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Waterfront Restaurant

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Seafood, Australian
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This is a tremndously restaurant in a very busy precinct worth the adventure of a foodies delight . The prices are up there , but for once the atmosphere is electric ( especially on my visit there was a festival , so light sound and water show I could see from my table ) the food is to die for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Vicky969
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Southport, Australia
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A great place to eat within easy walking distance (200m) of Circular Quay wharf and station with million dollar views. The menu is alarcarte and prepared (in our opinion) by highly talented chefs. My Wife & I were most partial to the house red even though they have quite an extensive very well presented wine list. Our latest visit is... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

PRICE Expensive, but that has something to do with the location WAITERS RUDE RUDE RUDE the table next to us were told off like they were naughty school kids because they raised their hand to get the attention of a waiter to place their order, the waiter said, " ILL COME TO YOU WHEN IM READY SO DONT RAISE YOUR... More 

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Southport, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a tremndously restaurant in a very busy precinct worth the adventure of a foodies delight . The prices are up there , but for once the atmosphere is electric ( especially on my visit there was a festival , so light sound and water show I could see from my table ) the food is to die for... More 

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Orange, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The location was great food was OK but very overpriced $35 for fish and chips for the price I would expect a little better. Very happy friendly staff

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We were only in Sydney over night as we were flying out the next day but decided to take the train into town. Taking the train was easy and convenient. Got off in down town and just wandered. Finally settled on this restaurant as the wait was not to bad. The wait staff were excellent and very attentive. There was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I went to Sydney to spend the weekend of 30-31 May visiting friends and Vivid Sydney. Since my accommodation was in The Rocks, I decided I would like to try one of The Dockside Waterfront restaurants because of their proximity to my hotel, the lively atmosphere and the views they have of the Opera House. I was with a Sydney-sider... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Great location at The Rocks, with a lovely view of Sydney Harbour. Food and service fantastic. The buildings here have lots of history which provide a lovely ambiance whilst dining.

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Wangi Wangi, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

A true dining experience, overlooking beautiful Sydney harbour and the sights and lights of Vivid Sydney. Exceptional food and service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Great food Great service Great peroni Great company. But don't forget your credit card. Expensive. But you only get what you pay for.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We were a group of 6 having dinner after Vivid. The service was good, the food was average if not a little overpriced for the type of food available but I guess you have to expect that because of the location opposite the Opera House.

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Additional Information about Waterfront Restaurant

Address: 27 Circular Quay West | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 1300 115 116
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
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
Average Prices: USD 11 - 39
Cuisine: Seafood, Australian

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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 11 - 39
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine

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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