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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 #38 of 5,096 restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I went there 2 days after the restaurant has been ranked no 1 in Australia. I have been to many other chef hat restaurants as well, so I have a lot to expect from there. the food is very difficult to make, and a lot of techniques involved, but it doesn't take that good. The 4 courses is a lot... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Quay is based in a stunning location with spectacular views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House, and our table had an amazing view of the water and beyond. The degustation menu was exceptional, as was the wine list and the service provided by the staff, which was on a par with Michelin starred restaurants that we have dine at... More

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Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Back for another visit to his fantastic restaurant. I knew what to expect but again blown away by the quality of the food, the presentation, the service......and with international guests with me - That glorious Sydney view on a sparkling sunny autumn day. Wow. Great lunch. I'm calling it the best restaurant in Sydney. And what a great menu -... More

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Sydney
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

My wife and I headed along for a birthday meal recently and neither of us were bowled over by the whole experience. The food is technically flawless but the flavours were unexciting and didn't match our expectations after hearing all of the hype. We dined at the upper deck and the room was very cold and sterile with no music... More

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
386 helpful votes 386 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Perhaps I am being just too picky but this was my fourth visit to Quay (you can see that I have enjoyed every other meal or i wouldn't be back at the price they charge) and it was my last. Background: Special celebration so the booking was made 6 months ahead as soon as bookings were open. We were telephoned... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I have been to this restaurant for dinner, I ate really well. The atmosphere is cozy and quiet, and the desserts are wonderful.

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9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

We attended a business lunch on a weekday recently. The restaurant is beautiful and even with a ship docked in front of it, there are still lovely views towards the harbour bridge. Given Quay’s reputation and price, we were expecting the greeting and high level of service we received, but there were a few things that were a little unexpected.... More

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Wollongong
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123 reviews 123 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The setting is beautiful with the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge lit up in the background.The decor is stylish and the area spacious although the noise from two separate large functions was a little much. The staff were prompt and pleasant although with a slight aloofness. The food servings were very small so we were glad that we had... More

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Gold Coast
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Below is the compliant letter we wrote to Quay following a very unpleasant visit by my wife and her guest on Apr 8 (lunch). We were told that the email was forwarded to the general manager. It has been 3 days but we have not received any form of response from him/her. Yes my wife was late and she apologized.... More

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Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This place gets two stars because we had to rate it on the basis of what we each got for our $135 lunchtime 3 course fixed price menu. This place is not cheap so you expect something special. Did we get something special? Absolutely not. Was the service anything special? No. Just ordinary. Was the food as good as you... More

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