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Quay Restaurant

#51 of 4,625 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
The Rocks
International, Australian, 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
18:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 14:00
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A truly disappointing experience. For a place that prides itself in delivering a "rich experience", it is safe to say that I walked away with an experience I rather forget. This was my second and last time at Quay and the level of service and attention to detail has worsened substantially since my last visit. From crumbling plastic cutlery, to... More 

3 Thank Mario_Gamboa
south east
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Being a big Masterchef Australia fans we visited Quay just before Christmas. We have watched Chef Peter Gilmore work his magic many times on TV. We treated ourselves to the tasting menu and paired wines to suit. This was truly superb and perfect. The presentation was extraordinary and precise, a work of art with the most wonderful flavours. Our table... More 

Thank creativebabex
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Always a favourite. Yummy food, great degustation (both vegetarian & non). Overlooking harbour & classic landmarks. Wish they allowed kids under 5 (I'd go more often!) but other than that can't fault them.

Thank TwinkleTraveler
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great service matched with the best view of Sydney. The food is out of this world, with the most amazing presentation ever. Impeccable service and the wine list is amazing!

Thank Jo B
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pete Gilmore has worked his craft with his staff at Quay for a number of years successfully and it isn't waning or getting tired or being the same. It's difficult to point to any restaurant in Sydney that continues to deliver no matter what day you sit down or what time (lunch / dinner). You have tables that just drink... More 

Thank Peter C
Sydney, Australia
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88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is deservedly rated one of the best in the world. Try their incredible snow egg dessert if you get the chance. And to match the food is one of the world's great views.It's expensive but if you want a meal to remember for a lifetime this is a great choice. The chef also oversees the fine dining restaurant... More 

Thank Mattmcgrath41
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant has had three hats for years and featured on best restaurant lists left right and centre. We were forewarned to keep expectations low and had quite a wonderful evening. At the start some seeming ignorance over the drinks menu left us a bit apprehensive but we were recommended two great sakes as aperitives and the rest of the... More 

Thank crumbs83
Canberra, Australia
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I went there to celebrate an event. The Service was excellent and we had the 8-course degustation menu with matching premium wines. It’s definitely worth the money and we were there for 3 hours. Excellent views and make sure that you ask if a cruise ship is going to be in because it can block the view.... More 

Thank Adrian N
Parramatta, Australia
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I had lunch here on a Saturday recently and were blown away by the wonderful service and amazing food. We had the three course lunch and each course was amazing - the textures and taste were delicious - and nothing like we had ever eaten before. The staff were professional and knowledgeable re the dishes. Worth the... More 

Thank Christine A
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

yea people go to quay for the view and the snow egg. for sydneysiders like us we went for the hype, and the snow egg. we've seen the view many times over and it's getting worn out. the snow egg construction is good. tasted quite sweet but wife was so so about it. i thought i was good only. the... 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
US$25 - US$100
International, Australian, Contemporary, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: The Rocks
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9251 5600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and sailors from the old nation. As the oldest neighbourhood 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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