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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Guillaume at Bennelong Restaurant Review: Just the idea of dining at the Sydney Opera House can send tingles down most visitors’ spines, yet it appeals to locals, too. Many appreciate the practical aspect of being able to enjoy the pre-theatre meal before taking just a few steps to their evening’s entertainment. Chef-owner Guillaume Brahimi, a Joël Robuchon protégé, has proved the ideal person to provide this renowned destination with a restaurant to match. His French-based dishes are prepared using the best of seasonal Australian produce. This means Australian-raised Rangers Valley 300-day grain-fed beef on the menu, as well as Hervey Bay scallops, local goat cheese and oysters. To suit all tastes, there are tapas and dégustation menus as well. Matched with fastidiously selected wines from the massive wine list, meals here prove to be some of the finest productions enacted on this site. The restaurant itself is an eye-catching and sensuous space facing, interestingly, towards the city rather than the harbor, and a huge window wall soars above the dining mix of celebrities, pre-theatre patrons and tourists, showcasing the sparkling city.