Hurricane's Grill - Circular Quay

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Steakhouse
Hurricane’s Grill Circular Quay is a modern, fresh and relaxed steakhouse situated in the Gateway building, located at Sydney’s iconic Circular Quay. Business lunches or catch up dinner it’s the perfect place to meet and greet and make an impression that won’t disappoint. Famous for our delicious Ribs and Steaks Hurricane’s Grill continues to be an Australian favourite with all who dine.

Please note: Additional 10% surcharge on Sunday’s and Public Holidays. Additional 1.5% surcharge for AMEX transactions.

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Hurricanes Grill Circular Quay is the perfect venue for events and functions. Whether a corporate lunch, team building day, or seminar, our events coordinator can help plan every last detail.

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4.1based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.1
Service
4.0
Ambience
3.9
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

We were told that you could stay till one am and food and drinks would be served late but they stopped serving food at 10 and that’s disappointing for New Year’s Eve

PC
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

I made a reservation at 7:30pm but still had to wait for another 20 mins to be served. Ribs was cold that made me wonder if that's normal in Australia. Definitely not recommend if you are looking for a peaceful place.

OT
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

Very pricey for the service you receive. I’ve never heard of a surcharge for dining on a Sunday which we had on our bill, wasn’t even a public holiday. Unfortunately our meat platters just tasted like everything had bbq sauce overpowering it.

DK
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience3

I was advised by the front of house staff person that there would be a 1 hour 45 minute wait despite booking a table online. Fortunately another staff member found me a table immediately.
My waitress was excellent and attentive but the food was below average, my steak wasn’t tender and my chips tasted like the oil needed refreshing. Overall disappointing I probably won’t bother going back.

JE
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We were given complimentary glasses of sparkling wine for our honeymoon which was a really nice gesture!

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Responded on 27 December 2019

Hi Jesper, congratulations on your wedding! Glad you enjoyed. :)

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S
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were a group of 6 and we came to Hurricane's Circular Quay to celebrate the last working day of the year, so the restaurant was quite busy. Our food came out quite quickly and portions were amazing, we were so stuffed! Most of us ordered the ribs which were always so good. Cocktails were delicious too. Our waiter was also very attentive despite it being really busy. Would definitely recommend.

TB
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

This was a team Christmas lunch so there were 7 people dining. The general consensus from the group is that is was a great experience. In particular the pork ribs were fantastic. As the dishes are quite large a number were ordered to share and no-one went away hungry. Service was friendly and the beers flowed.

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Responded on 7 January 2020

Hi Toni, thank you for taking the time to leave us this great review. We are glad you enjoyed our pork ribs. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon :)

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W
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

great lunch deal and worth the money. Everything else is a a bit of a rip off.

RP
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Yummy food and great location. It was a great way to spend our wedding anniversary

R
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Lunch special was a great option, though the Ribs weren't as good as usual.

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Responded on 27 December 2019

Hi Rage, thank you for taking the time to review us. :)

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NM
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Usually the food is amazing but this time the beef ribs were so over cooked. They were dry and a bit burnt and honestly it gave me a lot of heart burn. I come here a lot so I was very disappointed by the food that night.

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Responded on 27 December 2019

Dear Nila, thank you for bringing the ribs issue to our attention. We’re sorry you had a bad experience this time. As we are always looking for ways to improve guest experience, we have addressed the issue to the venue Manager.

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FR
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

Service was terrible - we were seated for over 10 minutes and no-one came near us, the table next to us was seated and their order was taken immediately. I had to stand up and go over to the waitress to ask for service.

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Responded on 10 December 2019

Dear Fiona, thank you for taking the time to review us, and bring the service issue to our attention. We sincerely appreciate your feedback because it helps us build a better customer experience. We hope in the future you will reconsider come dine at one of our restaurants.

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GC
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food. Recommend the lamb and beef ribs and the sangria cocktail.

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Responded on 10 December 2019

Hi Grace, thank you for taking the time to leave us this amazing review! We hope to see you again soon :)

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MB
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best barbecue ribs in Australia.. delicious and yummy..

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Responded on 4 December 2019

Dear Maria, thank you taking the time to leave us this amazing feedback. Glad you enjoyed our ribs! We hope to see you again soon.

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BK
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience3

Service was very bad. Staff were too slow and not proactive enough,
I ordered one beer when I walked in and they forgot about it and I had to remind the staff after 15minutes.
The second time I ordered a glass of red wine with my meal and they forgot to input it into the system.
I had to wait 20 more minutes before I got my drink.

A customer choses to come to Hurricanes because of the food and is considered an above average restaurant, the service levels should reflect the same as what their proposition.

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Responded on 2 December 2019

Dear @BKKK, thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. We really appreciate your feedback about the service, we have addressed the issue to the venue Manager. We hope in the future you will reconsider come dine at one of our restaurants.

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WU
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience2

No recognition that it was my husbands birthday even though I wrote it in the reservation and confirmed it over the phone. Ambiance is non existent, felt like I was in a takeaway restaurant. Food was ok, boring plain presentation.

O
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and the ribs... Oh my lord, they were delicious.

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Responded on 29 November 2019

That's great to hear, Orion. Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review, our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote :)

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IG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

I have been going to Hurricanes Grill since the day they opened their doors in Bondi over 20 years ago and this last meal I had at Hurricanes Circular Quay was by far the worst meal I have ever had at Hurricanes

My associate and I both ordered the Rib-eye on the bone. Both were dry and tasteless. If we had more time we would have sent them back for sure. We did tell the waitress though and I wrote to Hurricanes after my disappointing meal but they did not bother to reply

I often go to this Hurricanes as it is close to my office and I can tell you that it is slowly deteriorating. Last time I was there was about 4 weeks ago with a number of business associates and everyone agreed it was no longer a great place to get a steak.

Pity

DM
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Exceptionally poor service. Rude wait staff that seemed to busy to care about any level of service. Plates cleared before meals were finished. Very disappointing.

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Responded on 18 November 2019

Dear Doug, we apologized for any inconvenience we may have caused you, and we appreciate you taking the time to send us this feedback. We have addressed the issue to the venue Manager, and we hope in the future you will reconsider come dine at one of our restaurants.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food, good service!

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Responded on 17 November 2019

Thank you for dining at Hurricane's Grill Circular Quay :)

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V
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

I've eaten at Hurricane's Circular Quay previously and was a little underwhelmed. My recent experience was very different, staff were friendly with good service and accommodating. The location is fabulous right at the harbour. In my view the food has improved - the best ribs I've had for a while and that includes other Hurricane restaurants. We enjoyed the garlic bread and cheesy garlic bread, calamari then pork ribs. I will definitely be returning!

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Responded on 18 November 2019

That’s great to hear, @Vicstar. Thank you for taking the time to review us. :)

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R
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience1

The staff were very poor I had to ask for cutlery for both courses, I also had to remind them to bring our drinks. I asked for garlic aioli for my chips, they brought aoili and a garlic sauce then proceeded to charge $2.50 for the aoili and $3.50 for the garlic sauce of which I did not request. The manager was quite reluctant to take the charge for the garlic sauce off.
I will not be returning to this restaurant.

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Responded on 18 November 2019

Dear Rachel, thank you for taking time to leave a review and bringing the service issue to our attention. We will discuss this with our operations manager as we are always looking at ways of improving service. We are sorry that your experience at Hurricane's Grill Circular Quay didn’t match your expectations. We hope in the future you will reconsider come dine at one of our restaurants.

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MJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent experience. The ribs were fantastic.

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Responded on 18 November 2019

Dear MandJ, thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again.

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JL
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

Very poor service. I was a table for seven, we sat and then were ignored for 25 minutes. We were not even offered water. Seemed like our table had the plague. The server seemed put off that I bothered to ask for water for the table and service.

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Responded on 18 November 2019

Hi Jeffery, thank you for taking the time to bring this to our attention. We are sorry that your experience at Hurricane's Grill Circular Quay didn’t match your expectations. We hope in the future you will reconsider come dine at one of our restaurants.

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ME
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were great. Friendly and accomodating and very patient with us (because it took too long for us to order, coz we were chatting away hahah)

It's great that there is an option to split the bill, it makes it easier for the customers.

Thank you

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Responded on 18 November 2019

Dear, MarisE. Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to leave us this amazing review. We look forward to seeing you again. :)

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R
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great place to be and dine with your friends and family

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Responded on 17 November 2019

Dear Roldan, thank you for taking the time to leave us this great review. We hope to see you and your family again. :)

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MM
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great and the waitress was very courteous and accommodating.

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Responded on 17 November 2019

Dear Michael, thank you for taking the time to review us. :)

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GC
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

The server didn't know the menu, and we spent 15 minutes arguing about the two platers we wanted. I'd been there once before and knew more about the menu than she did.
It was a birthday celebration, and it really killed the mood having to explain over and over how the ribs plater and meat plater worked. (We wanted the rib plater for two and the meat plater for two. That was it.) Finally, I asked her to go and get someone else to take the order. She returned saying that she was wrong, and the order was completed in less than a minute!
The rest of the meal was fine, but the table was really too small for the platters. In the end there was too much food, and we took the rest home in a doggie bag.
All up, it was a little underwhelming, considering that the total for the four of us was $260. I don't think I'll be back.

R
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

The food was not good like used too. The jug of pims wasn’t good too. A bit disappointed especially I had guest from overseas that time.

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Responded on 16 October 2019

Hi @Rnoferiawan, thank you for taking the time to bring this to our attention. We will use your feedback to make it better and we apologized for any inconvenience we may have caused you.

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AD
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience2

Would not recommend Circular Quay hurricane to any of my mates or family, service was poor, asked for surviet never received anything, drinks took awhile when we order before a table next to us. Had to wave a few time to get the attention of the staff. At the end of the night we had left over, the ribs was wrapped in aluminium foil instead of placing it in a container lol. Thanks for awesome experience

CT
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Ribs were burnt and felt like we were being shuffled in with rest of tourists. Bondi much better.

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Responded on 16 October 2019

Dear Chris, thank you for your review. I’m sorry to hear you had a frustrating experience, but we really appreciate you bringing this issue to our attention. We have addressed the issue to the venue Manager.

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J
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing as always. Very friendly staff and it wasn’t too noisy to the point when you can’t hear the person from across from you talking but a comfortable busy restaurant type noisy.

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Responded on 16 October 2019

Hi James, thank you for dining at Hurricane's Grill Circular Quay. We hope to see you soon :)

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S
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Pork’s meat became lesser than before as well as chips.

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Responded on 17 November 2019

Hi Steve, thank you for the feedback on your dining experience with us. We sincerely appreciate your insight because it helps us build a better customer experience.

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J
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always delicious and prepared to perfection. Staff are always attentive and nothing is too much trouble. Ive eaten at many hurricanes restaurants and I’ve never had a bad experience

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Responded on 16 October 2019

That's great to hear, Jaswahn. Hurricane’s Grill Circular Quay crew thanks you for your amazing feedback. We are looking forward to seeing you soon.

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AR
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

We went to celebrate my friend graduation, our food was absolutely lovely, very generous portions very happy tummy.

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Responded on 27 September 2019

Dear Adriana, thank you for your kind words. Thank you for leaving us this great review. We are looking forward to seeing you again :)

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AB
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a beautiful meal. Our server was very helpful in cocktail suggestions and really knew the menu. Very happy would recommend

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Responded on 27 September 2019

Dear Alisha, thank you for this amazing feedback. Our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We hope to see you again soon. :)

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J
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great family restaurant. Best ribs in Sydney. Circular Quay views are great too.

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Responded on 27 September 2019

Dear Jennifer. Thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again. :)

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EC
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Food was really delicious, atmosphere was great, service was ok could have been a little friendlier but didn't take away from the experience.

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Responded on 16 October 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this review. We really appreciate your feedback about the service. We hope to see you again in one of our venues.

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ME
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall was excellent but just one criticism. When we are paying, we got the wrong receipt which was double the amount we ate, good thing we checked before we pay.

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Responded on 19 September 2019

Hi Maria, thanks for the feedback on your dining experience with us and for bringing this issue to our attention. We are looking forward to seeing you again. :)

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k
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meat. Went there for the ribs. A half rack was enough!!