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Pre-Performance Dinner

For the perfect start to your night at the Sydney Opera House, relax over a 3-course meal with uninterrupted harbour views, before heading into the performance. The restaurant and bar in the Northern Foyer of the Joan Sutherland Theatre opens 90 minutes before evening performances. It is not open before matinees or Great Opera Hits. The space is wheelchair accessible. Space is limited, so we recommend purchasing dinner when you book your tickets. No booking is necessary for the bar.

Autumn/Winter Menu

3 Course Pre Theatre Dining Sample Menu


On arrival

Glass of NV First Creek 'Botanica' Sparkling Cuvee
Warm bread roll, pepe saya butter (gluten free available)


Dressed crab, green apple, Jerusalem artichoke, chilli & fennel pangrattata


Heirloom beetroot salad, goats curd, orange reduction, nasturtium


Oven roasted chicken supreme, red pepper & white bean cassoulet, chorizo, crispy cavalo nero


Chickpea panisse, tomato & roasted vegetable cassoulet, basil

Side salad: Young leaves and watercress with lemon vinaigrette


Crème brulee , rhubarb compote, almond tuille

  • Cancellation and no shows are not refundable;
  • We recommend you arrive 90 minutes prior to the performance start time (and no later than one hour prior to the show) to ensure you have appropriate time to enjoy your dinner service. We will not be able to service your table if you arrive less than 60 minutes prior to the performance start time;
  • Bookings are not refundable or transferable to another date
  • Any special dietary requirements need to be advised minimum 2 days prior to your booking on;
  • All reservations to arrive minimum 1 hour prior to show commencement
  • Additional food or drink requested on the night can be paid for by cash or card;
  • Bookings can be taken three hours prior to dinner commencing on the day
  • Published menu is subject to change without notice;


To book, choose your performance ticket and then add a dining package.

If you already have tickets, sign in to your account and view your upcoming performances to add dinner.