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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.

1 Macquarie Street
Sydney, AU-NSW 2000
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Dining style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Modern Australian

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

Cross street:
Moore Steps

Dress code:
Smart Casual

Price range:
$101 and over

Payment options:
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(02) 9240 2255

Website:
http://www.ariarestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
ARIA is within close proximity to Intercontinental Hotel Carpark, Sir Stamford Hotel Carpark, Sydney Opera House Carpark

Public Transport:
Circular Quay (290 m) Airport & East Hills (Peak hours), Airport & East Hills, Bankstown, Inner West, South

Executive Chef:
Matthew Moran

Additional:
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

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.5

Service

4.5

Ambience

4.5

Value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Loved For

Pre/post theatre
Scenic View
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Good for a Date (25)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
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Quiet Conversation (16)
Neighbourhood Gem (14)
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Business Meals (9)
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Ambience5
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 4 February 2018

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.

Tags: Scenic View
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Food5
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 3 February 2018

Great Service & Food. Thank you

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Food4
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Service5
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 2 February 2018

Position was fantastic and convenient to our theatre booking and well done

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Food5
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 25 January 2018

It was a wonderful night and great food, wine and service.

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 20 January 2018

the minute you walk in you get the sense that you will be taken care of for the night, there was so many staff welcoming you when you arrive, it was a great experience, especially for my kids that also accompanied us for dinner,
if i was to throw my a negative is that when i got the bill we were charged 5 bottle of water ($60)- i can understand i do need to pay for it, however after the 1st bottle, the establishment should ask if we would like another bottle , instead they keep pouring without us acknowledging we wanted more and that we had to pay for it.. and also some waiters were getting water from other buckets from other tables, so i dont know if we drank 5 bottles for the night and assuming that waiters were taking water from other tables that the water was for free.. that was my only (small) complaint for the night, overall the food and ambience was great and made us feel really nice and special
thanks
peter

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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Food4
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·Dined on 15 January 2018

I have dined at Aria for a few times now, and the food always tasted amazing (except the duck I just had last night, a bit chewy and under cooked). The staff are always very friendly, respectful and helpful. I certainly would recommend anyone who enjoys good food, great ambiance with friendly staff to give this place a go.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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Food5
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Value3

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 13 January 2018

Very knowledgeable and super helpful sommelier. Beautiful food!

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre
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Food5
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·Dined on 13 January 2018

I recently dined here with my partner for our anniversary. The food was beyond amazing and the service efficient and friendly. Each course offered a verity of beautiful flavours. We both had an exceptional dining experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 13 January 2018

Special occasion lunch had the degustation which gives a wide review of the whole menu. Service unobtrusive, sommelier knowledgeable,staff professional. A very nice way to spend a long lunch with good company.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 12 January 2018

Experience lived up to expectations. As a regular diner, I am never disappointed with the exceptional and innovative food offering and the attentive but discreet service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on 11 January 2018

We had the Degustation with matching wines which was lovely.

The service is what really impressed us, attentive but not intrusive. Staff were familiar with the dishes and the somimeliers were knowledgeable about the wines they were serving and why they complimented the food.

Overall a lovely night out.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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Food4
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·Dined on 11 January 2018

Went there with my fiancé last night. First impression was not so good as the host was not at the desk to greet us. We had to wait for 3 minutes to get attention and to be seated. The table service was good overall but there was not any interaction initated by the server. The bread arrived cold which shouldn’t be at a fine dining restaurant. The highlight of the night was the lamb loin and the champagne lobster! They were spectacular!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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Food5
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 11 January 2018

Lovely food, exquisite views and overall a memorable experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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Food5
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·Dined on 10 January 2018

The welcome. The setting.
The staff. The food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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Food5
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·Dined on 10 January 2018

Terrific night---staff were great, food was exceptional, wine was wonderful if a little over-priced.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 10 January 2018

Quite superb! Very knowledgable, attentive and thoughtful staff. Speedy and faultless service. Outstanding quality of cooking. Very extensive, high quality wine list, perhaps a tad overpriced. But overall a very, very fine experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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Food5
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·Dined on 7 January 2018

Second time at ARIA. And still one of my TOP-meals in Sydney

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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Food5
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·Dined on 6 January 2018

The food was lovely but the little touches . . . appetiser, sorbets to cleanse the palate made the difference. The view is spectacular & great for people watching.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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Food4
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 5 January 2018

Nice atmosphere and seating is great overlooking Sydney Harbour. Fantastic service and the sommelier offered some sound advice and great wine recommendations.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Local Ingredients
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Food4
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 4 January 2018

Way over priced for what is offered. View from the side room not that great. Two wine choices on menu not available. Waiter was extremely friendly but spent inordinate time chatting at each table so had to wait to get refills. Great location and nice ambiance but not good value for money

Tags: Scenic View
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Food5
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·Dined on 3 January 2018

Our last night in Sydney, a perfect meal, in lovely surroundings. Very attentive waiters. A superb finish to our holiday!Lobster

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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Food5
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·Dined on 3 January 2018

Excellent service. Food was outstanding and wine list comprehensive and inviting.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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Food5
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·Dined on 3 January 2018

Questo elegantissimo e raffinatissimo ristorante, affacciato nientepopodimeno che sulla Opera House e sull'Harbour Bridge, ha il famoso Matt Moran come cuoco e propone dei piatti di qualità eccezionale. Abbiamo mangiato il filetto di Angus più tenero e buono del mondo. Le portate costano 55 AUD ciascuna e anche il resto è piuttosto caro, ma ne vale assolutamente la pena!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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Food4
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·Dined on 3 January 2018

Great service, spectacular views, great menu choice, delicious food, highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Groups
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Food4
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 2 January 2018

A bit of a spur of the moment booking, but my wife thought I was genius . Wonderful atmosphere, fine food and a wine list that would bee hard to beat in Ashby major city in the world. Service was friendly yet always professional. In all a delightful experience.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Notable Wine List
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Food5
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·Dined on 2 January 2018

A problem with the prethearte dinner.We arrived at 5:30 as requested the service was slow,when we asked to order a dessert we were told directly that we had to vacate the table for the next sitting so there was no time!.Why then do they have a choice to have 3 courses when due to their slow service you only have time for two.This was a problem as one of our guests preferred to have a dessert and forgo the entree.Not what I expected.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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Food4
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·Dined on 2 January 2018

Caters for selected clientele and treats guests accordingly. Nice free additions to the set dinner menu, but the quality of food is not very different from restaurants with significantly cheaper prices.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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Food5
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·Dined on 2 January 2018

Service was excellent from the moment I stepped through the doors, I felt welcomed. Food was everything I hoped for and the beautiful view only added to the experience. I will definitely visit again when the opportunity arises.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food4
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·Dined on 1 January 2018

Good food, great venue but:
1) the air conditioning was not set properly and it take too long to adjust it (after asking three times!).
2) The time it takes to serve the main course after the starters was unacceptable long for a a restaurant of this calibre.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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Food3
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 (México)·Dined on 1 January 2018

La comida rica pero nada espectacular. Los precios no van con la sofisticación de los platos. Me pareció un lugar elegante en un spot muy turístico, que ostenta más que lo que sirve.

No nos avisaron que nos cobrarían el 10% del total por ser 1 de enero.

No tuvieron la botella de vino que quería. Pero nos regalaron el postre.

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Food4
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on 1 January 2018

Beautiful view of the Sydney Opera House! Menu was good but a bit limited

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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Food5
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·Dined on 30 December 2017

Service was excellent (both food and wine).
Extensive & good wine list
Food was very good and not served in excessive amounts

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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Food5
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·Dined on 30 December 2017

Simply stunning in every aspect.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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Food4
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 29 December 2017

Very good experiencie. Just in front Circular Quay, the food is great

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Waterfront
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Food5
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·Dined on 29 December 2017

Amazing food, service and view! Perfect for a special occasion

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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Food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 27 December 2017

Excellent food and service. Loved it!
The food was delicious, the views to the opera and Sydney bridge made our dinner a real special one.
I would come back if agin in Sydney

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Food5
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·Dined on 27 December 2017

delicious pre-theatre dinner - the perfect start to a great evening

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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Food5
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·Dined on 27 December 2017

Excellent experience Ideal matching of wine with food. What is described is exactly what is put in front of you Serving size is ideal & the focus is on the main item of the plate i.e. John Dory is the star when John Dory is served

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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Food5
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·Dined on 24 December 2017

Love this place, for me and my budget I don’t got every week it’s a beautiful restaurant for a special occasion. The food is amazing and the staff are always the loveliest!!!

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on 24 December 2017

Wonderful view. Great service. Outstanding food.

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