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Explore dining experiences and offers from pre-show meals to special occasions at the Sydney Opera House’s restaurants and bars.

Special experiences

1 - 30 Aug 2024

Chefs of the House

Take your seat at the table as four of Australias most established and celebrated chefs who helm the kitchens at the Opera House showcase their culinary excellence. 

Chefs Danielle Alvarez, Peter Gilmore, Matt Moran and Mark Olive will each host a series of dinners in one of the Opera House’s most exclusive, hidden spaces. 

During this intimate shared-table experience, you’ll be personally guided through the distinct food philosophy and menu of the chef while visual projections and live performances complement each chef’s unique theme.

Last Sunday of the month, March - November

Taste of the House

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


Tour & Dine

Make the most of a day out at the Opera House by going on our 1-hour tour followed by a lunch at one of our harbourside dining venues - the new House Canteen or Opera Bar.

Join us on a guided experience beneath the magnificent sails. Step inside and discover the extraordinary stories of this vibrant performance space before enjoying a show-stopping meal at either the House Canteen or Opera Bar. Take in some best views of Sydney Harbour while you enjoy lunch from our special Tour and Dine menu.

*Tours run daily subject to availability

Sunday 21 Jul 2024

Bennelong Presents: Linda May Han Oh

For one evening only, Bennelong Presents a special dinner featuring a performance by Grammy Award-winning jazz bassist Linda May Han Oh with pianist Fabian Almazan. 

Be greeted with a complimentary glass of Champagne on arrival and enjoy entrée and mains before the spotlight turns to the Bennelong stage, followed by dessert and final drinks. For a more casual experience, the Bennelong Bar will offer a Chef's selection of Bar snacks and Champagne on arrival. 

Book now for an unforgettable night of dining and jazz at Bennelong.

Pre-show dining

Monday to Saturday

Pre-theatre Dining at Bennelong

Reservations from 5.30pm

Experience the best that the Sydney Opera House has to offer with pre-theatre dining at Bennelong.

Enjoy Bennelong’s signature à la carte menu and relax before the show, with reservations from 5.30pm, Monday to Saturday, and 12pm, Friday to Sunday. Three-course choice menu available for $200 per person in the Restaurant, or two-course choice menu for $160 per person at The Counter.

Overture Dining

Pre-show experience for select Opera Australia shows

Sit back and relax before the show at Overture Dining.

Enjoy a delectable three-course set menu paired with a glass of sparkling cuvée on arrival, before heading into the performance in the Joan Sutherland Theatre.

Combined with uninterrupted harbour views, this will be the perfect start to your Opera Australia experience at the Sydney Opera House.

Dining experiences

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

Native High Tea at Midden by Mark Olive

10am - 11.30am | 2pm - 4.30pm

Immerse your taste buds in a symphony of flavours, featuring native ingredients like bush tomatoes, lemon myrtle, and finger lime. Book now for an unforgettable culinary journey celebrating Australia's rich heritage. 

9am - 12pm, every Sunday

Golden Brunch at House Canteen

A Sunday well spent brings a week of content at House Canteen’s Golden Brunch.

Elevate your Sunday morning for a tasteful rebellion on traditional Sunday brunch. Think all your sushi favourties, delicious spritzes and unparalleled views of Sydney icons.

Monday - Friday

Midden $49 Lunch

Monday - Friday
11.30am - 2.30pm

Discover an inspiring new dining experience that embraces Australia’s distinct and diverse native produce within one of the most iconic settings in the world with Midden by Mark Olive’s $49 Lunch Menu.

Wednesday - Sunday

The Bennelong Bar

Wednesday to Friday from 5.30pm
Saturday & Sunday from 12pm

Located on the top tier of the restaurant, the Bennelong Bar is the perfect place for pre- or post-theatre plans, an after-work drink, or a nightcap after your meal.

Walk in and enjoy a premium selection of snacks, paired with signature cocktails, and views across to Sydney Harbour and the Sydney Opera House sails. After 9.30pm, our late-night menu includes Australian cheeses, almonds, olives, and the Chocolate Crackle for a show-stopping finale to your evening.

Weekly on Sundays

Bennelong Presents Sunday Jazz

Reservations from 12pm to 3.30pm, and music until 4.30pm

Bennelong comes alive with the sounds of jazz, paired with Executive Chef Peter Gilmore's signature choice à la carte menu.

Bennelong Presents Sunday Jazz each Sunday with reservations from 12pm to 3.30pm, and music until 4.30pm.

Three-course choice menu for $200 per person available in The Restaurant, or two-course for $160 per person at The Counter, with $25 cover charge per person. Please note, a 10% surcharge applies on Sundays.