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Vela Dining

Average price $65
8.5/10
261 reviews

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Average price $65 Special request

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Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous
8.5/10
based on 261 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.5/10
Service :8.2/10
Setting :8.9/10
  1. Marion L.
    Marion L.
    • 3 reviews
    7.5/10

    The service was slow, aircon not very effective, and hard to understand the waitress, but overall a nice night with friends. Food was delicious!

  2. GEOFFREY D.
    GEOFFREY D.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    We thought the food was excellent, particularly the dessert. The scallops were ok but only three seemed a bit expensive. The meal was pricey but I didn’t mind that as the food and service was good and the view over the Parramatta River was great. We would return which is a good indication of the experience.

  3. A A.
    A A.
    • 249 reviews
    5.75/10

    The service wasn’t good at all, quite unorganised and chaotic. It took them a long time to get anything (except water, seems to be their specialty), and clear dirty plates away. Friendly enough and views were great. For the amount of money you pay you would expect better service.

  4. Matthew B.
    Matthew B.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Lovely spot, friendly staff and great food and wine. Our only problem was picking a meal with a menu full of amazing options. The view over the water is also amazing.

  5. A A.
    A A.
    • 270 reviews
    9.75/10

    Lovely venue, great food and great service

  6. A A.
    A A.
    • 267 reviews
    9.5/10

    Awesome view and great food. Definitely worth a romantic evening

  7. Sonia M.
    Sonia M.
    • 2 reviews
    8.5/10

    Great atmosphere, water views and the passion fruit ice cream with chilli was an absolute delight.

  8. Gillian P.
    Gillian P.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    This is a delightful restaurant with views of Parramatta River from each angle. The lights sparkle at night and in summer the late evening nights are just magical to enjoy over a long quiet dinner. The staff are friendly, efficient and knowledgeable of the cuisine and choices that may suit you. Every visit is a delight and the food absolutely superb. We return often and enjoy taking overseas and interstate guests.

  9. A A.
    A A.
    • 302 reviews
    9.25/10

    Great for special occasions. Good views.

  10. Diane C.
    Diane C.
    • one review
    9.25/10

    Once again, Vela doesn't disappoint! A beautiful, warm, welcoming atmosphere, great service and divine food!

  11. A A.
    A A.
    • 295 reviews
    8.75/10

    A great breakfast spot. Is situated literally on the water Food was delicious....best bacon ever!!! Freshly squeezed juice that is divine and is a large glass!!! Will definitely be back

  12. A A.
    A A.
    • 271 reviews
    8.25/10

    Lovely setting, food was great, reasonable price for that type of restaurant, service from more junior staff could be improved. We had a delightful long lunch on a beautiful sunny day.

  13. A A.
    A A.
    • 286 reviews
    8.25/10

    Great views, cosy place for a Sunday brunch. Had the chorizo omelette and the poached salmon salad. Both very nice. Will come back.

  14. Antonella A.
    Antonella A.
    • 8 reviews
    8.75/10

    The food and service was great. The view onto the water is amazing. Great restaurant for either lunch or dinner.

  15. Sally F.
    Sally F.
    • 36 reviews
    9.5/10

    Love the whole grilled snapper - so yum

  16. A A.
    A A.
    • 235 reviews
    7.5/10

    Fabulous location , great wines at a very good price, generous portions.

  17. Steve L.
    Steve L.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    This place is perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We love to start our day here, great service, fresh healthy food, good coffee and and amazing location.

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 270 reviews
    7.75/10

    Terrific local restaurant

  19. Jackie C.
    Jackie C.
    • 14 reviews
    9.25/10

    Enjoyed lunch with the Fork’s 50% off food special. The scallops were just beautiful. The presentation of other dishes were eye catching but not as memorable. Do try their extensive mocktails. Beware the parking meter: unlike the city, it starts at minimum time & u add with 3 hours maximum.

  20. David T.
    David T.
    • 11 reviews
    8.25/10

    Stunning views and great food.

More information

Closing time

For any New Years Eve bookings, please contact use directly at 02 8759 7604 or visit our website.

How to get to the restaurant

138 Cabarita Rd, 2137, Concord, Australia

Directions to get there

Concord, North Strathfield, Sydney Inner West

About the restaurant

Vela Dining & Bar offers a unique waterfront dining experience, with panoramic views of Sydney Harbour and the Parramatta River. There are actually three dining spaces here, a fresh sushi bar out front, Sander’s Kiosk which is perfect for an afternoon snack and a relaxing dining space at the rear. The restaurant at the back is a picturesque spot for a glass of wine or a cold beer coupled with some freshly shucked oysters. Whilst the Mediterranean themed menu is heavy on seafood, there is also lots of pasta and antipasti dishes to choose from. A crowd favourite is the light and colourful salmon gravlax with fennel and watercress salad. It looks as good as it tastes. The menu is sophisticated and excellently priced. This place is not to be missed!

Best dish: prawn raviolini

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