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ARIA Restaurant

) #45 of 4,749 Restaurants in Sydney $$$$ , , Vegetarian Friendly
1 Macquarie St | East Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9252 2555
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good23%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Opens in 14 min
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CUISINES
Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Food
Value
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LOCATION
1 Macquarie St | East Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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1 - 10 of 2,032 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Have eaten here twice now when we have visited from England & I’m also a big fan of Matt Moran’s & both times have had sensational meals. On both occasions we were lucky enough to be seated on the front row so had stunning views...More

1  Thank NJL831
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We celebrated our son's engagement last night at Aria and it was wonderful! We booked a 7.30 table, but arrived at 7 as it was too cold to see more of the last night of Vivid Sydney. They accommodated our need very well and we...More

Thank Ira P
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are not many properties that can boast the best views in Sydney.. let's face it if you are not dazzled by the Opera House in front view and the sparkling Briny dazzling in silvery reflections, then its the harbour traffic chugging in and out...More

Thank Eli B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was treated here by my wife and best friends for my birthday. I seriously cannot speak more highly of this restaurant. Impeccable service, fullsome flavours and amazing location with views of the harbour. Matt Moran and team deserve high praise and I am grateful...More

Thank Dan106
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although it took us 45 mins to walk back to the hotel in the rocks this was more than offset by the experience at aria Choice of 2,3 or 4 courses, with many mouth watering choices for each course The service was spot on and...More

Thank William B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being in Sydney for VIVID, we wanted to dine with the splendour of the Harbour before us. ARIA delivered complete satisfaction - the Opera House and the Bridge were spectacular. I would say that just about every table offered a great view. The layout and...More

Thank Marcel D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went here for the last dinner on our vacation on the recommendation of a friend who lives locally. It lived up to expectations! I wish we had the time and energy for the tasting menu but we just had a la...More

Thank sandscoleman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Aria is in such a wonderful location overlooking the Opera House and Harbour Bridge that everything else is a bonus. The service is excellent and the waiters understand the menu and wine list. The atmosphere is peaceful and sophisticated. There is a quiet bar for...More

Thank DRLD1709
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a darkish room with front row views of the Opera House; the wait staff were knowledgeable and efficient. Gougere with cheese Squid ink tapioca crisp with tuna sashimi and chilli dressing Partridge and foie gras terrine en croute with seeded mustard and white...More

Thank Kurokujikiri
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our third time at Aria and again weren't disappointed. Cocktails in the bar followed by a perfect four course meal. Wine chosen by our sommelier was delicious. All the interactions with all staff were fantastic. The best part - we were given the best table...More

Thank Kate858
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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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PamelaBray
Are you open for pre theatre dinner on Easter Sunday please?
14 January 2017|
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Response from AndyDave | Reviewed this property |
Speak to the restaurant directly
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David W
When does aria reopen
13 November 2016|
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Response from DashofChilli | Reviewed this property |
Now open again. I look forward to trying again soon but will wait until next year following our previous experience. I had no feedback from Aria. They don't care about poor reviews I guess as people just go anyway!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$35 - US$67
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
View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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