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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Magnificent food, beautiful view, great service

Great, innovative food but don't let the name of the dish fools you. For example, almond and citrus does not sound too exciting, but it is one of the best desserts I have ever had and I have travelled to many countries around the world for business. Talk to the staff, they are very helpful but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
EdT2310
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Great, innovative food but don't let the name of the dish fools you. For example, almond and citrus does not sound too exciting, but it is one of the best desserts I have ever had and I have travelled to many countries around the world for business. Talk to the staff, they are very helpful but non-intrusive. The view and... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had a work dinner function at Quay. They'd hired the whole place so bit hard to gauge what its like normally in terms of ambiance. However the views were absolutely extraordinary, & the food was off the charts good. The kitchen were very accommodating to my vegetarianism. The dishes they provides were very unique, but all absolutely mouth watering. If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Wonderful experience from start to finish. Great location, starting cocktail lovely, amuse bouche was delicate and all the food was texturally complex, very well balanced and prepared with attention to detail. Yes it's expensive, but the overall experience was a special occasion worth savouring

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Amazing experience. Went to Quay with my partner to celebrate my birthday. It was an exceptionally cold and wet night and it was a tad difficult to find our way into the restaurant. Once we did we were impressed with the experience. We enjoyed watching the huge cruise ship leave the dock. We also enjoyed a truly exceptional meal. Fantastic... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

In general not bad but neither 'wow', the view was no doubt amazing. Maybe because we went there for lunch (because we prefer the view during daytime), there was a large group of young ladies having lunch on that day so it was pretty noisy. The food was not bad but neither impressive. Even the famous Snow Egg dessert was... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The staff just didn't want to be there and had no idea of professionalism. Dinner started with a sarcastic sommelier and did not get any better. An out of date menu, a request for bread did not arrive, a waitress who couldn't 'describe' a dish (she ended up saying she didn't know what it was!), our bottled water was attempted... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a quick one nighter in Sydney and thought we would try for a last minute booking. Stunned, we got in for a late 9pm booking which did suit us anyway. We arrived early as it was a bitterly cold and windy night in the harbour city, (never want to hear a crack about Melbourne weather again) and were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My partner and I attended this restaurant for my birthday. It's a place I've always wanted to try. The view is lovely and the staff were well versed but unfortunately the food did not live up to its hype. While it was 'nice', I didn't think it was value for money. Not at $650 for two. I expect more than... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Excellent, food. Definitely a special occasion restaurant. Pricey but worth it. Fine dining at it's best. The Sommelier was extremely knowledgeable, and was very helpful.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I visited Quay for lunch for the second time in 12 months and felt the standard of food has slipped a little. Having said this, it is a fantastic location and the service is great, with the exception of one female staff member who seemed to be annoyed at our presence.

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Additional Information about Quay Restaurant

Address: Upper Level, Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay West, The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 61 2 9251 5600
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Contemporary, Fusion, Australian, Eclectic

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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: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic
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?