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1 Eagle Street | Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
07 3233 2555
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Ranked #19 of 3,178 Restaurants in Brisbane
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: ARIA Brisbane, located on the Eagle Street Pier, provides the quintessential Brisbane dining experience, with striking views from the restaurant of the Brisbane River. Owned by chef Matt Moran and restaurateur, Peter Sullivan, ARIA boasts a well-balanced seasonal menu, featuring local and Australian produce and an award winning wine list, served in an elegant dining room with stunning views. "If it's fine dining you seek, in a split-level expanse of understated elegance that affords sweeping city views, this sibling to Matt Moran's southern star ticks the boxes. Add a stellar cellar selection, with a thoughtful nod to Queensland wineries, plus accomplished service and you've hit the right notes, particularly for corporates and lovers of occasion. There's obvious skill, attention to detail and quality produce on show from opening chords to final flourish. Succulent pork belly has perfect golden crackling, while plump duck dumplings, abalone and mushrooms swim in a Peking duck consomme. Kingfish baked in cedar bark has its wrapping set alight en route to the table, adding a welcome smokiness. Creamy custard tart alongside figs, apple slices and candied walnuts has real retro charm. A sweet farewell gift box of miniature macarons rounds out a night to remember." Gourmet Traveller Australia
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English first
Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is one of the best restaurants for wonderful food and great atmosphere, with a fantastic view over the river. We had a great night out and the staff were very attentive.

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Brisbane, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

So we don't often go to restaurants of this calibre, but I have to say I was totally blown away. Every mouthful was amazing, and being a vegetarian, it is so fantastic to have options that are really delicious and not just a back-up plan. Obviously it is very expensive, but worth it for a special occasion. I appreciated that... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Aria sells itself as up market fine dining restaurant. The ambience and service were very good, as was the wine and quality of the food but the creativity and flavours of our meals were very disappointing. We also overheard several adjoining tables make similar comments. For mains over $55 we expected better.

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Lismore, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

My partner and I again visited Aria and was again an outstanding display of everything a restaurant has to offer. Thanks to our waiter from NZ who again looked after us above and beyond the call of duty, especially after I decided to forget my pin number of my credit card for the first time in five years after being... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

OMG the best presented and most delicious food I have had in Australia. Much better than the Aria in Sydney as this one is buzzy, trendy. with a great menu. It was a real gastronomique experience and would love to re-visit.

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Billericay, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Really enjoyed eating here. It was the best service for sure, during a 3wk stay in Australia. Sometimes Australia can be too laid back!! Really enjoyed the food, the table overlooking the river and the atmosphere was spot on. I do get fed up with restaurants that ask time and again 'Are you enjoying your meal?' At Aria I enjoyed... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Great food, one of the best ever, I can not wait to go back, great staff and everything together. Go and try if you have the chance, you will not be disappointed Gracias

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

I've dined at Aria three times and the food has been delicious and beautifully presented My fave - the duck consume But when you ask the wait staff about speaking to the sommelier - and they respond with "the who" - it does ring some alarm bells on the level of experience of the staff. Also - when you have... More 

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Came here for anniversary lunch having heard so many good things and of course my love for matt moran :-) went for the French Revolution themed two course lunch. The service was absolutely exceptional from the moment we were greeted personally at the front door. Waiters and waitresses were attentive and at no point did the experience feel rushed. Nor... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I went there while on hoilday to brisbane and i would offically like to say it has become my favourite restaurants of all time, the service and the food was fantastic. We went for lunch and all i can is the food was 10/10 had a 3 course meal it was divine !!! Best food ive ever tasted

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Additional Information about Aria

Address: 1 Eagle Street | Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
Phone Number: 07 3233 2555
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Australian

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