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Lunch, Friday – Sunday
Dinner, Monday – Saturday

On Podium level

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 is open for à la carte dining in the Restaurant for dinner reservations Monday to Saturday, and lunch reservations Saturday and Sunday. For pre-theatre dining, please allow a minimum of 1 hour and 45 minutes prior to attending your performance to enjoy Bennelong’s two- or three-course menu.

Please note entry to Bennelong is via a single entry point located under the Monumental Steps.


We encourage you to book ahead to secure a table. 

Reservations are available for dinner on Monday to Saturdays and for lunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

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Watch the plating of the Cherry Jam Lamington

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.

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Bennelong Presents

A series of extraordinary music experiences

Join us at Bennelong Presents as leading Australian artists perform in the spectacular architectural space of Jorn Utzon’s pavilion.

Bennelong Presents invites guests to enjoy a unique way to experience music in the Sydney Opera House with Australia’s best musicians taking the stage for Sunday Jazz.

Bennelong Presents Sunday Jazz

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