2017 Australian Restaurant Guide

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04
Quay
Modern Australian
  • Upper Level, Overseas Passenger Terminal,
    The Rocks,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 9251 5600,
    quay.com.au
  • Lunch Tue-Fri noon-2pm

    Dinner daily 6pm-10pm

Quay
-33.856327,151.208654

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. Crisp white cloths and fine glassware instil a sense of formality, and service stays just the right side of friendly, maintaining the high standards you'd expect at this price-point. The breadth of the wine list may threaten to boggle the mind, but deft guidance by a thoughtful sommelier makes it easy. Dessert is as singularly brilliant as ever: chocolate caramel studded with chewy almond nougat and muscatels is transcendence on a spoon.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • Three Stars
  • Wine:
  • Three glasses
  • Price:
  • Lunch menus $135-$155

    Dinner $175-$225

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Private room
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Peter Gilmore

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