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ECQ Bar

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61 Macquarie Street | Pullman Quay Grand, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
(02) 9256 4000
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Reservations
Description: Step above Circular Quay and enjoy the luxe ECQ Bar, within the 5-star...
Step above Circular Quay and enjoy the luxe ECQ Bar, within the 5-star Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour. Listed as one of the worlds best bars - enjoy ECQ's contemporary style in a cosmopolitan setting with magnificent views of Sydney harbour. With wide opening windows providing an al fresco feel and stunning Italian furniture, ECQ Bar is the perfect location whether you are relaxing with friends or colleagues, enjoying an informal beverage or meal, or entertaining for business or leisure.
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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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The location for watching the ferry traffic through Circular Quay is fantastic. The view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge is spectacular! Good array of options to eat. Close to transport to get home.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Michelle B
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The location for watching the ferry traffic through Circular Quay is fantastic. The view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge is spectacular! Good array of options to eat. Close to transport to get home.

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Sydney
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

I used to frequently visit this bar up until about a year ago and hadn't been here for sometime until a friend had her birthday drinks there last night. We arrived after 5 and they only have a tapas menu available for dinner. I ordered the whiting with calamari, $19 gets you 2 pieces of calamari and 3 pieces of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We opted to hide from the cold wind outside, in this fantastic bar with incredible views of Sydney Harbour. We asked for a glass of wine but unfortunately 2 of the 4 red wines were unavailable. We were a bit surprised by that, but then the same waiter announced it was last drinks at 9.30pm. Sydney - not quite that... More 

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Perisher Valley, Australia
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15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Have frequented ECQ on many occasions. The views are amazing, and it's away for the busy Circular Quay tourist attractions. Enjoy catching up with friends over a drink or two. Good summer and winter venue as it has large bifold windows which make it suitable all year round.

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My daughter and I were sitting down to a late lunch at the pizza restaurant on the promenade below when an intense rain squall blew through, scattering tables and umbrellas and running off the diners. To shelter from the storm, we went into the ECQ hotel and decided to eat at their upstairs bar. The views were fabulous and the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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47 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

I agree with the other reviews it's a terrific spot to sit and enjoy the views and have drink. We had a few snacks and they were average but passable, don't go there for a meal.

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Perth, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Awesome food and great location tucked up away from the busy crowds around Circular Quay. Service was good, we stayed and had cocktails and tapas for about 3hrs. Stylish place with a great vibe, will be back again and recommend to friends.

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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Fabulous spot to escape the crowds around Circular Quay and do a bit of people watching. Good views. Nice for a snack and a drink. Great loos.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

A good bar to get away from the busy areas of circular Quay and the opera house. However trying to order is a chore and the waiting staff are all too busy talking to each other than serving customers.

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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

All we needed was a light supper to wind down after our late arrival off our international flight... Able to relax to the lights of the bridge and harbor...over relaxing drinks and some yummy fresh snacks, squid, croquettes....great locality! 😜

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 61 Macquarie Street | Pullman Quay Grand, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: (02) 9256 4000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 14
  • Cuisine: Australian

Description

Step above Circular Quay and enjoy the luxe ECQ Bar, within the 5-star Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour. Listed as one of the worlds best bars - enjoy ECQ's contemporary style in a cosmopolitan setting with magnificent views of Sydney harbour. With wide opening windows providing an al fresco feel and stunning Italian furniture, ECQ Bar is the perfect location whether you are relaxing with friends or colleagues, enjoying an informal beverage or meal, or entertaining for business or leisure.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?