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Quay Restaurant

#54 of 4,551 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
The Rocks
International, Australian, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
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Upper Level, Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay West, The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9251 5600
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 14:00
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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Venue is a short relaxing stroll from circular Quay station, the restaurant was first class, seating was great (view of the Bridge on one side and the opera house on the other) Welcome by staff was excellent very polite and attentative, The staff were excellent, they knew how the food was cooked, what it consisted of and how it was... More 

Thank KenandJill2013
Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful lunch and the food, the service and the views were 10/10. Julie our waitress was exceptional, friendly, knowledgeable and was "spot on" with her recommendations. We chose the lamb and the lobster followed by the layered chocolate cake and the snow egg and would highly recommend these. We were very impressed with the staff, they are... More 

Thank Carmelsweeting
Sydney, Australia
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134 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As Sydneysiders, my wife & I have been longing to dine here & finally made it for our 8th wedding anniversary. Comparing to many other fine dining venues we have tried, Quay is underwhelming. Positives: great staff service & the harbour view. Negatives: the food is lacking X factor & the commanding price does not match unfortunately. X-factor: their Snow... More 

Thank Lawrence C
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Would not recommend this place to anyone. Unless you are wearing a 4 piece tuxedo with a 100k rolex on they make you feel like you are lower class trying to go there. Not worth the money at all, the tasting menu food was average at best, the waiter couldn't of been more stuck up and overall I was not... More 

1 Thank Josh B
Sydney, Australia
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327 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a Saturday night recently to celebrate my birthday. It was a magical experience that ticked every box. We were fortunate to get a wonderful window table in the little enclave area with magnificent views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. We each had the eight course tasting menu with the classic wine match. Each dish was... More 

Thank ExplorerGoddess
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39 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here with great expectations, but have to admit, we were disappointed. Yes, the setting is stunning, but everything else felt a little flat. Service was rushed and quite poor at times. Expected so much more of the food, but we would describe it as ok. The beef main course was especially disappointing, woefully under seasoned and bland. The... More 

4 Thank David S
Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it. Was warned view would be obstructed by a big cruise ship in port. The food was very good and the service professional. My daughter didn't like one of her dishes as rice was crunchy but this was her opinion and taste and she noted this.

Thank Sushmita H
San Diego, California
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't say enough about the staff, food, absence, location and view. All were extremely impressive. Starting with the view...we ate in the private circular dining room surrounded by windows, with close-up views of the harbor - bridge on one side, opera house on the other. We had a party of about 25, all of whom stated afterward that they enjoyed... More 

Thank Frank L
Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our 2nd trip to Quay in a month, The first time around we were in a large group that booked out the entire restaurant and we had a mishap, and I can say that the matter was resolved promptly and professionally and to our total satisfaction. This time around we really made to feel like royalty. From the... More 

Thank petethelorrikeet
Hong Kong, China
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good views, average food, terrible service, and all in all overpriced for what it is. Much better experience across the bridge at Aqua.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
International, Australian, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Upper Level, Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay West, The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > The Rocks
  • Neighbourhood: The Rocks
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9251 5600

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The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and sailors from the old nation. As the oldest neighbourhood in the city, the area's cobblestone streets host more than 100 heritage sites and buildings, including the oldest house in Sydney, Camden Cottage, which was built in 1816. Taste a “midi “ or a “schooner” of beer and dine “al fresco” on the waterfront at some of the oldest pubs in Sydney. The weekend markets at the Rocks are where you can find local artists' hand-made souvenirs, organic food and designer jewelry in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. To enjoy some of the best Australian and international contemporary art, the MCA museum is open every day and select evenings. At the end of a long day of sightseeing, be sure to save energy to dance the night away at the area's many late night entertainment venues.
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