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Waterfront Restaurant

27 Circular Qy W | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 1300 115 116
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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“seafood” (49 reviews)
“barramundi” (34 reviews)
“steak” (49 reviews)
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Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
27 Circular Qy W | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Neighbourhood: The Rocks
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to the Waterfront on a Saturday evening having purchased a Groupon voucher for 2 people. The staff were friendly and helpful, the food was excellent and plentiful, the complimentary wine was great and the harbour views were simply stunning. It is really hard...More

Thank Craig5045
Reviewed 3 days ago

My family and I had the chance to dine on definitely the most tender, perfectly marbled piece of steak we've ever had --- bar none --- during our recent trip to Kobe, Japan. It was char-grilled medium rare and was so good that I thought...More

Thank Rex Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We been here first time tonight after purchasing coupon from Groupon. We sat right near the footpath with views overlooking the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. We started with 2 starters and an antipasto plate to share with a nice bottle of red. For mains...More

Thank vincentv368
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am struggling to find some complimentary words to describe our experience. We were gifted a voucher for lunch with wine - that was a good experience. What a tired looking venue. Staff uninterested. Food average. We were seated in an area on the side...More

Thank SusieM333
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I enjoyed the scoopon deal which was great! We went on a Saturday night and of course it was extremely busy but our table was ready to go and in the best spot looking at the opera house. The share and taster...More

Thank Kirsty W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with my partner for his birthday and we had a voucher from scoopon. It included a bottle of wine, antipasto plate, salad and a main meal. We were so full by the time mains came out. The food was delicious! We had...More

Thank Caitlin G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Up to last year a regular haunt of ours enjoying the opulent seafood platter. Went on Saturday for a change to find the price of the platter $20 cheaper for 50% food. At $170 really poor value now. Slugged with a Saturday surcharge as well-...More

Thank Itchyfeet73255103
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So my fiance and I decided to catch up with another couple for dinner one Friday night after work and choose the Waterfront Restaurant as a convenient place to eat in the City. Nestled in a nook of circular quay offers the views of the...More

Thank Andrus M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner with a large business group. As a result had to use the set menu. This was a bit limiting for those with food intolerances but still provided plenty of choice. Staff were friendly and efficient. Well worth a visit.

Thank Durry-357
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I bought a Group-on Voucher to eat at this restaurant and the food, wine, location and service were excellent, fantastic starters lovely main course and a view over to the Opera House and Harbour Bridge just rounded off a perfect evening with my wife.

Thank amacukewicz
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
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Which area is considered to have " the best tables " ? Inside / terrace .... ?
12 October 2016|
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Response from Southborolass | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry for the delay in getting back to you. We always sit outside under cover . I have been inside for dinner during winter months but it had been a while.
Zenaide G
Quero saber se o restaurante comporta 29 pessoas e se é possível reservar para 06 de maio. E quanto custa aproximadamente o jantar por pessoa. Aguardo
6 April 2017|
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Can we get the indoor restaurant table ,not terrace table . Since night view should be much better from 2nd or 3rd floor indoor of restaurant rather than terrace table . I have been this restaurant 20years before and good memory of beatiful night view from the table indoor but this time, Feb10th , only terrace table was booked . Also menu is changed and regret to see no big lobster and no mud crab now . Does owner change ?
19 February 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$38
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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.