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Waterfront Restaurant

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27 Circular Quay West | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 1300 115 116
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Waterfront's authentic menus are inspired by the classics with seafood...
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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Good for:
Large groups
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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  • 105
    Excellent
  • 120
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 37
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not worth it, Awful!!!

Went with a scoopon voucher for $89 3 courses and a bottle of wine. Sounded great at the time. Boy was I wrong. Sour Dough bread was as hard as a brick and needed a chainsaw to cut through it, Antipasto plate for 2 not bad but nothing to rave about. For main I had chicken which had truffle... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
seza34
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Went with a scoopon voucher for $89 3 courses and a bottle of wine. Sounded great at the time. Boy was I wrong. Sour Dough bread was as hard as a brick and needed a chainsaw to cut through it, Antipasto plate for 2 not bad but nothing to rave about. For main I had chicken which had truffle all... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

To start, the view beats a lot of places we have been to around the world. We are so lucky to have such a beautiful harbour. The food, a set menu with a red balloon coupon commenced with a starter of sourdough and salad and an entre share plate (seafood, meats, salsa etc.) which was well presented, fresh and delicious.... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We had dinner at this place on Friday night with a groupon voucher. The staff are very welcoming, attentive and professional. The location is excellent with fantastic views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. The entree and starter were nicely presented. We ordered steak for the main meal. It was average. We had a bottle of wine which was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Came here in August for my birthday. Staff were professional, friendly and welcoming. The food here is delicious and the view of the harbour makes it feel like such a great atmosphere. The salmon I ordered was cooked to perfection. Mashed potato was creamy and buttery. Dessert was on point too. The chocolate feast was amazing! So much chocolate on... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Great place to eat and watch the passing parade of tourists, ferries and with luck cruise ships. Great views of the Opera House and harbour. Tip check out Groupon and Scoopon deals save heaps for the same food which is beautifully repaired and served. Staff are fantastic

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Enjoyed a wonderful lunch with my husband using a groupon voucher. They are very happy and welcoming of voucher users. Our food was very good and my steak was cooked to perfection! I have an allergy to shellfish and it was no problem at all to adjust the entree platter to suit. The bottle of wine which was included was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Yesterday my husband and I had lunch for the third time at this restaurant. The location would be one of the best in Sydney, just to watch the passing foot traffic, young and elderly, and the fit & healthy as they run past, making us all feel very guilty as we sip our wine. Opposite the Opera House, close to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I purchased a group on voucher for my parents and my partner for Christmas . We used it on a Monday night . The restaurant is located in a great spot with views of the harbour bridge and opera house . Great for if you guests visiting Sydney. A lot of tourists and if you can I would suggest booking... More 

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16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We went to this restaurant for Valentines Day (after pre-paying for their special meal). Service initially was exceptionally slow, and it took 14 minutes for someone to come and talk to us. Then we placed our orders, the drinks were back on the table in the blink of an eye and the entrée took about 5-7 minutes. The entrée was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

You can't beat this location, especially when a cruise ship departs opposite you. The building and table settings are magnificent and the staff very friendly but this place is busy so service can at times be a little slow. Food is just o.k. fiancé had pasta which was a little gluggy and kangaroo and crocodile was cooked well past the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27 Circular Quay West | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: +61 1300 115 116

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 40
  • Cuisine: Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?