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Waterfront Restaurant

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The Rocks
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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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Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

$12.00 for a glass of wine. Steak the size of a 50c piece. So many staff, so little service. Do not recommend. I recommend Quay instead.

Thank danmillman
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant is very well known. Food always good. Huge choice. Can be rather pricey. Good idea to book a table always.

Thank jOnathOn49_19
Adelaide, Australia
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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to this restaurant with a groupon deal. Expected it not to be as good as if you had just booked without a groupon. It was quite the opposite. Very very good service, great food. View was to die for. Lovely night. Couldn't do enough for you.

Thank Karen H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very good restaurant. They have very good seafood and the meat is also excellent. You can dine inside but if you can get a table outside I believe it is better. You have a great view of the bridge and the opera house.

Thank Hectorortega
Red Deer, Canada
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Is located right on the waterfront where the cruise ships dock. Was a bit breezy but they have blinds that can be lowered. We have a great Groupon meal complete with a house bottle of white wine. Large antipasto platter with a salad to share for 2. Florian was our server and was very helpful and most accommodating. Would definitely... More 

Thank Born2shop4u
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106 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited twice this week, love our seafood platters, so went for that on Wednesday lunch,then didn't realise waterfront is kind of 4or5 restaurants in one and we had a Groupon for lunch here on Thursday, no drama though, lots to choose from, Groupon was fantastic value,service great,views to die for,awesome food.

Thank chefcruiser
New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had pre-booked dinner for 2 using Dockside Deals. We got a good deal and had dinner overlooking the Sydney Opera House. The restaurant was crowded during the weekend, however the waiters were always on the move and very friendly.

Thank Kumar S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Didn't need a booking though we had to wait just a few minutes, most tables have a great view across to the opera house

Thank Blackies62
Sydney, Australia
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22 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took friends from UK for a dinner and we taught it was a recommended place by Groupon . It was a cold night and was very cold and we ask the waiter to move one of the heater close to us but he made excuses that, it was not possible but later when some group of beautiful girls arrived -... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was expecting a lot more from this place but it turned out to be a very average experience. The location is great but thats it. Pre booked a nice table with a view but instead we were seated near a busy door way with no view. The food was very average and also expensive. The service despite being right... More 

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, 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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