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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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  • 111
    Excellent
  • 134
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 38
    Poor
  • 26
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice atmosphere

Great food, great views and friendly and attentive staff. Visited with family using a voucher deal and was very impressed with the quality of food, will visit again. Thanks for an enjoyable evening.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
monenaManchester
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Been here for lunch on three previous occasions, which was very good each time, so was looking forward to it being just as good again. But it was terrible. Pigeons getting under our feet, food that was sub-standard, table on a slant, and generally it turned out to be a bad experience all round. Even the wine wasn't too good.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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43 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Great food, great views and friendly and attentive staff. Visited with family using a voucher deal and was very impressed with the quality of food, will visit again. Thanks for an enjoyable evening.

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Newcastle, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Such a disappointment. The food is so over priced it's not funny. I payed $65 for about $15 worth of food,taste and quality. They tried to hide and add in extra charge into our massive bill for 18ppl. Would get better value cracking a can of dog food adding some BBQ sauce and whacking it on high in the microwave... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We had been on a month long tour of Australia and this was our last night . There were 48 of us ! The food and the service were excellent and it was a fitting end to a fabulous holiday

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Burnley, Lancs
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29 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Celebrated my wedding anniversary, great food, great view and great service. My husband and I were lucky because of being on a table for two. Did notice that other tables of large numbers had an considerable wait. The food is lovely also the wine. Would go again if visiting Sydney.

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London, United Kingdom
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28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The obvious draw here is the fantastic view of the Opera house across the harbour. Why would you not want to eat here?! Well, the terrible food and awful service are a great reason! We only stopped for a quick lunch but were there for over 60 mins in the end. Greek salad was possibly the worst ever, looked like... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Staying at Circular Quay for a celebration, we thought it would be nice to go to a water front restaurant with nice food. Saturday night, we walked around the harbour and after a while we decided to come back to Waterfront restaurant for a second chance (we have been once on a week night). It was around 8pm so we... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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48 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We had a relaxing meal on a hot summers day in Sydney. We had a pizza, which was nice. The location is great, the service was fine, and price was reasonable.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Visited Sydney over Easter so took advantage of a Groupon offer purchased the previous week. From the moment we booked to the moment we left staff were attentive and courteous even though we were dining at a very reduced price. Zoe was our waitress and she made us feel very welcome, checking in regularly to make sure everything was to... More 

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Wales, United Kingdom
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121 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This was our first meal in Sydney on holiday. It was not the best. I asked what the 'fish special of the day' was to be told that it was Tuna. When I received my meal it was obviously salmon. There was confusion when I queried it but I ended up saying I was happy to have it but that... 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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