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Sydney Opera House Dining

There are several dining options at Sydney Opera House. Portside Sydney offers modern Australian cuisine with outdoor dining under the sails of Sydney Opera House and features special interval dining packages for Sydney Theatre Company guests in their casual indoor dining area. Bennelong offers a formal dining experience with pre- and post-theatre menus available seven nights a week.


Located in the Western Foyers of Sydney Opera House near the Drama Theatre and The Studio, Portside offers casual dining with views across to Circular Quay and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Offering an à la carte menu using fresh seasonal produce, Portside is a great option to relax harbour side before your show. Indulge in roast lamb rump with spiced pastie and goat's curd, graze on warm truffled leek tart with pickled cucumber, enjoy a vanilla bean panna cotta with meringue and strawberry jam ice cream dessert or just pop in for a coffee and treat. 

Theatre interval offer

Avoid the queues at interval and pre-order an interval package before the show for Wednesday - Saturday evening performances only.

$35 per person for a selection of assorted Artisan cheeses, cured cold meats and seasonal antipasto with a choice of wine beer, juice or mineral water. Served in the Drama Theatre foyer.

Reservations essential. Make a reservation now

Pre-theatre dining packages

Portside has designed two and three course pre-theatre packages to ensure you will get to your show on time.

$55 for 2 courses and glass of house red or white wine
$65 for 3 courses and glass of house red or white wine

Make a reservation now

Studio Bar

If you’re looking for a quick option, head to the Studio Bar in the Western Foyer where you can purchase a selection of take away items including sushi, wraps, salads and drinks.

Opening hours

Lunch from 11.30am
Dinner from 5pm

Studio Bar
10am to late


Download the Pre-Theatre and A La Carte menu


Bennelong serves to celebrate the Sydney Opera House and its extraordinary architecture by offering a culturally significant and inspiring menu curated by head chef Peter Gilmore.

Named Best New Restaurant in the 2015 Good Food Guide and awarded two hats for three consecutive years, Bennelong offers a range of dining options.

Peter Gilmore describes the philosophy at Bennelong: “The menu is very much crafted in partnership with the farmers, fishermen, breeders and providores from across the land with whom our chefs work together with every day. We’ve made sure the dining experience at Bennelong is accessible and flexible. Our cooking is not overly technical and tricky – it’s robust and direct – allowing the pure flavours of the ingredients to sing.”

Pre-theatre dining

There are two pre-theatre dining options available to guests attending a performance at the Sydney Opera House. Enjoy a special two or three course, pre-theatre à la carte menu seven nights a week at 5.30pm, 5.45pm & 6pm. Reservations essential.

Alternatively, dine from the Cured & Cultured menu at the counter or in The Circle dining room. Reservations recommended.

Make a reservation now.

Post-theatre dining

On Friday and Saturday, enjoy a post-show supper menu at both the Cured & Cultured counter and in The Circle dining room.

Opening hours

Pre-theatre dining
Monday to Sunday 5.30pm, 5.45pm & 6pm

Post-theatre dining
Friday and Saturday 10pm – 11pm

Cured and Cultured
Lunch: Friday to Sunday 12pm – 2.30pm
Dinner: Sunday to Thursday 5.30pm – 10pm & Friday and Saturday 5.30pm – 11pm