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ARIA Restaurant

££££, , 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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All hours
CUISINES
Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££££
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LOCATION
1 Macquarie St | East Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had all the right elements of fine dining, but let down by the detail. Food was carefully prepared and beautifully presented, but lacked the exceptional flavours and refinement to justify the very high prices ($700 for a group of four with a few glasses of...More

1  Thank gpsnomad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the degustation menu and thoroughly enjoyed every course. Service was friendly and helpful without being intrusive. Although the mashed potato was not a usual part of the degustation, one of the servers decided she would tell the kitchen to provide it for us....More

Thank Richar64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was initially apprehensive about going to ARIA for dinner as it is far more expensive than my normal dining choices (which themselves are generally on the pricey side) and I couldn’t imagine I’d really get a much better meal. I was utterly, completely wrong....More

Thank DiggiesM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of six really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. We all had a great starter, - it was beautifully presented and super well prepared. Our eight year old twins had pasta, since the menu was a bit too complex for them - great. Both...More

Thank TokePetersen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We aimed to have a dinner at this restaurant because of Matt Moran, the owner who we saw in the Australian Master Chef. We did enjoy the food, the ambiance and the service. All food was cooked with passion and very yummy.

Thank Wardono
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ludicrously overpriced. Awful service. Decent food. Been to so many great restaurants on this trip and saved this for last but was a massive disappointment. At $700 for dinner we shouldn’t have to ask for more wine to be poured, be told that the specials...More

Thank gpappadakis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited Aria on Friday night for dinner, it was a great night and we enjoyed ourselves. We had three courses, I was pleasantly surprised when we were given a complimentary starter of Fremantle octopus, I don’t usually like octopus but this...More

Thank LBPerth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I have traveled extensively and dined at some amazing restaurants- some were expensive and worth it, and some were hidden gems and very reasonable . We thought we were fortunate to get a table at the last minute for a Saturday night...More

Thank dhs13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was 70% of what I expected. Our table wasn’t dusted off after meals. Our bread was burnt, our water wasn’t topped up and the food wasn’t to the level it was at previous visits. Overall the experience was dissapointing for the price and I...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Aria was one of the most disappointing "fine dining" restaurant experiences I have had in my lifetime, particularly given the reasonably high price point for the amount/quality of food provided. I was there for a pre-theater seating, where they try to rush you out as...More

1  Thank Kevin S
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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$37 - US$71
Cuisine
Meals
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
Special Occasion Dining, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:45
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:45
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:45
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:45
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:45
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:45
Saturday
17:00 - 22:45
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
  • E-mail
Description
ARIA is an award winning hatted restaurant in Sydney located at Circular Quay, on the very edge of Sydney Harbour, provides a dining experience with striking harbour views, with an award winning menu and extensive wine list, served in an intimate and elegant dining room. Owned by chef Matt Moran, ARIA first opened its doors in 1999 and is highly regarded and awarded both locally and internationally. ARIA currently holds two coveted Chef's Hats and was awarded the, 'Diner's Choice' award by the readers at the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2012 Awards.
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