Cirrus Dining

4.6
93 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Modern Australian
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  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Modern Australian, Fish, Seafood
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Hours of Operation
Lunch from 12pm
Dinner from 6pm
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Phone number
(02) 9220 0111
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Brent Savage
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Parking Details
Secure Park - Entry Via Number 1 Shelley Street
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
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M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely food, creative choices, sensitive service, wonderful view of the water and bustling Barangaroo

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SH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Some of the best cooked seafood I have had in a long time. Way exceeded my expectations. Service was also fantastic. We had to go to a show and the dishes came out fast but without feeling rushed.

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

Excellent food!! Friendly staffs and good location! Should visit again shortly!

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really fantastic food

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and friendly services. A unique culinary exeperience. This is my 4th visit and always find it interesting.

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PW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, great food, great service. The smoked trout with beetroot gel is the go to dish. Lovely touch with dessert for birthday celebration - thanks to the team.

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AG
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing staff xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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t
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thanks. Great service and food. On the edge of the garbour

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing, especially the prawns!!!

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M
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

It was good food , nice view and good services.
Overall is good

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MT
Brisbane / QLD
9 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Food is edgy and lovely. Service brilliant. Very glary in summer for dinner as faces west.

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SI
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Great food.
Found the attitude of our waiter a bit challenging, almost argumentative at first...... he seemed to back off when I pushed back.

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MB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Beautiful food - flounder, chicken, salmon, pumpkin & fries. Service was patchy due to busy-ness, but friendly & acceptable. Good for couples & small groups, but fairly noisy & you’re on top of the tables alongside you.

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AR
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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MK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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

Could not fault anything...came highly recommended by a friend at Tourism Australia and certainly lived up to my expectation

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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.

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Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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

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MM
Peru
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

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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Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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.

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F
Sydney / NSW
13 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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

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W
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2017
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

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 .

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S
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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

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OT
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2017
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Nice location and view. Food is just fine.

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MY
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2017
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

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!

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s
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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A
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2017
Overall 1Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

Disgraceful service
Bar staff were so rude
Food average

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M
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

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

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Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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.

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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D
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2017
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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.

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2017
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

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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AW
Sydney / NSW
15 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Brilliant food and ambience.

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MM
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!!

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B
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

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

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

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.

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M
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!!!

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