The lower level of Bennelong is known as The Restaurant. The Restaurant presents Australian cuisine imagined by Peter Gilmore. Diners can choose from a two or three course a la carte menu for lunch on Friday through to Sunday, or a three course a la carte menu for dinner Monday through to Sunday. Reservations available.


Cured & Cultured offers a relaxed, accessible dining experience that is ideal for a casual bite to eat and a glass of Australian wine with friends. The menu is driven by raw, cured and cultured produce. Those opting for this dining experience may choose to sit at The Cured & Cultured counter with a view of the chefs at work on the central level, or join the casual-seating area in The Circle on the upper level of Bennelong near the bar. Diners are able to order from the restaurant’s dessert menu.


There are a number of pre-theatre dining options available for guests attending a show at The Sydney Opera House. Bennelong offers a two or three course, pre-theatre menu seven nights a week from 5:30pm - 6:30pm in The Restaurant, or you may prefer to graze on a couple of lighter plates and a glass of wine at Cured & Cultured. Bookings for pre-theatre are highly recommended.


The Bar offers an ideal place for guests to meet before or after a show, or perhaps for a quick bite of supper. Featuring panoramic views of Sydney’s glittering harbour and 14 original Swan chairs by Fritz Hansen, diners are able to order from the Cured & Cultured menu and the restaurant’s dessert menu. In keeping with the philosophy of Bennelong, the cocktail list focuses on using local Australian produce and inspiration. The Bar is open at 5:30pm, no bookings are taken here, guests are welcome to simply walk in.