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Waterfront, Sydney, AU-NSW

Waterfront

3.9
3.9
19 Reviews
$41 to $100
Seafood
Boasting awe-inspiring views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the iconic sculptural shell of the Sydney Opera House, Waterfront transcends the guest experience offering the finest Harbour front dining position in Sydney. Set in an original colonial 18th century sandstone building in The Rocks precinct, Waterfront exudes the grandeur and charm of the past, which is matched by its elegant and generous seafood menu. A distinctive replica of a square-rigged colonial sailing ship mast adorns the outside paved dining area of the restaurant. Guaranteed to impress guests with its enviable position, the unique nautical decor throughout the three-leveled building is ideal for your next event. Please contact the restaurant on 1300 115 116 for all bookings of 10 people and over

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 4:45pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Phone number
    1300 115 116
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Neighborhood
    The Rocks
  • Parking details
    Metered street parking is available. Parking Stations close by include Overseas Passenger Terminal and Wilson Car Park.
  • Public transit
    Circular Quay Railway Station (474 m S)

What 19 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseModerate

19 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good.Waiters were not able to handle the rush at the start and were narky. Waited a long time before a drinks order was taken.

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  2. BobS

    San Joaquin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First product installation in Australia by Smart Wires Inc. A San Francisco company for utilities.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The location was excellent, but the food was on the pricey side. Still an enjoyable dining experience but don't be shocked by the prices. The food tasted great.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We really enjoyed the evening. The food was good and the German waiter very helpful and friendly. The views of the harbour and opera house were spectacular.

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  5. ADK55

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Over very good, staff over stretched & drink service slow Great view good food

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were in Sydney for a "kids free" getaway and wanted something very special. Thank you to the staff at the Waterfront for making our night so special. The seafood platter for 2 was just beautiful. The service was amazing & attentive... thank you

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2016

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Not worth a review other than a good waiter. Waaaaaaaaaaay overpriced and disappointing

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  8. Chez

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2016

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    So disappointed, although we had the seafood platter the and the only disappointment on the plate was the crab, very soggy. When we where asked if we wanted to taste the wine, and said no its OK, the waitress said oh good.

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  9. Gilly11

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated a 40th birthday there on our parents weekend away which was very romantic with a lovely setting. A bonus was fireworks going off over the opera house.

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  10. PhilC

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience at waterfront, the view was stunning with an atmosphere to match. The mixed platter for two was reasonably priced and full to the brim, the staff were pleasant and always there to assist and the home made sangria was one of the best I've had! We will definitely go back

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  11. LeeS

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2016

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    If you are in the quay and this is your last resort, then go ahead. Otherwise it is a tremendous rip-off.

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  12. NL10

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It's right in the middle of the opera house and harbour bridge so you get great views of both. Food was really bad - but it's just about worth it for the location. Just don't go for a special occasion, it's a quick in and out place, or somewhere to go for a quick bite before a night out.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Cannot get a better view. We were fortunate to be seated near wall, so had an uninterrupted view. Good value for money compared to some other Sydney restaurants. Both my husband and my food was great. Waiting staff were a bit dismissive at times but overall a good experience. Have eaten here before and wouldn't hesitate to do so again.

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  14. LandL

    New York City

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    This place offers a great view of the harbour and the Opera House, with the Sydney Harbour Bridge as the background. Wonderful! But the food was barely better than mediocre, and the service was awful. Our waiter seemed to be trying really hard, but was clearly overburdened with more tables than was reasonable. Maybe the management thinks that everyone is there just to spend as much time as possible sitting and gazing at the view. Whatever. This is a place to take out-of-towners to show off the view. But only after offering profuse apologies, both before and after, for the mediocre food and worse service.

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  15. string

    64013 reviews

    3.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2015

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Meal was nice, service was poor. To have your entree plate taken away whilst still eating in order to have our mains hurriedly sent out is unsatisfactory. I was shocked it had occurred.

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  16. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were very impressed. Loved the view of the Harbour.

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  17. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food, great view of Opera House and Harbour Ordered a mixed antipasto platter to share for entree which was delicious!!Wine List good - but reasonably expensive

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  18. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The location is superb and we had, perhaps, the best table in the restaurant. Each of our party of four enjoyed each of their courses. We took two friends who had not been to Sydney before and they were delighted with our choice of restaurant

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  19. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice food with nice view

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Waterfront is rated 3.9 stars by 19 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Waterfront

27 Circular Quay West, Sydney, AU-NSW 2000

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    The Rocks
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 4:45pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Seafood
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Metered street parking is available. Parking Stations close by include Overseas Passenger Terminal and Wilson Car Park.
  • Public transit
    Circular Quay Railway Station (474 m S)
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
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