The Squire’s Landing - Sydney

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Modern Australian
The Squire’s Landing tells the legend of James Squire; a convict on the First Fleet but perhaps more importantly, Australia’s first brewer. The venue is a two storey restaurant and brewhouse with a freestanding, fully glazed microbrewery overlooking the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. It is here that The Squire’s Landing’s Head Brewer crafts exclusive small batch brews onsite, whilst working collaboratively with Malt Shovel Brewery to deliver outstanding James Squire Limited Releases and nine core range beers and cider.

With 270 degree views spanning Circular Quay, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, The Squire’s Landing is the ideal spot for a night out, a special occasion or simply a relaxed get-together with friends. The menu is a collection of unique modern Australian flavours, woven together by inspiration from the legend himself!

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4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.4
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.0
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GE
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Overall experience was poor. Service was mediocre at best with staff switching around so much I didn’t know who was my server and who was the hostess. Ordered the grilled octopus and received 4 tiny pieces that were mixed in with burnt bacon and all I could taste was burnt “something”. The best part of the entire meal were the French fries! We ate at the Sydney Cove Seafood the next night for the same price and received a way better meal with better dishes...although the service was still terrible (a different review for a different time). Overall, disappointing, over priced, poor quality of food, and sub par service. Sorry, but cannot recommend this place for dinner.

TS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The Squire’s Landing once again didn’t disappoint my steak was cooked as ordered and can highly recommend the bonniffee pie desert we were a table of eight and there were larger tables around us but you weren’t cramped in at all we will definitely be back thank you so much
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MS
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fantastic evening with great food, great food, and good service. We will definitely be back.

LT
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and if there isn’t a cruise ship parked in front of the restaurant the view of the opera house is spectacular!

SM
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Great spot, good table lucky enough to dine with no cruise ship in so great views across the harbour.
Whole baked fish was outstanding. Great night

E
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

The location is great. We were entertaining friends, so the harbour view is beautiful (when a cruise ship isn't blocking). Unfortunately it took ages for our mains to arrive. My son was starving (he could have had his meal when they brought out the entree's - but this wasn't suggested). We asked twice if our meals were coming and both times they said 'soon'. My gnocchi was burnt. We had to follow up on my daughter's ice cream twice. For a $500+ meal I would have expected quite a lot more.

RL
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were so impressed with the lunch we had - amazing food, beverages and service! Overall the experience was a real delight and we have been raving about it to our friends and family! Highly recommend the gnocchi and haloumi - combined with the views and service (and Prosecco and craft beers) it was Devine!

FC
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Having the waitress say she would check to see if we were to be charged $50 as two of our guests pulled out that morning was a bad start to our meal and having to ask twice for side plates as a "sharing main" was ordered was annoying. We did have a lovely lunch in the end.

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

really nice view,can see opera house and harbour bridge. Reasonable price.

N
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A great venue with great food and welcoming service from the staff. Thank you for looking after us so well!

DF
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great venue for viewing Sydney Harbour Bridge, our lovely Opera House together with the hustle bustle of our busy harbour - put that together with a beautiful sunny day, this restaurant on the 1st floor is the place to be!
The staff make you feel very welcome and happy to be there, good menu and wine selection.
On this occasion I tried ‘fish of the day’ tuna - a little overcooked to my liking but was delicious none the less and a generous portion! The pork looked delicious and the crackling divine - my friend confirmed!
Overall, great space, excellent staff, good food - what more could you want!
Denise F

LL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

The view is great for a casual dining spot and the staff were very accommodating. Food could improve as the menu is very limited. The king prawns were probably the better of the dishes while the kingfish crudo and barbecued octopus had some room for improvement.

TK
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience5

Oysters - Perfect
Prawns - 5/10
Octopus - 1/10 (Felt like chewing rubber - the whole 2 pieces)

Pork - 3/10
Rib Eye - 2/10

Chips - 1/10 (Had to send them back because they were undercooked)
Salad - (Cant stuff up a salad)
Only thing that saved you was the view - would not return or recommend

ST
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, reasonably priced, but views and service from waitstaff was excellent. Would definitely go back again. Bookings essential, it was packed to the rafters on Friday night

M
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3Food1Service1Ambience5

Food underwealing except for the fish
Steak undercooked
Irish lady serving was rude
Basically they know people will always go to james squires because for the view, the service + food needs work.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Reunion of old friends

GW
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The steak we wanted was rare to medium when we ordered medium to well. We got a beer order mixed up but didn't change it and when we asked if we could move to a table with a nicer view we were told it was booked but no-one sat there. Most of the meals were good but a little disappointed.

CO
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The view from the restaurant upstairs is spectacular, the wine selection was delicious, and the food..... , the food I can not put into words how much I enjoyed the food, the staff who have a great sense of humour, the entire establishment whether just down stairs at the bar and court yard to fine dinning upstairs you will struggle to find a better place to spend time with the people you love to be around

B
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I requested a table for a birthday dinner. We had a number of requirements and demands, but the staff at Squire's Landing have been nothing short of amazing in accommodating to our requests.

They placed us next to the window - with perfect view of the Opera House, and kept us updated with the cruise schedule to warn us of any upcoming cruise interruptions.

The service throughout the night was fantastic. The staff were attentive, playful and helpful.

The food and ambience were also amazing. The selection of alcoholic drinks was impressive, and the tasting paddle a highlight.

Will be back!

LG
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a very enjoyable dining experience before a performance at the Sydney Opera House. We arrived at 5:30 pm and we’re greeted promptly by a friendly hostess. We were seated at a table with a very nice view of the harbor bridge and the opera house. Our view of the opera house was initially obstructed by a cruise ship, but it departed shortly after we received our glass of wine. Our server was Chris and he was amazing! He took the time to review the menu with us and was friendly and helped to keep us on schedule without us feeling rushed. I had the Rib Filet which was perfectly done and extremely flavorful. My spouse had the lamb shank which was also very flavorful. The Brussel Sprouts were beyond delicious!! The whole dining experience made for a wonderful start to an unforgettable evening! If you make reservations please know that floor 1 (which is the 2nd floor to us Americans) is where you want to be for the menu and view.

PT
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The wine list is very inaccurate. Oysters were too salty (how can you get oysters wrong in a spot like that?). Service patronising.

TH
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal with friends. Good food and wine. Service was spectacular

SL
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience5

The views were fabulous.
The service was excellent.
The food was appalling.

MW
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous night, service, food and the view all amazing and would highly recommend this to Sydneysiders and visitors alike made all the better because there was no ship in port and the fireworks were a nice surprise.

AY
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

I was really looking forwards to dining at Squire's landing restaurant but was honestly disappointed. I booked for my boyfriend's birthday and called up the day before saying that it was for an occasion and requested a table with a view. I was told that there would be no guarantee for this but the manager would try their best to accommodate requests. When we got there we were put on a table 4 tables down from the window, so while we could see the view, it wasn't great. While we were eating the two tables closest to the window were vacant for most of our booking, one couple who were about to be seated on our left asked the waitress if they could get a better view, and the waitress promptly sat them down on the table second closest to the window, while the one closest to the window still was unoccupied. I was pretty upset that I had called to request and then another couple that asked on the spot got a great view. As for the food, my boyfriend ordered the 75$ streak, it was honestly the best steak I have ever had, and he was very happy. I ordered the seafood pasta and it was probably one of the worst pastas i have ever had, and for 40$. It was such a small portion that i bought Macdonalds fries at Circular Quay station because I was still hungry when i finished my meal. The seafood itself was really average and tasted like it was forzen and reheated and there was a lot of sand in the shells. Apart from that the service was good though. It was most defiently not worth my money and we could have had a better view (and probably food) if we had just stayed downstairs instead.

LF
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The view was of course amazing. We had excellent service & the menu was reasonably priced being so close to the Harbour.

AF
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful evening and have already recommended it.

DR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is excellent. The views are iconic and the food and service stellar

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Would definitely give 7 star if I could. Everything beyond my expectation,the unique Opera House and Harbour Bridge view, incomparable staff and awesome food. Highly recommended!

CG
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely wonderful service for my husband and my anniversary dinner! Will absolutely come back here again!

A
Sydney / NSW
12 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Not my first visit nor my last. Thank you.

HM
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Prices were a bit steep, I ordered the chicken and it only came with chicken and a piece of mini corn which i thought wasn't that great. Luckily we ordered a side salad to go with our meals or we would have had nothing but chicken. Overall enjoyable meal though

K
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

I have tried both the restaurant section and the downstairs bistro area and I think you get much better value for money in the bistro/downstairs area. Grab a pizza and a beer and enjoy the view, live music and ambiance. The quality of the food in the restaurant doesn’t really justify the hefty price tag. Lovely space though!

HB
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Service and location are brilliant. All three fish and chips were undercooked. Good beer made up for the ordinary food though. Will go back but will order something else.

FT
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

overall very good but a little cold beside the door. Service good and friendly - not overly so. Will be back with overseas friends soon, Cheers

TB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

This is actually one of our favourite venues usually. However, we booked for 11 guests which meant we were having to order from a set menu, which is a bit annoying because we don't usually ever eat entrees or mains, usually just a main meal is more than enough. But I think the most annoying thing of all is the additional 10% surcharge because our group was over 10. We asked if we could have a table of five and six and were told no because they could not guarantee the tables would be next to each other. The 10% surcharge also applied to drinks. Also, we had to provide credit card details to secure the booking (which is totally fine I understand completely this requirement). We also had to fill in and sign two additional booking forms which made no sense to us as they already had our credit card details for any 'no show' to charge the fee of $25 per person on the booking. A little disappointing experience and probably wouldn't book again for a party of more than 9 as the additional 10% on top of the already premium prices on both food and drink kind of left a sour taste for us.

TR
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

First time in the restaurant on level 1 and my party and I all had the 'bottomless brunch'. The sunny day made both the Harbour and the restaurant gleam and i would go again for this alone. Location was amazing and the atmosphere was so joyous due to the 4 or so Birthday celebrations surrounding our table.

The food was amazing and the two course option was simple and delicious. (The arancini balls and the fish of the day salmon were the clear winners!) We all said that we would definitely, definitely (yes twice) recommend a visit here and I must mention the staff who were so polite, attentive yet not intrusive. The only criticism was that we were not given the available table by the window which sat empty for the whole time so DO request a window table.

RH
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

I've been here twice and am never disappointed. The staff are always friendly and have a high level of service. The food is delicious and comes out exactly how you would expect, sometimes a lot better. I love this place for the food, service, drinks and you can't go wrong with the view!

EH
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, great service. Nice and relaxed seating with a view of the harbour, seperate from the bar and any noise. Food was fantastic, will visit again.

LD
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience5

The position is A class but the food very average and a expensive for what you get