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About ARIA Sydney
ARIA first opened its doors in 1999 and has continued to build upon its highly regarded reputation both locally and internationally. ARIA offers diners an exclusive and intimate environment that is complemented by ARIA's sweeping views of Sydney's famous Harbour Bridge, Opera House and the bustle of busy Circular Quay.
Today, the restaurant is continuing to expand on its already winning formula - adding a repertoire of unique and special events that are attracting a broad clientele from local and interstate corporate business to international visitors, an A-list history of stars and of course Sydney's gourmets.
ARIA offers panoramic views of Sydney Harbour, the freshest Australian produce in an innovative and contemporary menu, an extensive award-winning wine list with seamless, friendly and highly efficient service.
Sydney, AU-NSW 2000
Contemporary French / American
Hours of operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Dinner: Sunday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$101 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
(02) 9240 2255
ARIA is within close proximity to Intercontinental Hotel Carpark, Sir Stamford Hotel Carpark, Sydney Opera House Carpark
Circular Quay (290 m) Airport & East Hills (Peak hours), Airport & East Hills, Bankstown, Inner West, South
Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
ARIA offers unique individual dining areas to suit your every requirement.
ARIA Sydney Ratings and Reviews
First time dining at Aria. Venue and ambience was fantastic. Hostess and sommelier were absolutely lovely. Dining experience was marred by one staff whom made it quite clear that being vegetarian was really not that welcomed there...and outright suggesting we should not waste his time speaking to the chef about whether they could cater for a veg degustation for one guest if we were not going go ahead with it. Unusual experience. Food was good but not amazing.
We went just for a treat prior to our final concert of the year and the food was exceptional. We had the King George Whiting as Entree and the Duck as main course. It all tasted absolutely perfect, no extra seasoning required, it was perfection. The location is also lovely on the edge of the water and people watching is amusing. Service was professional without being stuffy, staff were friendly and helpful and there but not in your face. We will definitely return!
I WAS QUITE DISAPOINTED WITH THE FOOD. I HAD MARRON FOR ENTREE AND IT WAS VERY BLAND AND CHEWY BUT THE CAULIFLOWER CONSUMME WAS EXCELLENT
FOR THE MAIN COURSE I CHOSE THE JEW FISH AND AGAIN THE DISH LACKED FLAVOUR AND SEASONING. THE MUSHROOMS WERE A BIT OF AWIERD TEXTURE AND THERE WAS NOT MUCH COLOUR ON THE PLATE. MORE GREEN VEGETABLES WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER
THE MOS DELCIOUS THING I ATE WAS THE COMPLEMTARY SALAD MASHED POTATO, AND THE PASTA CHIP AS THE AMUSE BOUCE.
I WAS OVERALL DSAPOINTED WIHT THE FOOD BUT THE EXPERIENCE AND SERVICE EXCELLENT.
WE WERE GIVEN A GLASS OF COMPLEMENTARY CHAMPAGNE FOR MY NIECE'S 18TH BIRTHDAY WHICH I THOUGHT WAS A NICE TOUCH
Food was unbelievable as was the service from our waiter. I was a little disappointed with the table we were given. I had specifically requested in my booking that I would like to be seated near the window with a view because my in-laws had just arrived from the UK but we were seated at the worst table in the house with a view of the road and the wall.
Our food was amazing, as expected! We chose a 4 course meal to celebrate our occasion and each course was delicious and filling! Our highlight course was the Tuna in the first course and Duck in the third course. All the other dishes were fantastic too!
I think one area where Aria can improve is the desert menu...I had the popcorn cheesecake and my partner had apple sorbet. There was no wow factor in the deserts.
We dined at Aria for a special birthday. We didn't get a table by the window as requested but had a lovely experience just the same. We both had 3 courses which were delicious. The house made breads & butter, salad and one side were included in the price, also as a nice surprise was the chefs appetizer and the sorbet after the main meal. I was really impressed with the extensive wine selection, We ordered a lovely bottle of white from the region of Italy where Im from, not usually seen on menus.
Where do we start ..... “wowza factor”.. . absolute outstanding Resturant ... wonderful ambiance.... incredibly friendly staff... Fabulous Food .. awesome views...
impeccable service On our arrival
Carried through the entire evening ... We were truly impressed with the Aria experience ⭐️
From the time you are greeted with the door opening for you, to your seating and greeting from your waitress be ready for impeccable friendly staff and service. Great food with small treats throughout the lunch with amazing wine and of course fabulous views, what more could you ask for. A fabulous afternoon.
Five of us agreed that the location and quite ambience was first class. We raved about the Orange Duck, Waygu beef, Tuna and Loin Lamb however the Marron and Whiting were bland. For the first round of drinks service was good, then it fell short having to repeatedly ask for the drinks menu again to re-order as well as glasses being removed without further orders being taken. Overall a great experience but it lacked the personal attention we thought we deserved from Aria. We left thirsty!
We had a stunning lunch at Aria this week. From the moment we arrived there was a level of professionalism with all staff. The wine list is extensive and sommelier knowledgeable. We had three courses and each were exceptional. King oyster mushroom tortellini, and apple sorbet were stand outs. The classic Sydney view topped off the experience.
From the moment we entered, we knew we were going to be treated to a first class meal. The ambiance, the attention to detail, the extraordinary views from your very own dining table. Thank you to all the wonderful staff throughout the evening for their professional yet at times, light hearted approach. Sometimes these kind of venues can be a bit over the top, it was sophisticated but down to earth too. The food was incredible and totally didn't disappoint. Thanks again for a memorable anniversary dinner
Food delicious (duck was so yum) wine selection massive, service great, view superb, what's not to love - thanks for the best seats in the house too! Definitely a great start for a per theatre evening as we watched the 'Maasdam' Ship manoeuvre its way out of Circular Quay seamlessly.
Had three course meals. There were only one waiter serving the entire restaurant which I felt the waiter was overwhelming. We had to wait for him to order our food and felt rushed when the food were served. Food was good overall with good portion. I had a chip on my plate and some of the utensils were rusty. Do improve and look into details and upkeep your standard of fine dining.
Service was very poor, we repeatedly had to track someone down to order food and drinks and all but one waiter looked like he'd rather be somewhere else. The food was good but nothing special, and definitely not worth the price tag. Our bread was burnt on the outside and not super fresh, not a good start. I had fish for main which was average, the popcorn cheesecake for desert was nice. I was expecting to be impressed but left feeling flat. It was a special occasion, I wish we had gone elsewhere
We went as a group of three women. One was from overseas and we wanted to give her a special "grand finale" in Sydney. We were happy we chose Aria.
It was near perfect, lovely unobtrusive service, very interesting and high quality food, beautiful wine. We were only a little bit surprised that our coffee came before the dessert and then the petit fours a bit after that. We recommend Aria as an exquisitely beautiful Sydney experience.
From making the booking to leaving the restaurant following a splendid lunch with complementary wines, the whole experience was effortlessly easy for the diners! We arrived half an hour early, our table was available so we enjoyed a gin and tonic while we took in the views and the new “subtle luxe” fitout. Staff were welcoming and informative with impeccable timing moving us through our leisurely lunch (3 hours). The food was exquisite, staff professionalism is exemplary, the wines superb.
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