Permanently Closed - ARIA Brisbane

4.4
610 reviews
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$100 and over
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Australian
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  • Waterfront
  • Creative Cuisine

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Located in the Eagle Street Pier precinct, ARIA Restaurant, owned and operated by Matt Moran, has spectacular views of the Brisbane River with the Story Bridge providing a perfect back drop for diners. The dining experience at ARIA is reflective of the Brisbane lifestyle, it is relaxed yet elegant with an innovative and contemporary menu, using the freshest Australian produce, as designed by leading chef Matt Moran. This coupled with an extensive wine list, showcasing many of Australia's iconic wineries, with friendly, seamless and efficient service, provides an experience for diners that wont easily be forgotten.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Australian
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Hours of Operation
Lunch
Tue–Fri 12:00–14:30
Dinner
Mon–Fri 17:30–22:00
Sat 17:00–22:00
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Phone number
(07) 3233 2555
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Matt Moran
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Parking Details
There is Wilson Parking located in the Restaurant Complex at 45 Eagle Street, Brisbane. It is a very short walk from the car park to the Restaurant.
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Public Transit
ARIA is approximately a 10 minute walk from Central Station. A bus stop is also located just outside the restaurant.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Kosher, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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JH
4 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely service and food was beautiful

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DS
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was absolutely fantastic. One of the best. She was very gracious and generous, and made very lovely conversation. She is the reason I will want to come back, honestly. The food was very nice, but portions are a bit small. Menu was good, maybe a bit more options in the Mains with seafood. Would love to go back!

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r
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Quite a small menu, especially for those of us who aren't able to eat seafood. A very pleasant experience with good food, but still hard to see value at those prices.

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m
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FOOD AND SERVICE WERE OUTSTANDING. WE HAD THE 7 COURSE DEGUSTATION MENU WITH MATCHING WINE. A GASTRONOMIC EXPERIENCE.

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SN
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Our meal was ok, but not great. Service was haphazard, and steak was not seasoned well enough. Drinks came 10 mins apart, wrong starter was served, and wrong side dish with main. Wine service from Ian was exceptional though!

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a
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Tightly packed tables. Romantic ambient lighting. Wine list very good. Food is fresh but not very fine quality wise. Technique is good. Flavors are asian tinged and not very inspired. Not a particularly innovative concept. Portions are not worth the prices.

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M
New England
126 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A+ , Class joint 100% of the time. Amazing and friendly service, the food was outstanding and the chefs are super creative with their creations, pairing and little samples you get before and after your meal. It was expensive, however it was fantastic from beginning to end.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view and amazing setvicd! My wife loved the steak so much we took somsnhome and the staff really made t an amazing exeprrience for both of us.

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M
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent service and great food
The wait staff were engaging and had great knowledge of the menu on ingredients and how everything was prepared

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TH
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aria is a fantastic for food and enjoying a quality time with your friends/family.
Excellent produce, carefully prepared and friendly service.
AND not to forgot mention Aria always offers a nice complimentary for starter and desert.

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SW
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Brilliant, fantastic service and evening, highly recommended !

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OT
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service always amazing ... entrees kind of tiny for the prive but mains were amazing

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OT
5 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at this beautiful restaurant was great. If you would like fine dining then this is the place for you.

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1 review
Dined on 15 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! What an amazing experience! Appetizers were creative, fresh and very tasty. The main dishes were fabulous, but the 900 gram ribeye took first prize. Best steak I’ve had, ever, period! To our surprise, the level of customer service that we received went above and beyond our expectations. Our youngest daughter was tired, and without asking, they brought her another chair and a pillow, in case she wanted to lay down. Talk about attention to detail. No matter how expensive it was, I would dine here again 10 out of 10 times! Worth every cent! Thank you for a wonderful evening Aria staff!

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London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is top notch. Ambience is great and food is outstanding! Love the banana and butterscotch soufflé!

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Houston
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for an annual lunch with a friend which always involves dining at 5 star establishments. The meal at Aria didn't disappoint. Excellent service and beautiful food. The oysters were the standout for me - amazingly fresh and tasty. Well done Aria!

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Dined on 17 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff and service were fantastic with amazing food to boot. They took care of us and went above and beyond to make it a special dining experience.

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Dined on 14 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic! Been there before loved it then and loved it this time . Been to many restaurants throughout Brisbane and as for service aria rates very high. All staff are very friendly , approachable and seem to have pride in their position, this adds to an exceptional dinning experience. As for food all four of us dinning enjoyed all aspects and verities found in our dishes. A special mention to the Mortan bay bugs entree a dish that stands out above many dishes i ve tried thought it Brisbane

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Dined on 10 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

exceptional overall experience

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Dined on 8 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing
Really
Incredibly
Amazing

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Dined on 8 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous food and service. Couldn't fault anything and would definitely go back.

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Dined on 7 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality dishes; staff who make you feel welcome and comfortable; very clean and well presented facilities. Gorgeous views

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Dined on 7 January 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We found the level of service exceptional.Entrees were great.My fillet steak was as expected as was the river cod.However the duck was undercooked and chewy.The on the bone sirloin we found fatty and could have done better at home.The soufflé desert was a great dish.We did however find the chocolate parfait was too rich and both of us couldn’t eat more than half of this.The atmosphere and service was second to none but the meal as a whole was lucky to rate a 7 which we found regrettable.

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Dined on 28 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sublime
Amazing Degustation menu and portion sizes are very large. Wait staff are just gorgeous and so helpful.
Somelier is extremely knowledgeable and a real pleasure to discuss wine/beer options with.
I would definitely recommend ARIA to anyone seeking fine dining in Brisbane.

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Dined on 28 December 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We have dined at the famous Aria in Sydney and thought we'd treat ourselves to a night out for a special birthday. Portions were exceptionally small, the cutlery barely cut through the meat servings. Wait staff were ok. Sommelier was good. Overall we felt the meals are overpriced. We left wondering if we'd made the right choice of restaurant and that's not how you should leave a fine dining experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was up to the usual high standard. Service was good but not excellent-drinks order forgotten but picked up by a different waiter. Upon leaving we were given a complimentary gift, two small sweet cakes, problem being that they seemed to be kitchen rejects. They were over cooked, burnt to the extent that we couldn't eat them.

Hence four stars for the overall experience.

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Dined on 20 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment you are recieved at the door you feel welcomed and valued. Ther service is amazingly efficient and freindly. Even the staff not waiting your table will say hi and have a chat and a laugh without in any way being intrusive. Food is to die for!
Yes it's an expensive meal and not a place you wouls eat at every night but we will definately be back. Haven't stopped telling our freinds how great our night there was!!!!!!!

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Dined on 17 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Aria. Food was fabulous to look at and to indulge in! We'll be back!

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Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the service was some of the best I have ever had. Very well done.

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Dined on 14 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great venue, with excellent views. Good service. Very disappointed with the menu and plates purchased. Extremely expensive for that quality of dining experience.

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Dined on 12 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

With some high end restaurants there is the odd disappointment, with a part of a dish or one item of service - this was not the case here - met outside the restaurant with an offer to take a photo of the family - all dishes were perfect - great night

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Dined on 10 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff and service are world class - The food & wine is world class and the location in beautiful Brisbane is very special.

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Dined on 8 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Unbelievable service paired with amazing food.
An experience not to be missed.

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Dined on 3 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A very special experience. The food and ambience were exceptional. The service was very good, however, there were parts of the evening where the staff had too many tables to look after, and therefore our glasses sat empty for quite a while. We put ourselves in the hands of the sommelier. The champagne choice was superb, but the wines chosen to accompany our meals were not wow material, which was disappointing. Overall a beautiful evening, a stunning restaurant and definitely go to Aria again.

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Dined on 1 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to dine at Aria Brisbane. It's our go-to spot for all important occasions.

Our table of 4 yesterday all enjoyed a beautiful lunch and lovely wine. My dairy and gluten intolerances are easily navigated and the chefs serve up amazing, tasty, options.

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Dined on 27 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting, exceptional food, very happy with service.

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Dined on 27 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had previously eaten at Aria Sydney and were keen to try Aria Brisbane. I was pleased to see a totally different menu to Aria Sydney they focussed on local food. We thoroughly enjoyed our entree's (Pork & Spanner Crab), but we both chose the Duck for our main course. Even though we had asked for it to cooked to Medium it was still very rare and I was disappointed in it. The presentation of all the dishes was impeccable, and the service was excellent.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2017
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Not worth the hype. Food options were very limited and not very exciting. Came expecting more. The Soufflé was undoubtedly the best item on the menu.

Could have impressed with better choices of proteins and better sizing of entrees. No creativity and further adding a from the grill section brings the restaurant down a notch compared to other fine dining offerings.

Waitstaff and service however was excellent with the restaurant in an excellent location with great views. Great wine list also.

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Dined on 22 November 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place to visit with friends

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Dined on 18 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing night of fine food and wine. The sommelier really knew her stuff. Slightly marred by having ordered 2 glasses of champagne from the wine list at $13 each and being given Tattinger unevely poured and not quite full measure subsequently charged at $28 per glass without mention of the price difference.

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