Waterfront

3.9
22 Reviews
$41 to $100
Seafood

About

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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3.9based on all time ratings
3.9
food
4.1
service
4.3
ambience
3.4
value
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Sydney
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2017
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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.

BS
BobS
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First product installation in Australia by Smart Wires Inc. A San Francisco company for utilities.

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
Sydney
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2017
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Overall ambience excellent could not be better. A little disappointing the seafood platter for two. The hot component of the dish was very dried out and tasteless. For $170 I would have expected better and the side salad was miserable! On a happier note our waiter was great! Thanks for great service Umat!

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

AD
ADK55
Sydney
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Over very good, staff over stretched & drink service slow
Great view good food

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Sydney
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2016
Overall3food5service5ambience4

One of the tastiest restaurants and one of the fastest to serve you. And the price is really good considering the location. I'm really grateful for these three things because I didn't get what I needed in terms of a romantic setting - you can't engage each other by sitting opposite ends of a table, and there's loud conversation of course - but there's probably not much you can do with an outdoor setting unless you have stools and small tables instead of deep wicker chairs and normal sized tables. If you're not desperate to talk or canoodle, this is probably the right choice.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2016
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Not worth a review other than a good waiter. Waaaaaaaaaaay overpriced and disappointing

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2016
Overall2food3service1ambience4

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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Gilly11
Sydney
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Sydney
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2016
Overall2food3service4ambience4

It is a great location and view only thing was that they charge $12 for table water ... cheaper to get a beer.

PC
PhilC
Sydney
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

LS
vipLeeS
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2016
Overall1food1service4ambience2

If you are in the quay and this is your last resort, then go ahead. Otherwise it is a tremendous rip-off.

NL
vipNL10
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2016
Overall3food1service4ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Sydney
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

LL
LandL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2016
Overall3food3service2ambience3

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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OpenTable Diner
Dined on September 12, 2015
Overall3food4service2ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
Dined on September 2, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very impressed. Loved the view of the Harbour.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on July 24, 2015
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Dined on June 30, 2015
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 8, 2015
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice food with nice view

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Waterfront is rated 3.9 stars by 22 OpenTable diners.