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ARIA Restaurant

#43 of 4,817 Restaurants in Sydney}
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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, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1 Macquarie St | East Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

I won't say this place is bad but I will say I thought it was overrated. The food was so so, service was average, not sure if I'd go back again or even recommend it. Location was pretty awesome though

Thank xcitedbouttraveln
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Absolutely lovely. Food, service, ambiance and the view are great. I will keep going back for the rest of my life.

1  Thank rajarelf
Reviewed 18 February 2016

5 star quality without doubt...Its an experience everyone should try without kids of course. Sophisticated sensory and they do it well...they are serious...I liked it. Its is expensive but quality is

1  Thank travel082015
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

I got to say that I was so surprised at how nice the food was, regardless of how many mixed reviews I had heard from various people, I was really quite excited by the level of yummy-Ness in all our dishes. My only critique would...More

Thank gypsyjetset
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Food was top notch, had the steam barramundi, which was cooked to perfection. And truffled creme fraiche brioche for entree also amazing. and caramel and fig tart for dessert was to die for. This was my third time here, every time, food always amazing and...More

Thank Iren2012
Reviewed 17 February 2016

A voucher for Aria was top of our Christmas present list! We were a little worried about prices, but with the inclusive menu, and wines, we knew exactly how much it would be, with the bonus that little extra "amuse bouches" kept arriving! The location...More

1  Thank Essexgirlnot
Reviewed 17 February 2016

My Fiance and I visited Aria in August 2015 for dinner and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I had high expectations, as a number of our friends has recommended Aria to us. The food was on point, we enjoyed three courses accompanied by a bottle of...More

1  Thank ebs28
Reviewed 14 February 2016

My wife and I ate here as part of a package that included a tour of Sydney Opera house and an Opera. The food although off a set menu was excellent, which is what I would expect from what I would describe as a very...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 14 February 2016

We hosted a private dining experience for a group of clients for lunch and the experience was, as expected, very good! The service was exceptional from go to whoa, with the views of the harbour only complimenting the experience. The food was great, with my...More

Thank JayHi96
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Aria is a great restaurant for a very pleasant lunch overlooking both the harbour and the Opera House in Sydney. The food was sjmply delightful and the wine list has a fine selection with a sommelier who is prepared to push us into unknown but...More

Thank Furbal
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$ 37 - US$ 71
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
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
  • E-mail
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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