dining at bennelong

At Bennelong, our aim is to provide you with a truly memorable Australian dining experience. One that engages the great produce from this land. 

This magnificent space offers first class food and wine in one of Australia’s most iconic locations. Perfect for celebrating, whether it’s meal either side of a performance at The Sydney Opera House, entertaining clients or simply enjoying an evening with good friends.

The concept takes advantage of Bennelong’s multi-level layout by presenting different dining options including The Restaurant, Cured & Cultured and The Bar. These options are designed to provide accessibility and flexibility when dining at Bennelong. 

the restaurant

Upmarket yet relaxed, The Restaurant seats up to 99 diners on the lower level of Bennelong and presents a menu based on Peter Gilmore’s vision of Australian cuisine.  A three course a la carte menu is offered on this level with service starting early -catering to the pre-theatre dining crowd.

Reservations recommended

Lunch (Friday to Sunday 12:00pm – 2:00pm):  2 course menu $100, 3 course menu $130

Dinner (Seven nights 6:30pm – 10:00pm): 3 course menu $130


pre & post theatre

There are two pre-theatre dining options available to guests attending a performance at The Sydney Opera House. We offer a special two or three course, pre-theatre menu seven nights a week at 5:30pm or 6:00pm in The Restaurant.  

Alternatively, dine from the Cured & Cultured menu at the counter or in the Circle.

Reservations are essential

Monday to Sunday 5:30pm & 6:00pm

On Friday and Saturday's from 10pm until 11pm we offer a post-show Supper menu at both the Counter and in the Circle.


cured & cultured

Cured & Cultured offers casual, accessible dining; ideal for a bite to eat over a glass of Australian wine with friends. The menu centers on raw and cold produce, often focusing on a single, pristine ingredient. Sit at The Cured & Cultured counter with a view of the chefs at work on the central level, or join the casual-seating area in The Circle on the upper level of Bennelong near the bar. 

Reservations are recommended for The Cured & Cultured Counter and The Circle. 

Lunch (Friday to Sunday 12:00pm – 2:00pm)

Dinner (Monday to Sunday 5:30pm – late)



The Bar offers an ideal place for guests to meet before or after a show whether it’s over a drink, a quick bite or supper. Diners are able to order from the Bar Food menu.

Monday to Sunday: 5:30pm – late

Friday to Sunday: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

the circle

Whilst retaining its theatrical name, The Circle has been redesigned as a spacious platform offering a view over the entire restaurant. Cured & Cultured services the space to create a relaxed dining experience that is perfect for a casual bite to eat with friends.

Reservations recommended.

The circle can be hired for private events and holds 28 seated.

Lunch (Friday to Sunday 12:00pm – 2:00pm)

Dinner (Monday to Sunday 5:30pm – late)


the table

The Table’s semi-private location offers the perfect spot for an intimate dinner for six to ten people without distancing diners from the buzz of The Restaurant.  The Restaurant’s lunch and dinner menus will be offered, however there is flexibility to tailor to specific needs.  

Bookings essential.


the kitchen

Please contact reservations for further information.