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Waterfront Restaurant

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27 Circular Qy W | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 1300 115 116
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had lunch here while on business in Sydney. The food was really good. The salad was loaded with veggies and the house dressing was amazing. Also had the filet which had a great flavor. We looked out over the water while dining and really enjoyed the breeze.

Thank Skbrown12
Fingal Bay, Australia
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91 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An Excellent Fine dining restaurant right at the harbour with nice views of Sydney Opera house and Harbour bridge, a wonderful atmosphere for that special occasion. Great service, good portions of delicious food and good selection of beverages. We dined here some 20+ years ago with my then girlfriend and we recently returned for our 18th Wedding anniversary. By luck... More 

Thank Alp K
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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415 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location beside the Sydney harbour, near the Harbour Bridge, with views over towards the Opera House, is fantastic - Sydney on a postcard. Unfortunately, the food did not match the location. The steak was very cold - fortunately the gravy/sauce was hot and I managed to use this to slightly increase the temperature of the steak. It is a... More 

Thank John V
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59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the views here it was amazing! We asked the reservation teams to get a table with a view and they did just that! The food was very very good. We had a Groupon voucher and were very satisfied. We couldn't even finish off our entree it was that much food! Staff were great and I wish we went... More 

Thank Selina K
Sydney, Australia
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112 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is excellent location to enjoy Sydney icon while eating. The waiters are very nice. Food wise it is Ok. We arranged by groupon coupon. So it is value. Get extra pizza, it is good.

Thank William_Sydney
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54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on a voucher deal which included a couple of courses and a bottle of wine for 2 people @ $70 and was not expecting anything amazing for the price. What a surprise, we were shown to one of the best tables in the restaurant with a great view towards the the Opera house (and on a Saturday night)... More 

Thank MandC
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198 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My review us limited to a tour group menu, so the reason for my three stars is that the choices were ordinary and limited. Because we were in a group , we had to go to the bar on our own for drinks. I had the New York strip on the group menu and it was okay. Dessert was a... More 

Thank northwoodsgal61
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is located at the waterfront, in the evening you can see the well lite sydney opera house. The food is good, may be a little expensive than the other restaurants you find in the city. THe rock oyesters are to die for, we even tried crocodile and kangaroo meat which was tasty as well.

Thank Swagata P
Orinda, California
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480 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

App and beer good Do not order bruschetta and like all Aussie service..sloooow View is cars abs people watch not really beach so if you want beach go upstairs someplace and if you need fast..pack a picnic

Thank drmader
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been to this restaurant many times over the years especially with overseas guests, nice view from there. Food has always been ok, however for this time found the venue was poorly maintained, nothing seems to have been improved over the years, bordering on dirty. Most staff were efficient and friendly, just the venue is very tired.

Thank Derek H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 38
Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Circular Qy W | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > The Rocks
  • Neighbourhood: The Rocks
  • Phone Number: +61 1300 115 116
Waterfront's authentic menus are inspired by the classics with seafood being our specialty. Oysters are shucked to order, and long-standing relationships with Sydney's leading suppliers provide us with the best line-caught fish.Situated within the historic Rocks precinct with views across Sydney Harbour and the Opera House, dining at Waterfront is a truly unforgettable experience.

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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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