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Opera Bar

Sydney Opera House, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
61 2 9247 1666
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Ranked #107 of 5,231 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bar
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Orlando
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

Less than excellent because the next table complained of cold food and poor quality. I had a lamb panini and a bowl of roasted vegetables. The vegetables were tasty but slightly tepid. The panini was freshly heated and was excellent. Although self service canteen style, staff seem friendly and help carry food to table. A panini, vegetables and a glass... More

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Gourock, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Pleasantly surprised by the quality of food served in this bar and very good value given the location and views. Get there early for lunch as the area fills up quickly.

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Seattle
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

There are so many hip, trendy bars in Sydney, but I don't think that any can beat the Opera Bar's location. It is practically under the Opera House and has great views of it, the Harbor and the Harbor Bridge. It is quite swanky, and the beers won't break the bank. Let's face it, Sydney is expensive, and I found... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I gave this 3 stars because we've eaten/drunk there so many times and it's always been great...but, it's Tuesday night, raining and windy and we are going to a concert at 8 pm. It's 6:45 pm and we order our food and drinks. The dumplings and one soup arrive within 15 minutes, takes 2 requests and another 10 for the... More

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Broadbeach, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We managed to find a table during a busy Sunday afternoon, right on the water and we stayed for 4 hours because the table was so good. There was a good band playing nice and relaxed music, and the food and drinks were reasonably priced. The food wasn't the anything too exciting but the location and vibe of the place... More

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Tamworth, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

For those who have never ventured to Circular Quay while visiting Sydney, you need to not only do the standard tourist attractions available at the Quay but also spend a lazy afternoon or Sunday sesh at the Opera Bar. A brilliant relaxed atmosphere with live music, great food and plenty of people watching to be done. One of my favorite... More

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Canberra, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

If you are a tourist and you are looking for a great bar to have a drink and or some food which has great views go to the Opera Bar below the Sydney Opera House. It is a relaxing way to take in the views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House and the water, with the ferries... More

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Healdsburg, CA
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125 reviews 125 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Good food done quickly because many people, like us, are in a rush to go to the opera, etc. I had the grilled Brussels sprouts. Best I've ever tasted. My friends had the blood orange salad and the moussaka. Both, they said, were excellent! Not cheap...which is typical for Sydney.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My boyfriend and I like to go there after we did the walk around Sydney Harbour. We enjoy the nice harbour view and food. But, you should watch out for the seagulls they might steal your food :-)

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Melbourne, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I was born & raised in Sydney, but always go to this place to sit over a coffee or drink and enjoy being part of this amazing and beautiful city. The prices are no more than anywhere else in Sydney so don't be afraid to sit & soak up the surrounds. Summer or winter, it is a winner when it... More

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