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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 #51 of 5,211 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Three of us dined here and had an amazing table overlooking the opera house. Unfortunately Mr. Gilmore was trying way too hard to be artistic and ended up serving several courses of really unpleasant food. We each had the 4 course tasting menu and tried a variety of dishes, but all of us left extremely unsatisfied. Top it off with... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The behaviour of the staff would suggest this is not a world class restaurant. On Friday night it was cold and windy at 5.59 we pushed the door to get in, it was locked people inside stopped talking, looked and kept talking and we were left standing in the wind and cold. The nearby clock chimed 6 the staff got... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Four course dinner that served unique and with wonderful taste. Sweeping view of the Sydney Opera House and of the harbour. For the meal, I went for the congee before moving onto the XO sea. The latter was served in a nice concoction of seafood delicacies and mildly spiced. The roasted duck was juicy and tender in two small portions.... More

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Bowral, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We ate at Quay last weekend to celebrate our second wedding anniversary. Upon arrival, we were greeted by a friendly lady who showed us to our table. It was in the round, upstairs area and while the table was lovely, we probably had the worst table in that area, despite booking in February. We were facing the room, whereas all... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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34 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We walked in and were greeted with a smiling face. Taken to our table and explained the process. We were sat in a location away from the main dinning area which was perfect and intimate for our anniversary. We chose the tasting menu with the classic wines to match. Each course was delivered with clear explanations. Staff were super friendly... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We had our wedding anniversary dinner at Quay. We had the four course al a carte menu, and I have never been so impressed by the food in a restaurant. Peter Gilmore is a genius. Every element of the dinner was outstanding. For a special occasion, I cannot recommend Quay highly enough. It was worth every cent.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My husband and I dined at Quay on Saturday for lunch. It was wonderful. The staff were ever present, professional, pleasant, but not at all intrusive. The view was amazing, we had a sunny day on the harbour, which was lucky. But the food, oh, the food. It not only looked beautiful, but is had so much flavour, had been... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Add in the location as an absolute bonus Quay is the ultimate dining experience. Certainly this is a special occasion establishment and not for the casual diner unless one has very full pockets. We had the tasting plate which was a culinary extravaganza of different flavours, textures and produce. The staff, as one would expect, did not let us down... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

beautiful food served with great care and with a wonderful and warm staff. the setting is stupendous. when the cruise ship moved we looked across the key to the opera house. All our guests had the same reaction. i cannot be sstrong enough in my praise or appreciation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Wow. My husband and I went yesterday for our anniversary. The service was fantastic. We had a few different people tend to us and each we delightful and fun. The food was divine. Portions perfect because I never felt stuffed but it took 7 hours after leaving a 4 course lunch to be hungry again for dinner. The standouts: the... More

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