Bel & Brio

4.3
255 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Italian
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  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
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 255 People Are Saying
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5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very nice brunch experience. good all round. Service and ambience always excels. Food very good.

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CS
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good for Business dinner. The new dining room is quieter and warmer than previous.

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j
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Disappointed that there was no white sourdough for breakfast. Waiters command of English was poor and consequently got the order wrong. This seems to be a common theme in Darling Harbour/Barangaroo restaurants

Bel & Brio
Responded on 10 May 2019

Hi Joel, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It is very disappointing to hear that the service was not up to its usual high standard. We will ensure further training is provided and we hope to see you again soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were 7 not 4 persons. We had a wonderful time. My friends came from all over Sydney and they will be back soon
Great restaurant, great food

Bel & Brio
Responded on 10 May 2019

Hi there, we're glad to hear that you had a lovely dining experience with us. Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review. We hope to see you again soon!

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LW
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Had a wonderful brunch whilst catching up with friends

Bel & Brio
Responded on 10 May 2019

Hi Linda, we're glad you had a wonderful experience with us. We hope to see you soon

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WB
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good service and nice atmosphere. The food was good for the price. Everyone in our group left satisfied.

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Responded on 10 May 2019

Hi Wayne, so pleased that you had a fantastic time. We hope you'll join us for a meal or drink again soon!

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KS
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 5

Service was not that good. We were there 35 minutes before we were asked what we wanted..

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B
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. Great ambiance. Friendly staff. Excellent food and wine. Would definitely recommend.

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Responded on 10 May 2019

Hi Bling, we're glad you had a wonderful dining experience with us. Thanks for the your kind words.

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JT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Service was appalling.

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SR
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

It’s Italian, so choose a pasta dish. You won’t be disappointed.

Bel & Brio
Responded on 10 May 2019

Hi Sandy, thanks for taking the time to post review. We really appreciate it.

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MY
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Overall happy with place, food was really delicious but at busy time maybe more staff would help. But I’ll definitely come back

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

It was a very nice venue especially inside in the dining room. Service was great by all staff - everyone was very friendly. The food was ok. We ate from the A la Carte menu and we weren’t overly impressed by the taste unfortunately. The food just didn’t have amazing flavors so unfortunately it’s probably not someone we would visit again. Would say it’s worth a try though...

Bel & Brio
Responded on 3 April 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review and thank you for your kind words, I will pass on your notes to the Chef regarding the flavours. Just would like to let you know that we have recently changed our menus and it could worst it to give a second try! We hope to see you again at Bel&Brio.

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SR
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The atmosphere was fantastic....like going into another world.....and the attendance and service of the waiters was first class....excellent knowledge of food with good humour thrown in.....food was top notch and very tasty...selection was very good for wines, drinks and food which made it difficult to decide, they seemed all good...we'll be back and we have told many of our friends of the great experinence

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E
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Thank you for your service. We loved the ambience especially the food and music.

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Responded on 3 April 2019

Thank you for your kind words Ezzz and we are looking forward to hosting you again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

Not professional service , no next time

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TA
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent place for dinner and have a nice COCKTAILS!!!! For sure I will come back !!! Thank youuu

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KS
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you for a fantastic dining experience. It was my first time at Bel and Brio for lunch and the food was spectacular. Cocktails were delicious as always

Bel & Brio
Responded on 25 March 2019

Dear Kim, thank so much for your kind words and thank you for dining at Bel & Brio, we hope to see you again soon!

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HG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was good. The food and wine were great. I would definitely come here again. Great little spot in Barangaroo.

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Responded on 25 March 2019

Dear Huw, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. We are looking very forward to hosting you again!

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M
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

Bel & Brio is always free so I booked it but I must admit the service is shocking...

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Responded on 25 March 2019

Dear Mitchi, thank you for taking the time to provide us with your honest feedback. It is very disappointed to hear that the service was not up to its usual high standard. Please accept our sincere apologies. Your notes will certainly be addressed in our weekly management meeting so we can continue to improve. Please give us another chance to show Bel & Brio the way it should be!

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F
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

It was quite good value for the price. The salad leaves were a bit wilted and yellowish. We had the pear and rocket salad. The pizza was good. The service was good.

Bel & Brio
Responded on 14 March 2019

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your honest feedback! I am very glad you enjoyed your evening with us and I will certainly pass on your notes to the chef to keep improving. We hope to see you again soon!

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MK
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, great breakfast and an ideal place for an early morning business meeting.

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Responded on 14 March 2019

Thank you Martin for taking the time to leave us a review and Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you again very soon!

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AP
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous staff and food. Our booth tucked away in another room was an absolute delighter.

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Responded on 14 March 2019

Thank Andy for taking the time to leave us a review and thank you for your kind words. The booth seating in Corso Brio is absolutely amazing! my favourite seat! We hope to see you again very soon!

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RB
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Food was lovely with decent size portions. Our waitress was less than impressed to be working and never smiled

Bel & Brio
Responded on 20 February 2019

Thank you Rachel for taking the time to provide us with your honest feedback. It is disappointing to hear that the service was not to its usual high standard. Please accept our apologies and we hope to see you again very soon.

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PQ
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
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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Responded on 19 February 2019

Thank Penny for taking the time to leave us a review and Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you again very soon!

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S
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
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.

Bel & Brio
Responded on 17 February 2019

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your honest feedback. It is very disappointing to hear that the service was not to its usual high standard. The team certainly did not mean to make you feel this way, our sincere apologies if this was the impression given. This issue will be addressed to our weekly management meeting to ensure further training is provided. Thank you for choosing to dine at Bel & Brio and we hope to see you again!

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P
London
24 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

What a gem of a restaurant. I visited the bar restaurant with out of country colleagues on a Thursday evening and were seated outdoors to enjoy the beautiful weather. The food was fabulous from the appetizers (bruschetta) to the entrees (tagliatelle and beef shoulder were delish) - everyone enjoyed their meals. We weren’t rushed even on a fairly busy night. The only nit I can call out was that the service provided by the waitress was uneven. She appeared rush and disappeared at times. However, the other staff members picked up the slack. All in all, best meal in Sydney.

Bel & Brio
Responded on 20 February 2019

Dear Peas, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your honest feedback! I am very glad you enjoyed your evening with us and I will certainly pass your notes to the chef. It is very disappointing to hear that the service was not to its usual high standard. We recently had new staff members, we will definitely address this issue to our next weekly management meeting. We hope to see you again very soon and thank you again for dining at Bel & Brio.

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SP
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
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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Responded on 19 February 2019

Thank you Sophia for taking the time to provide us with your honest feedback. It is very disappointing to hear that the service was not to its usual high standard. The team certainly did not mean to make you feel this way. Thank you for choosing to dine at Bel & Brio and we hope to see you again.

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V
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
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.

Bel & Brio
Responded on 17 February 2019

Thank you for your kind words! We are so pleased you enjoyed your Valentine's day dinner with us! I will certainly pass on your notes to the team and we hope to see you again very soon. Thank you for choosing to dine at Bel & Brio.

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B
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

Bel & Brio
Responded on 17 February 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and thank you for your kind words!

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IB
Sydney / NSW
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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Responded on 12 February 2019

Dear Isabelle, Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad you've enjoyed celebrating your birthday lunch with us! We hope to see you again very soon.

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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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Responded on 12 February 2019

Dear James, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your honest feedback. Your notes will certainly be addressed to our weekly management meeting so we can continue to improve. We do hope to see you again very soon.

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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.

Bel & Brio
Responded on 12 February 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so pleased you've enjoyed your time with us. Our team will be very happy to hear your kind words. We hope to see you again soon.

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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!

Bel & Brio
Responded on 12 February 2019

What a lovely review Daniele! I will pass on your words to the team, they will be thrilled to read this! We hope to see you again very shortly.

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OT
Sydney / NSW
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.

Bel & Brio
Responded on 12 February 2019

Thank you for your wonderful feedback! the team will be delighted to hear from your kind words. We hope to see you again soon.

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KB
Sydney / NSW
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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Responded on 12 February 2019

Thank you Kristina for taking the time to provide us with your honest feedback! We hope to see you again very soon.

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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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Responded on 12 February 2019

Dear Mylena, Thank you for your kind words, we are very glad you've enjoyed your meal and we hope to see you very soon again.

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New York Area
11 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

Bel & Brio
Responded on 12 February 2019

Dear guest, thank you for taking the time to provide us with your honest feedback. We are very sorry that you left the evening on being disappointed by your experience. We can assure you that all staff members from Bel & Brio are part of a family and they are all well fairly treated. We do hope that this has not deterred you away from dining with us again as we would love to see you .

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JC
San Antonio
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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Responded on 12 February 2019

Dear Jeff, thank you for taking the time to provide us with your honest feedback. It is such a shame to hear that you were disappointed by one of our dishes. I will certainly pass on your notes to the chef in our weekly management meeting so that we can review this and continue to improve. We hope to see you again.

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I
Sydney / NSW
4 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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Responded on 17 February 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and thank you for your kind words, I will pass on your notes to the Chef. We hope to see you very soon again!

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SS
Sydney / NSW
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

Bel & Brio
Responded on 12 February 2019

Dear Sharni Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and thank you for your kind words. I will pass it on to the team. We hope to see you again very soon.

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