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Bennelong Restaurant

Average price $185
9.1/10
1,279 reviews

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Meet the Chef

Robert Cockerill was born in Sydney but spent his childhood living in Europe. Rob began his apprenticeship at a local café in Newcastle, and began working in hatted Sydney restaurants in early 2000. Following a move to Far North Queensland, Rob was approached by the Soho House Group in London. Upon his return in 2008, Rob approached Quay and worked under Peter Gilmore. In July 2015, he became Head Chef at Bennelong, delivering the very best Australian produce within a uniquely Australian space.

Restaurant menu

  • Average price $185 Special request

Chef Rob Cockerill recommends…

Spring salad of peas, broad beans, asparagus, stracciatella, pistachios, liquprice kombu, mint
Smoked David Blackmore wagyu tartare, pickled mushrooms, crispy tendon, sesame, miso, cultured cream
Grilled Moreton Bay bug, lemon emulsion, brown butter, lemon jam

Ratings & Reviews

Excellent
9.1/10
based on 1279 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.9/10
Service :9.1/10
Setting :9.2/10
  1. Matt G.
    Matt G.
    • one review
    10/10

    Probably the best restaurant I’ve ever been too. Service was immaculate aswell. I could happily eat there everyday. The whiting and wagyu with the caramel dessert. Can’t be beaten. Well done.

  2. Keven w.
    Keven w.
    • one review
    10/10

    Visited Bennelong restaurant for our 5th year wedding anniversary and it did not disappoint. Beautiful views of the Harbour, Great Food and amazing staff.

  3. Skye M.
    Skye M.
    • 3 reviews
    8.5/10

    Wonderful service. Beautiful food. 2nd time here and still would come again.

  4. Aemu W.
    Aemu W.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Everything is perfect!

  5. Sue M.
    Sue M.
    • one review
    5/10

    Lovely welcome by the hostess but our waiter was sterile and bordering on arrogant - certainly not warm and friendly. The food was disappointing - tiny portions and the presentation was sub par. My fish of the day (barramundi) was bland and tasteless. The restaurant was very noisy and the atmosphere was lacking. Overpriced and overrated.

  6. Tatjana B.
    Tatjana B.
    • one review
    7.5/10

    Mains were great and perfect! Entrees were good but some of the flavours with the Wagyu mushroom plate were interesting... a bit loud inside but do recommend to others!

  7. Mya N.
    Mya N.
    • one review
    7/10

    The manager was so welcome us but the service is so bad , so disappointed because we always wait for the waitress, always try to call the waitress but have to wait for long time then we paid $150 for surcharge 10%

  8. ALAN M.
    ALAN M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Situated within the Opera House facility. Views in two directions. One to Circular Quay, the other to bay south of OH. Scallop entree fabulous. Main of barramundi equally fabulous. Desert of chocolate cake over the top. A must when visiting Sydney.

  9. Barry M.
    Barry M.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    Our family were celebrating 3 birthdays and the staff at Bennelong made it a memorable day. The food was fantastic as were the wines. Staff and service were also first class. The little birthdays cakes provided by the restaurant added to the occasion.

  10. sabina a.
    sabina a.
    • one review
    10/10

    Perfect food and drinks. Excellent service

  11. Shallyna T.
    Shallyna T.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    Delicious food and gorgeous venue.

  12. BETTIE  H.
    BETTIE H.
    • one review
    10/10

    my friend and i enjoyed our birthday lunch immensly.We had,t been there for a while so were pleasently surprisedthat the experience was as good as we remembered.Thank you.

  13. Jane T.
    Jane T.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Pre Opera at Bennelong - two course or three course dinner. The presentation was lovely and artistic - showing off to full effect the freshness of the ingredients and colors of the flavor palette. The service was attentive but non intrusive. All tables have a lovely view. We particularly enjoyed the non-alcoholic mocktails which were elegant.

  14. Salvatore N.
    Salvatore N.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excellent food, drinks and waiters. What can I say..I booked the dinner for my girlfriend’s birthday and Bennelong took care of the rest. If you have the chance try every item on the menu, if you get Clyde ask him to recommend you cocktail if that’s your thing...you can’t go wrong!

  15. Faycal B.
    Faycal B.
    • 3 reviews
    8.5/10

    Fantastic food, in an amazing location. Service is warm but detached, and acoustics not great. Comparing this with Quay fe where the service is warm, attentive and just right - Bennelong lacks that trifecta. Could do with a degestation option as well.

  16. Anita F.
    Anita F.
    • 3 reviews
    5/10

    A bit disappointed about the food

  17. Mary S.
    Mary S.
    • 5 reviews
    8.5/10

    The food and cocktails were tasty and beautifully presented, though our main course was so rich we couldn’t then manage dessert. The service was very good.

  18. Salwa B.
    Salwa B.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Perfection ! This place is top of the top. Perfect: ambience, vibes, food, service and location. It has a romance and elegance; although to make more elegant I would do some changes to the tables everything else was perfect.

  19. Meredith  C.
    Meredith C.
    • 13 reviews
    10/10

    I had a beautiful birthday dinner at Bennelong - we were made to feel very special uoin arrivsl and the service was wonderful - very efficient however very relaxed & professional - amazing food esp the XO Scallops - thank you!

  20. Janice V.
    Janice V.
    • one review
    10/10

    It's all worth it for the experience or if you celebrate special event

More information

How to get to the restaurant

Sydney Opera House Bennelong Point, 2000, Sydney (NSW), Australia

Public transport

Train & Ferry - Circular Quay Station & Wharf

Directions to get there

https://www.wilsonparking.com.au/park/2139_Sydney-Opera-House-Car-Park_2A-Macquarie-St-Sydney

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

About the restaurant

At the base of the Sydney Opera House, Bennelong delivers produce-driven cuisine, showcasing the best Australia offers. Nestled within the Sydney Opera House on the harbour foreshore, it’s the ideal location for pre- and post-theatre dining, as well as an exceptional meal for life’s most important celebrations.

Executive Chef Peter Gilmore and his team work closely in partnership with a network of farmers, breeders, fishermen and providores to harness the best of what’s in season, as well as develop ingredients especially for Bennelong’s menu. The menu is designed to let the key elements shine, with integrity and purity, rather than just technical mastery. Enjoy the two or three course a la carte menu featuring choices like seared tartare of wagyu, wild Cape York barramundi, and cherry jam lamington. Accompany your food with exceptional Australian wines for a meal you won’t forget.

Best dish: Macleay Valley suckling pig

Features

Australian

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