As the year draws to a close, the world’s top restaurants and bars are breaking out the best seats for New Year’s Eve. With Sydney being one for the first cities in the world to herald in the new year, Malaysian travellers can catch magnificent fireworks displays while dining and celebrate the start of 2020.
Below are some of the carefully chosen dining locations to enjoy the countdown to 2020.
Aria offers an exceptional dining experience and prides itself on bringing together the best seasonal produce to create unmistakably Australian dishes. The fine-dining restaurant boasts unrivalled views of Sydney’s harbourside – a perfect vantage point for the capturing stunning harbour fireworks – and guests can partake in an exquisite five-course tasting menu before counting down to the New Year on the Aria Terrace.
Standard Ticket: AUD 1,450++
Premium Ticket: AUD 2,020++
Aria, 1 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Sky high in the Sydney Tower, lies 360 Bar and Dining where patrons are treated to revolving views of the stunning city skyline. On New Year’s Eve, guests can expect Champagne and canapés on arrival, a flavourful 6-course degustation menu with matching wines, an antipasto station and a live band to set the tone for an unforgettable night.
360 NYE Signature Package: AUD 749++
360 NYE Premium Package: AUD 799++
360 Bar and Dining, F4 Castlereagh St, Sydney NSW 2000
For an exceptional dining experience to end the year, guests would love the highly regarded Quay restaurant overlooking Sydney’s gorgeous harbour. The restaurant has curated a seven course signature menu by esteemed Executive Chef Peter Gilmore, that they can savour alongside premium wines thoughtfully matched to each course by Head Sommelier Shanteh Wong. Guests will also be able to enjoy the fireworks with a glass of Champagne at midnight to welcome in 2020.
Per person: AUD 2,200++
Quay restaurant, Upper Level, Overseas Passenger Terminal, The Rocks, Sydney 2000
Situated under Sydney’s most iconic landmark, the Sydney Opera House, Bennelong provides front row seats to spectacular fireworks off the Sydney Harbour Bridge. With a focus on the best of Australia’s produce and wine, diners can indulge in a decadent five-course menu with matched wines and a glass of Champagne to ring in 2020.
Per person: AUD 1,690++
Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW 2000
For a mesmerising New Year’s Eve dinner and celebration by the waterside that won’t break the bank, travellers can make a reservation at Banksii Vermouth Bar and Bistro. Guests can be treated to an indulgent seven-course dinner with a glass of Champagne, and the restaurant even has a children’s menu to cater to families. To watch the fireworks display, diners can pay just a little extra for access to the Barangaroo Reserve which provides an excellent view of Sydney’s Harbour Bridge.
Per person: AUD 160++ / adult OR AUD 60 / child
Barangaroo Reserve: AUD 45++
Banksii Vermouth Bar and Bistro, Shop 11/33 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo NSW 2000, Australia
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