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ARIA Sydney

Average price $135
9.3/10
445 reviews

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A La Carte Menu Available at Lunch. Average Price 125AUD

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Meet the Chef

Joel has been cooking for over 25 years, honing his craft at restaurants Bel Mondo, Eschalot, Restaurant Arras, Biota Dining and The Gantry Restaurant & Bar. In 2018, Joel became executive chef at Aria Sydney, enabling him to utilise his philosophy of stylish and contemporary cuisine. Joel was named Daily Telegraph’s Chef of the Year in 2015, has won two Sydney Morning Herald Chef’s Hats for Aria Sydney and was recently awarded 2018 Chef of the Year at the Savour Excellence awards.

Restaurant menu

Chef Joel Bickford
  • Average price $135 Special request
broccoli • wood ear • black garlic • fermented chilli
crab • cuttlefish • cauliflower • caviar
sweetbreads • celeriac • chestnut • white raisin
A La Carte Menu Available at Lunch. Average Price
$125

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MENU A La Carte Menu Available at Lunch. Average Price 125AUD

Please note the price displayed is only indicative of an average reservation per person. Drinks not included. Available on the booked timeslot.
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MENU Supper Menu (From 10pm) Two Course $90/Three Course $120 90AUD

Located just steps from the Opera House, Aria is the perfect location for elegant pre-theatre dining in Sydney. We serve our pre-theatre menu every evening from 5.30pm until 7pm and post theatre from 10pm. Choose from one, two or three courses of superb, seasonally specific, dishes by executive chef Joel Bickford and his team three course 120 two course 90 Please be mindful that a 10% surcharge applies on Sundays & Public Holidays. We take your allergy and dietary requirements very seriously. Please advise your needs at time of booking and our Chefs and kitchen team will do their best to accommodate you. Drinks not included. Available on the booked timeslot.
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MENU A La Carte (7pm to 9:45) Three Course 150 AUD 150AUD

Dinner at Aria has always been unforgettable as sunset casts its luminous glow over the Sydney Opera House and the harbour. Create your own taste journey from our a la carte offering where hyper-seasonality is key, thanks to the dedication and commitment of our produce partners. It is their pristine ingredients that allow executive chef Joel Bickford and his team to create harmony on the plate. Aria signature four course 175 Three course 150 Tasting menu 210 p.p. with matching wine 335 p.p. with premium matching wine 455 p.p. with non-alcoholic matching 270 p.p. Please be mindful that a 10% surcharge applies on Sundays & Public Holidays. We take your allergy and dietary requirements very seriously. Please advise your needs at time of booking and our Chefs and kitchen team will do their best to accommodate you. Drinks not included. Available on the booked timeslot.
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MENU Pre Theatre (5:30pm-7pm) Two Course $90/Three Course $120 90AUD

Located just steps from the Opera House, Aria is the perfect location for elegant pre-theatre dining in Sydney. We serve our pre-theatre menu every evening from 5.30pm until 7pm and post theatre from 10pm. Choose from one, two or three courses of superb, seasonally specific, dishes by executive chef Joel Bickford and his team three course 120 two course 90 Please be mindful that a 10% surcharge applies on Sundays & Public Holidays. We take your allergy and dietary requirements very seriously. Please advise your needs at time of booking and our Chefs and kitchen team will do their best to accommodate you. Drinks not included. Available on the booked timeslot.
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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent
9.3/10
based on 445 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.2/10
Service :9.1/10
Setting :9.5/10
  1. Sandeep A.
    Sandeep A.
    • 16 reviews
    9.5/10

    Aria being almost my home away from home I am not the most appropriate candidate for a review. I love the place, the people and indeed the food. It is the way this team of incredible people make you feel as if you belong that makes me want to keep going back. Thank you Aria team! ????

  2. Carmen  L.
    Carmen L.
    • 6 reviews
    7/10

    The food was not bad but we expected it to be better. One of the sweet cocktails I had was really good. Nice view overlooking the Opera House. I asked for a window seat for a birthday celebration when I booked on The Fork however we had a table furthest away from the windows :( Staffs were polite however the overall service felt very very bland and cold. They all looked like they were literally just 'doing their job' with no emotions whatsoever. It was a Monday night, guess they were all recovering from the weekend. The restaurant felt quite dated. Think it's time for a refurbishment.

  3. Kim W.
    Kim W.
    • 8 reviews
    10/10

    Exquisite food + wine! Amazing views! Seamless service! We will return ...

  4. Aron W.
    Aron W.
    • 3 reviews
    9/10

    Really in general the service is top notch here with attention to detail. Food is great too but probably other good places in a similar range. Can’t really go wrong to impress.

  5. Marcelinus R.
    Marcelinus R.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Food and service was excellent

  6. Gerard M.
    Gerard M.
    • 5 reviews
    5/10

    It’s a beautiful location but unfortunately the food doesn’t quite match the ambience. The staff are pleasant and presentation of the food is to a high standard . However the fish was overcooked and a bit salty and the fillet steak was slightly tough. I’m sure the produce being used is exceptional but I think it needs to be handled a bit more delicately.

  7. Kozue K.
    Kozue K.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    Great view of opera house & Friendly, professional service by everyone at Aria. We had 2-course pre-theatre menu. Kicked off well with delicious amuse bouche of tuna sashimi on seaweed crisps and shiso peach! Highlight dishes were wild kingfish (main) and sweet potato (dessert), flavoursome and beautiful presentation. Highly recommended for a classy date night or family gatherings.

  8. Greg R.
    Greg R.
    • one review
    7.5/10

    Great location ,food was good service was okay but brought the wrong food to the table which should not happen at a restaurant of this stature ,disappointing .

  9. Simon D.
    Simon D.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Food and service was amazing. Fine dining, but didn't feel stuffy at all. Great advice on wine selection, catered for our tastes and budget without prejudice. Great window table, not sure it was the absolute prime table as it was to the side a bit (booked 5 months in advance to guarantee the best table) but was probably a bit more private there, so no probs. Would definitely recommend trying Aria once, but for us we probably wouldn't return, as we're interstate and this was a special occasion, but really glad we went there.

  10. Adam P.
    Adam P.
    • one review
    10/10

    Outstanding food, lovely service and a wonderful spot. Just very slow when we had the degustation. It's a long meal, but they just dragged it out way too much.

  11. Ho Man T.
    Ho Man T.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Good service, atmosphere. Great presentation of food, and excellent mix of flavours. Freshness of food is excellent. It was my wife birthday and they added a touch of birthday message to the dessert. One of the top fine dinning restaurants I have tried in my food tasting journey.

  12. A A.
    A A.
    • 225 reviews
    9.5/10

    Incredible experience and amazing food. Highly recommend. Worth the price!

  13. A A.
    A A.
    • 265 reviews
    10/10

    Delicious dinner

  14. A A.
    A A.
    • 261 reviews
    8.75/10

    We tried 20th anniversary menu which is fantastic

  15. Nash E.
    Nash E.
    • 20 reviews
    10/10

    Simply splendid.

    ARIA Sydney

    Thank you for dining with us and providing your excellent review. It was such a pleasure having you dine with us at Aria and we look forward to welcoming you back again.

  16. A A.
    A A.
    • 279 reviews
    8.5/10

    Pricey but tasty.

  17. A A.
    A A.
    • 261 reviews
    10/10

    Best fine dining experience for us. Thanks Aria.

    ARIA Sydney

    Thank you so much for dining with us at Aria and providing your wonderful review. It was a pleasure having you dine with us, we look forward to welcoming you back again.

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 279 reviews
    9.5/10

    Always great!

    ARIA Sydney

    Hi, Thank you so much for dining with us at Aria and providing your kind review on The Fork. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Kindest, Team Aria

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 280 reviews
    9.5/10

    took a visitor to Sydney so was very suitable ...he thought expensive though

    ARIA Sydney

    Thank you so much for dining with us at Aria and providing your kind review. It was an absolute pleasure having you join us and we look forward to welcoming you back. Kindest, Team Aria

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 276 reviews
    6/10

    Food was quite average and very salty, not worth the hefty price we paid. The service and the view was excellent, however we will not be going back.

    ARIA Sydney

    Hi, Thank you for your honest review and dining with us at Aria Sydney. We are sorry to hear you were disappointed in your dining experience with us, it would be greatly appreciated if you can please provide further feedback to our General Manager, Patrick, on patrick.agostinelli@solotel.com.au. Kindest, Team Aria

More information

How to get to the restaurant

1 Macquarie Street, 2000, Sydney (NSW), Australia

Directions to get there

Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, Haymarket, Sydney CBD, Sydney City, The Rocks

About the restaurant

About Every artist wants to leave their mark; to create a legacy that is not only remembered, but quintessentially theirs. Just as owners chef Matt Moran and Bruce Solomon have done at Aria. Their award winning, two hatted restaurant at Circular Quay, on the very edge of Sydney’s glistening harbour. Here the delicate touches, the time taken, the passion shown and the sincerity of delivery all play a part in the performance of fine dining. And it’s one we love performing in this intimate and breathtakingly elegant room. We’ve been composing this Aria since 1999, replicating it with refined purpose to elevate the senses with a signature dining experience like no other. Now regarded as a timeless culinary masterpiece, Aria is recognised with numerous local and international awards.

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