Bea at Barangaroo House

4.1
75 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Modern Australian
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  • Scenic View
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasions
Metres from the water in Sydney’s Barangaroo, Bea’s elevated outlook promises fresh, ambitious and fanciful indoor and outdoor dining, grounded in tranquil honesty and a strong sense of place. Head Chef, Cory Campbell's menu is simple and refined, designed to hero the local ingredients.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Modern Australian
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Hours of Operation
Monday to Sunday - midday to 3pm; 5.30pm to midnight
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Phone number
(02) 9327 6344
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Neighbourhood
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wine
What 75 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.0
Service
4.4
Ambience
3.6
Value
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74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

My service for both my first Visit & SECOND VISIT was with Stephanie!!! Amazing!!!

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5.0Dined on 8 June 2018

Amazing service, and fantastic food. The Beef Ribs were outstanding.

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5.0Dined on 1 June 2018

Loved the food and wine very much. The bill seemed quite high but we did eat and drink a lot. Overall, very good! Thanks, Matt

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3.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Caught up with a friend during lunch. We made a booking but was not busy. The food was good but quite pricey. Service was polite but I sensed they were not entirely pleased that we had a light bite since we were both not hungry.

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4.0Dined on 20 May 2018

Great service in a fantastic location. The wine list is very expensive. Have a pre dinner drink upstairs at Smoke Bar beforehand.

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5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

Had the ‘Feed Me’ menu
It was very creative and delicious.
Loved Roberto, he was very friendly and happy
👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

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5.0Dined on 2 May 2018

Great venue, beautiful setting, terrific service (thank you Maurice) and delicious food.

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1.0Dined on 20 April 2018

Uber cool architecture but is sadly let down by the overpriced menu serving small portions. Left Bea disappointed and hungary More style over substance. There are better value restaurants along the harbour front just not with the view which is what you're paying for.
If you have tons of cash to help burn - this is the place for you - otherwise go elsewhere.

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5.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Great food. Beautiful food. Lovely restaurant.

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Really enjoyed the food - we did the tasting menu and it was beautiful. Bar staff were friendly and explained their cocktails - would definitely come back. Thank you!

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4.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Overpriced and uninspiring. Sad to see no wines from NSW.

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1.0Dined on 13 February 2018

Matt Moran - you need to address this. Arrogant waiter - Yan & food very average, Smoke great one day & abismal the next.

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4.0Dined on 5 February 2018

Great Aussie food but on the pricey side. Amazing location and perfect venue to have dinner with the sun setting in the background.

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3.0Dined on 30 January 2018

Underwhelmed & disappointed. As we’ve been to Matt Moran’s other restaurant s & had certain expectations but unfortunately left with unpleasant experience.

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4.0Dined on 18 January 2018

We arranged to meet at Smoke before dinner at Bea, but could not get service until I cornered the Manager who suggested that I queue at the bar and order my bottle of wine and four glasses there and carry them to a table. I was not happy with that and eventually I was able to get service from a charming female hostess. Despite having a table reserved at Bea I still had to give my credit card in order to get my bottle of wine and then they had trouble charging it to my dinner bill at Bea despite being told it was no problem. The service was pleasant but very slow and the signature duck dish was very dry and undercooked. It had to be sent back.
I think the chef is trying to be too clever.

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5.0Dined on 15 January 2018

Wonderful food and friendly service. Highly recommend

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5.0Dined on 15 January 2018

Service was outstanding and the “feed me” menu was fantastic value

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4.0Dined on 14 January 2018

Sadly we were disappointed. The food was presented beautifully but that was the better part. Really lacking in flavour and VERY overpriced for the serving size. The restaurant was stuffy, possibly the western facing windows with no cover? The staff were polite but nothing I wouldn't have expected. The meals were served too quickly after each other. Overall...boring food and a letdown

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4.0Dined on 14 January 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed the food. Service was excellent, although a little bit too attentive until we we had placed our order. The wine list was diverse and had an excellent array of choices. The sommelier had brilliant knowledge and her recommendations turned out to be spot on. Also impressive was the knowledge of the waitstaff of the menu. The ambience was good. There were a lot of people in the restaurant, but this did not affect our ability to share an intimate meal together.

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3.0Dined on 13 January 2018

Staff friendly and capable. Not a restaurant for the moderate income earner. Cheapest glass of my wine preference was $22 a glass. 2 whole cooked carrots on a plate with a fancy name but not particularly fancy to taste $12. Menu difficult to work out. Not a large selection of entree,mains. Had to wait in line for the ladies toilet for 10minutes that is after walking up. 2 flights of stairs. No bathroom ammenities on the restaurant level. Who designs that. ??

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4.0Dined on 13 January 2018

We had the shared menu. Great choice and lots of food. Service was great and the Wine Waiter was experienced and very helpful.
All staff from greeting when walking in to the Smoke Bar to Bea Restaurant friendly and attentive
The staff on the ground floor bar need better uniforms jeans and a T just dont cut it

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5.0Dined on 13 January 2018

Exceptional food, great service fantastic wine and great atmopsphere

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4.0Dined on 12 January 2018

The food lived up to expectations so hats off to chef. Amazing. Some had the "feed me" menu and my only negative comment was that the fish dish and meat dish came out together. Would of preferred separate so as to enjoy the white and red wine we chose more. Staff also need to be able to answer any questions about the menu instead of having to go and check. Otherwise a very pleasant experience and yes, I will be coming back again.

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3.0Dined on 12 January 2018

Food and location was great.
Service was lacking for the prestige it is promoting.

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4.0Dined on 10 January 2018

Bea was nice but not awe inspiring. Great view but cannot be seen when seated due to the height of the balcony! The wait staff were overly attentive to the point we felt bombarded at one point with information about the food we were eating and the wine we were drinking. I found a long strand of hair in one of our sides ordered as part of the Feed Me menu (degustation). The Barangaroo House inspired chocolate dessert that was a house favourite was not my favourite unfortunately.

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3.0Dined on 9 January 2018

Food was good but service was abysmal. Initial drink orders on arrival took 15 mins. Had to remind waiters re drink orders on a number of occasions. Wine glasses were rarely filed without a prompt to staff. We made our feelings known at the end of the night. For the prices charged the service was nowhere near an acceptable level. We were there for my wife's birthday and to have our guests commenting constantly about the lack of service did not make for a great evening.

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4.0Dined on 7 January 2018

Went here for our anniversary dinner and the staff were lovely. Food was nice and light, not too heavy.

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3.0Dined on 7 January 2018

Despite great expectations, Bea met almost none. Clearly trading on the location and Moran’s name, everything else was average to downright lazy. The food was adequate but uninspiring, and wildly overpriced. Simple dietary requirements seemed to pose too much of a challenge and eating with an odd number of people with plates ‘made to share’ between 2 generally left us shortchanged. Staff seemingly ignored a deafening metal gate slamming intermittently, and were hard to attract for assistance.

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4.0Dined on 7 January 2018

Barangaroo house did something special for our one year wedding anniversary celebration! The staff are so friendly and taking care of us very well!

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4.0Dined on 6 January 2018

My wife and I dined here for our wedding anniversary and had a lovely meal.
We had the ‘Feed Me’ shared meal which was very good and enough food to be comfortable at the end.
The occasion was noted by the staff and they looked after us very well.

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4.0Dined on 6 January 2018

Was looking forward to trying Matt Moran’s new ‘baby’ . Was neither fabulous nor bad.., enjoyable... less formal than we expected. Had the chefs menu. The scotch fillet was yummy, especially loved it with the side dips of tarragon emulsion & another delicious butter mix. Lucky I didn’t ask what it was till after we’d finished. It was crushed crickets! I’m sure with some spices etc. anyway who knew how delicious crickets were! Other highlight was the chocolate caramel dessert.

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4.0Dined on 6 January 2018

A terrific venue, sitting on the balcony so noise was not a big problem though the thumping bass of the background music was a bit hard to ignore.Food was excellent and staff very helpful and friendly.

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3.0Dined on 6 January 2018

The menu includes unusual items like fire ants and crickets. So if you’re into experimental food and the exhorbitant price that comes with that experience - go for it.

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3.0Dined on 5 January 2018

Lovely place. Great concept.
The service and waiter need a little more training on but you are only two weeks old.
The service for the value of money don’t match. Little things like making sure your napkins are placed on lap when seated and folded when you make a trip to the bathroom.

Love your stereo system, great sound and it sets the ambiance nicely.

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5.0Dined on 5 January 2018

Loved everything about our visit to Bea... will be back :)

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5.0Dined on 5 January 2018

Staff was lovely and energetic and the food was surprising (eating ants for the first time) but actually quite a pleasant experience!

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5.0Dined on 5 January 2018

The feed me menu ticked all the boxes. A sample of chefs top picks and boy were they on point!
Highly recommend this menu so you can taste and share courses.
The starter and entrees were mouth watering, and the scotch fillet in the main melted in my mouth!

They staff were made aware it was my birthday so when dessert was served I had a candle and happy birthday written on my plate in chocolate. It was a wonderful surprise and made the whole experience that much more special.

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5.0Dined on 4 January 2018

Food and drinks were amazing! First time eating ants and crickets. Highly recommend the Summer Breeze cocktail :)

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4.0Dined on 3 January 2018

Barrangaroo House is an impressive building and well worth the look however the dining experience itself was a disappointment. Over priced and with quite a few teething problems (our plates sat empty for a good 40 mins) but the most concerning thing is the lack of toilets for such a big space meaning you had to queue for toilets which wasn't ideal.

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3.0Dined on 3 January 2018

disappointing

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