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Festive Season Opening Hours
Dec. 01, 2016

Holiday Opening Hours

Christmas Eve, Saturday 24th December: Open, lunch & dinner

Christmas Day, Sunday 25th December: Closed

Boxing Day, Monday 26th December: Closed

Boxing Day Public Holiday, Tuesday 27th December: Closed

Wednesday 28th December: Closed

Thursday 29th December: Re-Open

New Year’s Eve, Saturday 31st December: Open dinner only

New Year’s Day, Sunday 1st January: Closed

Monday 2nd January: Closed

Tuesday 3rd January: Closed

For further information please call (61 2) 9240 8000 or email 

New Years Eve at Bennelong
Dec. 31, 2016

Bennelong invites you to ring in 2017 in unforgettable style, with breathtaking views across Sydney Harbour.

Bennelong will host a world-class production on Saturday 31 December, celebrating the very best Australian produce and wines from beneath the sails of the Sydney Opera House. You will be surrounded by New Year’s Eve Fireworks that are the envy of the world, with a private outdoor terrace and exclusive views across Sydney Harbour.

This unforgettable night will see a glass of Charles Heidsieck on arrival followed by a 5 course menu designed by Executive Chef Peter Gilmore and Head Chef Rob Cockerill, matched with premium wines. Enjoy entertainment throughout the evening, and champagne at midnight for what is sure to be your most memorable New Year’s Eve yet.

Saturday 31 December 2016

Cost- $1,350pp

Time: 7pm & pm
Dress- Cocktail

For further information please call (61 2) 9240 8000 or email 

10% off Cured & Cultured for ticket holders
March 12, 2017

Sydney Theatre Company 2017 season is upon us at the Sydney Opera House. Bennelong warmly welcomes Sydney Theatre ticket holders to dine with us at Bennelong for pre-theatre dinner with 10% off at the Cured & Cultured counter. To book your pre-theatre seats, call our reservations team on 02 9240 8000, and simply present tickets when dining.

For further information please call (61 2) 9240 8000 or email 

2016 Melbourne Cup
Sept. 01, 2016

Spend a day on the harbour under the stunning sails of the Sydney Opera House at Bennelong this Melbourne Cup Day. Guests will be greeted with a glass of Charles Heidsieck on arrival, followed by a four course menu by Executive Chef Peter Gilmore showcasing the best of Australian produce. There will be prizes for best dressed, sweeps and screens to watch the race that stops a nation.

Tickets $210 per person

For further information please call (61 2) 9240 8000 or email 

2017 Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide
Aug. 19, 2016

We are thrilled to be listed at number 8/100 in the 2017 Australian Restaurant Guide by Gourmet Traveller. Pick up your copy today to read all about the top 100 restaurants in Australia. Congratulations to our amazing team and of course thank you to you, our customers. We couldn't have done it without your on going support. 

The Bennelong Team x

2016 SMH Good Food Guide
Sept. 03, 2015

Bennelong named Best New Restaurant

Bennelong debut at two chef hats

Bennelong listed in The Year’s Best Food and Drink Offering

Bennelong Pavlova named in the Top 10 Dishes of The Year

Bennelong scooped its third award as Best New Restaurant at this year’s Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide Awards. “The most exciting opening in the past 12 months, this restaurant sets the eating agenda and starts the conversation. It represents everything that’s fresh, hot and interesting about eating” said The Guide.

In addition, we were also included in The Guide’s round up of the year’s best food and drink offering with our sausage rolls, pikelets and lamington and Terry Durack’s Top 10 Dishes of The Year for our Pavlova.

2015 Time Out Awards
Aug. 23, 2015

Bennelong was awarded Best New Restaurant at the 2015 Time Out Sydney Food Awards. “This has been a year of brilliant new openings, only five of which we’ve listed here. But Bennelong did something that no one else could, or did. It brought the Opera House back to the people” said Time Out Food Editor Freya Herring.

We are incredibly grateful to the team at Bennelong who have worked so hard to get us here” said Executive Chef, Rob Cockerill as he congratulated his team.

Bennelong debut with 5/5 stars

2016 Gourmet Traveller Awards
Aug. 19, 2015

In a surprise turn-out Bennelong won New Restaurant of the Year at The 2016 Gourmet Traveller Restaurant. "It's a very special award to win, that's for sure," says Bennelong's Peter Gilmore. "It's one of the most coveted awards in the country because it's national."

Bennelong debut at number 12 in the top 100 list, receiving two stars.