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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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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, 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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Value for $$$!

3rd visit to Waterfront!Must say this was best by far for service compared to other visits. The staff were more attentive, obliging, friendly and we were given a table I requested when made a booking which was a table with a view of Sydney Harbour. Took myself and 3 friends on a mum's day out and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Rhonda896
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

great location, great food and a menu to satisfy most tastes. A terrific and varied drinks lists will ensure you don't go dry and the service is friendly, unobtrusive and with a smile. Reasonably priced and you'\re not rushed!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

One of the best restaurants we've visited in Sydney. The location is awesome, especially if you can get a table outside at the front. The food was delicious and the service we could not fault. Highly recommend for a dinner date in the city.

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Sydney. Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Wonderful birthday surprise with friends. Every meal was of a high quality and could fault nothing . Our table request was granted and what a great way to view the opera house and Sydney harbour. Our waiter was wonderful and this made our day and the wine list extensive. This was our 5th visit to The Waterfront. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

we enjoyed our lunch and it was really good.we were walking around the area and decided to eat there as we were really hungry.we ordered 4 different things and they were all tasty.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Had lunch here with my partner on a Sunday and was pleasantly surprised at how good the food was. Many 'waterfront' restaurants we've been to had beautiful views but the food don't match up in quality, but this restaurant definitely did. My partner and I ordered the Char Grilled Pork Cutlet and the Skinless Atlantic Salmon Fillet, and both were... More 

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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We had lunch here mid week. The staff service was very professional, giving information on different courses, wines, etc. Food was presented well and the starters were varied and very tasty. A beautiful position looking across to the Opera House and the busy harbour carrying many ferries. Seating is outdoors, under cover. For bad weather, they have blinds and heaters.... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

3rd visit to Waterfront!Must say this was best by far for service compared to other visits. The staff were more attentive, obliging, friendly and we were given a table I requested when made a booking which was a table with a view of Sydney Harbour. Took myself and 3 friends on a mum's day out and were all very impressed!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Went here on a group on offer amazing view looking right at the opera house. Lovely 2 courses. I had the chicken which was really nice. Service was very slow however the restaurant was packed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Dine here again for the 2nd time since 2012. The food are and service are ok. You can see the opera house view across the bay. Parking is quite difficult.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Went there for dinner on Monday night My boyfriend ordered the chicken pizza and it was really tasty I ordered the lasagna and it was really hot and tasty too The service was super quick too!

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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 - 36
  • 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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