Bel & Brio

4.3
231 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Italian
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  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List
Standard seating area
Reservations for “Dining Room - Corso Brio” where you can choose our a la carte menu or the $99 degustation.

Bar & Outdoor seating area (includes low and high-top tables)
Reservations for “Bel & Brio Bar & Bistro”, where you can choose from our bistro menu with a selection of antipasti, pizza and pasta.

Bel & Brio is a European style food and wine emporium which includes the Bar & Bistro, Corso Brio Restaurant, cellar and marketplace. All is designed to offer great quality dining, wine, takeaway and shopping to suit the needs of the growing local community. The extensive wine list of 400 wines and 20 wines by the glass curated by wine expert Jon Osbeiston is complimented by a classic cocktail list.

Private Dining
Bel & Brio offers two unique spaces. Our Dining room - Corso Brio for exclusive use, up to 80 guests seated, 100 guests standing. And, our Private Dining Room for up to 24 guests.
What 231 People Are Saying
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4.3
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3.9
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PQ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and service, made for a wonderful lunch that we all thoroughly enjoyed.
Would highly recommended to anyone!

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S
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

The food was amazing however I was disappointed when the staff began cleaning and putting away the tables around us as we were finishing dinner. You’re either open or you’re closed. It’s not at all a nice feeling to be eating dessert while the tables around you are being stripped. The staff also were arguing loudly with one another right beside us. It just put a bad end to what started as a wonderful evening.

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SP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Food and ambience were great. Service was slow and the waitress outside seemed run off her feet despite there being waiters in abundance inside.

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V
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Went here for Valentine's day and we had a great time and filled stomachs. We had the 7-course degustation menu which is worth it. Since it is a 7-course meal, expect to be full halfway. Though I would say all dishes were delicious so it became a little sinful especially with the dessert. It got a bit loud during the night because of the number of people dining but it wasn't an issue. I would highly recommend Bel & Brio.

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B
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and beautiful food served in a very serene environment.

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IB
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really nice atmosphere and great food we had a wonderful birthday lunch with my fussy family and all very happy

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BJ
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Food is great, and the service is also excellent. Unfortunately, the noise level inside is way too loud ... there is no sound-deadening material so it is inherently loud (concrete floor, blank walls, glass windows, all "reflective" of sound)-- but on top of that they play jarring music way too loud given it is doof-doof beaty unmelodic music. Please change the music to something softer and more melodic in style, and turn the volume down several decibels ! It's not a disco !!

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MB
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Me and my friend had a chance to eat in the bar area. There was a great atmosphere, nice music and very sunny. We anjoyed the food and the service. Tasty italian food and warm service made our experience unforgettable. We will be back surely.

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DM
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I've been there already many times in the last months.
You can laterally live in Bel and Brio.
I've tried both, dining experience with my wife and bar/bistro side with some mates.
Food to die for, and the spaghetti crab... the best!
And the pizza is an authentic one.
Drink side you have everything, wines, beers, spirits, classic and signature cocktails.
Service professional and charming.
The ambiance is top notch!!!
Cellar with a broad selection of wine in their cellar (some really rare french and italian).
Marketplace with premium and every day products in the market.
Back soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Location, food, service and knowledge.
It is not often you get all of these things these days. Location is sensational, food is some of the best I have eaten anywhere in Sydney the service is attentive and friendly and they know their stuff. The staff know what’s on the menu and take you on a journey through their Italian delights. The Wine list is exceptional some rare gems on this list. The staff know their wines the information and pairing advice we received was amazing.
I think we have found our new favourite restaurant.

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KB
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service, atmosphere and food! Will be coming back

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MS
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome place! Must do in Barangaroo! Delicious food, amazing wine selection and great service! But Bel & Brio is not just a place to eat, they also have a Marketplace with a delicatessen where you can find rare fine delicate European foods and condiments and they have their own cellar with a huge variety of wines. Would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for something unusual!

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t
10 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Sometimes, a restaurant will totally turn off a customer with the constant pushing of more drinks and extra items that cost MORE! It is done to look as if it is all about customer service but it's hard to pull the wool over this New Yorker's eyes. When a waiter, no matter how nice and helpful and professional,
stretches the truth to the customer in order to get a tip, it is a total turn off. Because we are New Yorkers we are used to tipping the wait staff and so asked as the inclusion of the meal if the tip was included. Our waiter didn't really lie when he said, that it wasn't. It is just that tips are not given to waiters in Australia, something we found out afterwards from our local friends and something we should have checked Before we went to Australia

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JC
6 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Ordered a steak and was unable to eat due to extensive gristle throughout. I told the waitress and she had no response. Seafood was much better should have stayed away from the meat.

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EF
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great lunch spot, menus and location. Loving the vibe and the desserts are just divine!

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SS
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service by Bruno an Karlos.
Food is amazing!
Dessert mouth watering.
Hawaiian sunset is addictive.
Hendricks Gin was on point served with cucumber and rose petals. I have been living in Australia for the last 10 years. Had never experienced Hendricks Gin served the correct way. Overall all amazing place to dine

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KP
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Great atmosphere - just too many flies, flying around us and our client's head (we were inside the very inside area).

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HC
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food, service and ambience are excellent - we love dining in the restaurant as we appreciate all it has to offer from great dinner music to quiet, intimate booths. We highly recommend Bel & Brio!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Amazing acoustics
Great food
Service not the best

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VR
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Crab pasta was excellent! Service was very accommodating and went out of their way for us.

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MT
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Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I was catching up with good friends so ordered a table for 3. This is my 5th visit here and everything was lovely with the small exception of condensation dripping on me and the table. The staff moved us to another table, but the condensation was a dampener! We were so glad to be moved! The service and staff made up for it! Highly recommended!

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Risotto a bit bland. The other dishes were amazing

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m
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great wine list - loved the final cut Barossa shiraz

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EG
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Gorgeous place, everything was an exceptional experience. Staff were friendly and professional. Great ambiance and food was amazing. Highly recommend it.

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M
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

absolutely astonished with my experience. Brought my partner here for his 18th birthday on the 20th at 7:15. we were greeted fantastically however, once we began ordering we were treated so poorly. the staff would approach the surrounding tables constantly however, seemed to always skip ours and never came back to offer us more or to see how we were going. I felt as though we were looked down upon opposed to other customers which is certainly not a good look especially coming from a family whom owns a restaurant. I also believe this may have also increased due to the waiter demanding us to try the set $99 menu but we declined due to wanting to try a different dish. it got to the point where we waited 40mins to be approached where we felt no option but to have to tap a waitress and ask for a bill where the waiter rolled his eyes. I wanted to purchase and enjoy dessert here as well but there was no way i could do this with our experience that made our night unpleasant as well as considering we were never offered dessert. It was no surprise to have found out from another couple of the same age that despite they amazing food their service along the night decreased. I really hope you can improve on this because the food is lovely but i cannot bring myself back here without a guarantee that i will not be treated so poorly opposed to everyone else.

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PC
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Good place for breakfast on a Sunday morning.
Chicken salad was tasty but very short on chicken.
Pizza was good.
Service was good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome experience and staff! Great business lunch for 21 people.

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PT
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Good Italian food with an excellent choice. Price is good value for quality. Great wine list with excellent advice from Blair. We were in the restaurant section. Noise levels were low and easy to have a conversation for 4. Service was polite and helpful

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CM
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

The service could be improved - really slow service and rarely checked the table to see if everything was ok. Stakes came medium rare and we had to send back as we requested medium well done.

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KA
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff were lovely, great knowledge of gluten free options!

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PH
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Turned up at 12-10pm for a 12-15 booking. No table reserved . Not certain this opentable booking is reliable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Staff were incredibly friendly. Really appreciated the complimentary dessert and singing of happy birthday - if made the whole experience extra special! Food was good and cocktails delicious

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RL
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

A most enjoyable night, food was great and the service was second to none! First time in new dining room which was well designed. The room, while reasonably full was still quiet enough to enjoy our tables conversation without being drowned out by other dinners.

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LF
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

I sat in the new area which is cordoned off from the rest of the restaurant. Therefore it was very quiet as it had carpet and curtains etc and was perfect for a catch up with someone as no problem hearing what they were saying! Recommend for people wanting a quiet area for a private personal or business chat. Plus good food and wine.

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JS
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Last minute booking, but ushered into the quiet dining room and quickly offered a glass of French champagne then served by a knowledgeable and attentive Italian waiter who looked after us for the evening. The food was delicious. See you again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Waited an hour for food however pizza was excellent!

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RL
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Service was friendly & efficient. Location is great as our office is within walking distance.
Menu is quite limited to pizzas & pastas and the choices are not many. Food is of good quality.
We were seated in the cellar, so it was quiet and good to chat with friends & colleagues without having to talk loudly over a crowd.

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PM
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful dining experience. The staff are friendly and helpful. A great place to relax and enjoy good times.

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PM
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service staff were outstanding - knowledgeable, friendly and helpful!

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KM
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent fine dining area, great food a nice ambience.

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