Skip Links
Close Search
Opera Bar with Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background


Opera Bar

Celebrate Sydney every day down at Opera Bar

Make a reservation


With the Sydney Opera House as its backdrop and picture perfect views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, it is not surprising that Opera Bar has become a favourite Sydney experience.

Reflecting the spirit of Sydney, Opera Bar is relaxed and stylish with a sunny disposition that celebrates the seasons and shares local favourites. Showcasing Australian suppliers and provenance, freshness and seasonality infuse everything they do from spritzy cocktails and crisp pale ales to their light and seasonal menu with a seafood focus. 

Come by the water's edge and enjoy al fresco wine and cocktails or watch chefs shuck oysters and grab a few plates to enjoy with friends. On evenings and weekends live music and DJs provide the perfect soundtrack to your long lunch, after work drinks or catch ups.

Opera Bar is the perfect destination for firsts, finales and everything in between. 

COVID Safe Measures

Opera Bar is committed to being a COVID safe environment. View their COVID Safe plan here.

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday
11.30am to 11pm

Friday
11.30am to 12.30am

Saturday
11am to 12.30am

Sunday
11am to 11pm

Menu

Inspired by Sydney, Opera Bar’s food menu is light, sunny and made for snacking, sharing or savouring solo. Fresh, seasonal and sustainable, the menu showcases Australian suppliers and provenance and seafood is the star. 

View the full menu here.  

$$

Opera Bar allows you to enjoy fresh Australian dishes, while basking in the spectacular views of Sydney Harbour. Main meals range from $20 – $40, with kids meals around $12.

Reservations and functions

We encourage you to book ahead to secure a table. 

Reservations are available for lunch and dinner on weekdays and for lunch only at weekends. If you're preferred time is not available, don't worry we have plenty of space for walk-ins and for group get togethers.

Make a booking here.

Location

Opera Bar is located at the water's edge, on the Lower Concourse level, overlooking Circular Quay.

View map

Curated by renowned celebrity chef Matt Moran

If you’re an Australian, you know Matt Moran. We’ve seen him on our screens on the global television sensation MasterChef, we’ve cooked masterpieces from his recipe books, and we’ve filled our bellies with delicious food from his many restaurants including Aria, Chiswick, Barangaroo House and more.  And, because as Australians we can’t help but share the best of what our country has on offer, the Sydney Opera House couldn’t be prouder to share Matt’s culinary magic with millions of people from around the world at the one and only Opera Bar.

With a warm and welcoming atmosphere, Matt’s oversees the creation of menus at Opera Bar which have an emphasis on Australian produce and support of local suppliers. Drop in for a bite, your taste buds will thank you. 

Matt Moran

Frequently Asked Questions

What safety and hygiene measures has Opera Bar put in place?

Opera Bar is committed to being a COVID safe environment. View their COVID safety measures here.

Do I need to make a booking in advance?

We encourage that you book ahead for Opera Bar to secure a table and minimise the risk of disappointment.

While we will hold a number of tables for walk-ins, we cannot guarantee entry due to capacity restrictions.

Do I need to be vaccinated to visit the Sydney Opera House and Opera Bar?

The Sydney Opera House no longer requires patrons to show that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 

Am I required to wear a mask?

Face masks are not required at Opera Bar.

Face masks are strongly recommended for all patrons while inside our theatres and foyers, including during a performance and on a tour. Please bring your own mask.

What happens if I'm feeling unwell or displaying symptoms prior to arrival and I need to cancel?

It is vitally important that you stay home if you feel unwell and/or are displaying any symptoms of COVID-19, including a cough, fever, sore throat, and/or runny nose.

In the event of unexpected illness, please contact Opera Bar on 02 8587 5900.

Cancellations made within 24 hours of the reservation date will incur a $50 per person charge to the credit card on file. Opera Bar would prefer not to charge so please contact the venue as soon as possible if you need to cancel.

Will Opera Bar be taking cashless payments?

Cashless payment and order-at-table options will be provided to enable guests to remain seated.

Is the bar wheelchair friendly? 

Yes absolutely. Wheelchair access to the Lower Concourse is directly from the carpark lifts or via the southern ramp when approaching the precinct from Circular Quay.

Do you cater for gluten/nut/other allergies?

Opera Bar’s extensive menu caters to a range of dietary requirements, including gluten free. Just ask one of the friendly team and they can recommend the best items on the menu for you.

How do I get to the Sydney Opera House? And how do I find Opera Bar?

The Opera House Wilson car park is open and operating. We encourage patrons and visitors to consider prepay parking options. Opera Bar is currently offering a discounted weeknight and weekend rate at Wilson car park if you book ahead. Please see Opera Bar's website for details. Where practical, we encourage patrons to use private transport options to minimise crowding on public transport. If you need to use public transport, please follow the travel advice from Transport NSW.

Opera Bar is located at the water's edge, on the Lower Concourse level, overlooking Circular Quay.

Are there a lot of seagulls?

Seagulls can be beautiful graceful creatures, but don’t leave your chips (fries) unattended - they can be pretty quick!  

The Opera House has engaged Seagull Patrol Dogs through dog walking and training service Mad Dogs & Englishmen, to patrol the Opera House’s Lower Concourse at peak times on selected days. 

You may also like...

OK-Hero-Reopen-4x3
Opera Kitchen
Harbourside dining
Perched beside the most famous sails in the world with uninterrupted views of both the famed Harbour Bridge and Sydney Harbour, Opera Kitchen provides innovative and creative food for all tastes and wallets.
portside-unwrapped-1600x1200.jpg
Portside Sydney
The restaurant overlooks the harbour and offers an à la carte menu of casual dining.
theatre-bars-1600x1200.jpg
Theatre Bars
Our Sydney Opera House Theatre Bars are the place to meet and mingle with friends and family before a show.