Bea at Barangaroo House

4.1
87 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Modern Australian
Top tags:
  • 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 87 People Are Saying
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3.6
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

Very average and overpriced. Food was fine but not exceptionally

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ZP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding food and the service was stellar. For a night out showcasing Sydney this is exceptional. Highly recommend having drinks on the balcony prior to your meal.

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OT
4 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 5

Attended dinner in a Monday night with a party of 4. The ambiance and location is great, food was good and service was bad. Wine order had to wait for the sommelier, while the server took appetizer orders. Oysters arrived before our wine, which was only ordered after 3 requests to do so.

Entire meal was rushed by the staff. The prices were quite high and I expected much better service than we received.

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ML
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall 3Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

Second time here and I'd thought I've use the venue for a business dinner for international guests. Unfortunately it didn't live to same experience as my first visit.

One of my freshly shucked oysters was off and made it to my plate which I ate and then the smell hit me. Luckily I didn't get sick however ruined the nights experience with "when is it going to hit me" feeling. I'd expect a higher level of quality control for this restaurant.

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PL
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

wonderful service and attention for my wife's birthday dinner. thanks to Giuseppe the barman extraordinaire for cocktail suggestions. Food was fabulous.

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L
13 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Food was delicious, if a little wanky. The cocktails, fitout and service were excellent. A little pricey for the portions, but not OTT. My one gripe about this restaurant is that the toilets are on another level and it's on a crowded pub/bar level, shared with a gazillion other people. If I'm paying for a nice meal, I expect toilets just for the restaurant, even if it's just one unisex toilet.

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GF
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful and relaxed place to be in. The wait staff are very attentive, helpful and friendly. The food was delicious and exceeds expectations.

Thank you for going that extra mile and making our 18 year anniversary memorable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Incredible food. Lovely venue

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MF
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very enjoyable. Food exceptional. Had the great pleasure to meet Cory and had a photo taken with the other chefs. Recommend the degustation. Look forward to visiting again.

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SJ
4 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Friday night here felt buzzy yet not over crowded. Loved the building and ambiance, staff were charming. Everything we ordered was a surprise, I’d like to come back and try the shared dishes.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The vibe of the resto is business casual, professionals dine in type of feel. Although the food was good, the service was so slow. We had to wait nearly an hour for our mains which is steak - medium rare that shouldn’t take long.

And waiters giving us dessert menu when we haven’t had our mains yet. Overall I would go back but hopefully they have better service and quicker chefs.

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OT
14 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Too expensive, no complexity to dishes to justify cost

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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MD
3 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

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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GL
2 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

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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MM
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

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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OT
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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T
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

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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OT
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Beautiful food. Lovely restaurant.

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K
20 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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OT
4 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

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

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TR
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 5

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

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J
55 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

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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OT
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

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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PT
3 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The concept is "casual fine dining" and it's hard for me to accept that the two can go together but as most people don't dress up anymore I guess it was inevitable that a restaurant of this calibre would eventually give in.
Having said that most people dress up! And the food is amazing. And the view, especially if you can get a table at the edge, is, while not quite as spectacular as the bridge, still pretty cool.

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1 review
Dined on 18 January 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

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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OT
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Dined on 15 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food and friendly service. Highly recommend

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Dined on 15 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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

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Dined on 14 January 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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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Dined on 14 January 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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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Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

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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Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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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Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional food, great service fantastic wine and great atmopsphere

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Dined on 12 January 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

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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1 review
Dined on 12 January 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

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

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Dined on 10 January 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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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Dined on 9 January 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

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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Dined on 7 January 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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

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