Aurorae at Bennelong Bar – Vivid Sydney

24 May to 15 June 2024, Monday to Saturday
Live music on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights 

Channeling the spectacular lights of Vivid Sydney, Aurorae at Bennelong Bar is the ultimate destination to experience the Sydney Opera House lighting of the sails from within, as you snack, drink, take in the views, and listen to live music by Australia’s most talented jazz musicians. Presented as part of this year’s Vivid Food program.

On the upper level of the restaurant, in prime position for the Harbour Bridge and Opera House glowing lights, Aurorae at Bennelong Bar will be serving an iconic snack by Executive Chef Peter Gilmore paired with a bespoke cocktail created by the Bennelong Bar team, only available during Vivid Sydney.  

The Aurorae experience will sit alongside Bennelong’s signature Bar menu including Rock oysters, prawn toast with fermented chilli aioli, and zucchini, goat’s curd, pepita and hemp seed arancini. 

For those joining after a Vivid LIVE show (Sydney Opera House’s annual contemporary music festival), end your evening on a decadent note with Chef Gilmore’s Chocolate Crackle or an Australian cheese plate, on our late-night Bar menu available from 9.30pm. 

Plus, on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights, live music will be performed by an incredible line-up of Australia’s most talented jazz musicians.

Reservations available to pre-book your spot. As always at the Bennelong Bar, walk-ins most welcome. 


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24 May to 15 June 2024
Bennelong will be closed for a private event on Wednesday 29 May.  

Opening Hours:
Monday to Saturday – 5.30pm to 11pm

Live Music:
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday – from 8pm to 11pm 

Bennelong Bar Menu:
Aurorae snack and cocktail special – $55
View Bennelong Bar sample menu here.