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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 #72 of 5,186 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

We arrived on time for our reservation and had a table with a good view of the opera house. Dinner was unhurried and service was very attentive, and patient in explaining the nature of the menu. We went for the 4-course menu. Each dish was very well prepared in terms of presentation, taste where the ingredients compliment each other. My... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend surprised me with dinner at Quay Restaurant for my birthday last year... There is a reason that this is one of the very best restaurants in Sydney! We had an amazing view of the harbour, and our waiter was spot on. We both ordered the 4 course degustation and each ordered something different so that we could taste... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Sometimes a restaurant can be burdened by its own reputation. Quay is an example. Leaving aside the rather tacky elevator entrance, once one enters the dining room the view of the Opera House and harbour heightens expectations. Staff are friendly and demonstrate a sound knowledge of the menu. The sommelier was certainly an expert and could be relied upon to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Celebrated my sisters 70th here along with 8 other members of family and had an excellent overall experience with this restaurant. Was a bit apprenhensive to start with as not comfortable with airs and graces, however that was soon dismissed as we stared the experience. The service is some of the best I have encountered anywhere, and we quickly became... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

At a cost of $1500 for 4 people you do not expect 'casual' service. And although the food was interesting and tasty, we believe it was completely overrated. European restaurants of this class are much superior. I would not go back

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16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Service was good and very attentive. Food was good, but I wouldn't rush home to tell everyone about it. Views? Well, it does sound a bit crass, but I have been to a much better location. Perhaps, since it's located in the midst of the preferred tourist attractiions, it has to be a place where you need to be. One... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Although we had to wait 6 months for a table in a Friday night it was certainly worth it! We were seated with 180 degree views if the harbour, the waitstaff were outstanding and like a well oiled machine - every dish came to each person at the table with perfect timing, and they were always one step ahead. The... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I was completely and utterly underwhelmed with Quay. We chose our food and wine conservatively and still paid $300AUD per head and I left the restaurant hungry. The service was average and one would expect more of a restaurant of this 'calibre'. You also need to check whether or not a ship is in port, as the best feature of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The restaurant must get very frustrated by the constant line of cruise liners blocking their view...luckily we have been 6-7 times and it's only been twice that we had no view and were warned when we made the booking. The food was good but not of the quality of Tetsuyas in my humble opinion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I've had many meals in many restaurant all over the wordl due to my travelling and my love for fine dining. The fact that I'm a young chef myself, makes me more critical than the average diner I suppose. Quay Restaurant in Sydney offers great fine dining and excellent service. When in Sydney, I dine at Quay :-)

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