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The Sydney Opera House is excited to be welcoming patrons back to Bennelong from Thursday 21 October.

The health and safety of everyone at the Opera House is always our top priority. As per the NSW Government’s advice Bennelong is opening reservations for fully vaccinated guests. Staff will be wearing masks and check-in processes will be in place for verifying proof of vaccination.

We look forward to seeing you at the Opera House soon.

Bennelong serves to celebrate the Sydney Opera House and its extraordinary architecture by offering a culturally significant and inspiring menu showcasing a most magnificent production of Australian food and wine.

To quote The New York Times, “Bennelong may be the Holy Grail of Australian restaurants.” Named for the Aboriginal interlocutor who had his hut on this historic spot, a place for feasting and celebration for thousands of years, Fink’s Bennelong restaurant is housed in the first pavilion that greets visitors. With its spectacular, cathedral-like interior, the Bennelong pavilion is known as the Opera House in miniature, while the menu created by a team headed by one of Australia's most celebrated chefs, Peter Gilmore, is - as one critic put it - “Australia on a plate.”

Bennelong serves to celebrate the Sydney Opera House and its extraordinary architecture by offering a culturally significant and inspiring menu showcasing a most magnificent production of Australian food and wine. In 2015 the Good Food Guide named Bennelong Best New Restaurant and it has proceeded to receive a total of six hats.

A range of dining options are available to suit the occasion: The Restaurant, The Bar and Pre-Theatre Dining.

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Australian cuisine reimagined by Peter Gilmore

Peter Gilmore, pictured standing on the right with Bennelong Head Chef Rob Cockerill on his left, is the Executive Chef of Bennelong and its sister restaurant Quay. Quay has received an unprecedented number of Australian and international awards for Peter’s creative and original cuisine.

Executive Chef of Bennelong, Peter Gilmore (right), pictured with Chef de Cuisine Rob Cockerill (left)
Bennelong Chef de Cuisine Rob Cockerill and Head Chef Peter Gilmore

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