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Aria
Modern Australian
  • 1 Macquarie St,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 9240 2255,
    www.ariarestaurant.com/
  • Lunch Mon-Fri noon-2.30pm

    Dinner Mon-Sat 5.30pm-10.30pm, Sun 5.30pm-10pm

Aria
-33.85934,151.213195

If it's sparkle you're after, keep your senses trained on the arresting harbour views that make up the fourth wall of this lofty Sydney institution. Its quietly moneyed clientele isn't looking for flash or showmanship from the food - happy instead to let the reliably luxurious menu, spectacular wine list and skyscraper prices create a sense of drama. That's not to say the food doesn't live up to its promise; it does, if you assume its promise is beautifully cooked dishes that rarely colour outside the lines. A lush Champagne lobster entrée pairs with one of its favourite bedfellows, a rich kombu butter sauce. Roasted breast of corn-fed duck sings the precise tune you'd expect when it sits with caramelised onions and figs, and with the exception of an unusual hit of mushroom in a caramel tart, desserts play by the rules, too. If it's a special occasion or there are big clients in town, Aria can be relied upon to hold the line.  


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • Two Stars
  • Wine:
  • Three glasses
  • Price:
  • 2 courses $110

    3 courses $135

    4 courses $160

    7 courses $185

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Wheelchair Access
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Matt Moran & Ben Turner

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