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Taste of the House

Calling all foodies. Wine and dine your way around the Opera House's restaurants and bars at this progressive long lunch experience, showcasing the best food, drinks and views all in one afternoon. 


COVID-safe and event information

The health, safety and wellbeing of everyone at the Opera House is our priority. When you return to the Opera House, you will notice some important changes that have been implemented to keep the community safe, which are regularly reviewed and updated in consideration of the Public Health Order prevailing at the time. Please follow our conditions of entry at all times:

  • Patrons aged 16 years and over entering the building or attending the Opera House’s bars and restaurants are required to be fully vaccinated unless lawfully exempt (under 16s not fully vaccinated must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult from their household);
  • QR code check-in – all patrons and their guests must continue to check-in using the Service NSW QR code;   
  • Face masks are required for patrons aged 12 years and over while inside our theatres and foyers, including during the tour;
  • We encourage you to purchase your tour in advance online or via phone where you’ll receive an eTicket. Please bring this with you and present it upon check-in at the Welcome Centre located on the Lower Concourse;
  • To help maintain physical distancing, tours will not exceed 10 guests per tour; and
  • As you move around the Opera House, practise physical distancing (1.5 metres whenever possible) and follow the guidance provided by our staff and signage.

Please refer to our updated General Terms and Conditions for Tickets and Attendance at Events for detailed information about our ticketing policies. These conditions may change between the time of purchase and the tour date. Ticketholders will be contacted directly regarding any changes to their tour.

Please check our Plan your visit page prior to attending the Opera House for the most up-to-date information.

Male bartender pours drink into cocktail making glass

Embrace your inner bartender at Opera Bar

Escorted by your own personal Sydney Opera House guide from Stage Door, start your journey with a cocktail-making class hosted by one of Opera Bar's master mixologists. Learn to craft a House favourite, the Sydney Sling, and then take a moment to enjoy your creation over a fresh seafood tasting plate – courtesy of their in-house Raw Bar.

Woman making a poke bowl outside at Opera Kitchen

Get hands on at Opera Kitchen 

Make your way to Sydney's newest market food hall for an appetising salumi plate, schmiddy of beer and some fine views. Then learn something new and enjoy an open air chef-led class on how to master a salmon poke bowl. The best part? You get to eat it afterwards. 

Group of people silhouettes watch a 270 degree projection showing the Concert Hall theatre interiors

Come behind the scenes between courses  

A quick stop before your main is served. Behind a hidden door, watch unforgettable moments from past Concert Hall performances, and learn about the history and future of this world-famous hall in an immersive digital experience with 270-degree visuals and surround sound. 

Portside Sydney

Settle in for a leisurely lunch at Portside Sydney

Portside Sydney will dish up a succulent 12-hour braised Riverina lamb shoulder, served with sheep’s curd, sundried tomatoes and minted peas. Paired with a seasonal side dish, bread and matching wine from the Hunter Valley, we can't think of a better spot for lunch with some of the Sydney's best harbourside views. 

Woman takes a scoop out of Bennelong's chocolate crackle dessert

Indulge in dessert and jazz at Bennelong

Last stop is under the sails at Bennelong Restaurant for a signature dessert by Executive Chef Peter Gilmore. New to the menu, the Chocolate Crackle is a fun take on the classic, bringing you an epic mix of flavour, texture, and plenty of nostalgia. 

This cracking dessert is paired with live music performed by Australian jazz musicians part of Bennelong Presents Sunday Jazz series. Fancy a last drink? You’re welcome to purchase as you go. 

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