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Quay Restaurant

Travelers' Choice award winner
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Australian, Contemporary, Eclectic, Fusion
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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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  • 582
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 113
    Average
  • 43
    Poor
  • 35
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Food trip Part 1

We went to Sydney for a food trip...... Quay we where there for Friday dinner and we where blown away. Me and my partner are thinking this Restaurant is unmatched, we could talk hours and hours about small details but find them out yourself. We choose the 8 course Tasting menu with the wine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Christian H
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Auckland, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We went to Sydney for a food trip...... Quay we where there for Friday dinner and we where blown away. Me and my partner are thinking this Restaurant is unmatched, we could talk hours and hours about small details but find them out yourself. We choose the 8 course Tasting menu with the wine match. The highlights of the evening... More 

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Great Views of the harbour. The degustation menu was amazing (The best in Sydney). The bill adds up of course but this is to be expected. Would recommend (but book well in advance).

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

How lucky is this? An invitation to a birthday celebration in a private dining room at the Quay on a Friday night when the city is pulsating with crowds welcoming the Lunar New Year. As we looked across the water to the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge from our position in the Upper Tower our group of 20 was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My partner and I have wanted to dine with you for just under a year. February 15 was our anniversary, and we decided to book (well ahead), in order to celebrate in your restaurant. We went with your eight course tasting menu. We are from Melbourne, and flew to Sydney in the afternoon, for dinner, and returned to Melbourne that... More 

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Derbyshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We were taken to this restaurant for Christmas Lunch a couple of years ago. This is one of the top 50 restaurants in the world and fully deserving of that status. The food is to die for (Chef; Peter Gilmore), so tasty, delicate and cooked to perfection; the service was of 1st class attentiveness and guidance without being over fussy.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Selected the degustation menu and certainly glad we did. One of those meals that you have to savour every mouthful. Not cheap but worth the money. Staff attentive but not over the top. A very pleasant experience.

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Its not as fancy as I thought. Which wasn't a bad thing as I kind of hate fancy restaurants. The atmosphere wasn't great. The food was something I have never experienced though lol. It really was Delicious and flavours out of this world. But how the portion sizes... it would be lucky to feed a 5 year old kid!! The... More 

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Mollymook
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Our second visit to Quay, this time for lunch and again we think this is still the best resaurant in Australia. Service was excellant and after a conversation with the maitre'd about the Head Chef Peter Gilmore we were surprised to have Peter briefly visit our table. This humble man is very passionate about food and it shows in his... More 

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Top Contributor
178 reviews 178 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I really wanted to love this place but I could not! The food was attractively plated and presented and some of it was delicious. But at the price points they charge I should have loved all of it. One of the waiters was a little too haughty for my taste though many of the others were much more down to... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

By the well-above average review in trip advisor, we have booked this restaurant for a good friend's birthday. We have been to Tetsuya, Rockpool these few days, and choose this as the last place for dinner before we depart Sydney. Compared among the 3 restaurants, we would say this is the one that doesn't earn our recommendation and we would... 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: Australian, Contemporary, Eclectic, Fusion

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?