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Quay, Sydney, AU-NSW
Quay, Sydney, AU-NSW
Quay, Sydney, AU-NSW
Quay, Sydney, AU-NSW
Quay, Sydney, AU-NSW

Quay

4.5
4.5
277 Reviews
$101 and over
Modern Australian
Quay is one of the country’s most celebrated restaurants; the creation of leading Australian restaurant group, Fink, and Executive Chef Peter Gilmore.

Quay offers either a 6 course menu - $295pp. Or an 8 course menu- $355pp.

The reimagination of Quay has welcomed an organic space reflective of Peter Gilmore’s nature inspired cuisine. The interplay of textures and colour bring new life and a vibrancy that embraces the restaurant’s place in the dress circle of Sydney Harbour. An ode to the Australian landscape, from the vast ocean floor, to the cracked bark of a paperbark tree, every detail from the ground up has been thoughtfully considered.

A new era for Quay, gives an opportunity to fulfil even greater aspirations in delivering a most personal and immersive dining experience.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $101 and over
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–1:30 pm Dinner Thu–Sun 6:00 pm–8:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (02) 9251 5600
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Peter Gilmore
  • Catering
    Quay is a progression of rare and beautiful ingredients where texture, flavour and harmony is paramount. We offer either a 6 course o 8 course menu Continually inspired by nature, the creative process for chef Peter Gilmore begins in working closely with the farmers, fishermen, producers and artisans who cultivate bespoke produce exclusively for Quay. For each dish, the growth of every element and the selection of every ceramic piece is carefully considered and crafted for its role in the dining experience.
  • Private party contact
    our functions team: (02) 8275 8290
  • Neighborhood
    The Rocks
  • Cross street
    Hickson Road
  • Parking details
    Overseas Passenger Terminal Wilson Parking. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, unless there is a ship in port. $25.00 flat fee. When a ship is in port at the terminal, Quay guests can find nearby Wilson Parking at Clocktower Car Park, 155 George Street Car Park & Quay West Car Park which are only a short walk to the restaurant
  • Public transit
    Circular Quay Ferry Terminal (200m)<br />Circular Quay Train Station (200m)
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

What 277 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

277 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Hong Kong

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We came here for dinner. The view of the restaurant is excellent, we can see both the opera house and harbour bridge at our table. Food is quite good and sophisticated, but I would say I expected better for the reputation and for this price. We had the 8-courses menu and the portions were just right. Wine pairing was excellent and value for money.

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  2. LynetteH

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the most wonderful location to have brought my international visitors, especially as Vivid was right there all around us. The tasting menu was excellent but I would still have preferred an a la carte menu. Nevertheless an exceptional evening.

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  3. OliveL

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic dining experience all around. A must visit when in Sydney

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  4. Ingrid

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful destination restaurant with the focus on delicate, delicious umami goodness.

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  5. KevinY

    Singapore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the food and service. I went for the Wine Pairing and was impressed with the wines paired with food.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Osaka

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    お料理はとても美味しく、華やかでアート。最高のロケーションでしたがクーラーが効き過ぎていたのとサービスがゆっくりすぎて食事を終わるのに4時間もかかったので、少し間延びした感じが残念でした。 全体的には、スペシャルな感覚を味わう事が出来るので素晴らしいと思います。

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  7. MountainParkChuck

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unique dinning experience. If you are not adventurous in what you eat, this restaurant is not for you. Selection was a set six or ten course menu only. Small portions that had to be described and then explained when served. My wife ate about half of the meal. Venue is spectacular and service was excellent. For 4, including 2 bottles of wine, our bill was $AU 1,600.

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  8. string

    64013 reviews

    2.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    My family and I were totally disappointed with The Quay. We think it survives on past reputation, the view and diners wanting to try Peter GIlmore's Snow Egg. The view is lovely but our table of four had one person looking out to a construction site! The wait Staff make no effort to be engaging, portions are tiny, dull in taste and presentation and its completely overpriced. Renovations begin end of March but it seems the restaurant has already closed its doors in attitude and quality!

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  9. string

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I remember dining at Quay years ago - when degustation cost $125 and was much better than Tetsuya's. Have always wanted to return. I am a great admirer of Peter Gilmour's talents and enjoy Bennelong Raw & Cured Bar especially. We had an 8 course tasting menu. It started well, with tasty dishes and attentive staff. Then after the Pig's Jowl, the mains tasted bland.. Where was the variation in texture and appearance? The quail, fish and lamb were plain unappetising.

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  10. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    food great staff fantastic!

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  11. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was flawless!!!

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  12. Gina

    London

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Sadly did not meet our expectations. The staff were very pleasant but the service so slow all the way through dining. Took a long time to order aperitifs and the food had arrived before the staff took our order for the wine. All the staff seemed too busy dealing with the customers on the tasting and wine pairing menu. Food was good but the price commands more ‘wow’ factor. The coral trout was over cooked and bland.

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  13. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply excellent at all levels. For a high end culinary experience, the staff make certain you feel welcome and special. There’s no sense of being reproached for using the wrong fork! As far as value for money goes, it’s all relative, as there’s no doubt it’s an expensive way to dine. But you take away more than just a full stomach. For nearly four hours, over a ten course dinner with matched wines, we were enthralled with every minute of it. And you take those memories with you for a lifetime.

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  14. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quay was such a treat! Definitely one of the best restaurant that I have ever been to. Very classy yet comfortable. Lovely staff who where very knowledgeable. Great view and atmosphere. Perfect for a special occasion.

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  15. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Exceptional service, beautiful views, delicious food and a wine list as long as you can imagine. If you need somewhere for a special occasion, Quay Restaurant is your place.

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  16. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The experience was amazing and the food was fantastic, every morsel was a burst of pleasure for the senses. The only thing I have to say was that it took far too long to have the tasting menu. We were there for 3½ hours to have 8 courses. Far too long. Also the person who was explaining the different wines to us which came with each course was quite knowledgeable about them which made us appreciate the wine but her Asian accent was too strong and it made it very hard to understand.

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  17. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic views of Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Very high quality food and outstanding service. One of the best restaurants we have visited.

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  18. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a perfect evening for a special birthday treat. All courses of the Tasting Menu were excellent, and the accompanying wines complemented food could not have been bettered. Special mention must be made of our Sommelier for the evening - her knowledge was wide-ranging and added greatly to the occasion.

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  19. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A bucket list dinner! Stunning views as you enjoy amazing food whilst in the care of attentive and educated staff. Can't recommend Quay enough and the snow egg is the perfect way to finish the degustation!

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  20. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service was amazing. The view and ambience were a little spoiled by a ship that was docked which was blocking the view and reflecting light through the windows. In future would make enquiries to see if there was a ship in dock.

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  21. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booking process, Ambience, Service, Quality of food & presentation were great. But, having dined in some of the other 'Top 100' restaurants (Attica, Brae, Andrea, Burnt Ends & Odette), I must say the food wasn't as delicious as in those restaurants.

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  22. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful restaurant with absolutely stunning food, first class service, amazing views! Cannot think of a single negative thing to say-it is just perfect for a special occasion!

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  23. string

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The location and view is fantastic. Food innovative, and service absolute tops.

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  24. string

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the tasting menu at Quay and all the dishes were delicious. I found the service hit and miss. Empty glasses were removed from the table yet no further drinks were offered. We had to ask to order drinks twice.

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  25. string

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great view although fine dining food it is not I’m afraid.

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  26. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    what an experience it was not only the lavish food or the spectacular service or even the breath taking views it was a combination of something that is hard to describe all I can say is it was the best dining experience of my life .

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  27. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Stunning Tasting menu. Every course was exquisite and the pacing of the meal could not be faulted. Sommelier gave excellent advice on a comprehensive wine list. The experience lasted just over three hours and by the end our taste buds had been thrilled and our stomachs nicely filled. We regularly frequent restaurants in Europe with three Michelin stars and this venue was right up there along with the very best.

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  28. DLocal

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and experience. Glad we got to visit before they Snow Egg dessert was removed from the menu.

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  29. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, excellent service and outstanding views of Harbour bridge and Sydney opera

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  30. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My fiancé wanted to visit Quay to sample a Snow Egg and for her 40th birthday it looked a great treat for us both. Quay does not disappoint in any way. The location, the food, the staff, the wines & the views makes it one of the best places I’ve ever eaten. The staff matched our wines & we enjoyed every minute of the 4 hours dinner took.

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  31. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing! Beautiful view, excellent food, great service. Love coming back

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  32. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Live up to the expectations

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  33. string

    64013 reviews

    2.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    We had the tasting menu with the premium wine match and added the extra cheese course. First of all, the interior was looking very tired. We found the food served very poor. All dishes were colourless, this didn’t give you an appetite. The taste of the food was far under average. The staff was ok, although they looked very annoyed and acted a bit like robots, no warm personalities. There are so many restaurants in the city where you get better food, service, ambiance and value for your money.

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  34. string

    64013 reviews

    3.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    1) turned up at 5:52pm for a 6pm reservation and basically told to bugger off we're not open yet. 2) told the tasting menu takes approx. 3hrs, then told we have to vacate the table by 8:30pm ... do the math. Apart from that staff were very good ... food however was very bland on the whole and lacking in flavour IMO, there wasn't a single dish that made me go wow! Im not a regular fine diner but have been to a few and Quay is at the bottom of the list for me personally.

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  35. string

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, but degustation meal portions were very small apart from the snow egg. Wine list well curated, with excellent recommendations by the sommelier. However, the waiters spoke too quickly and did not enunciate their words when introducing each dish.

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  36. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for the annual wedding anniversary visit, we were married at Quay in 2011, been back every year with exception of one year. Will be back next year. It’s a food journey and a wonderful experience. Food and people at Quay - Sensational!!

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  37. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and cocktails. Nice service from the waiters and waitresses. I like how they explained the food that you had been served. Great views perfect for a special occasion. Our waiter even went a fetched a cab for us at the end of the night to end a great dining experience. Will definitely recommend to family and friends.

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  38. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Almost a perfect meal, although it's hard to think of what makes it 'not' perfect. Brilliant food: ambitious, sophisticated, innovative, flavourful & just the right amount. Maybe, re-think some of the wines on your list; I don't know how a Barolo would go with most of your food!

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  39. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my wife to Quay for our 40th Wedding Anniversary. Our first time to this famous Sydney restaurant and we were not disappointed. The food was devine. Each mouth watering course having its own special flavours and textures. Wait Staff & Somelier were excellent & very acomodating. This is not a cheap restaurant but worth every penny. We would definately dine here again

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  40. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great night!

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FAQs

Quay is rated 4.5 stars by 277 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Quay

Upper Level, Overseas Passenger Terminal, Sydney, AU-NSW 2000

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Hickson Road
  • Neighborhood
    The Rocks
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–1:30 pm Dinner Thu–Sun 6:00 pm–8:45 pm
  • Price
    $101 and over
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Overseas Passenger Terminal Wilson Parking. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, unless there is a ship in port. $25.00 flat fee. When a ship is in port at the terminal, Quay guests can find nearby Wilson Parking at Clocktower Car Park, 155 George Street Car Park &amp; Quay West Car Park which are only a short walk to the restaurant
  • Public transit
    Circular Quay Ferry Terminal (200m)Circular Quay Train Station (200m)
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Peter Gilmore
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access
  • Phone number
    (02) 9251 5600
  • Catering
    Quay is a progression of rare and beautiful ingredients where texture, flavour and harmony is paramount. We offer either a 6 course o 8 course menu Continually inspired by nature, the creative process for chef Peter Gilmore begins in working closely with the farmers, fishermen, producers and artisans who cultivate bespoke produce exclusively for Quay. For each dish, the growth of every element and the selection of every ceramic piece is carefully considered and crafted for its role in the dining experience.
  • Private party contact
    our functions team: (02) 8275 8290
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