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About Quay Restaurant

Sydney's Quay Restaurant crafts Peter Gilmore's inventive and contemporary cuisine with an evolving menu based on local and seasonal ingredients, served in its welcoming and elegant eatery. Meals at Quay Restaurant consist of a four-course meal, with starter options including the saltwater poached chicken with smoked eggplant cream and oscietra caviar and the raw smoked wagyu with horseradish sour cream, fermented rye chips and mushrooms. Popular main dishes, like the master stock duck with pickled turnip and XO miso sauce, the slow-cooked quail with koji grain and seed porridge and prunes and the vegetarian stone pot organic green rice with tofu, orach, cabbage and seaweed, all of which are beautifully presented and pair perfectly with Quay's extensive selection of wines.

For a superb end to your meal at Quay Restaurant, enjoy the gourmet cheese plate or the eight textured chocolate cake.

Upper Level
Overseas Passenger Terminal
Sydney, AU-NSW 2000
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Dining style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Modern Australian, Australian

Hours of operation:
Lunch: Sunday & Friday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Dinner: Daily: 6:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross street:
Circular Quay Way

Dress code:
Smart Casual

Price range:
$101 and over

Payment options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(02) 9251 5600

Website:
http://www.quay.com.au/

Parking Details:
Wilson Parking
Overseas Passenger Terminal Car Park
130 George St, The Rocks

Public Transport:
Circular Quay Ferry Terminal (200m)
Circular Quay Train Station (200m)

Executive Chef:
Peter Gilmore

Additional:
Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For all enquiries, please email functions@quay.com.au

Private Dining

Whether you are hosting an intimate sit down reception or an elegant cocktail party reception, we are able to provide a space capable of catering to your every need.

Quay Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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Food

4.6

Service

4.6

Ambience

4.6

Value

3.9

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Quiet

84% would recommend it to a friend

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Food5
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Service5
Value5

 
·Dined 4 days ago

The scene and restaurant service was impeccable.
After making a few requests of the manager in making the night a little more special for my partners birthday, they did not disappoint.

A magical evening.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food3
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·Dined 5 days ago

The service was immaculate and the view was perfect.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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Food5
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Value4

 
·Dined 6 days ago

Food was phenomenal and you couldn't get a better location in Sydney

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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Food4
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Service5
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·Dined on 15 October 2017

An Experience, but a one off. Servings far to small. All about that view.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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Food5
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·Dined on 8 October 2017

From the moment we approached the front door, the staff were ready to open the door and greet us. We were seated and never made to feel rushed.

We were given sufficient time to settle, order our first round of drinks, enjoy the view before we ordered our meals.

The menus are well balanced, with 4 or 8 course options.

Staff were attentive - right up to the last moment as our waiter was waiting at the door to farewell us.

Its the little things we remembered, and it was just right

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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Food5
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·Dined on 4 October 2017

Loved the experience. Wait staff friendly and most important appeared to have a sense of humour. Food - yum. Taste buds awoken with deep favours and food never experienced before. Four course - small protions, but the right size and the right amount of time to enjoy the courses. Would liked to have slightly more of the lamb, a beautiful dish. The desserts - signature dish of the snow egg was also a delightful experience, refreshing. Shared this foodie experience with my beautiful partner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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Food5
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·Dined on 1 October 2017

A triumph of culinary skill together with magnificent presentation and explanation of each course. Superb wine list with a wide range of prices.

Expensive, but understandably so.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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Food5
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·Dined on 1 October 2017

I loved it!! My husband and I went for a special occasion and were so happy we chose Quay. The staff were very knowledgable about the food and wine and made us feel very welcome. 11/10. It was a lovely afternoon and the view was perfect.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
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Service5
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·Dined on 30 September 2017

We had delightful lunch experience at Quay on Saturday, 30 September 2017. The staff were exceptional and knowledgeable with regards to the food. A big thanks to Pa, our waiter who was very attentive and was on point with his suggestions.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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Food3
Ambience3
Service3
Value1

 
·Dined on 27 September 2017

The food was not good, not refined. It actually made me sick later that night. I think because it was very fat. It looked okay, not what I am used in European Michelin star restaurants. The view is fantastic. The restaurant itself is old fashioned, the interior looks very cheap and outdated. Service: people try their best but sometimes the food took very long bedoel it was served. I expect a full evening experience, I did not get it. Only one amuse(starter).

Tags: Notable Wine List
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 27 September 2017

A very special treat for our anniversary. Chose the 9 course tasting menu and was not disappointed. Each dish was superb, explained by the professional staff and the serving size for each dish was perfect.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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Food5
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Value4

 
·Dined on 24 September 2017

Exquisite fine dining at its best. Wonderful location, service and the food is sublime of course.Very special experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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Food5
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·Dined on 23 September 2017

It was back to Quay for another one of life's big events and we were not disappointed. Maybe we should do the in between years too? Amazing food combinations and gorgeous wine list. Option of the full 8 courses or pick only a few was terrific, as the 8 looked too much for us for lunch. We deliberately chose a day without a cruise ship, got a fantastic sunny day from the round tower room and as usual enjoyed the harbour scene.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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Food5
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Service5
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·Dined on 22 September 2017

It was spectacular, no other way to describe it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on 21 September 2017

Food was lovely.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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Food5
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Value4

 
·Dined on 17 September 2017

Amazing view, amazing food. Definitely would love to go back one day again

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 15 September 2017

Good views, good atmosphere, great service and even better food. I was amazed at how well each dish had all the different textures and several layers of flavour. Serving sizes were just right to pique the diner's interest yet not taking away from the next dish. I found myself looking forward to the next dish until the last dessert was served. A truly wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
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·Dined on 15 September 2017

Knowledgeable waitstaff and somelier. Perfectly matched and delicious wine and food. Being seated at the best table in the place. The spectacular view. Spaciousness of the room. Lovely tableware.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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Food3
Ambience5
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·Dined on 15 September 2017

Not enough words in the box but to cut it short. Service fantastic, ambience fantastic. Wagyu entree fantastic with fruity sake.

Abalone was very chewy, i have had it before and it was much better then. Quail was very pink almost raw.

mains were brilliantly prepared.

Desserts were a major letdown. Strawberry snow egg tasted like medicine lacking freshness, and honey desert unfortunately was covered in bitter honeycomb taken way too far. Let down finishing a very expensive dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
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Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 10 September 2017

Food was delicious and that staff were welcoming, professional and friendly

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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Food5
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Value4

 
·Dined on 9 September 2017

Very impressed with the food and the service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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Food5
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Value5

 
·Dined on 9 September 2017

The food was exceptional, and the service was superb!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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Food5
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Value4

 
·Dined on 7 September 2017

Everything was exceptional from the service we received upon arrival right through to the final goodbye as we were walked to the door at the end of our dinner. Food is absolutely superb and the location is stunning.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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Food5
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·Dined on 6 September 2017

Right from the time we arrived,we felt the warmth and pleasantness from the staff.
Our table was strategically positioned with a beautiful view of the iconic Opera House and the Harbour bridge.
The food was excellent and beautifully presented.Staff was excellent.
Highly recommended

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
Ambience4
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 28 August 2017

Food was second to none - absolutely amazing. Spectacular view over the harbour and excellent staff. Look forward to returning!

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Food5
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Value4

 
·Dined on 27 August 2017

What an exceptional experience. Every aspect of the meal was perfect in every way.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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Food5
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Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 27 August 2017

We've been to Quay every year for the past 7 years for my Father's birthday celebrations.

Dining at Quay is an "experience".
The food is absolutely outstanding and the service is exceptional.

It's a special occassion venue for us, but we look forward to it every year, and are never dissapointed.

We love everything about Quay and highly recommend a dining experience in their fabulous venue.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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Food5
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Value4

 
·Dined on 26 August 2017

Excellent service. Spectacular view and great food. Price is a bit expensive but to be expected with fine dining

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
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·Dined on 25 August 2017

We had a great night and experience with Quay Restaurant. Staff were friendly and professional. The ambiance was spectacular. The menu was great, it is worth what we have paid for. I cannot fault this restaurant, I think Quay is my new favorite restaurant in Sydney. I will definitely be back!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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Food5
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·Dined on 22 August 2017

Stunningly beautiful all round. View was amazing, matched by the exceptional food and wines. Service was impeccable- a lovely balance between very professional but warm and welcoming too. This was an amazing night to celebrate a 21st ... thank you all for making it a memorable experience

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Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on 12 August 2017

I can understand all the rave about the snow egg. It is something else! Sadly quality of service could have been improved slightly though...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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Food5
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Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 11 August 2017

Service is very good, food is great. My partner's dish had a bit of crab shells which I raised with the waiter, they were very nice and apologised and gave us a complimentary cake in the end. Have been to a lot of other restaurants for degustation but Quay's is one of my favs.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 11 August 2017

Wonderful place for date, the best view of all rest restraunt in Sydney. DO NOT pick tasting menu, it's not that worth 245 dollars.

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Food5
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Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 11 August 2017

We were welcomed warmly, our food was sumptuous, the timing of each course was perfect and the wait staff were clearly professionals who enjoyed their jobs. Our day was perfect. We had received a voucher for a wedding present, but had unfortunately had a horrific car accident a few days later. We were on our first 'outing' since and it couldn't have been more special.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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Food5
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Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 10 August 2017

Quay gave us the best eating and drinking experience ever in Sydney.
Fantastic to find so many women working in such a fine restaurant too at all levels of the business.
Quite magnificent and can't wait to revisit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value2

 
·Dined on 7 August 2017

Good service, too expensive for the quality of meal. For This price, plate could be more beautiful, more colored, more original.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 7 August 2017

Good was very good. All the staff were very polite and provided exceptional service, however missing out on finer details.

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Food5
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Value5

 
·Dined on 30 July 2017

Exceptional place to rendezvous with close friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 30 July 2017

Best sydney has to offer

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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Food5
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Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 29 July 2017

An exceptional dining experience with one of the cities best views. Wonderful attentive and helpful service with incredible food!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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