Eat & Drink
The harbourside restaurants and bars at the Sydney 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, 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 Portside Sydney.
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. An array of delicious Australian inspired cocktails are also on offer.
With a warm and welcoming atmosphere and million-dollar views, there is no better place to soak up the Vivid atmosphere. All menus have been designed by Matt with an emphasis on Australian produce, including produce from his very own farm. Drop in for a bite, your taste buds will thank you.
As the lights come on, Portside Sydney’s 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 Beef short rib with mustard butter and warm potato salad or if you're on the go, pop-in for wine and oysters while soaking up the spectacular harbour views.
From fresh sushi, laksa and dumplings to the classic OK burger, Opera Kitchen has something for every taste.
Offering light meals, snacks and beverages, perfect for pre-performance drinks or a quick bite with friends. Open 90 minutes before each show and during interval.