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Quay Restaurant

#54 of 4,470 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
The Rocks
International, Australian, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
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Upper Level, Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay West, The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
61 2 9251 5600
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family and I spent our new years at the restaraunt and I can tell you that we had the best spot in town- sydey has an amazing set of fireworks- one of the worlds best and to be able to see that from in between the Harbour bridge and the Opera House was just insane!! Goosebumps immeditely! The food... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was a big birthday and I wanted somewhere special for the family dinner on the birthday night - Quay was chosen and it didn't disappoint - it was brilliant! It was all perfect - the delicious & inspired food, the wine list, the service and... you can't get a better view from the private dining room - opera house,... More 

Thank travelbyRosie
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife took me out for an early birthday dinner - wow - loved the food, service and views. We had the degustation menu with matching premium wines and could not fault a single dish. Uni, koshihikari riced with cured egg yolk and the abalone with smoked pig jowl the standout dishes. Snow egg - sensational.

Thank dpranasingh
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've had the privilege of experiencing tasting menus at some well known and Michelin starred restaurants in Australia and international recently. I have always wanted to dine at Quay and after a long wait my husband and I secured a Friday night booking hoping for yet another wonderful dinner out. Alas it was not to be. While the view of... More 

Thank Vivienne L A
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Driven by a four year quest to sample a Snow Egg we were eventually able to book a table when visiting Sydney. I congratulate the originator of the dessert - and the food was ok (the braised chicken tasted better than it looked) but for us the atmosphere was lacking........

Thank Ken G
Newcastle, Australia
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Recently had the pleasure of dining at this iconic restaurant and it did not disappoint. Food was perfect, so many different flavours and textures on each plate. View was to die for, watching the sun set on the beautiful working Sydney Harbour with its Ferries, Cruise Ships and Water taxis made for a wonderful experience. Service was excellent, very enjoyable... More 

Thank CLMaust
Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Naturally high expectations ending in disappointment. The octopus and lamb were tough and a waiter mistakenly gave us the wrong order then took it away and placed it on another table. The experience did not feel individual or intimate and failed to live up to its reputation. We were only reminded of Quay's "three hat" status when we signed the... More 

1 Thank SonyaB01
Sydney, Australia
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

"Hats off" I did have a lovely lunch overlooking our wonderful Harbour. The food was all "art on a plate". The stand out dish was the Snow Egg....... you have to try it to believe it. Congratulation on serving the best sourdough in Sydney. Quay is expensive but we expected that. What we didn't expect was to pay $14 for... More 

2 Thank Tanya D
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After 6 mths of waiting we had a beautiful dinner on Friday night. The staff as expected were very attentive and knowledgeable on the menu and your requirements. The food was outstanding. We opted to do the 4 courses as opposed to the tasting menu. This was purely due to us wanting some specific dishes that weren't offered on the... More 

1 Thank Simon W
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120 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thought Quay lived up to our expectations. The location is second to none on the harbour and we had a great view once the massive ocean liner in front of the restaurant had left its berth. Watching that manoeuvre away from the dock was interesting in itself. We had the four course menu option. I had the vegetarian starter... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $100
International, Australian, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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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