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Meet the Chef

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Peter Gilmore

Born and bred in Sydney, Peter Gilmore is the Executive Chef at two of Australia’s most dynamic restaurants; Bennelong and Quay. He started his apprenticeship at 16, then spent his twenties developing his own style working in kitchens overseas and in country New South Wales. Across both restaurants, Peter describes his cuisine as food inspired by nature and continues to work in partnership with small and artesian producers who cultivate bespoke produce exclusively for both Quay and Bennelong.

544 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

8.9
544 reviews
Recommended
(8.8)
Food
(9.1)
Service
(9.2)
Value for money
(7.8)
Atmosphere
(9.2)

dined on Sat, 13 Jul 2019

(8)
The view was simply stunning of the bridge and the opera house. The food was good and the service was impeccable.

dined on Fri, 12 Jul 2019

(10)
Amazing, just wish I loved seafood :(

dined on Fri, 12 Jul 2019

(8)
The sun can be in your eyes at certain times of the day due to glass windows. Some of the premium pairing wines tasted similar to cheaper wines. Staff were excellent. Food was good.

dined on Wed, 10 Jul 2019

(10)
Food, drinks, and service was excellent

dined on Mon, 8 Jul 2019

(4)
The view was beautiful. The food was unique for unique’s sake.
David Wu

dined on Sun, 7 Jul 2019

(9)
Exquisite preparation. Interesting flavours.

dined on Sun, 7 Jul 2019

(8)
Great service and amazing views of the harbour. Lovely setting for a long lunch.

dined on Sun, 7 Jul 2019

(10)
Beautiful food that was amazing in its presentation. We had the pairing wines which were beautifully matched. The views were amazing and the service fantastic. The Quay has been on our must do list for a while and we were not disappointed.

dined on Fri, 5 Jul 2019

(0)
Misleading website re pricing structure, not explicit and, I believe, misleading

dined on Fri, 5 Jul 2019

(10)
Absolutely perfect in every way. Can't wait to go back!
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Specials

The Big Night Out - An introduction to Quay

Reopening to high praise of critics and diners alike, Quay reset the fine dining landscape in Australia with its reimagination in 2018. Named Restaurant of the Year by Australian Gourmet Traveller, and with Peter Gilmore Chef of the Year in The Good Food Guide, Quay continues its reign as one of Australia's greatest restaurants. In celebration of The Big Night Out, Peter has curated a limited edition five course menu which offers diners a taste of Quay. "For The Big Night Out I've created an abridged version of the Quay menu; one that still speaks to the Quay philosophy, but naturally, leaves diners wanting to come back for more." Says Peter Gilmore. Whilst the menu features some dishes exclusively, it also features some from the signature menu including Peter's new, playful dessert, aptly named 'Moo', an indulgent celebration of dairy. 5 courses- $195pp. Credit card details are requested for all reservations. Should you cancel your reservation within 24 hours of your reservation time, a $195per person late cancellation fee will apply.
Max. people
10
When
01 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
Sun, Fri, Sat 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
When
01 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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New Year's Eve 2019 at Quay

NEW YEAR’S EVE AT QUAY: Celebrate a spectacular New Year's Eve with absolute front row seats at Quay overlooking sparkling Sydney Harbour. Begin your evening with a glass of Champagne and canapes on arrival, followed by seven course signature Peter Gilmore menu. Premium wines have been thoughtfully matched to each course by Head Sommelier Shanteh Wong, and guests will enjoy Champagne at the stroke of midnight to bring in 2020. Full payment by credit card is required for all reservations at the time of booking, at a charge of $2,200 per person plus a processing fee of $60.50 per person. Should you need to cancel your reservation or reduce guest numbers within 30 days of the event date your payment will become non-refundable. All cancellations must be made in writing to reservations@quay.com.au Please advise any dietary requirements at the time of booking.
When
31 Dec 2019
Tue 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Christmas Day Lunch at Quay

CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH AT QUAY: Celebrate Christmas Day with friends and family on Sydney Harbour at Quay. Enjoy a glass of Champagne and canapes on arrival, followed by a five course Christmas menu by Executive Chef Peter Gilmore for $450per person. A children’s menu will also be available for $195. Full payment by credit card is required for all reservations at the time of booking, at a charge of $450 per person plus a processing fee of $12.37 per person. Should you have any children in your party please contact our reservations team to complete your booking on 02 9251 5600 or email reservations@quay.com.au Should you need to cancel your reservation after 30th November your payment will become non-refundable. All cancellations are requested in writing to reservations@quay.com.au Please advise any dietary requirements at the time of booking. Please also note that a cruise ship will arrive into port at the Overseas Passenger Terminal at 2pm on Christmas Day.
When
25 Dec 2019
Wed 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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6 Course Menu, Arrival Cocktail (2 hour dining)

For some early reservations, Quay offers our six course menu along with a complimentary cocktail to enjoy on arrival. Tables are booked for a period of 2 hours and will be re-booked shortly after this time. Credit card details are required to secure all reservations at the time of booking. Should you need to cancel your reservation or reduce your party size within 24 hours of your booking, a cancellation charge will be incurred. The cancellation charge is equal to the minimum per person menu price available at the time of the reservation. Please contact us on 02 9251 5600 or reservations@quay.com.au
When
15 Aug 2019 - 30 Dec 2019
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
When
01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2022
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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About QUAY

This Rocks institution won Gourmet Traveller’s Restaurant of the Year for 2019. It has consistently held three Good Food Guide hats for seventeen years. Is it necessary to continue? Ok, easy. At the helm is highly celebrated chef, Peter Gilmore, who is known not simply for his culinary masterpieces but also his dedication to growing his own, fresh produce. After a recent renovation, Quay is redesigning the fine dining experience. They have swapped the white tablecloths for more natural elements, including timber tables made from spotted gum, a timber ceiling and volcanic lava stone detailing. They now offer a six course degustation meal for dinner midweek and lunch Friday to Sunday. As well as a 10-course meal on Friday and Saturday night. If you were hoping to try the famous ‘Snow Egg’, you’ll have to settle for the new dessert “White coral”. It features a light white chocolate ganache aerated under vacuum and then frozen with liquid nitrogen. Quay should be top of your Sydney list for that most special of special occasions.

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