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Waterfront Restaurant

27 Circular Quay West | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
1300 115 116
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Ranked #668 of 5,233 Restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $15 - $51
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: City Centre
Description: Waterfront's authentic menus are inspired by the classics with seafood being our specialty. Oysters are shucked to order, and long-standing relationships with Sydney's leading suppliers provide us with the best line-caught fish.Situated within the historic Rocks precinct with views across Sydney Harbour and the Opera House, dining at Waterfront is a truly unforgettable experience.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We had a lovely lunch, the service & food was amazing. It will be much better for atmosphere once the international passenger terminal renos are finished though. Bring back that beautiful view!!

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I have to say it was a very bad experience. We ordered two entrees and two mains, and everything was just too salty, especially the entree soup, the calamari dip and the risotto. The seafood risotto, is just so salty that I kept drinking water with every mouth of it. I even got headache which made me stop eating. It's... More

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I would like to echo the words of Peter C of Sydney's review . We went with a Scoopon voucher on a Sunday night -6 0' clock sitting - and our experience was great. Food was good and service fantastic! I would definitely go back.

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Perth, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Been here several times - great view and great food. Excellent cocktail list as well. If you like seafood - this is a great restaurant to come to. With the redevelopment of the passenger terminal, the view of the Opera House is obscured at the moment. Make sure you make a booking on busy evenings.

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We went with a Groupon deal expecting simple food....we did enjoy the shared platters and main, wine was good too but it would be nice to be welcomed with a respect by the hostess and not made to feel like we are intruding. Service was good and staff were nice and accommodating. A Pleasant afternoon.

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Wollongong, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We went to the Waterfront to celebrate a friend's special birthday and see Vivid. Vivid was sensational but for the price the food, wine matching and service were not up to par. Disappointing really. We won't be back

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Lovely spot for lunch or dinner, delicious food, food nice and matched pricing too! Set in the sandstone building very historical

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Columbus, Ohio
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

One of my desires was to be in Sydney, on the water, for New Years Eve. Well this past NYE, 2013/4 that dream came true. Out travel agent, Lynette Wilson of Destination World, made the evening and next few days most memorable! However back to Waterfront Restaurant. It was right on the water, to the left was the Harbor bridge,... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We dined here for our wedding anniversary using a super Scoupon promotion. We had a booking for the 8.00pm session, but as the previous diners did not leave in time, we had to wait 30mins to be seated, waiting outside in the cold. Once in, waiters seemed rushed, we placed our order, starters took nearly 30mins to arrive. The bread,... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The service was quick and excellent, the meal was fantastic, I arrived with Scoopon voucher, and have used then several times and have not one complaint, the view is fantastic as well,have had 2 different type of meals and both times, it has been beautiful, they don't rush you to get in and out you are welcomed to sit an... More

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