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Graze MCA

#11 of 4,598 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
The Rocks
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140 George Street | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (Formerly MCA Restaurant)
+61 2 9245 2452
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Today
08:00 - 15:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 15:00
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Vienna, Virginia
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had lunch here while waiting for our room to be ready for check in. We had bread and hummus, grilled bugs and prawns, and lamb kofte salad. The lamb and grilled items were great. I thought the bread and hummus was the weak link however my wife lived it. On that Friday afternoon, we sat drinking iced tea and... More 

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Thank Silverstreak46
simon f, Owner at Graze MCA, responded to this review

Hi Silverstreak46 Delighted to hear you had such a positive experience at GRAZE. Thank you for the kind review, from all of us here at GRAZE More 

Sydney, Australia
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138 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

such a spectacular location, and the food is more than up to it. A casual restaurant, with good service I suggest booking so you don't have to wait. We had 5 small grazing plates for 3- far too much food, but none was left. Great to take out of town guests, or if you are visiting the gallery.

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Thank Skimum123
simon f, Owner at Graze MCA, responded to this review

Hi Skimum123 Lovely to hear that you enjoyed all the dishes you ordered. Thank you for the review and until the next time From all of us at GRAZE More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Graze is nice the service is good not great the food pretty good but not outstanding. We had a nice lunch for my Mum's birthday entrees were good but nothing special, the bouillabaisse to share was excellent just needed more of the lovely garlic bread to mop it up with. Kids had burgers which they said were very nice.

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Thank Karen S
simon f, Owner at Graze MCA, responded to this review

Hi Karen S So happy you got to try our signature dish the Bouillabaisse ! Thank you for the review From all of us at GRAZE More 

Sumrall, Mississippi
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A more charming location and view would be hard to find. Even the cruise ship couldn't dim the excitement of watching the people hurry by Initially the wait staff was attentive enough but for reasons I don't know, perhaps because it was later in the day, about 1430hr Sunday, everyone seemed to be somewhere else. The food was good. No... More 

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Stamford, CT
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I try to stop by for breakfast or lunch every time I visit. Enjoyed Sunday lunch with a view. Excellent seafood and lamb, warm service. Will be back!

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Thank VasyaStamford_CT
simon f, Owner at Graze MCA, responded to this review

Hi VasyaStamford_CT Thank you for your positive review and for always stopping by when you're in Sydney CBD! From all of us at GRAZE More 

Sydney, Australia
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238 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only downsides: not too many options for breakfast but ok and also weren't convinced with the coffee which should be top notch if you want to survive in Sydney. We had the eggs Benedict and Florentine and both were great with house made sauce hollandaise. Service was friendly and fast. A bit on the more expensive side but you get... More 

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Houston, Texas
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our group of 16 had a lovely lunch here. The views of the harbor were stunning and the food was exceptional. My favorites were the raw oysters and roasted pumpkin salad. Also excellent where the mushroom arancini, butter pesto prawns, and hummus. Cheese board for dessert to finish a lovely meal. We ate family style to try as many things... More 

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simon f, Owner at Graze MCA, responded to this review

Hi Valerie J Thanks for the wonderful review and photos! So happy you all had a great time. From all of us at GRAZE More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The MCA Graze is on the top of the MCA art gallery in Circular Quay, facing the Opera House. The gallery provides diverse modern art exhibitions, and after you are satiated by art you can move to satiate your desire for food. We were not disappointed and enjoyed some great light meals in a setting which can be brilliant. The... More 

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simon f, Owner at Graze MCA, responded to this review

Hi Wellipoo So glad you enjoyed your time at GRAZE and was able to soak in the beautiful views of Sydney Harbour. Until the next time, from all of us at GRAZE More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Visiting Sydney in winter with my arty-farty daughter, we had just done two galleries and the freezing wind was insisting we find somewhere to eat lunch to warm up.....there was a coffee festival happening on the foreshore around circular quay so the area was particularly busy....although the coffee was warming everyone up....I looked over towards Graze and could see that... More 

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simon f, Owner at Graze MCA, responded to this review

Hi Mumwise Wow - what a wonderful review and so pleased you enjoyed your time with us Many Thanks from all at GRAZE More 

Northbrook
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285 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This is a trendy type restaurant. Our server was good. Flat bread with hummus was delicious. Then we had an array of finger type food - chicken wings were the best. Good people watching seating.

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simon f, Owner at Graze MCA, responded to this review

Hi Terri Best seats in town to people watch Thanks for the review from all GRAZE More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
Saturday
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 George Street | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (Formerly MCA Restaurant)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > The Rocks
  • Neighbourhood: The Rocks
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9245 2452
Description
Recently renamed GRAZE MCA previously called MCA Restaurant is located on the Ground Floor (Circular Quay side) of the Museum of Contemporary Art, GRAZE MCA is the perfect spot for a relaxed lunch with friends or colleagues. Enjoy watching the world go by and the stunning uninterrupted views across the water to the Opera House from our covered outdoor terrace. With waiter service and an exciting menu spanning the Mediterranean and contemporary modern Australian, GRAZE MCA offers diners honest cooking at affordable prices. We are fully licensed and Group Bookings are more than welcome. Located on the Ground Floor Terrace of the old building at MCA (entrance via Circular Quay side) 140 George Street THE ROCKS Lunch Monday to Friday from 11.30am to 3pm Breakfast Saturday & Sunday from 8am to 11.30am Lunch Saturday & Sunday from 12pm to 3pm

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Staying in The Rocks

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The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and sailors from the old nation. As the oldest neighbourhood in the city, the area's cobblestone streets host more than 100 heritage sites and buildings, including the oldest house in Sydney, Camden Cottage, which was built in 1816. Taste a “midi “ or a “schooner” of beer and dine “al fresco” on the waterfront at some of the oldest pubs in Sydney. The weekend markets at the Rocks are where you can find local artists' hand-made souvenirs, organic food and designer jewelry in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. To enjoy some of the best Australian and international contemporary art, the MCA museum is open every day and select evenings. At the end of a long day of sightseeing, be sure to save energy to dance the night away at the area's many late night entertainment venues.
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