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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

Opera Bar

Lower Concourse Level, Sydney Opera House

Sydney 2000

Ph: +61 2 9247 1666

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  1. April 21, 2011 at 1:30 am

    I love your photos on this post – very groovy! I’ve not eaten at the Opera Bar, but I do love that part of the city. So beautiful!

    • April 21, 2011 at 1:31 am

      hey Mel!! thanks for your kind words 🙂 ya i do love the atmosphere and that part of the city… sometimes you do take it for granted and i truly missed it whilst i was in HK! we do take it for granted sometimes….

  2. April 21, 2011 at 5:49 am

    I haven’t eaten at the opera bar before, but I have definitely had a few drinks there. Such a beautiful spot.

  3. April 21, 2011 at 5:53 am

    That last photo is just stunning with the focus on the Opera House. I must admit that I haven’t been there since the refrub. I’ve heard similar things about the food there 🙂

    • April 21, 2011 at 6:01 am

      Thanks Lorraine! from memory, i took that photo when i was running that weekend. it is a shame about the food, but the view and drinks and atmosphere makes up for it!

  4. April 21, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    It’s all about the view at opera bar. However, I did have a really nice pasta there once. but I hear opera kitchen is great!

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