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ARIA Restaurant

#24 of 4,471 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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1 Macquarie St | East Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9252 2555
5:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Closed now
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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
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Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food by Matt Moran is just sublime. Modern Australian cuisine , freshest ingredients, exciting tastes, great service and a view! What more could you want.

Thank Fiona M
Sydney, Australia
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been a few times over the years and the quality of food is usually good to very good but the service can be hit and miss which makes me less keen on this than other places in Sydney.

Thank A2B2_SurryHills
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

ARIA Sydney is an amazing experience - knowledgeable staff, fantastic food, amazing wines, the best view in Sydney (looking out over the Sydney harbour, Bridge and Opera House!) and all with a vibe that lets you relax and feel comfortable to enjoy yourself. I can't wait to see it when they reopen after the renovation.

Thank Catherine M
Sydney, Australia
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60 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A fine dining restaurant with everything in its court, spectacular location and views, knock out fitout and legendary chef.... there was nothing wrong, Aria just missed on so many little things. There are better experiences for the money in this great town.

Thank PeterGP71
Canberra, Australia
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a beautiful place to eat. The staff are friendly and not snobby like some other fine dining restaurants. The food is absolutely fantastic. Highly recommend

Thank gracey4
Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here the first time during company Christmas party last year I enjoyed the food so much so that in January, my husband and I dined here for our 17th wedding anniversary! Beautiful food and excellent service - exactly what you would expect from a fine dining restaurant of this this calibre. Well done! We will be back!

Thank Frank_Juvy
Frankston, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My 23yr old daughter and I flew over from Melbourne for the day for a taping of the show 'The Book Club' and decided to treat ourselves to dinner at ARIA before returning home later that evening. We SO enjoyed our evening. The service was impeccable. The waiter we had was extremely personable and friendly and made sure that our... More 

Thank nursenatti
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Could not fault service or quality of food. Highly recommend! This is certainly a place you would visit for a special occasion.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

three of my family had lunch at the Aria ,we all had the Barramundie Dish ,it was just the best . The cost 19 dollars each plus drinks real good.Shock Horror returned the next night to order the same meals 35 dollars each oops ,we left and had hamburgers instead

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Mascot, Australia
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

This was one fancy dinner The view was fantastic I took my son two of my daughters and of course the wife I had a great steak dinner that was simply amazing The wife had the pork belly which she loved The kids tried lots of things ie they swapped dinners lol The deserts where fantastic we ordered the platter... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$35 - $68
Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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
Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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
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.

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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 or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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