About Cirrus Dining

From the multi award-winning team behind Bentley Restaurant + Bar, Monopole and Yellow, Chef Brent Savage and Sommelier Nick Hildebrandt bring you Cirrus, a seafood restaurant located on the water’s edge at Barangaroo.

With stunning views across the northern end of Darling Harbour, Cirrus has indoor and outdoor seating and is open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week.

Brent’s menu at Cirrus reflects the waterfront location and is created using sustainably-caught seafood and the finest seasonal produce. Nick’s wine list pairs superbly with Brent’s food and you will find more than 500 wines from around the world on the list.

23 Barangaroo Avenue
Barangaroo, AU-NSW 2000
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Modern Australian, Fish, Seafood

Hours of operation:
Lunch from 12pm
Dinner from 6pm

Dress code:
Business Casual

Price range:
$41 to $100

Payment options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(02) 9220 0111

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

Parking Details:
Secure Park - Entry Via Number 1 Shelley Street

Executive Chef:
Brent Savage

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cirrus Dining Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.5

Service

4.2

Ambience

4.2

Value

3.7

Noise

Quiet

83% would recommend it to a friend

Loved For

Modern Australian

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Scenic View (13)
Lunch (11)
Business Meals (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Authentic (6)
Group Bookings (6)
Outdoor Eating (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
People Watching (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Worth the Drive (4)
Fun (3)
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Gluten Free Options (2)
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Healthy (1)
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Food5
Ambience5
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·Dined on 13 February 2018

We had a lovely time here. Loved the food and the staff! One thing to note is that if u have a sunset booking, it is probably best to sit inside as the sun can get a bit blinding in the outdoor seating.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Waterfront
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on 2 February 2018

Beautifully presented cocktails & food. Very tasty, good value & great location.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on 12 January 2018

It was nice restaurant! The food was really good and I enjoyed the meal

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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (New England)·Dined on 11 January 2018

Amazing place, great food , excellent service, I think the best in Barangaroo

Tags: Romantic
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 2 January 2018

The food was sensational and very unique. Could not fault the service - it was exceptional. We will no doubt be taking our overseas visitors to Cirrus to show-off the Sydney dining scene/experience.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Organic, Waterfront
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 1 January 2018

Finally Sydney has a world class seafood restaurant on the water. And what a wine list. Staff know how to look after people. Can’t fault it at any level.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Waterfront, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 17 December 2017

Great place and amazing food! We really appreciated the staff and the great food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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Food4
Ambience3
Service2
Value2

 
 (Peru)·Dined on 16 December 2017

To seat outside it was a beautiful day but extremely windy, perhaps some clear a fashion curtsins or glass will add value to the place... wouldnt seat outside again.
Service- lady at the front reception- should be a bit nicer, smile, bit more friendly and humble.

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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 15 December 2017

It is very reassuring to go to a restaurant and have staff confident in their skills and the food that they serve that they can led through both the menu and wine list come up with excellent meal.

I think that the Bentley crew are some of the best going around in all their outlets and never get let down.

The citrus platter was great matched with a hunter Chardonnay.

Well done.

Tags: Special Occasion
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Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 2 December 2017

Food and service is great, found it a little noisy but not enough to bother us too much.
We will return

Tags: People Watching, Good for Groups
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Food5
Ambience4
Service3
Value3

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 1 December 2017

Excellent kitchen/seafood, waitstaff has some room to improve. Fantastic lunchtime seafood options with some of the freshest and most succulent oysters we have had in a while. The trout main course with bone marrow was divine. Unfortunately several (3) wines we ordered were not available and we had trouble flagging the (clearly busy with year-end Friday lunch crowd) waitstaff for ordering/wine top-ups. The staff were otherwise courteous and apologetic about the wine list shortcomings and overall it was a pleasant experience, but Cirrus needs a little more attention (or a few more staff) to its table service to meet the expectations of the year-end lunchtime business dining circuit .

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on 25 November 2017

Hard to beat starters. Could have just stuck to a complete meal based on only the starter menu.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 19 November 2017

Nice location and view. Food is just fine.

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Food4
Ambience3
Service2
Value3

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 11 November 2017

I brought my wife for her birthday however this didn’t start off well. Waited a while for a while to order after we were seated. When our server came she extended her apology for not getting to us earlier. Entrees came before our drinks and another apology extended. We ordered a bottle of Scorpo Pinot Gris and they came back a few
minutes later and as they didn’t have this, yet another apology extended. Ended up getting an Albariño but it would have been nice to be told about not having the Pinot Gris prior to ordering. It was very nice that they brought out a cake at the end with a birthday candle this was a nice touch. As soon as we finished dessert another apology was extended and was politely given the bill at 8.20 pm, to pay and vacate as the table was booked for the next sitting. Food was good and very tasty, but getting the right service the first time round would be better than getting multiple apologies and finally one to get out!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (London)·Dined on 5 November 2017

We had a memorably dining experience at Cirrus, with the stand out dishes being the Fremantle Octopus, Whole Baby Kingfish and Smoked Ocean Trout Parfait + Fennel Pollen + Pickled Onions. I would definitely go back again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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Food3
Ambience1
Service3
Value1

 
 (Hawaii)·Dined on 27 October 2017

Disgraceful service
Bar staff were so rude
Food average

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Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value3

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 27 October 2017

The food is very good and the location with the sea view is fabulous. The service was excellent even with the busy crowd.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 24 October 2017

Very enjoyable dinner for two at Cirrus. Elegant fine dining restaurant, excellent service, good location. Excellent selection of wines by the glass, including (for our visit) an outstanding Trimbach riesling.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 24 October 2017

Such a brilliant meal. We were fortunate to find a last-minute booking. We're all foodies and not only was the food exceptional, the vibe of Cirrus had that beautiful balance of being self confident but not at all arrogant. If you're into food put this on your must-do list.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Fun, Happy Hour
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Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 19 October 2017

Mine was a let’s do lunch. My expectation was that I would actually get lunch, not part of a lunch that required completion by purchasing more. There was plenty of food, and the cooking was flawless, but the inclusion of bread, or potato, for instance, would have given balance.

I would prefer not to be asked four times whether everything was “ok”. When I eventually responded with the above, the waiter involved immediately ran away without comment. In due course the maître d arrived and repeated the question, this the fifth time it had been posed, presumably offering me an opportunity to repeat my reservations. He listened and responded courteously although nothing was resolved.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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Food4
Ambience2
Service3
Value1

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 18 October 2017

The restaurant is way overpriced for what you get interms of presentation and portion size. In addition service is average as is decor

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Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 8 October 2017

Brilliant food and ambience.

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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 5 October 2017

Absolutely fantastic! Service was wonderful, food was delicious and the wine amazing.

Not many restaurants get it right anymore and these guys nailed it. Cant wait to come back!

I have a very severe shellfish allergy and the staff went above and beyond to make sure I was accommodated, not once was I made to feel like a nuisance. A MASSIVE thank you!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 29 September 2017

Beautiful atmosphere, excellent food and the perfect way to spend a lazy afternoon.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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Food4
Ambience2
Service2
Value2

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 26 September 2017

The food was generally excellent. The seafood platter was beautiful even if it lacked the usual lobster tail. The barramundi main and roast salmon too were beautifully prepared but the Marron was disappointing.

Service was a little slow and they seemed under staffed.

My real issue is at these price points is it really necessary to charge $3 for a pretty ordinary bread roll? The sides too are overpriced. $12 for ordinary chips and $24 for Roasted Pumpkin + Pepitas + Cavolo Nero!!!

I agree with other reviews - there is little ambience for a fine dining restaurant.

So lovely food but overpriced and not a fine dining experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 25 September 2017

Very welcoming - service was great, wasnt rushed & very personalised - food was amazing & beautifully presented, wine & beerlist excellent ! Will definitely come back - thanks for a wonderful lunch!!!

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 8 September 2017

Amazing service and fabulous food. I will definitely book again.

Tags: Late-night Find, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront
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Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
 (London)·Dined on 7 September 2017

Well prepared food but lacking t5he "wow" factor normally associated with this chef. Service can be a little slow. Good variety of wine by the glass

Tags: Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Great for Lunch
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Food2
Ambience3
Service4
Value1

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 2 September 2017

I organised lunch with my two girlfriends but it ended up costing us $165 each!!!! and we were had share plates. Food was average, restaurant average but I must say the service was very good.
Very disappointing lunch

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Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 27 August 2017

Had an awesome lunch here for a friend's birthday. Opted for the Cirrus menu and it was amazing. Food, service and wine was on point - the ocean trout parfait was phenomenal!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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Food4
Ambience1
Service4
Value3

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 18 August 2017

Food is as great and good service. Expensive. Main issue is not good ambiance and toilet outside - like a food court.

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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on 30 July 2017

Fantastic location close to the water, easily accessible by train. Great open dining space with lots of natural light. Attentive service. Food is phenomenal. I would buy all the sauces that came on the dishes if they sold them in jars - especially the smoked almond sauce! Very much worth the visit. I hope they continue this standard of food and service, as I will be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic
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Food4
Ambience3
Service5
Value3

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 29 July 2017

Excellent tasting menu and great service. Dishes of a good size for a degustation

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 27 July 2017

Very creative tasty dishes. The food was amazing. A little expensive

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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Food3
Ambience3
Service3
Value2

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 11 June 2017

Disappointing night. Average service. Had to ask for a fresh plate and cutlery every time for each course. Food was ok but not amazing.

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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on 9 June 2017

Food was amazing

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Food3
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Value2

 
 (Denver)·Dined on 18 May 2017

Business dinner, which was just as well as it proved to be relatively expensive for the quality and ambiance of the restaurant. Nothing to fault directly, except it was paying above what I think is reasonable. Worked out >$200/head with a modest wine.

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Food4
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Value3

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 29 April 2017

A little rushed at the end as we had to vacate the table. Didn't get time to have dessert. Maybe allow a little longer for each sitting.

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Food5
Ambience5
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Value5

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 25 April 2017

Brilliant food, service and ambience.

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Ambience4
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 15 April 2017

The food at Cirrus is excellent - well presented, and the fit-out, natural light and ambience is great. The only thing that let this place down when we went is the service. There were long periods of time when we were simply ignored and we had to try hard to flag someone down - and it wasn't even that busy. However, still a very enjoyable meal and I'd definitely go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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