REVIEWS + MEDIA
Quay is one of Australia’s most highly regarded restaurants.
“It is a year of divide-and-conquer for Quay; as chef Peter Gilmore takes on the challenge of the new Bennelong dining room in the Sydney Opera House as well as this razzle-dazzle harbor side restaurant. But Quay still sets the benchmark for some of the most exquisite and articulate food in Australia: textural, botanical, micro seasonal, full of grace and dangerously easy to pair with an equally fine wine…”
“It’s still one of the stellar dining experiences of Australia”
“…And Gilmore would like to remind the diners of Australia – the world, for that matter – that while, yes, he’s involved with the design and creative thrust of the food at Bennelong. Quay remains his technique driven, fine-dining citadel…As ever, the open, warm service adds a special note to what is still Australia’s most desirable restaurant view. In short, Quay shows not a whiff of complacency. It’s still one of the stellar dining experiences of Australia."
“The reservations line will inform you at the time of booking if there's to be a cruise ship keeping the Opera House out of sight on the day you wish to dine. Should this happen, don't bon-voyage those anniversary/birthday/must-try-the-snow-egg plans just yet. The harbour view is stunning, sure, but even better is Peter Gilmore's elegant and simple cooking…”
“Most tables are situated by the vast glass windows, each boasts perfectly framed outlooks of all that Circular Quay has to offer, be it bridge or Opera House. The view of the nation’s iconic building is second to none: magnificently lit at night, its dramatic profile only gets more mesmerising as the night wears on. Seated here, you will fall in love with the Opera House all over again. You might even fall in love with fine diners all over again while you’re at it – we know we have.”
“By day or by night, the sparkling sweep of Sydney Harbour viewed through Quay's floor-to-ceiling windows has the potential to overshadow anything but the best cuisine. Lucky, then, that the likes of the pork belly, slow-cooked in cultured butter, and paired with koji, sesame and the smokiest of pork broths, and the intriguingly textured green rice, toasted buckwheat and water spinach, crowned with rice wafer shards and compressed kombu are, well, quite possibly the best."
“For many, the excitement and glamour of Quay lie in its glittering views of harbour, Opera House and bridge. But the real joy is what happens inside, from the silky, knowledgeable service to the immaculately imagined small dishes from Peter Gilmore”
During the overseas passenger terminal upgrade Quay will have modified opening hours. We will be closed for lunch Monday to Thursday and open Friday to Sunday lunch from 12pm - 2pm.NEWS + EVENTS
For any media enquiries regarding Quay please contact our PR agency.
Overseas Passenger Terminal,
The Rocks, Sydney 2000
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: Bookings from 12pm - 1.30pm.
Daily: Bookings from 6pm - 9.30pm