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Quay Restaurant

Upper Level, Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay West, The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
61 2 9251 5600
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Ranked #52 of 5,172 restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Australian, Contemporary, Eclectic, Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: City Centre
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English first
Armidale, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Booked months in advance. Our table felt as though it was suspended midway between the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. The food was excellent, a tasting menu with matched wines. The staff were helpful and attentive. The presentation of the food was superb and other than one course being a little bland, very tasty. Of course, at the price... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Having eaten here many times over the years we decided to hold my husbands 50th birthday at Quay. We chose their private room in the upper tower and had 28 of our closest friends and family. As always the food was outstanding, such creativity and innovation and none of this diminished with a large group. The service we had was... More

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

went to quay for a birthday dinner, food didn't taste of anything apart from a slightly salty flavour, very over priced and pretensions even the bread was bitter don't go here-its like the emperors new clothes-everyone just follows the crowd save you money

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NSW
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My first Quay experience was years ago on a wedding reception. It was fabulous, and I had the most amazing baked potatos in my life! Families and friends keep on giving me raving reviews of the restaurant along the years so I think it's time for a proper visit. By this stage, we have already dined at Vue du Monde,... More

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Perth, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My friend and I went to Quay for lunch on Saturday and I can't fault it! Everything about lunch was unbelievable. The staff were very attentive, friendly and had a nice sense of humour. We ordered the 4 course meal, and a few cocktails.. the 'quay butterfly' cocktail was amazing! I can't exactly remember what was in each meal but... More

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Sydney, Australia
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242 reviews 242 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The first difficulty I had was that this is a degustation restaurant, i.e. a place where the diner is deprived of the choice of food while the restaurateur reduces his expenses. I normally decline to book at degustation menu restaurants as I prefer to choose my own food, but being a guest on this occasion, I was stuck with it.... More

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93 reviews 93 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We booked this before we flew out to Aus and were looking forward to a real treat. I must say it didn't disappoint. We could see out to the harbour and enjoyed the sunset over drinks. It was a wonderful experience. The food was amazing, I was looking forward to the snow egg most of all and it was sensational.... More

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

It is rare to find a high end restaurant with such amazing views AND amazing food. Quay is simply the best. Food, views, service, wine. Our very favourite in Sydney. You will have a choice of the three or four course menu, I strongly recommend the four course. You will need to book well in advance and ask if there... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

If you want to dine at a restaurant with amazing views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge with amazing food and staff that is on-point, this is your place. Had a wonderful evening with beautiful food; it was exciting to see the presentation on the plates at each course served. Plan to be there for close to 3-hours. It's... More

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Newcastle, Australia
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We visited Quay for our anniversary with very high expectations which unfortunately were not met. We had the tasting menu with premium wines. My partner repeatedly had his glasses of wine taken away for the next course regardless of if he had finished it or not. I witnessed one of the staff members pouring himself wine on several occasions and... More

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