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ARIA Restaurant

#29 of 4,644 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
Central Business District
Australian, Contemporary
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1 Macquarie St. | East Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9252 2555
Today
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:45
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Hours:
Sun 17:30 - 21:45
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:45
Sat 17:00 - 22:45
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Sydney, Australia
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been coming often here for business lunches and while the location and the food are both lovely, I have never experienced anything outstanding. So lovely food but nothing that stands out or is memorable- which is probably what you should expect!

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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our kids gave us this lunch at Aria and we were bowled over by the experience. On one hand, it was the priciest meal my wife and I have ever had - we would not have done it without the gift. On the other, we have dined pretty well over the years, Claude's and the like, but Aria was probably... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were lucky enough to get a window table with fabulous views to the Opera House and Circular Quay. The Maitre d'hotel was welcoming and friendly - the main waiter - sorry can't remember his name (French/Spanish) was great. However another of the wait staff was over familiar, made cringeworthy comments and extremely bad breath! He let the whole place... More 

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Penrith, Australia
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51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Exceptional service and quality of meals, fine dining at it's best, magnificent view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.

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Thank Michael M
Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food service was poor. Our waitress seemed to forget we were there. The wine waiter left our glasses empty for long periods. The food was bland, poorly presented and my main was served lukewarm. Also there has been no response to my email to them about the experience. Go somewhere else. This restaurant is greatly over rated.

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South Perth, Australia
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the 4th time I have dined at Aria as it is my favourite restaurant in Sydney and it always maintains it's excellence in food and service. The menu is varied and creative and food is fresh and excellent with an extensive wine list. It may seem a bit pricey but this restaurant serves many 'extras' including a canapé... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the pleasure of using Aria Catering for a significant birthday celebration where they exceeded my expectations. I would not hesitate to use these people again. They made a special day extra special for me.

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Thank Marion M
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place never lets you down. Bargain for a quick preshow dinner where you know the food is faultless. Service is impeccable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are reasonably regular at Aria Brisbane at home so to come and be able to experience the same level of quality, service and great experience generally at the Sydney restaurant was lovely. Great location also, ambience was classy and delightful.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a Friday night to celebrate our anniversary Located in the rocks and has a great view from the tables Atmosphere : Being a special night I booked Aria expecting a real fine dining experience (i.e.indulgent,quiet and intimate) , however I was disappointed with the drab colored walls ,floor Could not believe how noisy the restaurant is. Some patrons were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 35 - US$ 67
Cuisine
Australian, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:45
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:45
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:45
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:45
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:45
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:45
Saturday
17:00 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Macquarie St. | East Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9252 2555
Description
ARIA is an award winning hatted restaurant in Sydney located at Circular Quay, on the very edge of Sydney Harbour, provides a dining experience with striking harbour views, with an award winning menu and extensive wine list, served in an intimate and elegant dining room. Owned by chef Matt Moran, ARIA first opened its doors in 1999 and is highly regarded and awarded both locally and internationally. ARIA currently holds two coveted Chef's Hats and was awarded the, 'Diner's Choice' award by the readers at the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2012 Awards.

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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