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Salmon poke bowl, dumplings and sashimi at House Canteen

House Canteen

New harbourside dining destination - now open

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Nestled beneath the sails, House Canteen is a new all-day, canteen inspired dining venue with show-stopping views of Sydney Harbour. Crafted by Solotel Group and Matt Moran, House Canteen offers a vibrant pan-Asian, flavour-led experience suited to those on the run, and those stopping to take in the view.

Start your morning at the bakery with an early Single O coffee and BadeBoy Bakehouse donut while you watch the city wake up and the accompanying harbour's ‘commuter theatre’. At lunchtime, catch up with friends whilst sampling the Japanese, Vietnamese and Chinese inspired dishes, or grab something on the run from our grab-n-go selection. Or join us pre- or post-theatre for a late-night snack and a fine wine.

Take a seat under the sails for inventive and fresh food with a view.

For a relaxed dining experience, please allow an hour for pre-theatre dining.

COVID Safe Measures

House Canteen is committed to being a COVID safe environment. View their COVID Safe policy here.

Opening hours

Open daily

7.30am till late


Taking inspiration from Japanese, Chinese and Vietnamese cuisines, House Canteen offers an array of grab-and-go items, as well as hawker-inspired dine-in options.

View the menu here.

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With prices starting at $7, House Canteen provides something for everyone's budget.

Make a reservation

Reservations are only available Monday to Thursday between 12 noon and 3pm. All tables outside of this time period are operated on a walk-in basis.

Make a reservation here.


House Canteen is located on the Lower Concourse level of the Sydney Opera House. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What safety and hygiene measures has House Canteen put in place?

House Canteen is committed to being a COVID safe environment. View their COVID-19 health and safety measures here.

Do I need to make a booking in advance?

We encourage you to book ahead for House Canteen to secure a table and minimise the risk of disappointment.

Am I required to wear a mask?

Face masks are not required at House Canteen.

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 House Canteen on 02 9250 7032.

Cancellations made within 24 hours of the reservation date or no shows will incur a $100 cancellation/no show fee to the credit card on file. House Canteen would prefer not to charge so please contact the venue as soon as possible if you need to cancel. 

Will House Canteen be taking cashless payments?

Cashless payment and order-at-table options are available.

Is the restaurant 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?  

House Canteen's extensive menu caters for a range of dietary requirements. Just ask one of the friendly team and they can suggest the best items on the menu for you. 

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

The Opera House Wilson car park is open and operating. We encourage patrons and visitors to book their parking prior to visiting the site. 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.

House Canteen is located on the Lower Concourse level of the Sydney Opera House. 

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.

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