Aria Brisbane, located on Eagle Street Pier, provides the quintessential Brisbane dining experience, with striking views from the restaurant across the Brisbane River. With menus by chef Matt Moran, ARIA boasts a well-balanced seasonal menu, featuring local and Australian produce and an award winning wine list, served in an elegant dining room.
“If it’s fine dining you seek, in a split-level expanse of understated elegance that affords sweeping city views, this sibling to Matt Moran’s southern star ticks the boxes. Add a stellar cellar selection, with a thoughtful nod to Queensland wineries, plus accomplished service and you’ve hit the right notes, particularly for corporates and lovers of occasion. There’s obvious skill, attention to detail and quality produce on show from opening chords to final flourish.
Succulent pork belly has perfect golden crackling, while plump duck dumplings, abalone and mushrooms swim in a Peking duck consommé. Kingfish baked in cedar bark has its wrapping set alight en route to the table, adding a welcome smokiness. Creamy custard tart alongside figs, apple slices and candied walnuts has real retro charm. A sweet farewell gift box of miniature macarons rounds out a night to remember.” Gourmet Traveller Australia.