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Quay is located in The Rocks within the region of Sydney. You may also wish to see other The Rocks restaurants or Sydney restaurants.

Quay Restaurant Rating

Quay, The Rocks has been independently rated as: Licensed Restaurants in Elegant Surrounds with Grand Traditional Service. The crossed spoon and fork symbols are only representative of Quay restaurants setting, décor & style. View the minimum requirements for each level of restaurant rating.

Quay Chef Hat Awards

In 2011, Quay Restaurant The Rocks was awarded a 19 chef hat in the Australian Good Food and Travel guide's coveted Chef Hat awards. Australian Good Food and Travel Guides Chef Hat's have been awarded to discerning Chefs around the country since 1982 (see Our History). These awards are the result of careful deliberation. Inspectors appointed by AGFG dine anonymously. Their reviews and the opinions of the dining public, who generously send in their comments throughout the year, determine these results.

The chef at Quay is Peter Gilmore

Quay Cuisine

Quay restaurant has been listed under the cuisine classification: Modern Australian.

A recommended dish from the menu is 'Sea Pearls - Sashimi tuna, sea scallop, crab, smoked eel, octopus Jackfruit snow egg'

Please check the features and facilities symbols to see if Quay also offers Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Halal Options and Kosher Options. We recommend that you phone Quay restaurant in advance if you have any specific dietary requirements.

Quay Location & Parking

Quay Restaurant is located at: Overseas Passenger Terminal, West Circular Quay, The Rocks. For directions on how to get to & from Quay, please refer to the map. Onsite parking at The Rocks restaurants is not always available. We recommend you phone Quay restaurant on (02) 9251 5600 in advance for parking information.

Tipping at Quay restaurant

Tipping at Quay restaurant is optional, but none the less very much appreciated. If you are pleased with the service it is customary in The Rocks to leave a tip of 5-10%.

Reserving at Quay Restaurant

Some restaurants in the Sydney Region require you reserve in advance, while numerous others have a no reservation policy. To avoid disappointment we highly recommend you phone Quay Restaurant on (02) 9251 5600 in advance to find out their reservation policy and availability.

Quay Restaurant Opening Hours

Quay Restaurant The Rocks, opening hours are:

Lunch: Tuesday - Friday
Dinner: 7 Days

Every Sydney Restaurant operates their own opening and closing times. Likewise, opening hours in some restaurants can vary depending on the season, public or religious holidays, and/or other circumstances. We advise you first check with Quay Restaurant to ensure there has been no change to their opening hours prior to visiting.

Quay Restaurant Prices

Unless it has been otherwise noted, prices for Quay Restaurant reflects the average of a two course meal (entrée & main course). These prices are approximations and variations may occur.

Quay Restaurant Reader Reviews

Read what real diners have to say about Quay. Reader reviews are a great way to find out what other passionate diners think about Restaurants. The views and opinions expressed in these reviews are those of individual readers and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of AGFG, it’s directors, management, employees, contractors, consultants or agents.

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Accuracy of Quay Restaurant Descriptions & Information

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of Quay restaurant descriptions and information contained on this website. Notwithstanding, Quay restaurant in The Rocks may change and prices may vary, menus are subject to change and chef's can move. Whilst every effort has been made to keep the information on this website as accurate as possible, AGFG assumes no responsibility for errors, changes, omissions, inconveniences or incurred loss as a result of any inaccuracy. See our disclaimer

We hope our overview of Quay restaurant in The Rocks has been of assistance. More information about this restaurant can be found at http://www.quay.com.au

(02) 9251 56...

Overseas Passenger Terminal, West Circular Quay,
The Rocks NSW

Type
Licensed Restaurants in Elegant Surrounds with Grand Traditional Service
Price
$$$$$
Cuisine
Modern Australian

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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars

Quintessential Fine Dining. The most amazing degustation menu. A wonderful nite to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Staff are fantastic.


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  • 4/4 Stars

Went last years and had the a la carte, went back this year for the degustation. Absolutely beautiful as usual in the food department except for some unusual plates that when the knife ran down sounded like nails on a blackboard. (eek!) My husband had the Classic Wine Match and I had the Premier Wine Match. Unfortunately some of the wines weren't too dissimilar, which was a shame considering the price difference. Also there seemed to be an awful lot of under pouring (50mls or less for some courses) - not too happy about that. All said and done we had an enjoyable night and will return. Thanks very much to Matt, who absolutely made our night last year and made the effort to come over and say hello this year... My advice is to definitely go and just have the waiters up if they under pour!!!


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  • 4/4 Stars

I had wanted to dine at Quay since the day I first heard about it.. however as I am currently a 22yr old university student from Orange earning less than $350 a week I thought it was a little out of my price range! haha But hey poverty is more fun when you spoil yourself occasionally right?!! So I said stuff it and booked my girlfriend and I in for a bit of mid week dining to celebrate our 1st anniversary! I had extremely high expectations!! and MAN were they met!! Everything about the place is just so comfortable! The service was awesome from the moment we stepped in the door, the view was insane!!, even the tables had this slight sponginess to them which (I know it sounds silly) just made everything so down right pleasant! As I am still a relative novice in the wine world I had to ask our sommelier more than my fair share of questions in order to best appreciate what we were drinking.. And that man sure does know his goon!!! hehe jokes!! but in all seriousness he managed to explain everything on a level that best suited our novice level of understanding and he did so without any suggestion of highbrow smugness and made us feel like wine connoisseurs by the end of our dining experience! I forget his name but he was the young tallish bald guy.. amazing and thankyou!! Finally to the food.. Im not really sure what sort of vocabulary i should be using however it was unbelievable!! I come from a fairly foody family and dine out a little too regularly than I probably should however nothing could have prepared me for how delicate and well balanced each course turned out to be! In the beginning of our dining experience I found myself searching for dominating flavours in each dish.. however I soon realised that dominating flavours do not exist at Quay!! I found myself able to taste and feel so many different sensations with each bite and Im near convinced that I may have moaned a little too much! haha but It was just that good!!! Thanks Guys!! Sam


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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars

No words needed for this cuisine.


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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars

Full review at: http://ordinaryvsextraordinary.wordpress.com/extraordinary-reviews/quay-sydney-26/ On September 7, 2011 I ate dinner at Quay Restaurant in Sydney. This dinner was both my farewell to Sydney and my initiation to the world of the Top 50 restaurants. I think I’m going to like this adventure… Walking into the restaurant is a little daunting; it’s sparse, quiet, the lighting is low, the carpet is purple and the staff shuffle between tables like phantoms, you’re never quite sure if you someone filled your water glass or if it somehow topped itself up of its own accord. I chose the 4 course a la carte menu. Yes, I know, the true gourmand would have eaten the degustation, and at an extra $65 for 4 courses, it makes financial sense. To be honest, I didn’t feel hungry enough, and had no interest in being too full to enjoy my incredibly expensive meal. Cliche as it is, the absolute standout of all four courses had to be the dessert, the jackfruit snow egg was not only delicious, but creative, inventive and gastronomically overwhelming. You can’t help but ask yourself how anyone could create such a thing, but you are never overwhelmed enough to stop enjoying each mouthful. The next standout was the entree, the mud crab congee was savoury and moreish, the crab melted in your mouth, and the split rice porridge brought all the flavours and textures together, and added some density to this light dish. Worth the wait and the money


Food
  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 3/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars

C'est magnifique!!! A restaurant that Sydney can be truly proud of having. Having eaten in Paris' finest establishments, I can say that Peter Gilmore's restaurant is truly up there with the best. This is the restaurant that Sydneysiders should take any international guest as a shining example of Sydney and it's jewels. A real shame the waiting list is so long!


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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 3/4 Stars
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  • 3/4 Stars

amazing food, my wife and i had planned to go for ages, and it had lived up to the hype and more! Peter Gilmore is a super great chef


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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 3/4 Stars
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  • 3/4 Stars

Well worth it, sensational. Iron chef quality. 3 hats none less :)


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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 3/4 Stars
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  • 3/4 Stars

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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 2/4 Stars
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  • 3/4 Stars

what an amazing experience dining at Quay is. I have had the pelasure of dining at some of the worlds finest resturants. From old school places like Maxims in Paris to ground breaking Nobu in London to the fusion delights of Tetsuya in Sydney. I have to say that Peter Gilmour outdoes them all at Quay. Every mouth full of every course provides you with an experience that is impossible to explain. You simply must try it to appreciate it. Yes it is crazy expensive, even for Sydney but worth evey cent. It is such a shame that the staff obviously don't share the same enthusiasm for service as the kitchen does for the food. Sure they are efficient but not once did i see a smile. Nor do they anticpate your needs like the staff at the aformentioned restaurants. It was like we were not worthy of the food. Dining is about complete enjoyment. They seem to be caught up in the awards that brings about a 'to-good-for-you' attitude. Loosen up guys and be thankful you are privileged to work at Quay. You almost spoilt the night. And a message for the somellier: dont be offended when a customers chooses to slecet their own wine without your help or not take up the wine matching option. Some of us know what we are doing...and we spent more than the matching option anway. Dont let this service issue stop you. The food is worth it. What an expereince.


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  • 2/4 Stars
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  • 2/4 Stars

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  • 4/4 Stars
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  • 3/4 Stars

I went here for a work lunch late last year. It is one of the best dining experiences in Sydney.
The food is fantastic, the wine is well matched and the view is spectacular.

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Quay Overview

Located at Sydney's Overseas Passenger Terminal, with sweeping views from the Opera House to the Harbour Bridge, Quay Restaurant is found in what many consider to be Sydney's finest dining location. The restaurant's décor, service and extensive wine list are equally as exciting and unforgettable. Celebrated head chef Peter Gilmore's imaginative menu is sensational, winning him numerous culinary accolades. The selection might include Congee of Northern Australian mud crab, fresh palm heart, egg yolk emulsion or Gently braised quail, morel cream, brioche porridge, hazelnut floss.

Quay Menu Sample

Sea Pearls - Sashimi tuna, sea scallop, crab, smoked eel, octopus Jackfruit snow egg

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Quay Opening Hours

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Quay Features & Facilities

Seats: 100

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alfresco
  • Bar
  • City Views
  • Degustation Menu
  • Disabled Access
  • Fully Licensed
  • Functions
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Private Dining
  • Romantic
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Water Views

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