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Central Business District
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61 Macquarie St | Pullman Quay Grand, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
(02) 9256 4000
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Eleebana, Australia
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here many times, the views are lovely . BUT Staff are rude, very unhelpful, we were disappointed with the food and lack of attention given to our concerns.

Thank roxii3
Sydney, Australia
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109 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been here a number of times. What gets us back each time is the view of the harbour, the quay and the bridge from the (comfortable) chairs in the bar. The bar is well stocked, but pretty standard, as are the prices. The location can't be beaten. The food is typical bar food, tasty, not flash, but somehow very... More 

1 Thank Phreys
Brisbane, Australia
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169 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

We had gone for coffee - with a view of the harbour – after attending a performance at the Opera House. Coffee was ordered. We then decided to order food – a light lunch. What I've learned from the visit to ECQ I have implemented since and am sorry to have learned these approaches. My friend had ordered Thai fishcakes.... More 

Thank caran275
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

The view is great, the position is great, the food is good but the menu is fairly limited, however, some of the staff regardless of being busy, can be rude which spoils the visit

Thank xtrafox
Kaikoura, New Zealand
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

First the positives to watch VIVID the position can not be better, above the crowds with magnificent views, the drinks and food that they could provide were imaginative and tasty. The negatives, the staff , mainly French dealt with a Gallic shrug the lack of ameretto , the ingredients of one of the signature cocktails and the lack of the... More 

Thank hiraethcardiff
Sydney, Australia
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

We found the ECQ bar whilst visiting Sydney for Vivid. This bar has a great view of Circular Quay and the Sydney Harbour Bridge and is right next to the ferry terminal so a great place to sit, enjoy a drink,and watch the world go by. Our two glasses of wine cost us $32 so don't go here if on... More 

Thank Steve M
Corner Brook, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Great spot for a rainy Saturday afternoon. Excellent harbour view. Good wine list. Good tapas. good service. Windows open occasionally making it too cool

Thank Nlenigma
Nashville, TN
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112 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Very good customer service, but is was a week night and the bar wasn't packed. Great views of the Harbour. Drinks are not the best. Wine list is lacking, and the old fashioned tasted as if it had cherry liquor in it (and it was red). Food was tasty, but again the food list is minimal at best. Go for... More 

Coffs Harbour, Australia
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Fabulous food, exceptional location and wonderful staff. We enjoyed a number of sharing plates with our group of 5 and a bottle of very nice wine. There was no pressure to leave and the staff were very attentive with lowering blinds when the sun shone in. Sparkling blue water of the harbour and blue sky view were even more beautiful... More 

Thank leemo2016
Sydney Australia
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Great view delicious food and yummy cocktails perfect place to hang out during our stay. Loved the jerk chicken sliders

Thank angel2387

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $14
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 Macquarie St | Pullman Quay Grand, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: (02) 9256 4000
Step above Circular Quay and enjoy the luxe ECQ Bar, within the 5-star Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour. Listed as one of the worlds best bars - enjoy ECQ's contemporary style in a cosmopolitan setting with magnificent views of Sydney harbour. With wide opening windows providing an al fresco feel and stunning Italian furniture, ECQ Bar is the perfect location whether you are relaxing with friends or colleagues, enjoying an informal beverage or meal, or entertaining for business or leisure.

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Staying in Central Business District

Neighborhood Profile
Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.