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The Dining Room

#400 of 4,629 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighbourhood:
Central Business District
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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93 Macquarie St | Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9252 4600
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06:30 - 10:30
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 10:30
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 11:00
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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dined here with a Travelzoo voucher. Loved the old world feeling which gave the restaurant a great feel. Really lovely food, entree main and dessert. Staff very helpful and friendly. Great value for money and would love to dine there again. Also had wine in the bar which was also great. Had the best Riesling - just wish I could... More 

Helpful?
Thank Robyn2212
Michael T, Manager at The Dining Room, responded to this review

Dear Robyn2212 I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Our old world feel is what sets us apart from other restaurants - a plush escape from the bustling CBD surrounds. As for your riesling we have two on the menu - the Fire Block Watervale Riesling and the Richmond Grove Watervale Riesling. Both of these... More 

Seattle, Washington
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74 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice breakfast buffet. Waitstaff is not outstanding - only OK. What more can be said? It took overt action to get a coffee refill.

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Thank Oceansmith
Michael T, Manager at The Dining Room, responded to this review

Dear Oceansmith Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. I am happy to hear you enjoyed the food and your comments regarding our wait staff with be filtered back through to the team. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Regards, Michael Thom Food and Beverage Manager More 

Sydney, Australia
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1,413 reviews
385 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 603 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located inside Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel Sydney in the Bar & Dining Room. I was given Tea for Two for my birthday so it was a special treat. I loved the old decor and the staff made us feel welcome and important. Champagne arrived promptly and there wasn't too long a wait for eats. We enjoyed everything on... More 

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Thank Skeney57
Michael T, Manager at The Dining Room, responded to this review

Dear Skeney 57 Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed our famous high tea in the plush surrounds of 'The Bar'. You can never have enough of our clotted cream and house made mixed berry jam! We look forward to warmly welcoming you back again. Regards, Michael... More 

Sydney
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99 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a disappointing experience! I treated a good friend to high tea at Stamford's as it was her 70th birthday. It looked such a promising start as we enjoyed the olde worlde ambience. The French champagne served was warmish, instead of being cool and crisp to the palette. Although, I was disappointed, I didn't say anything. The tiered of delicacies... More 

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Thank Cupert
Michael T, Manager at The Dining Room, responded to this review

Dear Cupert, I was very sorry to hear about your experience with us as it is certainly not the norm here at the Sir Stamford. Please be assured that your comments have been taken very seriously and will be filtered back to our head chef to assure this does not happen in the future. I do hope that you will... More 

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

The Bar can be accessed from the street - you don't have to enter the hotel. My husband and I had dinner there two nights during our week long stay in Sydney. The food was great, the entertainment was marvelous (singer on the piano), and the service was excellent. The atmosphere is amazing - you feel like you are back... More 

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Thank Kathryn L
Michael T, Manager at The Dining Room, responded to this review

Dear Kathryn L Thank you for taking the time to share your review. The Bar is definitely one of Sydney's little secrets. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the food and the entertainment. We have live music in the bar every Wednesday to Saturday nights starting at 6pm going through to 9:30pm. We look forward to welcoming you... More 

Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This review is of the bar only. It is separate from the restaurant but also serves great food and has a good atmosphere with live piano music on the night we were there. We dropped in on Valentines Day in the evening. It was raining and we were hungry as we walked past. The restaurant was fully booked. So was... More 

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Thank Merete C
Michael T, Manager at The Dining Room, responded to this review

Dear Merete C, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed Angie Dean who we had playing on Valentines day and who plays every Friday night. The skewers and sauces you enjoyed are a couple of our signature recipes from the La Boca restaurant at our sister hotel, Stamford Plaza... More 

Batemans Bay, Australia
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453 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

While staying for 4 nights at the Sir Stamford, Circular Quay, we dined in the Dining Room for breakfast each morning. We found the breakfast array, both hot and cold, to be to our satisfaction. There is a good variety of fresh fruit (although a little more variety to include seasonal fruits could be offered). The usual array of hot... More 

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Thank pandd1946
Michael T, Manager at The Dining Room, responded to this review

Dear pandd1946, Thank you for taking the time to write your review, I would also like to thank you for your kind words and I am glad that you enjoyed your experience both for dinner and breakfast. I have passed on your kind words to Shak which she was grateful for. I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you... More 

Level Contributor
13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Previous experience was nice but not this time. Disappointed for a fine dining restaurant. Waiter spilt red wine when pouring but the table cloth not cleaned up so we were sitting with a crisp white table cloth throughout our meal with stains. Food came out at the same time for me and my wife but hers was luke warm while... More 

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Thank stc1975
Michael T, Manager at The Dining Room, responded to this review

Dear stc1975, Thank you for taking the time to write your review and glad to hear you enjoyed your meal. We take all feedback on board as we are consistently trying to improve our product. We have also followed up with relevant team members to ensure they consistently deliver a high quality product and service. I hope in the future... More 

Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We tried this high tea 2 years ago and had fond memories of it so gave it another go on this visit to Sydney. Sad to say it was disappointing compared to last time. Staff seemed befuddled despite it being relatively quiet. We waited a long time for the high tea to come out from the time we were seated,... More 

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Thank MikeyFees
Michael T, Manager at The Dining Room, responded to this review

Dear MikeyFees, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am sorry that your recent high tea experience was below your expectations. I have passed your feedback to our head chef who in turn has followed up with his relevant team members. We offer a range of different high tea options in The Bar at Sir Stamford... More 

Snohomish, United States
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We ate in the dining room for breakfasts (buffet is very good - pre-order to save money) and a couple of dinners. Fairly expensive, but probably not out of line for Sydney.

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Thank Suzanne F
Michael T, Manager at The Dining Room, responded to this review

Dear Suzanne F, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am glad that you enjoyed both your breakfast and dinner experiences at the Dining Room. We also offer a pre theatre dining special for dinner for $49 which includes 2 courses and a glass of wine on arrival to keep in mind the next time you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Cuisine
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 11:00
Monday
06:30 - 10:30
Tuesday
06:30 - 10:30
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
06:30 - 10:30
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
06:30 - 10:30
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
06:30 - 10:30
17:30 - 21:30
Saturday
17:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 93 Macquarie St | Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9252 4600
Description
The Dining Room at Sir Stamford at Circular Quay hotel is perfect for dining before heading to a show at the Sydney Opera House or anywhere in Sydney's CBD. The Dining Room is a great location for a special occasion or just a place to meet and catch up with friends. The Dining Room at Sir Stamford at Circular Quay hotel's hand cut chandeliers, high backed chairs, attentive service and a creative menu means you are in for a dining treat in a convenient location.

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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