Aria Restaurant

Modern Australian

1 Macquarie St, Circular Quay NSW 2000

Ph. (02) 9252 2555

ARIA Restaurant is situated on the very edge of Sydney Harbour .

It is owned and operated by Matthew Moran and Peter Sullivan. ARIA provides a dining experience that encapsulates Sydney lifestyle, offering panoramic views of Sydney Harbour , the freshest Australian produce in an innovative and contemporary menu, an extensive award -winning wine list with seamless, friendly and highly efficient service.

ARIA first opened its doors in 1999 and has continued to build upon its highly regarded reputation both locally and internationally. ARIA offers diners an exclusive and intimate environment that is complemented by ARIA's sweeping views of Sydney 's famous Harbour Bridge , Opera House and the bustle of busy Circular Quay.

Today, the restaurant is continuing to expand on its already winning formula - adding a repertoire of unique and special events that are attracting a broad clientele from local and interstate corporate business to international visitors, an A-list history of stars and of course Sydney's gourmets.

Interior design by Alexander Tzannes with subtle lighting and a spectacular backdrop creates an intimate dining room of warmth and elegance. A restaurant that is sophisticated yet maintains a relaxed and inviting atmosphere.

ARIA currently holds two coveted Chef's Hats awarded by the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2008.

ARIA is the ultimate Sydney dining experience.

  • I Love Food Awards 2010 NSW Winner 2010
    Favourite Fine Dining


Matthew Moran

Special Features

Wheelchair access, spectacular views, accommodates function bookings, pre-theatre menu

Payment Options



limited parking




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Posted by Peter40Report
Best most recent wagyu. Good (but pricey) wine list.
Posted by KR76Report
Divine food, attention to detail, creative combinations of sumptuous flavours and faultless service. Did I mention the view!!
Posted by DH22Report
Gorgeous food with a fantastic view of the Sydney's beautiful harbour.
Posted by Louise61Report
Aria is such a great name for this establishment: the taste sensations are a symphony to the tongue; expensive but definately worth it.
Posted by KienReport
Exquisite creations; culinary masterpieces! From succulent Jewfish to sumptious pork belly, Aria sits among Sydney's benchmark fine dining venues. Beautiful harbour views, and pleasant ambience (except the table situated under the flickering "Exit" sign). Responsive and welcoming wait staff. A positively warming experience!
Posted by JenniferReport
Top of the range if you don't have a budget.
Posted by DickReport
the oysters with chorizo and leeks were the best thing i've ever eaten, period.
the crepinette of venison was outrageously good. i wish they did more offal but apart from that - the food there is spiritual, man.
Posted by AM119Report
Aria is so special and the food is just out of this world. Every taste is a real delight. I have only been there twice (for wedding anniversary and my birthday) and each time I was blown away by the food and the service.
Posted by Pamela28Report
Been several times now, cannot fault the food, presentation, wine list and service and of course the view!
Posted by DD70Report
Love the food, the ambiance and the opportunity to eat at a top restaurant!