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Opera Bar

Sydney Opera House, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
61 2 9247 1666
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Ranked #96 of 5,162 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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Galway, Ireland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

Live music and lovely atmosphere - Really nice heaters in winter and obviously the main selling point - that view! Just great & not ridiculously priced - (for Sydney) $9 for a glass of bubbly 8$ beer - definitely worth having a drink

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Cairns, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Great location in the evening for a drink. Really relaxed atmosphere with a great view of the Sydney harbour bridge. We ate there and the food was good, not great. More of a drinks location than a restaurant.

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Sydney
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

My partner and I had lunch one Saturday afternoon at Opera Bar. Despite being busy, given it's below one of Sydney's biggest tourist attractions, service was incredibly fast and well-managed. My partner had a spicy lamb quesadilla while I had wedges with sweet chilli sauce and sour cream. My wedges were delicious and the serving size was very generous. My... More

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London, United Kingdom
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162 reviews 162 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

This is a well positioned bar to enjoy wonderful views of the Sydney Harbour, the Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. A very buzzing atmosphere and a very lively place. Definitely worth stopping by for a relaxing drink after visiting the area and settling in for a stunning sunset. Different bands play at this venue regularly to perform in... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful evening sitting outside overlooking the Harbour Bridge. Great duo singing / playing guitar, reasonable food prices. Could do with some more candles as very dark

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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We sat outside listening to the music, watching the world go by (right underneath the Sydney Opera House and overlooking the Sydney Harbour Bridge). The meals were lovely as was the wine!

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San Jose, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

If you're willing to spend a bit more money on a nice lunch or dinner, then I would highly recommend the Opera Bar. So many choices of food, and beer that is brewed in house and sold no where else-- it really is a one of a kind eating experience with a beautiful view of the Harbor, the bridge, and... More

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11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Great wine list, great food, good service, not too overpriced, and an incredible location to while away the hours overlooking the most beautiful city in the world. Always busy, regardless the time of day or night.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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50 reviews 50 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had a late lunch/early dinner type meal here on the day we landed in Sydney and we had enough on the menu to choose from at that odd hour. We sat in the outdoor area and yes, it is true there are some very aggressive seagulls out there. Goes with the territory so to speak, and that really didn't... More

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Ballarat, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We had a long day flying. We arrived in Circular quay around midday. Staff greeted us, then proceeded to help us with the extensive menu giving us some advice on what to choose. When our food came out, the presentation of the board that it came out on was just sensational. It had x4 small different flavored hamburgers with a... More

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