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“First Class”
Review of Aria Brisbane

Aria Brisbane
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Ranked #9 of 4,329 Restaurants in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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
shropshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
“First Class”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

Can't say any more than the title.

Fantastic food, service.....everything!!!!! Must be one of the best in the world!

  • Visited September 2012
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Cairns, Australia
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Disappointed at Aria Brisbane”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

We chose Aria Brisbane to celebrate a momentous business achievement. We dined at Aria Brisbane in June last year and were thrilled but on Saturday night the crew had lost the plot. The staff were very patronising and pushy, to the point of rudeness, my husband was interrupted in the middle of conversation, bluntly and without apology. We had to request that used and obsolescent glasses be removed from the table. The food was good but not much more startling than a good bistro. There was no fine dining atmosphere, we had nothing to add to our sense of celebration. A great pity, unfortunately Aria Brisbane has caught the lack of consistency that seems to pervade Brisbane. We were all very disappointed. I expected near standard to Aria Sydney and Rockpool but it missed the bar by far!!

  • Visited October 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Service, Good Food”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

We've been to Aria twice for dinner now and we really, really like it, we just don't love it. On both occasions staff have all been exceptional - helpful, professional and friendly. On both occasions the food has been good however for our tastes (and those of the other four we first dined with) most dishes were just a little too rich or a little bland. We still enjoyed the experience immensely and look forward to dining there again, perhaps for lunch when the view can be fully appreciated.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank NBends
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Surrey, England
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great food and service.”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

A brilliant experience, great food, good service. We came a long way to try out this restaurant and were not disappointed.

We had the $70 lunch menu and it was great value for money, Aria has set a high bar for others to follow

  • Visited September 2012
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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“Amazing”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

I have eaten here twice and can't imagine ever being disappointed. Food and service amazing, as is the view. Do yourself a favour and save up to have a memorable meal here.

Visited September 2012
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