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Quay Restaurant

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Contemporary, Fusion, Australian, Eclectic
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Upper Level, Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay West, The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
61 2 9251 5600
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 45
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent

We are foodies. Before leaving for our Australian/New Zealand trip, we checked the so-called list of the 100 Best Restaurants in the World. Since Quay was listed, we made a reservation. We were not disappointed and we have been to several of the other "Best" restaurants since we live in the New... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Myra S
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Westchester, New York
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We dined here on the recommendation of the concierge at the Four Seasons - the location is good - or at least once the Cruise ship had sailed it was good......albeit in the area we were sitting it could have used a lick of paint and some fresh carpet........anyway - service was efficient and polite - not too stiff. The... More 

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Westchester, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We are foodies. Before leaving for our Australian/New Zealand trip, we checked the so-called list of the 100 Best Restaurants in the World. Since Quay was listed, we made a reservation. We were not disappointed and we have been to several of the other "Best" restaurants since we live in the New York City area (Jean-Georges, Per Se, Le Bernardin,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We managed to get a table for lunch at short notice. We were warned that views across the harbour would be spoilt by a large cruise liner. So we were pleasantly surprised when we were seated at a table for two with a great view towards the Bridge. We chose the 4-course menu, thinking the Tasting Menu would be too... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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56 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Three of us had an early evening reservation at Quay and the restaurant was maybe a third full. Unfortunately service was the worst I have ever experienced in a top restaurant anywhere in the world. This appears to be an ongoing problem at Quay based on reviews I read before our visit. It took 10 minutes before anybody came to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Had to book 3 months in advance and manage to get a table for my wife's birthday. Probably got the last booking spot as we got what would have been the worst seat in the restaurant, corner right next to the kitchen. Service was average as one of our servers seemed a bit rude and patronising. We felt that our... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

Food was impeccable but some dishes garnishes overpowered the main meat. Sizes were good we ate the four course. Sommelier was fantastic gave unpretentious service and information. We had fireworks over the opera house which made it more wonderful thank you.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We were a group of six for dinner. Our waiter seemed a little nervous but cared about his work and the food. We had the degustation which means a multi course dinner. I enjoyed many of the courses. The views were great (especially when the cruise ship left). The restaurant is glitzy but in a good way. I would go... More 

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Bendigo, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Our last visit was just as great as all our other dinners in this wonderful restaurant, the attention to detail, the staff and of coarse the food has not changed over the few years we have been coming here, we always arrange our weekend in Sydney around our booking at quay and have never left unsatisfied, Thanks again to the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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32 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Been wanting to come to this place since 2010 when I was living in Adelaide! The wait was definitely worth it. I really enjoyed the degustation and of course, the Snow Egg was amazing! Same with the Chocolate Ethereal. When we made the booking we also asked if we could have the 8 texture chocolate cake in our degustation and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

After two weeks' holiday we had a reservation at Quay for our last evening in Sydney before heading home. We took the tasting menu with classic wine pairings. Although the XO marron and Snow Egg are famous, the wagyu and pork jowl dishes were awesome. Don't go for the views of the harbour across to the opera house: cruise ships... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Upper Level, Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay West, The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: 61 2 9251 5600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Contemporary, Fusion, Australian, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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