Midden by Mark Olive
On the Western Broadwalk
The land on which the Opera House stands is known as Tubowgule to its Traditional Custodians, the Gadigal. With its proximity to the water, the area was rich in resources, including oysters. The shells discarded by the First Nations people formed ‘middens’ located around Sydney Harbour.
Midden by Mark Olive is now open with celebrated Indigenous Australian chef and Bundjalung man Mark Olive at the helm.
Midden creates an exciting new culinary experience that draws on Mark’s Indigenous Australian heritage and heroes a produce-focused menu of native Australian ingredients – from wattle seed and bush honey to saltbush and succulents.
Midden is a new and exciting place for a memorable dining experience offering lunch, dinner and matinee high teas.
Monday - Sunday
11.30am - 2.30pm
Monday - Sunday
5pm - 8.30pm
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Morning 10am, concluding at 11:30am and afternoon between 2pm - 3pm, concluding at 4:30pm
Please note, the high tea experience lasts for approximately 90 minutes.
Indulge in Midden’s menu featuring Australian indigenous ingredients. Take your time to soak in the world-class views and enjoy our full a la carte menu.
View the full menu here.
Midden by Mark Olive allows you to enjoy fresh Indigenous Australian inspired cuisine with stunning views of Sydney Harbour.
Mark’s passion for fusing native food and culture with contemporary lifestyle cooking has led to a huge international profile specialising in gourmet Australian Indigenous cuisine. As a Bundjalung man, Mark’s family originated from the Northern Rivers region in NSW. Born in Wollongong he became interested in cooking as a child, watching his mother and aunts prepare meals. He trained under a European chef and has worked in a number of kitchens ranging from theatres, universities, health services, film sets and in a lá carte restaurants around the globe, before establishing his own successful business.
Frequently asked questions
Cashless payment will be provided to enable guests to remain seated.
Midden accommodates patrons with accessibility requirements. The restaurant is located on the ground/street level, and is also accessible from the carpark via the Western Foyer lift.
Midden's extensive menu caters to a range of dietary requirements. Just ask one of the friendly team and they can recommend the best items on the menu for you.
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.
Midden is located beside the Western Foyers, with the dining space facing the Sydney Harbour Bridge – a perfect spot to take in the harbour views. Entry to Midden is via under the steps of the Opera House. Please follow the directions of our staff and signage.
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