Dinner: Sunday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Lage und Service sehr gut, Essen sehr international und daher charakterlos und beliebig; könnte irgendwo auf der Welt sein.
Excellent evening - food was amazing and the service impeccable! Bryce is an excellent sommelier and helped us choose some terrific wine. We will be back again!
Excellent service on what was a special occasion. Little extras such as a box of truffles to take away were appreciated. Great table with a terrific view of the harbor and Opera House.
Wonderful food and view. Menu a little smaller before 7:00pm, however, all of their specialty items were available.
We were celebrating my Mom's 65th birthday while she was on her first visit to Sydney and Australia.
The positives: The view is lovely. Ambience nice. The mains dishes were very good in portion and taste. The birthday cake we ordered was absolutely delicious. Our waiter that served us in the latter half of our meal was very attentive and proactive.
The cons: The professionalism was actually a bit shocking - we were seated and then given lunch menus rather than supper menus, which was later corrected but I don't expect that sort of error from a 2 Hatter restaurant. Regarding the actual dishes - nothing was explained other than to respond to one question I asked. The server was difficult to understand even when he did speak. That said, no picture was 'painted' in terms of the dishes - one was left with more questions or resignation really. Mode at Four Seasons was a delight by comparison, and the server there explained the dishes and created a feeling of personal service 10 times that of the person who dealt with the menu/orders - in addition to which we felt rushed to decide for heaven's sake! Foodwise... my Cod starter just smelt unappetising... terribly fishy and I was close to just leaving it to be honest. My wife had the Yellowtail and was not actually expecting it to be sashimi as it said nothing on the menu and again nothing was explained proactively - she usually does not like sashimi, but just dealt with the dish. This is not my idea of fine dining. Lastly, we were told a sommelier would pop round... that she did, but even after choosing our own wines she offered NO suggestions, and didn't even ask what we were eating so as to determine the best pairing.
On balance... for a celebratory dinner for which I thought Aria would be appropriate... I am extremely disappointed to be honest. I was hoping to be wowed but rather sadly had to search for positives. I just really hope this is taken as a learning and improvements result from my critique.
Perfect - I got so many brownie points.
What a wonderful experience! Service was excellent, atmosphere quiet and comfortable with a view of Sydney harbour on a sparking winter’s day. Most importantly, the food and wine were exceptional. I would definitely recommend Aria To anyone wanting a very special dining experience.
My friend and I went to the aria for her 40th birthday and it was a fantastic experience. Our watior was very friendly and helpful with the food selections please send our thanks! It was nothing short of amazing. I will definitely be back!!!
Lovely food, exceptional service as always and convenient for pre-theatre dinners
The view was great- I could see the bridge and the opera house as well as the water. The service was also very friendly and very efficient.
Unbelievably expensive for the portion sizes given for both appetizers and main dishes. Food was good not great. For the prices they charge food should be outstanding. Desserts we’re average at best. Was the least favorite of the restaurants we went to during our 5 nights in Sydney.
The food was amazing and super pretty.
One does not normally go to Aria for a birthday celebration for their 6 year old son as it be may viewed as too fine dining for that. But the service from the staff was great in making sure we had a good seat to look out on the habour when Vivid started up (which was the post dinner activity for us). There obviously wasn't a kids menu but the staff offered to accommodate by amend an existing dish to cater for our little man.
Overall the food and wine was excellent. The Pre-Theatre menu is what we picked from and the variety was great.
Exemplary service. The food is hilarious. Super tiny portions and overly grandiose. You'll get better value anywhere else. But again, the service is perfection.
Friendly and efficient service. Exquisite food in a superb location. Fine dining at its best. Ideal for special occasions such as a birthday.
Early Mother’s Day
Excellent food and great service. Unfortunately had an table at the back so didn’t get the best view.
We love Aria. The food and service is excellent. Despite it being a pre- theatre slot we never felt hurried. Great start to a wonderful evening.
our waiter Nick was absolutely amazing, felt spoiled the whole evening. great customer service and the food was amazing
Food was the best I’ve ever had. Proposed to my partner and all the waiters came over to say congratulations. Felt very special and would go back again! Great for a special occasion
This restaurant is all about maximizing profits, they remind you hundred of times that you have only 1.5 hours to eat and get out but at the same time if you arrive to celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday, not a single person would care to wish you a happy birthday BUT all of them will repeat over and over again that you must hurry up and vacate the table in 1.5 hours. They sent you multiple emails reminding about 1.5 hours to eat and when you arrive, they welcome you like that “welcome to Aria! We hope you remember that you only have table for 1.5 hours, please follow me to your table.” Then, our server spent forever explaining that the restaurant does not 2 but actually 3 (THREE!!!) seatings per night so we must hurry up. She explained the same story over and over again to the tables next to us. At some point it got really annoying to listen to this from everyone at the restaurant. They don’t find it necessary to wish you a happy birthday but they think it is totally acceptable to remind you every few minutes that you must drink, eat and talk fast and get out of there so they can sit next table. Everyone who works there is more concerned about time pressure of fitting in 3 seatings per night than your dining experience. They could care less if you enjoy your meal and servers act all annoyed and stressed out. This was not a special or relaxed birthday dinner, it was a complete disaster. The food was overpriced and nothing special to make up for rush atmosphere that the restaurant forces upon each guest. Honestly, there are so many delicious restaurants in Sydney with amazing and attentive service that I would never in a million years recommend Aria to anyone. Shame on you, Aria, for being so concerned about maximizing $$ rather than offering a memorable dining experience.
Compliments to the chef that came up with a personalized tasting menu for me with my food allergies and made it scrumptious. Very attentive staff. Went out of their way to give me extra brioche gluten free bread that I have never had! Beautiful views. One of my top 10 in the world experiences
Great food great service
Well presented. Excellent service. Beautiful location.
Glamorous views, superlative service, with exemplary assistance by the sommelier. All round a great event.
Stunning location, service was exceptional & food outstanding.
This is the 2nd time we have gone & it did not disappoint. Food great
Excellent , professional, friendly and delicious food and wine
Really disappointing food, lacking in flavour. Very overpriced wine list
A beautiful dining experience with breathtaking views. We only had one night in Sydney during a long layover. I am so glad we spent it here.
our waiter was very friendly and attentive, the wine list was also very nice.
One of my favor spots in the world.
View of Opera House and Bridge can't be beat. The atmosphere was a little stuffy, but the food was fantastic. Our dinner was dampened by our server, who dropped a butter knife on my dress (thus staining it). He offered minor apologies and didn't seem to care to make the situation more enjoyable for us.
Everything was perfect. Just as we expected.
While this is a wonderful setting with great views, the food was pretty average and not as we would have hoped given all the reviews. DIdn't think the value was there for the price. The bass was barely flavorful and the potato side dish was a soupy mess. We had such better meals along the Barangaroo and were saddened this was not as good for the prix fix price.
Great Service & Food. Thank you
Position was fantastic and convenient to our theatre booking and well done