYE in the restaurant. From the moment we walked , we had a wonderful experience. The staff do an absolutely great job! The food was...More

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

Hi Georgia, Happy new year to you! Thank you for providing such an excellent review and for choosing Aria Sydney to spend your New Years Eve. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kindest, The Aria Sydney team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible view of the opera house and harbour bridge. Imagine being here on NYE. They have the 6 course tasting, and 3/4 course menus. The food and service are great. Better than our bennelong experience 2 nights ago

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

Thank you for your excellent review, Bcheong. Happy new years to you, we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to Aria soon. Kindest, the Aria team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I arrived at Aria after an overnight flight - our first meal in Sydney. This is the closest restaurant to the Opera House so it’s a place to see and be seen. We were a bit rumpled and not dressed like the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Solotel M, Owner at Aria Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for providing your excellent and detailed review! We hope you thoroughly enjoyed your time in Sydney and thank you for choosing to dine with us at Aria. We hope you celebrated in style this New Years Eve and we hope to see you...More

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wangxy18
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Response from Narelle P | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about Saturday nights as we went for lunch. There were people having business lunches, but mostly as all other reviewers have said; smart casual for everyone. Venue is very close to the Opera House, so some diners... More
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mlaustra
17 November 2017|
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Response from Troy L | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual, or evening cocktail if you want a sense of occasion
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PamelaBray
14 January 2017|
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Response from AndyDave | Reviewed this property |
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