A hallmark of both a true restaurateur and a highly skilled chef is the ability to deliver a consistent yet innovative dining experience and chefs Matt Moran and Jason Staudt definitely deliver at ARIA. In a bold move, the restaurant was closed for 10 weeks in 2016 for a total refurbishment, resulting in a completely new look with the use of high-end furnishings, fittings and finishes. Add in the iconic view from all tables and the amazing offerings from the kitchen and ARIA is a diner’s dream.
Choose from the à la carte menu or the chef’s seasonal tasting menu. Perhaps start with the lime-cured kingfish, with texture provided by the ‘snap’ of nori. Follow this simple, refreshing, yet subtle entree with a main of perfectly cooked chicken breast wrapped in thin brioche and, with a further acknowledgement to texture and technique, the ‘crunch’ of sugarloaf cabbage.
PSST! The extensive and impressive wine list features many well-known, quality labels along with boutique producers.