Best New Year’s Eve Sydney restaurants for fireworks for 2021/2022

Find the best treats and bargains at Sydney restaurants to see the fireworks on 31 December.

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Want to catch the world-famous Sydney fireworks and ring in the new year with a bang but unsure of where to go? As part of our ultimate guide for New Year's Eve in Sydney, we've highlighted the best restaurants where you can treat yourself to a final 2021 dinner, followed by the unforgettable midnight fireworks show.

Whether you are looking for something fancy or more budget-friendly, this list will guarantee you front-row seats to the spectacular display and help you celebrate the new year in style.


City Extra

Sydney Harbour Bridge from City Extra/Circular Quay.

Located directly under Circular Quay station and overlooking Sydney Harbour, City Extra offers one of the best seats in the house for capturing the fireworks over the Harbour Bridge.

Patrons will not only tuck into a 4-course meal and open bar, but they'll also have access to the special ticket-only area along the Sydney Harbour foreshore.

So you can be that much closer to all the New Year's Eve action.

Address: E4 East Podium, Between Wharf 3 & 4, Circular Quay

Opening hours (31 December): 7pm-1am

New Year's Eve food packages (2021/2022):

  • $485 per adult/$200 per child for a 4-course dinner plus open bar

O Bar and Dining

Contemporary cuisine with a healthy twist is what you can expect from O Bar and Dining this New Year's Eve. Make no mistake though, despite its healthy influences the menu does not compromise on flavour or freshness with spanner crab, black truffle and cauliflower tofu, herb crusted loin of lamb and iced apple tart.

With its unique circular dining room on the 47th floor of Australia Square and a revolving level lounge bar, a meal here is an unforgettable experience.

Address: Level 47, Australia Square, 264 George St, Sydney

Opening hours (31 December): 7pm-late

New Year's Eve food packages (2021/2022):

  • $695 includes 8-course tasting menu with a glass of NV Louis Roederer Brut on arrival
  • $875 includes 8-course tasting menu with matching wine, guaranteed window seat and a glass of NV Louis Roederer Brut on arrival
  • $1,450 includes private dining experience, 8-course degustation menu, premium wine pairing, tea and coffee, a glass of 2012 Louis Roederer Cristal, cavier canapes, butler service, gift box of home-made petit fours and a private view of the fireworks

The Glenmore

TheGlenmore

The Glenmore Hotel is located within the heart of The Rocks and has been an Aussie icon since 1921. Locals and tourists alike flock to the famed rooftop bar for cold beers, gourmet meals and postcard-worthy views. The Glenmore is proof that we do not need a second mortgage to celebrate the new year in style.

Address: 96 Cumberland St, The Rocks

Opening hours (31 December): From 6pm

New Year's Eve food packages (2020/2021):

  • You can currently submit tour expression of interest to be the first to hear about The Glenmore's 2021 New Year's Eve event

Portside Sydney Opera House

Portside Sydney Opera House

Image: New Years Eve Portside Sydney

Head to Portside for great views, live entertainment and delicious food on New Year's Eve. The drinks will be free-flowing throughout the night as you watch Sneaky Sound System and Yolanda Be Cool perform live. Best of all, you'll have a prime view of the midnight fireworks to welcome 2022.

Address: Western Broadwalk Sydney Opera House, Sydney

Opening hours (31 December): 7pm

New Year's Eve food packages (2021/2022):

  • $795 NYE Gold ticket: Drinks, food, live entertainment, photo booth and entrance to the Sydney Opera House.
  • $995 NYE VIP ticket: Welcome cocktail, drinks, food, premium VIP lounge and seating, VIP wait staff and table service, photo booth and entrance to the Sydney Opera House.

Opera Gala on Cockatoo Island

Sydney NYE fireworks

Image: Opera Org

Skip dinner and drinks this New Year's Eve and head to Cockatoo Island for a unique New Year's Eve experience. Once you get off the ferry at the UNESCO World Heritage site, enjoy an open-air gala concert by Opera Australia while you devour a 3-course dinner. Book the Post-Performance package or Platinum ticket to keep the party going with a live band playing until the midnight fireworks display.

Address: Cockatoo Island

Opening hours (31 December): 8pm

New Year's Eve food packages:

  • $399 B Reserve tickets: B reserve seats for the gala performance with the option to add on a 3-course dinner with paired wines as well as access to the exclusive after party.
  • $499 A Reserve tickets: A reserve seats for the gala performance with the option to include a 3-course dinner with paired wines alongside access to the exclusive after party.
  • $599 Premium Reserve tickets: Premium seats for the gala performance with the option to add on a 3-course dinner with paired wines as well as access to the exclusive after party.
  • $1,717 Platinum package: 3-course dinners with paired wine, best access seats for the gala performance and tickets to the after party.

6HEAD

View of Sydney Harbour Bridge from 6HEAD Restaurant.

Image: 6HEAD Restaurant

With Sydney Harbour so close you can almost touch it from your seat a 6Head, it's the ultimate place to celebrate the end of 2021. Champagne will flow throughout the night as you take in the buzzing atmosphere and tuck into a delicious 6-course dinner curated by Executive Head Chef, Sean Hall.

Address: Bay 10 & 11, Campbell's Stores, 7-27 Circular Quay West, The Rocks

Opening hours (31 December): 6pm-1am

New Year's Eve food packages (2021/2022):

  • $690pp for the Indoor Dining package with contemporary interior inside 6HEAD with a 6-course dinner.
  • $790pp for the Waterfront Dining package which includes waterfront 6-course dining on the Terrace with views of Sydney Harbour.
  • $8,000 for VIP Seating includes a 6-course meal, a personal waiter and front-row access to the midnight fireworks

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Tayim Restaurant and Bar

Enjoy contemporary Middle Eastern-inspired food and exclusive access to Tayim Restaurant and Bar's terrace overlooking the fireworks on New Year's Eve.

There are 2 packages available, both offering a degustation dinner and a glass of champagne on arrival. If you're looking to splurge for the ultimate New Year's Eve experience, we recommend opting for the Diamond Package which includes live entertainment and a private viewing of the midnight fireworks.

Address: 14 Nurses Walk, The Rocks

Opening hours (31 December): From 7:30pm

New Year's Eve food packages (2020/2021):

  • $299 Gold package includes a glass of champagne on arrival and degustation dinner with matching wines
  • $499 Diamond package includes canapes and champagne on arrival, degustation dinner with matching wine, live entertainment and private viewing of the New Year's Eve fireworks

Aqua Dining

AquaDining

Located above the North Sydney Olympic Pool, this elegant restaurant serves up a contemporary Italian menu and sweeping views of the harbour. Pastas are made fresh in-house and only the best seasonal ingredients are used in the creative menu. Pair your mains with an extensive wine list for an unforgettable dining experience.

Address: Paul St and Northcliff Street, Milsons Point

Opening hours (31 December): 7:00pm onwards

New Year's Eve food packages (2020/2021):

  • $995 for a multi-course degustation menu with beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages

Quay

Quay

Peter Gilmore's 3-hatted restaurant is the most decorated in Australia – and rightly so. The menu is daring, fun and innovative featuring the best of seasonal produce.

Diners rave about the famed Quay Snow Egg dessert, top-notch service and full views of the harbour and quay that will make you fall in love with Australia all over again.

Address: Upper Level, Overseas Passenger Terminal, Hickson Rd, The Rocks

Opening hours (31 December): 7:30pm onwards

New Year's Eve food packages (2020/2021):

  • $2,000 per person includes a glass of champagne on arrival and canapes followed by 7-course signature Peter Gilmore menu and premium wines
  • $1,400 per person includes a glass of champagne on arrival and canapes followed by 5-course signature Peter Gilmore menu and selection of wines

Infinity Bar and Dining

Sydney Tower Eye

Bring in the new year at a whole new level as you wine and dine at the renowned Sydney Tower Eye.

Sit back and relax as the in-house restaurant of Sydney Tower Eye treats you to an evening of delicate seafoods, chocolate havens and the finest wine from Australia and New Zealand.

Address: Level 4, between Pitt Street and Castlereagh Street, Sydney

Opening hours (31 December): Seatings from 6:45pm

New Year's Eve food packages (2020/2021):

  • $599 Package includes a glass of champagne upon arrival and at midnight as well as a 6-course degustation with matching wines.

ARIA

ARIA

Diners have been coming to ARIA for 20 years for the stunning views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. You are guaranteed a meal as breathtaking as the views at this award-winning and 2-hatted restaurant.

Sample a menu showcasing the best of seasonal ingredients and extensive list of boutique and well-known wines from all over the world.

To ring in 2021, ARIA is offering 2 dining packages for New Year's Eve.

Address: 1 Macquarie St, Sydney

Opening hours (31 December): Seatings from 5pm

New Year's Eve food packages (2020/2021):

  • $300 Early Evening Seating includes a 4-course menu (adults)
  • $150 Early Evening Seating includes a 4-course menu (children)
  • $1,450 NYE Main Event includes champagne on arrival, a 6-course tasting menu and a take-home gift pack (adults)

Bennelong

Bennelong

Bennelong is a stunning restaurant, from its menu offerings to the dining space. Helmed by executive chef Peter Gilmore, the menu is sophisticated with an unmistakable Australian flair.

Whether you are sitting by the window or appreciating the architecture within, this is one restaurant you would visit again and again.

Address: Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney

Opening hours (31 December): 7:00pm onwards

New Year's Eve food packages (2020/2021):

  • $1,450 package at the Cured and Cultured Counter includes champagne and canapes on arrival 5-course menu with paired wines and a glass of champagne to ring in 2021
  • $1,690 package in the main dining room includes champagne and canapes on arrival, 5-course menu with matched wines, and a glass of champagne to ring in 2021

Cafe Sydney

CafeSydney

This rooftop restaurant atop Customs House has million-dollar views, a cocktail lounge and a fine seafood spread.

Seafood and meats are locally sourced and the wine list is extensive.

Book early for a seat on the balcony and treat yourself and loved ones at one of Sydney's most iconic dining destinations.

Address: Level 5, Customs House, 31 Alfred St, Sydney

Opening hours (31 December): Arrivals from 7pm

New Year's Eve food packages (2020/2021):

  • $800 per person for a 5-course dinner with paired premium Australian wines, Perrier Jouët Belle Epoque and canapes

L'Aqua pop up at Campbell's Stores

L'Aqua New Year's Eve

Image: Duy Phan Photography

Owned by the Dockside Group and boasting waterfront views of the habour, L'Aqua pop up at Campbell's Stores offers an enviable opportunity to capture the New Year's Eve fireworks from the second floor of Campbell's Stores overlooking Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Kids are welcome and DJs play the evening long.

Address: 7-27 Circular Quay West, The Rocks

Opening hours (31 December): 7pm–1:00am

New Year's Eve food packages (2020/2021):

  • $320 per adult / $110 per child for a 4-course gourmet meal and a 5.5-hour premium beverage package

Opera Kitchen

Opera Kitchen is one of Sydney's best-loved eateries. Situated on the popular strip along the concourse of the Opera House, this fancy food court has something for everyone. The views are stunning, the food is affordable – there is no better place to be this New Year's Eve.

On New Year's Eve you have 2 options: an early sunset dinner for families that runs from 4:30pm to 7:30pm or a dinner and fireworks event from 8pm to 1am.

Address: Bennelong Point, Sydney

Opening hours (31 December): 4.30pm-1am

New Year's Eve food packages (2020/2021):

  • $295 per person for the early sunset dinner. This includes 3 hours of tapas and a drinks package. Children from $150 per person.
  • $700 per person for the evening event with fireworks. This includes a waterfront table, 3 hours of hot and cold tapas and 4 hours of premium beverages throughout the night.

Opera Bar

OperaBar

Opera Bar is the place to be for a relaxed night on the harbourside. Dine on food all night long set to the backdrop of live entertainment that will have you dancing the night away and starting the new year with a bang.

The event is 18+ only and tickets include entry, food and entertainment.

Address: Lower Concourse, Sydney Opera House, Macquarie St, Sydney

Opening hours (31 December): 6pm-1.30am

New Year's Eve food packages (2020/2021):

  • $450 per person with roving food all night and live entertainment

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    JulieJune 7, 2018

    I am looking for a venue to have a nice meal, ideally with some lively music and somewhere outdoors to watch the NYE 2018 fireworks at midnight that also allows children (age 11)

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      NikkiJune 8, 2018

      Hi Julie!

      Thanks for visiting finder.

      While we can provide you with general information, please note that we’re a product comparison website and we do not represent any company we feature on our site. We’re here to assist you in your buying decision process hence we cannot recommend product/service that is rightfully fit for you.

      You may choose from the restaurants above and pick one that is convenient location-wise, budget-wise and one that will house your party for NYE 2018.

      Hope this clarifies.

      Cheers,
      Nikki

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    MichaelJune 29, 2017

    I am interested in dining/events for New Years Eve 2017.
    We will be traveling from England via Perth and will arrive
    in Sydney on 30 Dec 2017, so need to book something in advance.
    Are there any venues where I can register an interest?

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      RenchJune 29, 2017Staff

      Hi Michael,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      You may also want to check these pages to get more ideas on what you can do on a New Year’s Eve in Sydney and discover restaurants:

      Hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Rench

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    GermaineMarch 25, 2017

    we have booked to stay in Sydney for new years and wanted to show the children 6 & 9 the fireworks we were thinking of Dudley page reserve as it looks child friendly
    were staying in Kingford

    when do tickets go on sale for Dudley page reserve please as we wish to book earley
    thanks

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      DeeMay 8, 2017Staff

      Hi Germaine,

      Thanks for your question.

      Unfortunately, we don’t currently feature any sale for Dudley Page Reserve. Their tickets start from just $15 a pop for kids. They also have tickets from $35 for one adult and up to one child, $15 for concession (additional children younger than 16, pension card holders, aged pensioners and registered carers). You can also add on a hamper from $100 (with dinner for two and a bottle of wine).

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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