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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.

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dined on Sun, 14 Jul 2019

Service was great - warm, engaging without being too solicitous. We had the paired wines which matched the food really well-intelligent, interesting pairings that completed the meal. Fantastic experience all round.
Scott Bergin

dined on Sat, 13 Jul 2019

Amazing views and food for those special occasions

dined on Thu, 4 Jul 2019

An amazing experience with food and views to die for!!! Absolutely memorable as ‘The Best’!!!

dined on Fri, 28 Jun 2019

10 course degustation food was exceptional, as was the service and the views. All courses were full of flavour and we left feeling full but not uncomfortable. Highly recommend.

dined on Sat, 22 Jun 2019

The 6-course degustation was amazing (actually turns out to be 9 with the little palette cleansers in between) I cannot recommend Quay enough. We had 3 wait staff serve our table as there were 5 of us in our party, to ensure all plates were brought out at the same time. A fantastic dining experience from start to finish!

dined on Thu, 20 Jun 2019

Three hatted restaurant, number one is Sydney and you get what you pay for. Stunning views and decor, the service is brilliant, wine list and drinks brilliant and the menu is divine. We had the 10 course menu, my husband is a vegetarian and had a separate menu which is always a plus! Our fav courses were Marron with Flowers, Chestnut & Truffle and to top it off and incredible White Coral dessert. Great work Peter Gilmore and team, the new Quay is well worth the visit.

dined on Mon, 17 Jun 2019

Positioned in the middle of our spectacular Harbour with all that it offers, the food and service at Quay was truly amazing and worth every $ spent .. very unique experience...

dined on Fri, 14 Jun 2019

Excellent food and staff, we had an incident arise unexpectedly and the staff handled the scenario with the utmost professionalism, thoughtfulness and respect.
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6 Course Menu, Arrival Champagne (2 hour dining)

For some early reservations, Quay offers our six course menu along with a complimentary glass of Champagne 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
17 Sep 2018 - 13 Feb 2019
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
15 Feb 2019 - 31 Dec 2022
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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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.
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01 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
Sun, Fri, Sat 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
01 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 7:30 PM - 9:00 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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