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Waterfront Restaurant

The Rocks
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free
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27 Circular Quay West | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 1300 115 116
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Brisbane, Australia
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As a small party of 7 friends/family we bought a Scoopon deal to visit this restaurant. We were not disappointed. We had great food, wine, views and service here. The waiters didn't rush us. We enjoyed a Shared Starter of Crunchy Sourdough Bread with Condiments, Crisp Italian Salad, Antipasto Platter to start with. Then we picked a main from the... More 

Thank GT-Getaways
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We purchased a voucher from scoopon and were surprised at the service, quantity and quality of the food. A very pleasant meal with a delightful view. Our waiter was humorous and efficient. We will return.

1 Thank Melissa K
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we were on a Groupon (at about half price) we were treated the same as others with a good position and the service was with a smile and a joke by a very pleasant young waiter. The food was lovely as described and we thought the long trip in and home was worth it. Their olives were beautiful. Black... More 

1 Thank Aussie49
Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My Family and I bought a deal through Cudo.com for lunch at the Waterfront Circular Quay. Sometimes when you buy these discounted deals you don't really get the service that you would normally get if paying full price. This was definitely NOT the case with the Waterfront Restaurant last Saturday afternoon! We shared an amazing meal with far too much... More 

Thank Brid B
Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a great lunch experience, the food and service was excellent and the people watching is the best. The highlight was the local Tall Ship coming in to pick up new passengers. Very relaxing and highly recommendable.

1 Thank Hans G
San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here for the view and boy did Waterfront deliver. It was a beautiful evening in late December. We really were surprised on how much we enjoyed the food. We had the Chateaubriand for two and it was very delicious. I recommend it and would love to go back just to eat this again. The cocktails and appetizers were... More 

1 Thank Maggie K
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had good memories of dining here many years ago. The location is still excellent however I was disappointed in the meals that were average pub grub and twice the price. Sadly we did not have a voucher. The wait staff whilst not rude were devoid of personality and tables placed so close together that you could hear the conversations... More 

1 Thank Misspatt
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I purchased a 'deal' from Groupon and booked for lunch. Our waiter was very attentive and friendly and after requesting some ice in a glass for our drinks, was straight back with a new one when that one was empty. The food was faultless as was our view. While the restaurant wasn't particularly busy, being a Wednesday... More 

1 Thank Motbey
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

An unexpected stopover gave us this wonderful night out. We had an amazing view of the Opera House and a seafood platter that could feed an army. Our lovely waiter was versatile and quick witted. Prices may seem high but it's well worth it. Add some bubbles and it's a great time. We had the added bonus of seeing the... More 

1 Thank Heppy C
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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93 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

This is a great location to have a meal while the Vivid festival is on, with a brilliant view of the Opera House with its fabulous light display. Don't expect an intimate dining experience, it has seating for hundreds of people and it can feel like it. Service was good, although staff sometimes had a challenge to squeeze between the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $38
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Circular Quay West | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > The Rocks
  • Neighborhood: The Rocks
  • Phone Number: +61 1300 115 116
Waterfront's authentic menus are inspired by the classics with seafood being our specialty. Oysters are shucked to order, and long-standing relationships with Sydney's leading suppliers provide us with the best line-caught fish.Situated within the historic Rocks precinct with views across Sydney Harbour and the Opera House, dining at Waterfront is a truly unforgettable experience.

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Staying in The Rocks

Neighborhood Profile
The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and sailors from the old nation. As the oldest neighborhood in the city, the area's cobblestone streets host more than 100 heritage sites and buildings, including the oldest house in Sydney, Camden Cottage, which was built in 1816. Taste a “midi “ or a “schooner” of beer and dine “al fresco” on the waterfront at some of the oldest pubs in Sydney. The weekend markets at the Rocks are where you can find local artists' hand-made souvenirs, organic food and designer jewelry in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. To enjoy some of the best Australian and international contemporary art, the MCA museum is open every day and select evenings. At the end of a long day of sightseeing, be sure to save energy to dance the night away at the area's many late night entertainment venues.