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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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  • 627
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  • 165
    Very good
  • 118
    Average
  • 50
    Poor
  • 37
    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
Brilliant view especially during Vivid!

The food & service were amazing and the atmosphere can't be matched. The view of the opera house is stunning and it was fantastic to be able to see the Vivid lights on it while dining. The wines on offer are also fantastic.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
vespa_beth
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Melbourne, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The food & service were amazing and the atmosphere can't be matched. The view of the opera house is stunning and it was fantastic to be able to see the Vivid lights on it while dining. The wines on offer are also fantastic.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This brilliant restaurant owned by a world-renowned chef offers nothing but the best for its visitors. Great staff and atmosphere. Honestly if you have no diet concerns over religious or medical reasons I think it would be fine to just choose anything off the menu as there's nothing that won't satisfy your hunger after blowing away your taste buds

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

While the food was quite acceptable, the maître d'/captain interrupted our conversation and insisted upon silence while he explained the dishes. Good food, like good art, speaks for itself and does not require an oration to justify exorbitant prices.

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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Excellent service and a wonderful dining experience. We were also lucky in that it was the first day of Vivid 2015, so the normal excellent views from the restaurant were further enhanced. We choose the eight course tasting menu with premium wines. An absolute taste and texture delight. All the dishes were explained by the service team and why the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

There wasn't one thing we both disliked about this place. Every one who was there helped us with what we wanted and was very approachable. Food was definitely one the best we've had since a long time. Each dish was prepared carefully and tastefully. Anyone who's considering this place should book in advance! It's definitely hard to get a spot!... More 

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Unbelievable dining experience shared with my wife on our 1st day of marriage. The food was straight out of a magazine for presentation but was outshone by its taste and textures. Dessert was a highlight - the Snow Egg was better that we had dreamed. A must for any foodie when in Sydney - ohh not a bad view either.

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Mt Eliza, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Went for a birthday dinner. Service and food was impeccable. There was even impromptu fireworks. Put simply, Fabulous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Took my wife here for her recent milestone birthday. The restaurant lives up to it's name as Sydney's best. The good, service, atmosphere and views, were all superb. Went for the degustation and loved every course. My favourite was the flavour and texture of smocked Eel, while she loved the famous snow egg. It was disappointing the 8 layer chocolate... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A real experience in the prime location in Sydney at the prow of the Oversea Terminal looking harbourwards Harbour bridge, opera house, ferries, etc all around and great views through the curved dining area. Food extraordinary- we had the 4 course set menu - just see the website. Tastes new to us so lots to see, learn, enjoy. Snow egg... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Try and get into the Bubble room for your lunchtime meal, your table is phyisically cantilevered over Sydney Harbour.

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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: Romantic, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?