We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Quay Restaurant

#51 of 4,600 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
The Rocks
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
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
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

1,556 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 1,489: English reviews
Zurich, Switzerland
Level Contributor
79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing location, lots of work in the dishes, yet average in our opinion when comparing price to taste. Location was truly great (earlier bookings could have a cruise ship in front but they warn you in the reservation). Service - very good (we were often offered 3 recommendations varying in price from 25 -100 per glass, e.g. Pinot Gris). Food... More 

Thank Delphine G
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were travelling around Oz for a month and Sydney was our last stop. We booked this from UK because reviews led us to be believe it would be the culinary highlight. It wasn't. We always have at least one fine dining dinner wherever we go and, frankly, I can't remember one more disappointing than this. So disappointing in fact... More 

1 Thank james0
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a stunning location and the fact that a cruise ship departed 20 minutes after our dinner arrival was like the entire view being "revealed". The service from start to finish was exceptional to say the least. We chose the fixed menu and asked the sommelier to match our wines and everything, and I mean everything, was faultless. If... More 

Thank Roy D
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
1,025 reviews
441 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of Sydneys best I keep it for special occasions as it is expensive- super food and drinks with attentive service

Thank Michael S
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here a good fee times now and it's always been great, this time i went in with a bigger group of people(which would be more of a challenge to accomodate) but they still did a great job! Wonderful service and food all the time! Definitely recommend this place!

Thank jonmichaelroberts
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I planned to dine here for my 30th birthday so we made a reservation 5 months in advance requesting to have a good table for a special dinner. Upon arrival, we were lead to a table right in front of the noisy bar with no view we had hoped for. Determined to get a good table that... More 

Thank DKIDJ1527
Hobart, Tasmania
Level Contributor
340 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Birthday dinner so chose Quay, partly I confess because my son is a mad keen Masterchef fan and wanted to try the snow egg. We had a tremendous evening. Great table, lovely warm initial welcome and it just got better through the evening. Chose the 4 course dinner and asked them to match the wines for us. Hard to pick... More 

Thank richmet
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
160 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our 4th visit to Quay so we knew what to expect. We come here each time we visit Sydney - about every 12/18 months. We hadn't been for a while and while we liked the tasting menu with the usual signature dishes, the wines were disappointing. Virtually all the wines are from Victoria and we didn't think much... More 

Thank Annerly777
Southport, Australia
Level Contributor
63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner has been charged for a credit card fee when he paid CASH. Not only the service was arrogant but they don't care. My partner called them afterwards to have this sorted and there was no follow up whatsoever. Disgusting. Money. That's all they're after.

4 Thank PJessSanB
Level Contributor
96 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our last night in Australia, we chose Quay because of its reputation and harbor views. We were not disappointed. We had the four course dinner for $175 AUS. and each dish was wonderful in presentation and taste. Excellent wine list. Service was great. Save room for the signature dessert calle3d the "snow egg". If you arrive before 7pm, your... More 

Thank Kenneth L

Travelers who viewed Quay Restaurant also viewed

Sydney, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales

Been to Quay Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Quay Restaurant and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Quay Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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.
Explore this neighborhood