About Bea at Barangaroo House

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.

35 Barangaroo Ave
Barangaroo, AU-NSW 2000
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Modern Australian

Hours of operation:
Monday to Sunday - midday to 3pm; 5.30pm to midnight

Dress code:
Smart Casual

Price range:
$41 to $100

Payment options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(02) 9327 6344

Website:
http://www.barangaroohouse.com.au/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wine

Bea at Barangaroo House Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.1

Service

3.9

Ambience

4.4

Value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

74% would recommend it to a friend

Loved For

Hot Spot
Notable Wine List
Romance
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Scenic View
Good Vegetarian Options
Most Booked

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Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Brunch (5)
Good for a Date (3)
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Local Ingredients (3)
Business Meals (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Waterfront (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined 7 days ago

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined 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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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined 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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·Dined on 15 January 2018

Wonderful food and friendly service. Highly recommend

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 15 January 2018

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 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

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined 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. ??

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 13 January 2018

Exceptional food, great service fantastic wine and great atmopsphere

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 12 January 2018

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

Tags: Waterfront, Casual
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Late-night Find
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·Dined on 7 January 2018

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined 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!

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 5 January 2018

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined 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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 4 January 2018

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Romantic
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 3 January 2018

disappointing

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·Dined on 3 January 2018

We had a lovely cocktail upstairs in Smoke followed by a delicious meal in the restaurant. The sommelier was very helpful.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 3 January 2018

I think it is too much like Chiswick except Chiswick is better and $40 for a small glass of the Shiraz on the menu is hard to take! The food was good but as I said I prefer Chiswick, Bea is over rated and over priced. Smoke was good though!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on 3 January 2018

The menu wasn’t very interesting. The taste was wasn’t bad but wasn’t delicious either. The value of the meals were over priced. The atmosphere was nice but the service wasn’t very attentive even though it wasn’t that busy. Alot of waiters looking at people but not checking to see if they need anything.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on 2 January 2018

I loved that the food at Bea Restaurant. It had a real Australian/Aboriginal cultural feel about every dish. I've looked for restaurants to take guests from overseas before, finally found one that truly embodies the real experience of fine dining embracing Australian roots & drawing on inspiration from the environment. The only reason I rate the food an 8 instead of a 10 is that the desert was a bit... basic. Still delicious, but probably should've ordered a coffee or cheese plate instead.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 2 January 2018

I had some very high expectations for this venue. We started at Smoke for some drinks and were disappointed that you can’t see the water while sitting down. The perimeter is not see through. The wine list is great and the bar food was delicious. I highly recommend the wagyu doughnut. Bea on the other hand was not good. The kingfish was way too salty, the cured meat plate was gross offal. The duck was great but hard to eat. The beetroot and watermelon salad was nice. Way over priced and bland.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on 2 January 2018

Has great potential as the venue is fantastic.

Although the food was obviously from quality produce it lacked the sophistication I would expect with the price tag. Some of the flavors to me did not match, and the plating was very simple.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on 2 January 2018

Delicious food, attentive service (despite only being open a couple of weeks when we dined) and a unique aspect/view.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 1 January 2018

The fish was not fresh. The restaurant was empty and it felt like a tourist trap.

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·Dined on 30 December 2017

Very nice.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on 30 December 2017

The food was great

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Romantic, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 30 December 2017

Great venue with service and food to match. We had a great experience and will definitely be back.

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