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What diners said about this restaurant:
Joseph B. • 1 review
4 November 202310/10
Every dish was outstanding. We enjoyed visiting with the many staff members who were very professional and friendly.
Dennis N. • 7 reviews
21 October 20238.5/10
Food was good but not as the evening before. Staff was world class . Appreciated extras like really good gluten free bread. We weren't on the SOH side so the view was disappointing
James W. • 2 reviews
22 April 202310/10
Always rock solid - the scallops were sublime! Only two requests would be 1. allow people to order a la carte, as not everyone wants to eat a full 3-4 or more course meal. 2. the flowers on the wall were beautiful but not so great for people with hayfever.
Matt D. • 1 review
25 March 202310/10
This is truly one of Australia’s very finest restaurants. It’s quite outstanding. It just ticks all the boxes with its magnificent views of Sydney Opera House and the harbour bridge, its warm welcoming atmosphere and exquisite food. You just can’t go wrong here. The service is impeccable and the wine list magnificent. It’s the perfect place for that special occasion. If you haven’t got one coming up go anyway. Dinner at Aria is the occasion!
otto S. • 1 review
1 October 202210/10
Excellent service, everyone greeted you and was very polite. Every meal told a story. The food was absolutely amazing. It was a fantastic experience and well worth the money
Jane R. • 21 reviews
29 July 20227.5/10
The food was nice and the view was amazing. The staff were friendly but they weren’t attentive enough.
Cheng Li • 2 reviews
9 June 20227.5/10
Went on birthday enjoyed time with myself. Waiters were nice and didn’t push me to eat fast. Liked the welcome snack and first two courses of the tasting menu. Marks off for not catered as special occasion even though noted at the time of booking.
Amanda Ng • 1 review
4 June 202110/10
The food was amazing and matching mocktails were delicious. Had a beautiful dining experience to celebrate a birthday.
ARIA Sydney • Owner
Hello Amanda, Thank you for taking the time to review us, we are so happy you enjoyed your evening. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon for another visit. Many Thanks, Team Aria
Carmen L. • 7 reviews
17 February 20207/10
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.
Kim W. • 8 reviews
15 February 202010/10
Exquisite food + wine! Amazing views! Seamless service! We will return ...
Aron W. • 3 reviews
14 February 20209/10
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.
Marcelinus R. • 2 reviews
14 February 202010/10
Food and service was excellent
Gerard M. • 9 reviews
8 February 20205/10
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.
Kozue K. • 9 reviews
4 November 201910/10
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.
Simon D. • 1 review
31 October 20199.5/10
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.
Ho Man T. • 3 reviews
29 October 201910/10
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.
Nash E • 20 reviews
13 September 201910/10
ARIA Sydney • Owner
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.
Zoe R. • 4 reviews
21 June 201910/10
Love love love a visit to Aria. Just excellent!
ARIA Sydney • Owner
Hi Zoe, Thank you for dining with us at Aria and providing your excellent review. We're thrilled to hear you had a fantastic dining experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Kindest, Team Aria
Kim J. • 10 reviews
24 May 201910/10
From the moment you walk through the door your welcomed. All the staff were amazing. The view was gorgeous, especially on the sunny day that we had. Food was a culinary treat for your tastebuds. The buffalo cheese starter & the pork cheek starters were delicious. Our steak was cooked perfectly. You could cut it with a spoon and the Pinot Noir... wow! We had a lovely lunch here at Aria and will definitely be back.
ARIA Sydney • Owner
Hi Kim, Thank you so much for dining with us at Aria Sydney and providing your fantastic review. We are so pleased to hear you had a fantastic dining experience with us, we look forward to welcoming you back. Kindest, Aria
Howard C. • 6 reviews
2 May 20198.3/10
Excellent location and very professional service. On the expensive side but food is of top quality. Wines best in Sydney if you have deep pockets!
ARIA Sydney • Owner
Hi Howard, Thank you so much for dining with us at Aria Sydney and providing your excellent review. We are so pleased to hear that you had a fantastic dining experience. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Kindest, Team Aria Sydney
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1 Macquarie Street, 2000, Sydney (NSW), Australia
Circular Quay is the nearest train and ferry station - less than 5 minute walk
Wilson Carpark at Sydney Opera House
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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