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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

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Visitor rating
  • 110
    Excellent
  • 129
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 38
    Poor
  • 22
    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
Good Location and great for a party or large groups

Great Sydney location, good food and service. Ideal for large groups or for a party and it will be fun. Not ideal for a quiet meal and it appears that it was never meant to be. Good menu and food very well presented.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
OZSYD
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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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English first
Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Great Sydney location, good food and service. Ideal for large groups or for a party and it will be fun. Not ideal for a quiet meal and it appears that it was never meant to be. Good menu and food very well presented.

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Melbourne
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108 reviews 108 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Just the view from here is great. The food was lovely and so was the service. We had tea at 6 and it was lovely watching the sun go day and again take more photo of the Opera House.

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Being from Sydney we rarely eat here as the location suits tourists more than everyday Sydney-siders. However, we had the opportunity to take some new colleagues from Melbourne out and had a great night out here. Yes, it was expensive. However, the portions are very generous and we were never rushed through our meal

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Took some friends from the country for lunch on a Scoopon deal. Food was lovely and cooked to perfection. The deal of antipasto platter,salad, choice of mains and a bottle of wine per couple represents outstanding value all with the view to match. I have been before and was so impressed we took our visitors, would go again on this... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Took 45mins to get out starters which was only bread and salad! And a longer wait for mains! We were offered complimentary desert but the whole dinner just took far far too long!

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Makati, Philippines
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I had to meet a business colleague for lunch so we decided to meet in the Circular Quay/The Rocks area . As it wasn't that hot, we took an outside table to enjoy the view. Had a glass of Riesling to go along with my order of Lasagna and salad. The staff was quite helpful and I was even able... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

What can I say everything superb without doubt, we made a good choice, special occasion this one comes around only once in a lifetime.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

With such a beautiful view, it's such a shame the food is so awful. Bruschetta to start - the tomatoes were mushy and clearly a few days old, with no seasoning or flavour. Terrible. Then for mains I had the prosciutto pizza which was drowned in an overly sweet balsamic glaze, and the prosciutto was old and tough. I did... More 

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grimbergen
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19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

unique location near the waterside with view on the opera house;locationg can't be better at fist sight you have a choice between several restaurants, but in reallity it is one big factory very good organised ... like a factory not realy a tourist trap but I didn't have a good feeling one example: reservation via concierge of our hotel and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

It cost us $20 just to walk in (Sunday surcharge for 4) for a planned birthday lunch for a good friend. The table was well located and the service was prompt. Waiter (he had a Russian(?) accent. I wish I had remembered his name) was very friendly with a cheeky sense of humour. We liked him. We had had pre-lunch... 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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