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ARIA Restaurant

1 Macquarie St. | East Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
+61 2 9252 2555
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Ranked #50 of 5,302 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $38 - $73
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
Cuisines: Australian, Contemporary
Neighborhood: City Centre
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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.
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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Food was great, service was flawless. Decor a little tired, maybe time for a re-furb. We dined in a private dining room and the view was lovely, the staff were very attentive and nothing was a problem for them.

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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We went to Aria as 2 couples for a birthday dinner. Everything was fantastic. Wine, food & location. I could not fault it. Service & Food were both excellent. Obviously you should go to this restaurant knowing that you will not be paying less than $200 per person. If you are comfortable with that then you will enjoy yourself.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

My wife and I came here for our first wedding anniversary and we could not have picked a better venue! We booked a table months in advance as we planned to be here in Sydney for our anniversary from UK and we were very impressed with the service and the table we were given could not have been better with... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

I have dined at Aria Sydney before, and looked forward to returning there prior to a performance by the Australian Ballet at the Sydney Opera House. The 7:30 performance time necessitated my arrival at the restaurant at 5:30pm, and I was warmly greeted by the Maitre d'hotel and taken to my table. I was dining with a good friend who... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Positives: Great location near opera house, also overlooks both quay and bridge. Negatives: disappointing, uninspired meal , weak presentation especially for high end pricing. Starters-Calamari, a jumble of strange flavors and a weird, unappetizing presentation. -Duck w/ foie gras, chunks of strongly flavored duck mixed with tiny amount of foie gras; flavors did not complement each other. Main:-Lamb Rump, lamb... More 

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Warszawa
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

After watching Masterchef Australia, just had to go to there for dinner and check the genius of Matt Moran :))) Food was excellent, as well as the service. You need to book the table ca 3 days in advance. It was great experience. Definitely would go there again.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Great venue....looking directly at the Sydney Opera House across the street. Had a wonderful dinner before attending the Sydney Philharmonic at the Opera House. Don't miss. Expensive, but worth it.

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Myself and my partner dined at ARIA last night for an anniversary meal, and I must say I was quite disappointed with the food yesterday. I had been to Aria on one occasion before and I thought it was fantastic, and this is why I wanted to bring my partner there for our anniversary last night, but we were both... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

If you don't want to eat at the Opera House, but nearby and have a great experience then Aria is the only choice at the highe end. Forget the restaurants along East Circular Quay except for Aria, which, unusually for Sydney has remained consistently excellent for many years (since 1999). Helps being part-owned by the Chef, Matt Moran!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This location is a serenade to my harbour city. The dining experience encapsulates the Sydney lifestyle - fresh, innovative and contemporary. We had the special menu of entree with main course and a glass of vino. Great for the pre-show. The tit-bits are a craft of display while our taste-buds were amply happy. Great service by professional staff with good... 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>  > City Centre
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 38 - 73
Cuisine: Australian, Contemporary

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