The Gantry Restaurant

4.4
110 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Modern Australian
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  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
The Gantry Restaurant is a destination of sensory discovery, perfectly framed against the backdrop of Sydney Harbour. Experience the effortless craftsmanship and storytelling woven into our honest and uncomplicated approach to local Australian produce.
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Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Its a lovely location but as a vegetarian the food disappointed me. It looked like quite an extensive menu for vegetarian/ vegan but the flavours and combinations were not that interesting. Nice presentation but not a lot of taste - and the portions were tiny especially considering all the plates were over $20. Don't imagine you might share a few dishes - each is literally about 4 mouthfuls. The people I was out with did better with the meat and fish, though they said the cod was tasteless too. It was pre-theatre dining and the meal only came out just in time - we felt quite rushed. On the other hand, really enjoyed the breakfast there the next day after staying the night in the hotel.

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HN
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great view, perfect service, good food. Great location nice and quite for lunch

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S
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful food, venue and most importantly service. Served by Yuki and Rivera, whom were both perfectly attentive balanced with a friendly yet sophisticated manner.

The Gantry Restaurant
Responded on 14 May 2019

Hi Shirl, Thank you very much for your kind words! We are glad that you had a wonderful experience with us and will happily pass on your compliments to Yuki and Rivera for their great service. We hope to see you again soon :) Kind regards, Luke

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PK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Limited choices on a Saturday night. Nothing special for the price. Old fashioned and lacking flavour. Service quite lacklustre from waitress

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FW
London
25 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Amazing food in the degustation menu, worth the money - was worth it for a special occasion

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J
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Somewhat disappointing. Food was basic and rudimentary for a standard hotel restaurant. Decor and ambience was average. Noted restaurant was half full even for a Saturday night.

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ML
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

Everything was fine. Service was good but I think there was something with the food on that night. My partner and I had really bad stomachache throughout the night after the meal. Was very disappointed

The Gantry Restaurant
Responded on 29 April 2019

Hi Miing, We are sorry to hear that you and your partner were not feeling well on Saturday evening. We can assure you that The Gantry strictly adheres to and upholds all health and hygiene standards. We hope that you'll join us again as we aim to leave all diners satisfied on every visit. Kind regards, Luke

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OT
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Wedding anniversary

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SC
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Both my friend and I couldn't finish our meal as we were too full and didn't want to feel uncomfortable (and I wasn't feeling too well, either). At the end on the meal, we asked the waiter for doggy bags for our leftovers, so we could take them home and eat them later (we were not staying at the hotel). I was very disappointed when the waiter told us that it was hotel policy not to do this due to "hygiene reasons". This is the only restaurant that I have ever eaten at where I had this response and I can't imagine what "hygiene reasons" there would be, unless there was some "hygiene" problem in the kitchen where this food was prepared?? As well, there has been much stated about food waste in all the media and how it contributes to all sorts of negative things, a main one of which is global warming due to discarded food rotting and giving off methane gas, a main contributor to this. My waiter apologised saying that it was hotel policy and there wasn't anything he could do. We should all be trying to do our best in a concerted effort to address the problem of global warming (in this case not contributing to food waste). As well, since we paid for the food, it meant that it was ours, so all we needed was a plastic container to put it in to transport it home. This was a very disappointing experience!

The Gantry Restaurant
Responded on 16 April 2019

Hi Sherry, We are fully compliant with all health and hygiene standards set out and food is something that is very susceptible to environment. As a hotel policy and for the safety of our diners, we do not allow for any cooked food to be taken off premise. Risks arise as we do not know if it is stored properly, maintained at the right temperature and what time it has been consumed. Thus to avoid any food borne illnesses, we apologise but we must adhere to this policy. Kind regards, Luke

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SM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice, relaxing place! Great food and service! After dinner the bar was a treat!

The Gantry Restaurant
Responded on 15 April 2019

Hi Sarah, We are glad that you had a fantastic experience with us! I'll be sure to let the team know. Kind regards, Luke

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TM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Was very disappointed in the overall service of this restaurant. The food was nice but the service did not match the quality of what this restaurant is about. Would not go back again.

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CF
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food was amazing, it was so good we went again the following day for lunch. I flew back to Perth with a full belly and a fantastic last meal before leaving Sydney. We had eaten at a lot of restaurants while in Sydney and this place was my favourite. Could not fault any of the courses, yum yum yum.

The Gantry Restaurant
Responded on 15 April 2019

Hi Carmel, Thank you for your very kind words! I'll be sure to pass this positive feedback on to the team and hope to see you again when you're next in Sydney. Kind regards, Luke

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PC
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, staff really good, and the ambience superb!

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HL
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Normally the Gantry has excellent service and food. We have been there many times before and never been disappointed. They cater for our vegan diet and we are spoilt whenever we go. However, last Friday was awful. Very slow service, lack of wait staff to order drinks, a very long wait for main course, which we had to chase up and we had trouble finding staff to pay our bill. We were almost left on our own.
Come on Gantry, you can do better. What happened on Friday 5th April?

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c
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic spot for a late Sunday lunch. Not busy, great views and food. Not cheap, but well worth the experience.

The Gantry Restaurant
Responded on 29 March 2019

Hi Cameron, Thank you for the kind words, we are glad that you had a great experience! We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Luke

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NW
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic meal, some of the best service we have ever experienced

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Responded on 29 March 2019

Hi Nadine, Thank you for visiting The Gantry, we take great pride in delivering the best possible experience for all guests. I'll be sure to pass on your kind words to the team :) Kind regards, Luke

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SP
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great location, great atmosphere
Would highly recommend

The Gantry Restaurant
Responded on 29 March 2019

Hi Sophia, We are thrilled to hear about your great experience with us and we hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Luke

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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Amazing good and great customer service. This is the second time coming and would be back for sure.

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E
London
7 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Anniversary dinner. The food was excellent and service very good. The only issue was the decaf long black. It was watery and weak

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PA
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

You don’t realize that this restaurant is in a hotel. Set out along the waterfront, great views. Excellent friendly service, creative menu, tasty food. Highly recommend it.

The Gantry Restaurant
Responded on 29 March 2019

Hi Pat, Thank you for the kind words, we take great pride in delivering the perfect experience for our guests. We hope to see you again soon :) Kind regards, Luke

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m
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I took my partner to The Gantry for his birthday. In short, the experience was AWESOME. The service was outstanding (very attentive, witty, humorous, knowledgeable and just all around super pleasant staff), we had 3 courses and each one of those dishes were absolutely delicious - like a party in our mouth and everyone was invited! They also made sure the birthday boy felt special, and without prompting, they brought out a dessert dish with a happy birthday message on the plate... Probably the best dining experience we've had! Definitely go for the outdoor seating area, the ambiance was beautiful, we just couldn't have had a more perfect experience. Thank you to all the wonderful staff and chef! We will be back!!!

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p
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful presentation for the food, great atmosphere and incredibly polite and attentive staff. The Gantry is also located in a wonderful location, perfect for a relaxing lunch on a sunny day.

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HD
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very nice restaurant. And you pay accordingly. We had a vegan tasting menu with wine paring. Outstanding wine choices mostly local upon request. Very enthusiastic assistant sommelier. The maitre made a little faux pas when offering us oysters for starting with some champagne. All forgiven. Portions (food) were large. Somehow the idea is that vegans need more food in general. But that's alright. The ambiance was not chique. You can go in any way dressed. Unfortunately. Place was not full. But we were there on a Sunday, I don't know when Ozzies go out. All in all 8/10.

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CB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We sat outside on a lovely evening. Great setting and excellent, attentive service.

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TS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

We recently went back to The Gantry for our second visit. Really love the location and service. We had the 6 course degustation... the starters were tasty, dessert was amazing, however the mains (chicken and kangaroo) were nice, but would expect a bit more depth of flavour. Would still recommend. Can also recommend speaking to the Sommelier for wine recommendations. Awesome guy and stayed within reasonable price range.

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B
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tasting menu was great along with the matching wines. Had various dietary options which was fantastic. The staff were very professional and polite. Highly recommended!

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VC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

May have been the busy day but the service was a little slow. Thanks
I have already recommended to friends and work colleagues

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IK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful five course veggie tasting menu. Surprising and wonderfully cooked.

Served with a wonderful variety of wines to choose from.

A lovely Valentine’s evening

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TB
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 1

Place felt like a metro station inside, random people running back and forth, service average with exception of one person. Food very good -unfortunately you don't go to a restaurant only for the good food but the entire experience where in this case it was average.

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s
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

After significant dificulty in finding a Sunday lunch degustation waterside in Sydney, we could not of been more happy with The Gantry for our special romantic occassion. The service, food and ambiance were fabulous. They have outstanding vegetarian, vegan and regular degustation menus and were flexible in supporting individual taste/ requirements. A fabulous wine menu and reasonable cocktail offering. We are looking forward to dining there again.

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V
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere and amazing food . Ruby made our night very special and was accommodating in every way . They even came with a cake and candle knowing it was my wife’s bday .

The Gantry Restaurant
Responded on 2 February 2019

Hi Vasko, I'm so happy to hear that we were able to make your wife's birthday special for the two of you! The whole team loves to help make special occasions that little bit more special. Restaurant General Manager

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SB
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous Sunday lunch enjoying the degustation menu with matched wines. Staff could not have been more attentive to detail. Lovely food and very interesting learning about the paired wines. Thoroughly recommended.

The Gantry Restaurant
Responded on 2 February 2019

Thank you Susan, it is so lovely to hear that you had a wonderful experience with us, I will make sure to pass on your feedback to the team! We look forward to having you with us again. Restaurant General Manager

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SP
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

We dined at Gantry for lunch. We asked to sit outside and had a lovely view of the harbor. The best part of the experience was the view and location. The seafood was tasty, but overcooked, but the service was subpar. We asked for tap water along with our wine and cocktail (which was nothing but ice and cucumbers), and later realized we were charged $10 for bottled water. We were overall disappointed with our visit to Gantry and would not return.

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EM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Exceptional 6 course tasting menu... compliments to the chefs.

Lovely outlook overlooking the harbour.

Let down by front of house team ... 2 courses in and had to ask for a drink and the wait staff called themselves alcoholics ... not a professional look.

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PM
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

The good: Vanilla shortcake dessert. Close to iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, accommodation and other standard tourist spots. The gantry also has a reasonable wine list.

The not so good: Service was less than average, especially towards the end of our meal where it was clear we were ready to leave. Wait staff were happy to chat amongst themselves out the front rather than serve us a bill.
Most of the meals seemed to be trying too hard, style over substance.
I also hate being charged substantial amounts for sparkling water that comes out of a tap.

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CB
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Gantry Restaurant was a most memorable experience. I had the trout and my husband had the quail. They were exquisite! The sauces were just perfect with each particular meat. The one hat is well deserved! We sat outside on a perfect evening and watched water craft glide by. It was beautifully quiet. Service was very professional. It was my husband's birthday and he was very impressed. Instead of a bottle, we had a couple of glasses of wine each. Turned out to be cheaper that way. We thought the overall price was right too. We'll be back.

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JO
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really wonderful dining experience. we were in a hurry to see a show at the theatre and the staff not only took this into consideration but acted on it. Food was amazing, I had the crab then chicken and my wife had oysters and then fish. we wish we had more time to try the desserts. The service was great and the beer cold. could not have asked for more and I think the best compliment we can give is we have told anyone and everyone how good it was and we can't wait to get back there.

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GC
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing views and atmosphere. The tasting menu is amazing and makes for a great date night. Great value for money. The staff was amazing. They were knowledgeable about the dishes and were flexible, able to cater for allergies, preferences etc.

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OG
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great service staff. It’s was delicious and will definitely be returning

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DK
London
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

The food was great however the service was below par for a one hatted restaurant. Its a shame the table service does not match the quality of food making it overall an underwhelming dining experience.

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