Restaurant Reviews

Aria Brisbane: Restaurant review

Aria

Address

Eagle Street Pier
1 Eagle St
Brisbane, QLD

Hours

Lunch Mon-Fri noon-2.30pm
Dinner Sun-Fri 5.30pm-10pm, Sat 5pm-10pm

Prices

E $33-$36
M $49-$57
D $23-$29
degustations $135-$185

REVIEW

An aria calls for a stand-out soloist – but there are no histrionic prime donne here. In its tenth year, Brisbane's premier riverfront fine-diner presents as a harmonious group performance, from deft floor staff to the polished interior with its panoramic curve of glass. All up, it's an agreeably adult affair, which includes Danny's excellent sourdough, petit fours, an amuse-bouche, pre-dessert and boozy canelés to take home. An epic wine list pays homage to the world's top regions yet features a Granite Belt offering by the glass. The double-cheese stracciatella di bufala entrée is richer than many regulars, but its parmesan oil dressing is balanced by sweet peas and shaved fennel. From the grill section, Rangers Valley chuck tail arrives with a tangle of watercress and lemon – pristinely perfect. Desserts are applauseworthy, too, perhaps, a refreshing mango and raspberry confection.

Phone:
(07) 3233 2555

Bookings:
Bookings recommended

Features:

  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Private room

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Diners Club
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Chef(s):
Matt Moran & Joel Bickford

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.