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USD 164 - USD 215
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International, Australian, Contemporary, Fusion
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A superb restaurant with a scenic view of the Sydney Harbour, the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The restaurant host staff are friendly, efficient and provide excellent service. The table manager willingly discusses menu options and flexibility to your requirements. Some of the...desserts, like the White Coral, a white chocolate ganache, is delicious. A beautiful experience for any special occasion.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an amazing night out and the food and service were spectacular. Quay is my favourite fine dining restaurant.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Used to dine here a lot back in the days of the 8 textured chocolate cake. Took a long break from the place after, on one of those occasions, it was very apparent that the cake had spent time in the fridge (I’d had it...many times at that point so knew without a doubt that this was the case) and the rest of the food on that occasion hadn’t been great either. Decided to give Quay another go this month. Luckily after reading reviews I thought I’d better check what substitutions they would make given that I gave an (adult onset) shell fish & mollusk allergy now. The majority of the courses on the tasting menu are currently seafood that I’m allergic to and every single substitution they proposed to make (emailed to me as an alternative menu after I enquired) was a pretty lame looking vegetarian dish. I have a seafood allergy, I’m not vegetarian. How about swapping protein for protein? I thought this very poor effort just reflects lazy hospitality and so we canceled our reservation and are heading to Aqua Dining instead (where they assure me that any substitutions needed will not be rabbit food and that the chefs are very accommodating).More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 26 January 2021

Visited on Sunday night ( Jan 24) as an impromptu dinner to celebrate what we missed out on in 2020. We have been to Quay twice before but I have to say this was the least impressive menu. The portions were quite small.The marron dish...you get HALF a marron ( basically half a prawn) and the salami on the pork dish was so strong smelling I couldn't eat it. But what annoyed me the most was a 10% surcharge on Sundays which did not come up as a prompt when booking or in the confirmation, you have to read the reservation policy. That was an extra $60. At $290 p/h for 8 courses should cover Sunday penalty rates. ( FYI public holidays is 12.5%)More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 24 January 2021

The positives - great view, service was very good, great table overlooking the Opera House. The negatives - wine list is outrageously priced (with some bottles listed at 4x retail), several dishes a little on the blander side and could have done with some added...texture and a pinch of salt. Overall Quay is a very nice night out but I don’t think it is worth the $290 per person they are charging. We had the pleasure of eating at Orana in Adelaide just prior to COVID lockdown and at Attica the year before, which are similarly priced high end 3 hatters interstate. The food at Quay was not at the same level unfortunately. 6.5/10More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 14 January 2021

Hello, I’ve been at this restaurant for my friend bday. I told to the waitress I don’t eat red meat, but instead of giving me sea food they just gave me vegetables, It was the worst experience in my whole life, everyone was telling me...this is one of the best restaurants in Sydney and I’m really disappointed, all the meals I had were terrible , I just ate the bread in the beginning but they still charged me 180$ even though I spoke with the manager before I finished the plates. I hated everything and I didn’t want nothing more and she forced me to finish the meals and everything was terrible so I paid all this money for having the worst food in my life, I will post on my Instagram that this was the worst restaurant I’ve been to in Syd. everything was terrible, and the waitress was very rude with me as well , worst food and worst service, I’ve paid more then 200$ just for a view, congratulationsMore

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 4 January 2021

Had 8 courses for 3 hours. Mocktails are amazing. We really liked most of the 8 courses especially the Noodles (seem like a new dish). However we missed the famous snow dessert.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 28 December 2020

My friends and I visited Quay in late July and were so happy with the experience. We had made our booking approximately six months before we went and due to that, there was a discrepancy in numbers. We called them a few weeks before to...add a person to the booking and they accommodated us excellently. They also upgraded us to a private room which made the experience even more magical as the private room has a stunning view of the Harbour. That night the service was top notch as was the food. We had a member of our party who is lactose intolerant and they gave her a special menu and her meals were just as delicious as everyone elses. We also had the wine pairing to go along with the courses and they went together perfectly. On the night they found out that one of our party had recently celebrated his birthday and with short notice, they provided an extra course and Champagne. The Champagne was added onto the bill of course but it was a very nice touch to be offered. All that being said, you do need to keep track of how many drinks you're having as it all adds up and the night can be a quite expensive one. The courses are also small, however, due to the amount of them, you will feel full at the end. I do recommend going to Quay, just be aware that it will be a pricey evening and depending on your occupation you may need to save up to afford it.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 20 December 2020

This was our first visit since the renovation and new menu and everything was as expected - wonderful food, service and atmosphere. Even in Covid time Quay gave us an experience to remember. We have always enjoyed the light and airy room at lunch, although...the drama of the Opera House at night is hard to beat. The wait staff are among the best trained and most helpful I have experienced. Wine and food and the guests are treated with great respect which all helps to make for a memorable meal. The set menu included some real treats. The poached marron with pomelo and green almonds was a delight, the shitake and squid noodles moreish, the pig jowl with a savory custard and unbelievably delicate salami wrapping, were all to die for. The coral desert will never replace the snow egg, but...i could grow used to it. Congratulations to all at Quay who work to make dining there an experience equal to anything you could expect anywhere in the world.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 14 December 2020 via mobile

From the moment you step into this restaurant, from the moment you step out, you understand why this is a hatted restaurant. We decided to treat ourselves after this year and gosh it was a treat! Don’t expect to eat and go. This is an...experience. Take the afternoon off, drop the kids at your parents and take time to enjoy this. The meal was one of the best I had in my life! Quay beats Bennalong by far! We are vegan and the degustation was absolutely amazing! Be warned, it is not cheap and this experience do come at a price BUT it is worth it!! The service was detailed and caring. I would love to go back!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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