AQUA DINING
Sydney, NSW

Situated above North Sydney Olympic Pool, AQUA Dining is an elegant restaurant that offers one of the most impressive cityscape views in Sydney with views that sweep from Luna Park to the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Combined with its refined modern Australian menu, AQUA offers a quintessential Sydney dining experience.

Opening Times
 MTWTFSS
Lunch
Dinner
Address:

Corner of Paul and Northcliff Streets
Suburb:
Milsons Point
Contact:
Tel: +61 2 9964 9998
Cuisine:
Modern Australian
Price Range:
$$$$ ~ $$$$
License:
Fully Licensed (no BYO)
DETAILS
Aqua Dining uses the freshest Australian produce to create an inventive and contemporary menu, infusing Italian flavours with depth and integrity. An extensive award winning wine list matched with seamless and friendly service completes this sophisticated dining experience.
PROFILE BY BEST RESTAURANTS
Some restaurants spend years investing their time and energy to be part of the exclusive chef hat club, while others prefer to devote their resources in keeping their customers happy, such is the case at Sydney's Aqua Dining. The restaurant, which opened in 2000, is part of the AQUA Dining Group, owned by Bill Drakopoulos. As well as Aqua Dining, Drakopolous also owns the four restaurants that bare the "Ripples" moniker at striking waterside locations such as Milson's Point, Chowder Bay, Sydney Wharf and Whale Beach.

Aqua Dining offers 180-degree water views through floor-to-ceiling windows. Photos just don't do the vista at this restaurant justice. To one side, you can watch as fitness fanatics energetically swim lengths of North Sydney Olympic Swimming Pool. Or, for those who have forgotten to exercise that day and prefer to eat their meal and sip their wine guilt-free, guests can angle their seats out towards Sydney Harbour, where the Harbour Bridge and the iconic Sydney Opera House loom impressively overhead. Renovations by renowned architect Sidney Koh in 2011 have transformed the dining room into a fresh, uncluttered space with pearl white tables and chairs with natural beech framing. Drenched in natural light, with a relaxed and casual vibe, Aqua Dining combines everything that a waterside restaurant should.

Food is still the most important component in a meal out, of course, and Aqua Dining has that area covered, too. The 2011 renovations also instigated a new Italian-influenced menu under Executive chef Anthony Redondi. Before his time at Aqua Dining, Anthony was Head Chef at Trattoria La Vigna in Camden and prior to that, Executive Chef at the Stamford Hotel in Circular Quay. On the day we visited, Anthony had just returned from a two week trip to the United States where, together with Drakopolous, the duo explored new ideas for the restaurant and menu.

The effort that the Aqua team invests in ensuring that the restaurant stays at the cutting edge of the hospitality industry shows. From the $39 "White/Red Wine Flight" dining special to the restaurant's sleek aesthetic, all elements of the Aqua experience have been well researched and professionally implemented.
Anna Lisle
Dates Tue 04 Nov to Tue 04 Nov
Location Milsons Point, NSW
Category Melbourne Cup
Dates Mon 08 Sep to Sat 28 Feb
Location Milsons Point, NSW
Category General
FUNCTION MENU
Please contact the restaurant for further information.
MAX SEATING
120 pax
Accessible by water taxi
Harbourside Dining
Outdoor Dining
Suitable for Groups of 10
Suitable for Weddings
Views
Waterfront Dining
Awards
This restaurant does not have any awards.
Corner of Paul and Northcliff Streets
Milsons Point NSW 2061
CHEF RECOMMENDATIONS
There are no recommendations for this restaurant.
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