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ARIA Restaurant

1 Macquarie St | East Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9252 2555
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good23%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1 Macquarie St | East Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Neighborhood: Central Business District
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our teen son is 1st year apprentice so we treated him this experience The food was ultra modern and mind blowing The service impeccable The ambience sublime The matre de made them feel very comfortable and even gave our son a tour of kitchen by...More

Thank Renee f
Reviewed 5 days ago

I had mid week dinner here last week in a business party of 36 and had one of the most memorable dinners of the last couple of years. We had a 3 course meal with limited options for each course, but the food was superb...More

Thank ChrisSingapore2015
Reviewed 6 days ago

Undoubtedly Aria Sydney is a world class dining experience. Matt Moran’s technical expertise and creativity is nothing short of brilliant in a refined and comfortable setting. What destroyed a highly anticipated dining event was the attitude of the Maitre d’ - from beginning to end....More

1  Thank GCBSYD
Reviewed 1 week ago

We get to Sydney about every two years [shopping with my daughter] as her friend lives in Newcastle. The visit to Aria is a must and we anticipate it for months.

Thank jenpickard
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had expected first class food with plenty of interest and flavour but it did not eventuate. We were told they were rebranding in March and thought with that in the offing they had dropped the ball on the öld"menu.

Thank bronwyn m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great evening at ARIA. We opted for 4 courses but to be honest 3 would have been plenty for me. I left stuffed. I don't eat any meat and there were plenty of choices for me. My favourite course was by far...More

Thank foodqueensydney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant with friends as we were staying just up the road. From the moment we stepped inside we were treated with friendliness. The restaurant was quite full but that didnt matter as i felt we were the only table in the room...More

Thank Coggyrob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have had both lunch and dinner here before. Most recent was lunch with a colleague. Friendly reception and service excellent. Food just right. Of course location is a bonus with excellent views of the Opera House and surrounds. I prefer eating here during daylight hours...More

Thank Richar64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment the door was opened for us by a charming (not at all sycophantic) concierge our leisurely Saturday lunch was bliss. The staff are friendly, unobtrusive and intuitive. The sommelier was not overbearing and helped us to select a delicious shiraz and dessert...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here following the Ballet at the Opera House on a Wednesday night (around 10 P.M), without a booking. The host was very friendly and the waiters were quite nice. We ordered the Mushroom Tortellini and The Duck Breast as Entrees but as a...More

Thank Genevieve D
Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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Are you open for pre theatre dinner on Easter Sunday please?
January 13, 2017|
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Response from AndyDave | Reviewed this property |
Speak to the restaurant directly
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When do u guys reopen
November 12, 2016|
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When does aria reopen
November 12, 2016|
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Response from DashofChilli | Reviewed this property |
Now open again. I look forward to trying again soon but will wait until next year following our previous experience. I had no feedback from Aria. They don't care about poor reviews I guess as people just go anyway!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$34 - $66
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
5:00 pm - 10:45 pm
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>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9252 2555
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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, 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.