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Opera Kitchen

Your kitchen by the harbour

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Opera Kitchen is the social heart of Australia’s most famous house, and what's at the heart of every home - the kitchen. Crafted by Solotel Group and Matt Moran, Opera Kitchen offers a vibrant, flavour-led experience with something for everyone.

Start your morning at the bakery with an early coffee and sweet Italian treat while you watch the city wake up and the harbour's commuter theatre. At lunchtime, catch up with friends whilst sampling our Japanese inspired dishes and pasta bar as they open for business. 

Nestled below the sails, Opera Kitchen is the perfect spot for dinner before a show, or a debrief over an antipasto plate after the final curtain. There's also a kids menu so bring the family for a sunny feast.

Take a seat under the sails for simple, fresh food with a view.

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

COVID Safe Measures

Opera Kitchen is committed to being a COVID safe environment. View their COVID Safe policy here.

Opening hours

Monday to Wednesday
7.30am - 9pm

Thursday to Saturday
7.30am to late

7.30am - 9pm


Start your morning at our bakery with an early coffee and sweet Italian treat while you watch the harbour’s commuter theatre. At lunchtime, our Japanese-inspired counter and pasta bar are open for business until late into the evening.

View the menu here.

View the Kids menu here

View the drinks menu here.


With an entry price point of less than $10 for a dish, Opera Kitchen provides something for everyone's budget.

Make a reservation

Bookings are available for a minimum of 4 people.  If your desired time is not available we always have unreserved tables for you to come in and dine.

Make a booking here or please call 02 9250 7032.


Opera Kitchen 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 Opera Kitchen put in place?

Opera Kitchen 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 that you book ahead for Opera Kitchen 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 Kitchen?

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 Kitchen.

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 Kitchen 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. Opera Kitchen would prefer not to charge so please contact the venue as soon as possible if you need to cancel. 

Will Opera Kitchen be taking cashless payments?

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

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?  

Opera Kitchen’s extensive menu provides something for every taste and 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 Opera Kitchen?

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.

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

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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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