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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good22%
  • 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 21 April 2016

We came to the restaurant for a post-ballet dinner. Although I had requested a table at the window, when we arrived they told us that it was not available. Had lovely views on the "2nd row" as well. When a table at the window did...More

Thank Maria E
Reviewed 21 April 2016

ARIA is one of those very special occasion venues. The Menu and the Service are an experience and should be savoured. Take your time, and immerse yourself into fabric of what ARIA is about.

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 21 April 2016

We dined here prior to a concert at the Opera House. A really good feature of this restaurant is that it caters well for theatre goers. The menu had a very good selection and wine list equally good. The quality of the food was first...More

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 21 April 2016

We had a lovely evening here, the food and wine was good, but I wasn't overwhelmed. Food could definitely be improved - it's a 7.5/10, you will definitely enjoy it but I think there's better chefs in Sydney. Sommelier was great though, and wine recs...More

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Came here for dinner with a group on a Sunday evening and half of us were hoping to get the 3 course option and the others wanted the tasting menu. We were informed that they could not split the table and we had to all...More

Thank herefishyfishy123
Reviewed 19 April 2016

A friend and I were looking forward to a wonderful dinner as a prelude to the opera on Saturday night. We were disappointed. We each chose two courses for $80, a not unreasonable price for a fine dining establishment at the Quay. All four courses...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

We have been to Aria multiple times and it always delivers beautiful, high quality food and great service. The food is never to out there and I always find it even suits really fussy eaters. Aria is a restaurant I would book for a night...More

Thank Shell86aus
Reviewed 16 April 2016

This was our third visit to Aria. After our first visit, we considered it to be one of the best restaurants that we had ever visited. Our second visit was slightly less enjoyable (less attentive service and simplified dishes), but still good. When we booked...More

Thank MortimerUk
Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were recently in Sydney for a work related visit, coming from the Bush we thought it would be nice to experience a celebrity chef resturant. Anyway we made a reservation and the rest was taken care of by the magnificent staff...More

Thank johnod2016
Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Food & service was high class but wasn't wowed off my feet. Restaurant lacked atmosphere maybe due to attending on a Monday night but for the money I won't be rushing back. Overall nice meal & good wine.

Thank SayonaraMarinara
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Mark L
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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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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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
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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