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Aria - Sydney
Modern Australian
  • 1 Macquarie St,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 9240 2255,
    ariarestaurant.com
  • Lunch daily noon-2pm

    Dinner Mon-Fri 5.30pm-11pm,  Sat 5pm-11pm, Sun 5.30pm-10.30pm


     

     

Aria - Sydney
-33.85934,151.213195

Bread and butter says a lot about restaurants today. At Aria, the offer of a variety of loaves from Sonoma or Iggy's, and browned butter made for the restaurant by Pepe Saya says, "this is the real deal: we're not going to rest until you're impressed". A recent renovation quietly upped the luxe-factor, but the view over the harbour still rules the room. Where once the menu was essentially blinged-up bistro food, today its ambition and reach are more in sync. The clarity of green tomato, lemon myrtle and dill broth makes a cool herbal backdrop for slivers of whiting and green tomato. That subtlety is abandoned with lobster French toast, the finger of brioche lavished with butter and caviar - and none the worse for it. The superb aged Alsace riesling paired with it is a touch typical of the edge Aria has over a great many of its competitors in the wine and service departments. You don't need to save it for a special visit, but Aria is always an occasion.


 


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • Two Stars
  • Wine:
  • Three glasses
  • Price:
  • Set menus $115-$205


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

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