We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Waterfront Restaurant

27 Circular Quay West | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
1300 115 116
Improve this listing
Ranked #663 of 5,175 restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $15 - $51
Cuisines: Australian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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.
Write a Review

263 reviews from our community

64% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Perth, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I received a gift voucher for a lunch for two and was pleasantly surprised by the experience. Our starters were very generous and I couldn't fault the mains. Although the view wasn't 5star there is no question that the service and the food was.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

I would like to thank the manager, Mauritzio, he and his staff could not have looked after my wife and I better. We arrived with a Groupon Voucher and I was expecting to be put in the "voucher section" of the restaurant, but no we were treated very well by all the staff. It was a great night with good... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Went there with a voucher expecting average food and service for the money but instead we got excellent service, food and wine. This is one to recommend.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We travelled to Sydney and pre purchased a group on deal of meal for 2 with wine. What a treat. We sat under the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the acclaimed Waterfront Wolfies Restuarant, servce antipasto plate full of delights with enough food to feed 4. Followed by bread, oil and olive. We had barramundi as our main with vegies and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Enjoyed our lunch with a complimentary bottle of delicious wine. Great value. We were a little cold on a windy day though but could have asked for a heater I guess. Attentive service without too much fuss. Just nice to sit and take in the view. It was a Sunday so also enjoyed browsing the Rocks markets after lunch.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My husband and I had dinner on Saturday 5/7/14. From the time we confirmed at the front desk to when we left, we were treated professionally but, with happy friendly staff. We were seated immediately and our entree of mixed meats, seafood cheese etc was fresh and beautiful. I had the fish and my husband the chicken and again, perfectly... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Ok I know this restaurant is on the tourist strip so maybe you can may some excuses in exchange for the great views. But if you want good service and good quality food to match the prices being charged I would go elsewhere. We were celebrating a family birthday with 15 people. We had a good time, enjoyed the sun... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We've been visiting the Waterfront off and on for years; it was a great location for a lunch in Sydney and the outlook is lovely. Unfortunately, building activity across the paved area in front of the cruise ship terminal, slack service and an outrageously overpriced menu has probably driven it to the bottom of our must-do list next time we're... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We chose the Autumn menu!! We booked our table at 12.30 pm on a Friday afternoon and it was a great location. - Service by our waiter Rozie was great and always with a smile. - We were offered the house wine which was not bad. - Entree which was to share was great and plently - Our mains which... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Canberra, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Our experience was on the long weekend in June 2014. Very grumpy staff and slow service when we wanted something but when they wanted us to vacate the table for the next round of customers it was rude rude rude. The food was worse than a cafe. I've had better pizza from my own kitchen. The toilets were dirty and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Waterfront Restaurant also viewed

Sydney, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales

Been to Waterfront Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Waterfront Restaurant, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing