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ARIA Restaurant

) #46 of 4,738 Restaurants in Sydney ₹₹₹₹ , , Vegetarian Friendly
1 Macquarie St | East Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9252 2555
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good23%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1 Macquarie St | East Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked a table at Aria for our one year anniversary. We don't splash out all that often, but do enjoy fine dining a few times a month. I've wanted to visit Aria for a while, and was excited about our plans... And I was...More

Thank Ross S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have eaten here twice now when we have visited from England & I’m also a big fan of Matt Moran’s & both times have had sensational meals. On both occasions we were lucky enough to be seated on the front row so had stunning views...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We celebrated our son's engagement last night at Aria and it was wonderful! We booked a 7.30 table, but arrived at 7 as it was too cold to see more of the last night of Vivid Sydney. They accommodated our need very well and we...More

Thank Ira P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are not many properties that can boast the best views in Sydney.. let's face it if you are not dazzled by the Opera House in front view and the sparkling Briny dazzling in silvery reflections, then its the harbour traffic chugging in and out...More

Thank Eli B
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

I was treated here by my wife and best friends for my birthday. I seriously cannot speak more highly of this restaurant. Impeccable service, fullsome flavours and amazing location with views of the harbour. Matt Moran and team deserve high praise and I am grateful...More

Thank Dan106
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Although it took us 45 mins to walk back to the hotel in the rocks this was more than offset by the experience at aria Choice of 2,3 or 4 courses, with many mouth watering choices for each course The service was spot on and...More

Thank William B
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Being in Sydney for VIVID, we wanted to dine with the splendour of the Harbour before us. ARIA delivered complete satisfaction - the Opera House and the Bridge were spectacular. I would say that just about every table offered a great view. The layout and...More

Thank Marcel D
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went here for the last dinner on our vacation on the recommendation of a friend who lives locally. It lived up to expectations! I wish we had the time and energy for the tasting menu but we just had a la...More

Thank sandscoleman
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Aria is in such a wonderful location overlooking the Opera House and Harbour Bridge that everything else is a bonus. The service is excellent and the waiters understand the menu and wine list. The atmosphere is peaceful and sophisticated. There is a quiet bar for...More

Thank DRLD1709
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

This was a darkish room with front row views of the Opera House; the wait staff were knowledgeable and efficient. Gougere with cheese Squid ink tapioca crisp with tuna sashimi and chilli dressing Partridge and foie gras terrine en croute with seeded mustard and white...More

Thank Kurokujikiri
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
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14 January 2017|
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Response from AndyDave | Reviewed this property |
Speak to the restaurant directly
David W
13 November 2016|
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Response from DashofChilli | Reviewed this property |
Now open again. I look forward to trying again soon but will wait until next year following our previous experience. I had no feedback from Aria. They don't care about poor reviews I guess as people just go anyway!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 36 - US$ 70
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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:45
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:45
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:45
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:45
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:45
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:45
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
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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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