Have you decided 2020 should be kicked out the door in style? Well, some of Sydney’s best restaurants have had the same idea and put together some great NYE dining packages to help you do just that.
We will be updating this page regularly over coming weeks as new offers become available.
Avoid the crowds and bring in the New Year, sharing a meal with family and friends.
There are several waterfront restaurants but with several changes to 2020 NYE Fireworks event if seeing the show is important to you then make sure you choose a restaurant with views of Circular Quay or the central harbour as it is expected that this year along with no 9pm fireworks and a shorter midnight show, there will be fewer barges so not as much coverage to the north and west of the bridge.
In past years it was pretty safe to leave your NYE restaurant booking until after Christmas but this year I would suggest this may change. It is expceted that many of the free viewing areas will be limited and at this stage we are still unsure if big events like the Opera Australia and Botanic Gardens parties will go ahead reducing the options on offer.
You may find you are required to pay a cash deposit or complete payment at the time of booking. This page will be updated daily for the next few weeks until all the information is available.
- If you are looking for parties, and events across the city on 31 December please check our NYE Megalist.
- If you would like to book a NYE Cruise we have read our tips and what’s on off this year.
NYE Restaurants on the Southside of the Harbour
With the details of this years show a bit slow coming forward it’s hard to know if all the usual rules will apply with exactly where the fireworks barges will be and what views will be like from around the harbour. It is however pretty much a guarantee that the Harbour Bridge and Opera House will be a focual point so booking your dinner in this area gives you the best chance of having a front row seat.
NYE Restaurants at Circular Quay
End the New Year at the Sydney Opera House, for an exclusive New Year’s Eve Dinner like no other.
Trippas White Group, hospitality and catering partner of the Sydney Opera House, will host three dinners in the House’s most desired locations – Portside, Yallamundi Rooms and the Joan Sutherland Theatre.
Under the umbrella brand of ‘NYE 2020 Dinners’, there will be three unique offerings, each with live entertainment, exclusive views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge fireworks, and premium food & beverage packages.
It’s a night of great opulence, a once in a lifetime opportunity. With a year like 2020, there’s never been a more important time to come together and celebrate new beginnings.
The Portside offering will give you front-row tickets and Sydney’s hottest NYE entertainment line-up, including an exclusive live performance by Sneaky Sound System, plus continuous food hamper service 4 hours of premium beverages under the sails of the Sydney Opera House at Portside Sydney.
Bennelong – Have two offerings, a 5 course meal with matching wine in the main dining room for $1,690 per person or $1,450 per person for bar style seating at the Cured & Cultured Counter (bar style seating).
Aria has the best view of the front of the bridge and it a perfect spot to view the show. There is an early seating from 5-5:30pm seating (2-hour stay) that will offer a four-course dinner for $300 per person.
The second seating, from 7:30pm, will offer a six-course tasting menu including Champagne on arrival, premium wines throughout the evening and a take-home gift pack for $1450 pp. Bookings are open now, and this will sell out pretty quickly.
Cafe Sydney – One of the very best NYE Views in the city from right above Circular Quay. I have eaten here several times and never been disappointed. This year they will offer a five-course dinner with paired wine for $800 including a glass of Perrier Jouët Brut to toast 2021.
The Park Hyatt will offer a 4-course menu with a glass of champagne for $650 per adult. This gets you front row seats for any action on the harbour from 8.30pm -12.30am. An early 3-course dinner will be offered from 5.30-7.30pm for $295 for adults and $145 for children under 12 years.
Altitude – perhaps the most incredible view in Sydney with a price tag to match, seriously check their website… the view is fantastic. A window seat $1300, View seat $1150 – 7-course degustation with wine.
Quay – If you really want to see out the year in style and have a healthy bank balance then for $1600 per head you can enjoy dinner with a view. Included is champagne on arrival & at midnight canapés and six-course menu.
The Sydney Cove Oyster Bar is a picture-perfect location with a full view of the bridge and outdoors under the stars. They will announce their NYE Menu later in the month.
In 2019 an eight-course degustation menu was $750 per head and $650 per head for all other tables.
The Glenmore Hotel – Winner of the most affordable option with a view, the Glenmore Rooftop is offering a set menu with 3 hour drink package for $149 pp (over 18yrs only)
Hyde Hacienda Sydney Bar + Lounge in the Pullman Hotel has a fabulous view of the bridge and is a great spot to start the new year. They have 3 premium booth packages on sale starting at $459pp and go to $799 with inclusions that will make you feel like a superstar.
City Extra – Offering a 4-course dinner plus open bar and DJ entertainment from 7 pm-1am. Dining options – upstairs, downstairs and alfresco. All tables have magnificent views. Great Harbour Bridge view and easy transport. Adults $485 Under 18s $200
Sydney Tower on NYE
New Year’s Eve at the Feast Sydney Tower– This package includes buffet, drinks (beer, wine and soft drinks) and observation deck entry. Adults only.
Also at Sydney Tower is Infinity a 5 or 7 -course degustation on level 81 of Sydney Tower with views across the city and the harbour.
O Bar and Dining – On offer is an eight-course tasting menu including a glass of NV Louis Roederer Brut on arrival $695.
Pier One Sydney Harbour – You will not see the front of the bridge, but you will be in the middle of the action. There are two options – A degustation menu with drinks from $815 or a more casual affair with Paella and burgers, drinks and DJ for $615.
Olio Kensington – Beautiful 6-course Sicilian dinner with a strong seafood focus all perfectly matched to Mumm Champagne. Choose from either a 6pm or 8pm seating for only $149 per person.
West of the Harbour Bridge
Chi by Lotus in Barangaroo – Ring in the new year at a new restaurant. Inspired by the vibrant night markets found on Beijing’s Ghost Street, Barangaroo’s newest venue, Chi by Lotus, will be putting on a New Year’s Eve banquet to welcome 2021 in style.
Included are two hours of free-flowing drinks and an indulgent ten-course shared menu, guests will enjoy a long list of wine and beer. Overlooking the water surrounded by lanterns and waving lucky cats, the entire experience will only cost $148 per person for the feast and 2 hours of non-stop drinks. Seatings at 5pm, 7:30pm or settle in from 9:30pm with the venue kicking on until 1am.
The Fenwick at Balmain will offer a multicourse degustation menu awith premium beverages, including wines, beers and non-alcoholic beverages served for the duration of the event. Priced at $595 per person
Restaurants on the North Side of the Harbour
Bathers Pavilion – Balmoral
Each of the three venues at the Bathers Pavilion are offering 2 seatings the first at 5.30pm and the second at 8pm. Both events are dinner and show with the fireworks topping off the second seating.
- Bistro – 3 courses, $160per adult $120 for kids under 12 years
- Betel Leaf – 3-course banquet, $160per adult $120 for kids under 12 years
- Restaurant – 3 courses, $230per adult $180 for kids under 12 years
Second seating – includes a glass of champagne on arrival:
- Bistro – 3 courses, $250per adult $200 for kids under 12 years
- Betel Leaf – 3-course banquet, $200per adult $160 for kids under 12 years
- Betal Leaf Terrace – 3-course banquet, $250per adult $200 for kids under 12 years
- Restaurant – 5 courses, $390per adult $330 for kids under 12 years
Aqua Dining Milsons Point – With unbeatable views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House Aqua Dining is a fantastic place to see in the New Year. The see out 2020 they are offering a multicourse degustation menu with unlimited drinks (wine, beer and non alcoholic beverages) The cost of this year’s event is $995 per person – bookings via 02 9460 0048
Ripples at Milsons Point – A degustation menu including beer and wine for $795 per person is on offer here. Fantastic view of the Opera House and back of the harbour bridge.
Ripples at Chowder Bay – A view of the harbour and the fireworks but not of the icons. $225 for dinner and unlimited drinks.
Q Station – Choose from a family seafood dinner in the Governor Bourke Ballroom priced at $219 adults $179 teen (13+) / $80 child (5+) / $40 infant (1+) or a 4-course degustation in Boilerhouse Kitchen & Bar for $249 for adults, $209 teen (13+) / $179 child (9+). Good views over the harbour – quite distant but still very nice. Options for families and adults only. More details on their website.
Chirosco by Ormeggio at the Spit may not have a Circular Quay view but it is a fabulous location to say goodbye to 2020. They will be offering a Bespoke sharing menu for only $95 per person with BYO wine welcome. A $50 pp deposit is required.
More restaurants will be added as they are announced so bookmark this page and come back 🙂
Taronga Zoo – The event centre at Taronga Zoo will offer a 5-course dinner with 5-hour drinks package, live entertainment and a midnight fireworks view. Find out more and book tickets here. Tables of 6-10 guests, $595 per person.
Or you could round up 49 of your nearest and dearest for an exclusive event at the Gili Rooftop – exclusive use will only set you back $40K for 50 guests. Your group will enjoy five hours premium wine including Veuve all night, five courses, live entertainment, and the best view of Sydney in Sydney. To book email email@example.com and copy us in with an invite for giving you the heads up 😉
Check out these other articles on enjoying Sydney over the holiday period
- Christmas Events and Activities
- Shop Local Sydney Christmas Guide
- Choose a NYE Harbour Cruise
- New Year’s Eve Megalist
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