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Vela Dining

138 Cabarita Rd, 2137 Concord (NSW)See map

Average price $65

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price $65
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Seafood Platter
Tender grilled octopus, baby calamari, grilled king prawns, smoked salmon, fried WA whitebait & natural oysters served with a selection of sauces, fennel and rocket salad
Traditional Antipasto
Caprese salad, prosciutto, hot sopressa, semi-dried tomatoes, Virginia ham, cured salmon, house made grissini, wild roquette and parmesan salad, olives, capsicum, eggplant, balsamic onions and freshly baked bread
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Ratings & Reviews

Very good

based on 268 reviews
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Quality of food :8.3/10
Service :7.7/10
Setting :8.9/10
  1. Shauna S.
    Shauna S.
    • one review

    Great food, lovely atmosphere and good service.

  2. Renee N.
    Renee N.
    • 3 reviews

    Great atmosphere and good food overall! Service was excellent. Friendly staff. The main seafood platter could be bigger including the lobster!

  3. Marion L.
    Marion L.
    • 5 reviews

    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 reviews

    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.

  5. A A.
    A A.
    • 249 reviews

    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.

  6. Matthew B.
    Matthew B.
    • 2 reviews

    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.

  7. A A.
    A A.
    • 270 reviews

    Lovely venue, great food and great service

  8. A A.
    A A.
    • 267 reviews

    Awesome view and great food. Definitely worth a romantic evening

  9. Sonia M.
    Sonia M.
    • 2 reviews

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

  10. Gillian P.
    Gillian P.
    • 4 reviews

    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.

  11. A A.
    A A.
    • 302 reviews

    Great for special occasions. Good views.

  12. Diane C.
    Diane C.
    • one review

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

  13. A A.
    A A.
    • 295 reviews

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

  14. A A.
    A A.
    • 271 reviews

    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.

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 286 reviews

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

  16. Antonella A.
    Antonella A.
    • 9 reviews

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

  17. Sally F.
    Sally F.
    • 42 reviews

    Love the whole grilled snapper - so yum

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 235 reviews

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

  19. Steve L.
    Steve L.
    • 2 reviews

    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.

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 270 reviews

    Terrific local restaurant

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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 (NSW), 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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