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Waterfront Restaurant

$$ - $$$
The Rocks
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27 Circular Qy W | 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I purchased a Groupon Deal for this place and I think it was great deal, food was tasty, plenty of it and the Harbour view on a sunny Sunday afternoon is what Sydney is all about. Having said that I would be pretty disappointed if I paid the $210 value. The entrée is great but nothing you... More 

Thank Martin K
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

for this place you pay an arm and a leg JUST for the view if you are lucky enough to sit on the edge, the food is best described as very expensive "pub food" and that it, our table service young man was friendly and professional but that didn't help much when our food arrive and the plates served didn't... More 

Thank Aliss A
Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is not your intimidate type of restaurant. If you want atmosphere with great food, this one is for you. I was so impressed with the food! Not only was it delicious but it came out in minutes after we ordered. Totally impressed with the service. This restaurant has been at the Rocks for years but it was my first... More 

Thank Sandra B
Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

So this restaurant sits right on the edge of the harbor with views of the harbor bridge and opera house, the views are great and this is reflected in the price. However the food does not live up to the location. Presentation and flavor is pretty standard, nothing outstanding, just mass produced to keep this busy restaurant turning over tables.... More 

Thank Warrens_of_Conder
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bought a Scoopon deal for this restaurant. We were not treated like second rated customers because of this. Staff were friendly and very informative. We were given a table at the front overlooking Circular Quay. House wine which was part of the Scoopon deal was not that great but was drinkable. Food was very good. Would definitely come back again... More 

Thank Travelling-Leolion
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location is what you pay for...like all restaurants in the area. It is too big, too noisy and very basic with many things from the freezer. A real No-No. many of the staff did speak English well and what they did they wispered I found that very off putting. Stick to the basics and don't order the land animal... More 

Thank Donna M
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have dined here 3 time now and the food is brilliant and the service is great, the view and atmosphere of the location is a must especially when a cruise ship is in port.

Thank paulkirkness
London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a not to miss gem of a place, just set down a few steps , you can see the harbour and watch the boats coming. Great service very friendly amazing seafood platter, the best oysters I have ever tasted. Make sure you book it gets very busy.

Thank Dbgill
Brisbane, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was excellent. We were upstairs and all of the meals were excellent. We had 2 waiters look after us and they were great. We asked for the lights to be dimmed and the music volume turned down and they were both done immediately and then checked to see if it was OK.

Thank Mikey72015
Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went in a group of four for lunch last Friday. It was a fabulous dining experience. The food was well presented and they seemed to nail the variety and serving ideas.

Thank Kez16616

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $39
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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 Qy W | 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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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.
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