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Quay Restaurant

Travelers' Choice award winner
$$$$
Neighborhood:
The Rocks
International, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Contemporary, Fusion
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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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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had heard so much about this restaurant that we thought we would definitely try it for our wedding anniversary dinner. We were taken to our table which had the most stunning views however first impressions go along way and lets just say the waiter was quite rude to the extent when we ordered our first drink he said "you... More 

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Mequon, WI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Let's start at the beginning, the view is wonderful and despite what others may say (and we have been to MANY of the top 100 restaurants in the world), the food is very good. Is it 11 Madison Park, no it is not. Is it better than La Piazza, decidedly yes. The staff is well trained, appropriately attentive without being... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

View was very nice (would be nicer if there was no cruise ship there) - but check the cruise schedule. Took my in laws here for lunch when they visited Sydney. We all enjoyed our dishes, however I couldn't say this was our best dining experience in Sydney - for example Sepia does better variety with more creativity... I think... More 

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Thank Daniel H
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I went with girlfriends, one in particular had been wanting to go forever. The view is amazing and the cocktails where the best we'd ever had. We had the 4 course degustation as there was 4 of us we all had different reviews. Was it amazing and special, yes. Would "I" go again, unlikely. I've been to lots of Sydney... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was our second visit to Quay, and it certainly provided another memorable experience. Great views, amazing food, quality wine and good service. For a special meal, it's certainly up there with the best because of the food\location combination. I might be judging too harshly, but based on the pricing, I'd expected better service. What we found since our last... More 

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Thank Ray F
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Let me start by saying, I've been around the world to the most amazing fine dining restaurants. I am from Sydney, and decided to try out the three chef hatted Quay restaurant for the first time. I truly believe there must be some payment under the table to get this restaurant to be a three chef hatted place, as it... More 

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Thank Joanna L
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

They definitely have the best location in Sydney. The view is amazing. Service is great, staff are well trained and attentive. Food is not as great as we expected. But all in all a great fine dining experience.

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Thank Tina J
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While I can't fault the service, the meals were very hit or miss. Perhaps our palettes aren't refined enough? The views and the ambience were pleasant, but we have had better fine dining experiences. The snow egg was the standout. Very inventive and also delicious.

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Singapore, Singapore
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96 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a business dinner here with a reasonably large group. The ambience of the restaurant was great and the views at night are amazing. The service was efficient and friendly and the food was very tasty. We had a limited menu due to the size of our group (and I'm assuming the expense). I'm keen to come back and sample... More 

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Thank John H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having wanted to dine at Quay since seeing Peter Gilmore's Snow Egg as the final competition dish in Masterchef all those years ago, I can honestly say that I was not disappointed. I was lucky enough to celebrate my birthday there this year and was impressed with every aspect of this restaurant including the attention to every minute detail by... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$25 - $100
Cuisine
International, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Contemporary, Fusion
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
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
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>  > The Rocks
  • Neighborhood: The Rocks
  • Phone Number: 61 2 9251 5600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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.