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ARIA Restaurant

1 Macquarie St. | East Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
02-9252-2555
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Ranked #46 of 5,092 restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Australian, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: City Centre
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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Top of it's class - Matt Moran and his team are absolutely brilliant. great food, Great service i couldn't recommend it higher.

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Zug, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is delicious food with an amazing view of the Harbor Bridge and Sydney Opera House. Every thing you try there will melt in your mouth and will want more, from the steak to the caramelized pineapple to even the mashed potatoes. It's a fantastic place to go on a date or with your family. The waiters are very... More

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Sydney
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

A great experience. The food is superb and the service was 2nd to none. Have been to the Aria many times and have never been disappointed.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

My son and daughter recently took me to Aria for a pre-theatre dinner, to celebrate my birthday. It is indeed a beautiful restaurant with a fabulous location and views (particularly if seated next to the window areas). As you would expect in a 2 hat restaurant, the tableware was immaculately clean, the staff polite, helpful and informative albeit on the... More

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Toowoomba, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We were fortunate enough to be able to have lunch at Aria on a recent trip to Sydney. From the moment we arrived we were generally looked after well by the friendly staff. We were able to book a window table and we were not disappointed. A great view! The lunch menu offered a good variety of options for all... More

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Arrawarra Headland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went to Aria for my birthday last night. Amazing meal and amazing service. If you want to have a special night, definitely go. We had flown from Coffs Harbour and went to Strictly Ballroom (don't miss) and then for our night to Aria. What a fabulous day!

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Sydney
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I've been coming here for years, with work and personally. This visit was most odd... All very strange. Firstly, our table wasn't ready so we went to the bar and ordered a cocktail which then took >15 minutes to prepare and so arrived 30 seconds before our table was ready so it was taken to our table in the awful... More

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london
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13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I had the pre theatre dinner here. Having been here a number of years ago and now recently returned to Sydney thought I would try it. I am a little disheartened that this has 2 hats. I thought the service was not brilliant -if you are doing pre theatre, try and deliver easily on time, without the patrons wondering whether... More

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Canberra, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

My boyfriend surprised me for my birthday dinner at Aria which I was very excited about. We were witted with a view of both the opera house and the harbour bridge. We selected the chef's seasonal tasting menu with matched wines. The sommelier was fantastic and very engaging whilst the other servers I found to be a bit stiff. The... More

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Sydney, Australia
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36 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We were disappointed. While the food was nice it was not overley mind blowing that I have to return. The decor is very dated and daggy, the view is great, the service spot on, the menu reads innovative but the flavour just wasn't there. Meal portions were very generous and we thought the price was quite reasonable ( $230 for... More

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