Eat & Drink
The harbourside restaurants and bars at the Opera House are perfectly positioned with plenty of outdoor heaters for prime viewing of the Sails and Sydney Harbour.
Taking inspiration from the iconic Sails being an animated canvas of Australian Indigenous art celebrating First Nations' spirituality and culture, our menus will focus on offering a range of locally sourced Australian produce. Beat the crowds and secure a position early in the afternoon at Opera Kitchen or Opera Bar or dine underneath the sails at Bennelong or Eat Drink, Western Foyers.
Peter Gilmore’s menu at Bennelong celebrates the abundant flavours and diversity of Australian produce. No better dish highlights this more than the locally sourced Red claw yabbies from Mandandanji country in South West Queensland. Served with lemon jam, cultured cream and buckwheat pikelets – it’s Australian produce at its best. 'The Bennelong Billy', an Aussie rum-based cocktail with river mint, quandong liqueur and strawberry gum served over cruehed ice will also be on offer..
Tying into a long history of local Aboriginal women gathering on this site to shuck oysters, during Vivid Sydney Opera Bar will serve four oyster shots enriched with Indigenous berries and herbs for vibrant colouring accompanied by finger limes, lemon myrtle and smoked macadamia nuts for $20.
Eat Drink, Western Foyers
As the lights come on, the Eat Drink, Western Foyers heaters will turn up, ready to serve winter warmers featuring a selection of award-winning NSW wine and produce, carefully curated by Chef Lauren Murdoch. Sample Palmer's Island Mulloway with roast tomato sauce, saffron potato and rouille or if you're on the go, a pop-up on the Forecourt will serve Lozzie's Hot Dogs, jaffles, soup and other family-friendly food and drinks.