Opera Bar, Sydney
Opera Bar requires no introduction, located on the lower concourse level of the Sydney Opera House, it offers spectacular views of the Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the city skyline.
I was catching with one of my oldest friends, W and her gorgeous daughter, E. I can’t believe this was the first time in four years that I have met her daughter! Terrible I know! But this won’t be the last time I meet the adorable E. Don’t think she was highly impressed with me – a ‘stranger’ whom she called as ‘aunty’ as taking photos of her! But I think by the end of the day she warmed up and I managed to get her to call me ‘sister’ in Chinese!
I have many fond memories of the Opera Bar. ‘The Mother’ and I have had many dates here, and of course when visitors come to Sydney we take them here. The view is just stunning, and on a perfect summer night, it’s fantastic!
W and I were catching up for lunch and thought we would grab something to eat. It was a warm and gorgeous day in Sydney. I wanted something relatively healthy for lunch, and the salad of smoked duck, artichoke, pear & pecan ($20) sounded good. Thin slices of smoked duck on a bed of lettuce and rocket, I love the combination of duck and pear and rocket. The pecan was a wonderful complement and gave it that extra crunch. It was nice but nothing to rave about.
W on the other hand, shared the Beer battered flathead fillets, chips & tartare sauce ($27) with her daughter. Generous servings of fish fillets, unfortunately the batter was a little too thick and oily. I don’t think W really enjoyed it.
I don’t eat at the Opear Bar often, the menu is reasonable but it’s not memorable or mind blowing. I do enjoy the atmosphere, the balcony-like area, the live jazz, the cocktails and the view. Not to mention, the wonderful memories, conversations, laughters and shenanigans I have had here. On a gorgeous afternoon, Opera Bar is the perfect place to have a beer or two with friends, soak in the sun and enjoy the view.
I do take it for granted sometimes! No doubt there will be a visit here over the Easter long weekend – if the weather holds up!
W, it was so lovely to catch up with you! Lets catch up again soon.
GA’s rating for view: 9 / 10
GA’s rating for food: 6.5 / 10
Lower Concourse Level, Sydney Opera House
Ph: +61 2 9247 1666