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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 5,193 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $78
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

My husband and I dined here for dinner for our wedding anniversary. The staff were fabulous, great service, friendly and professional. I had the smoked white sweet potato - great flavours! Would definitely have again. The food was amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience and would definitely visit again.

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Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Aria is one of my favourite Sydney restaurant. My recent "Good Food Month Lunch" visit was no exception. The service is friendly, efficient and professional. The roasted barramundi with roma tomatoes, fennel, quinoa was superbly cook, a fine layer of crust on one side.The flesh was moist and sweet and did not have that muddy taste that some farmed barramundi... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

i reckon they've got it right here. Yes, it isn't cheap, but then it's worth every penny! The setting, looking out across the inner harbour and Bridge is beautiful, the service is immaculate without being too fussy. The food is complex but what we had was really tasty and looked great.

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

My birthday wishes come true when I dined to ARIA.. Super fine dining with excellent food and staff services..... I even got the cooking book of Matt Moran. I'll be back again and recommended this place with a beautiful setting view of Sydney opera house and harbour bridge.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Aria... what can not be said about the total dining experience. The dinner menu was superb, with a perfect balance of culinary treats to match the best in the world. The wine list presents a range of wines both local and international matching the dining. The service was equal to the best of international restaurants. And the view...well what can... More

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The meal me and my friends had at Aria Restaurant was probably one of the best meals I've had in the six years I spent in Sydney. Every single dish of the tasting menu was great, especially the quail. The staff was very professional and helpful. We chose a bottle of Tyrrell's Vat 1 Semillon, and we were struggling with... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Food was great and staff are friendly, For a person who's only looked at alcohol content, their Sommelier's very friendly and you wouldn't be intimidated on asking about their selections. It has a great view of the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. I ode red a very very tasty pork. By the way, I could not stop looking... More

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This was a LDL deal and despite the menu being fixed and dining time being restricted as there were two sittings, the meal was delicious and the ambience was good.,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I go to Aria quite frequently and absolutely love it. We are always greeted by our name and given a table near the window Food is always superb and so is the service. Josh the head waiter/ supervisor and Michael (our waiter) are always professional and charming I know it's expensive but look at that view!!!!!! We... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Loved Aria. Excellent location - watched a cruise liner leave Circular Quay at sunset while dining. The service was wonderful. But the food was exceptional - the tastes were brillant. All in all, loved everything. Yes expensive but worth it! Highly recommend Aria

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