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ARIA Restaurant

#68 of 4,147 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Contemporary, Australian
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1 Macquarie St. | East Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9252 2555
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: ARIA is an award winning hatted restaurant in Sydney located at Circular...
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 and restaurateur, Peter Sullivan, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Food, Service and What a View

From the moment you walk in you know you are somewhere special. We too often hear people say that a restaurant with a good view has bad food and that could not be further from the truth when you experience Aria. Everyone on our table ordered something different and we were all impressed with the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Sifi1975
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Gold Coast, Australia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Gold Coast, Australia
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

From the moment you walk in you know you are somewhere special. We too often hear people say that a restaurant with a good view has bad food and that could not be further from the truth when you experience Aria. Everyone on our table ordered something different and we were all impressed with the attention to detail that went... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We had a fantastic experience. The service was fabulous, and the food was excellent! Beautiful view of the harbor. We loved it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We booked Aria to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary and the staff treated us to a very special night. The Degustation dinner was amazing with great sized servings and perfectly matched wines. We had a table by the window and had a great view of beautiful Sydney Harbour. When our dessert course arrived, chef had written in chocolate ' Happy Anniversary'... More 

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Mount Gambier, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and and couldn't fault this restaurant. Everything was just fantastic, service, views, our dinner (as we ordered an 4 course meal) was just brilliant, atmosphere was just perfect. Would recommend this again and again. Thank you for a wonderful and memorable night :)

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My husband and I recently dined at Aria for our wedding anniversary. The food, as expected, was delicious. However, we were very pleased with the level of service provided. Particularly from our waiter Josh & the sommelier for the evening. We will definitely be back!

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Great place for a special occasion or romantic dinner. Great service and even better food. Pricey but expected for fine dining.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Have been here a few times - would give 5 stars for view but 2 for us leaving hungry. View is fantastic and service is extremely attentive. Food was good with fresh ingredients but portions were small and each time we have been here we have enjoyed the artistry of the food but have to say we leave still feeling... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Steak was similar to other fancy restaurant but Risotto was really nice. Nice view and atmosphere as well.. Overall it's excellent

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We had a celebration dinner at Aria and enjoyed overall enjoyed our evening. The view of the Harbour Bridge and Circular Quay was great and the service was attentive. On the whole the food was good but, given the price, lacked the 'wow' factor that we were expecting. The pick of the dishes was the calamari with squid ink and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I agonized over what to rate this restaurant as it was a surprise I didn't have any expectations! The service was informative although a little bit snooty and despite seeming attentive they mixed up our beef and brought the wrong desert, was quickly rectified though. There were 5 of us and we all ordered different dishes, the appetizers and entrees... More 

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Additional Information about ARIA Restaurant

Address: 1 Macquarie St. | East Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 9252 2555
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Average Prices: USD 35 - 67
Cuisine: Contemporary, Australian

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Restaurant Details

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
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9252 2555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 67
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Contemporary, Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients

Description

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 and restaurateur, Peter Sullivan, 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:45 pm

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