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Aria Restaurant

#104 of 5,028 Restaurants in Sydney
££££, , Vegetarian Friendly
1 Macquarie St | East Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9252 2555
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good22%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
17:30 - 22:30 Hours
Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1 Macquarie St | East Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Aria Restaurant
1. Amazing Australian Cuisine
"an amazing meal showcasing fresh, seasonal Australian produce!"
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2. Stunning Views of the Harbour
"commanding view of both the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House"
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3. World Class Service
"From the moment one walks in there is attentive service."
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Reviewed today

We booked into Aria at short notice for a pre-theatre dinner. The service was personable, warm and informative. The food was outstanding! A new Winter menu with seasonal and local produce cooked to perfection! Great sommelier too. Dinner completed well in time for us to...More

Thank Bronwyn L
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Aria is one of the few select restaurants where food quality, level of service and view all hit the highest marks. The four course tasting menu matched with wines was simply spectacular, while the service was world class. Can't think of a better place to...More

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Solotel M, Manager at Aria Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2018

Wow - thank you so much for your kind review! We are so glad you love the food, service and views. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 2 days ago

I have travelled all around the world and have been to some of the best restaurants, but I must say that Aria still rates as one of the best experience. We went on a windy Friday night during Vivid. could not fault the service, food...More

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The food was very very over priced. Goose started was delicious but could've be prosciutto! Steak was very under cooked. Service was top class. Wine was beautiful. Would definitely not go back for food. Great views for vivid. Very romantic.

Thank Meagan S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is my second time at Aria and it was lovely. It was mid week during the VIVID festival and quite busy. We enjoyed the tasting menu with accompanying wines and a pre dinner cocktail. We had been talking to the sommelier and mentioned we...More

Thank fromyardtotable
Reviewed 3 days ago

We booked a private room for a 60th birthday dinner for 25 people - there isn't one thing I could say or even think of that was not perfect - staff, food, and of course the view, Great place, visitors and locals should go here...More

Thank moire b
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Agreed to meet friends to celebrate a purchase at Aria. We were not familiar with this type of dining. The lighting was great for a romantic dinner, but we soon fixed that as we could not read the menus so used our phone lights to...More

Thank Guysa65
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's a little hard to understand exactly what you are ordering from the menu, but regardless, all of the food was amazing! The service was exceptional! The view of the harbour and Opera House added to the whole experience. Yes, it's expensive, but well worth...More

Thank Sheila B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was not all that great I loved that it was in the open to the bay what I did not love was the birds flew down and took food off my plate twice and they didn’t offer a discount or anything just handed...More

Thank caustab76
Reviewed 1 week ago

my wife and i have been looking forward to an evening at Aria for 6 months. We received the gift card as a wedding present. From the time we walked in until about 10 minutes before we finished, WOW!!!! Food, staff, seating for Vivid, fantastic....More

Thank Darran W
Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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Mark L
16 November 2017|
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Response from Troy L | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual, or evening cocktail if you want a sense of occasion
13 January 2017|
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Response from AndyDave | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$151
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:45
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:15
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:15
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:15
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:15
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:15
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Macquarie St | East Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9252 2555
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A synergy of many elements, in an unrivalled harbourside location, Aria is one of Australia’s finest restaurants. Aria brings together the vision of owners Matt Moran and Bruce Solomon, the creativity of Executive Chef Joel Bickford, the best seasonal produce and a world-class wine list in a stunning, art-filled space with sweeping Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge views. Unmistakably Australian. Quintessentially Sydney. Welcome to Aria.
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