Situated in the dress circle of the harbour, Quay has some of Sydney’s most spectacular views, sweeping from the Opera House to the Harbour Bridge. The food created by head chef Peter Gilmore is equally awe-inspiring; innovative cuisine that celebrates the diversity of nature, and takes the diner on a journey of discovery.
In 2011 Quay was voted Number 26 on the coveted S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurant’s list, to become the highest ranked Australian restaurant in the world, and named The Best Restaurant in Australasia.
Quay has long been one of Australia’s most awarded restaurants, one of only two to be awarded three hat status for ten years in a row. The restaurant also rewrote culinary history when it scored Best Restaurant in both major industry awards (The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2009 and 2010, and The Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide 2009 and 2010) for two years in a row.
Quay’s executive chef Peter Gilmore recently launched his first cookbook, Quay: Food Inspired by Nature, a sumptuous exploration of his nature-based philosophy and the organic presentation of his stunning cuisine at Quay.
For a sneak peak into the mind of chef Peter Gilmore take a look at our Inspirations Series.
Along with our award-winning restaurant, Quay hosts some of Australia’s most exclusive private functions. Every event hosted by Quay not only enjoys our world-class cuisine, but is surrounded by the iconic maritime panorama of the world’s most stunning harbour city.
“We stayed at the Harbour Rocks at the beginning of our trip to Sydney and loved everything about it- we learned later that it was the first hospital in Sydney, so it had a lot of character and was a perfect little boutique hotel in an incredible location in The Rocks. The views of the opera house and Harbour Bridge were just a bonus in this quaint little place and will definitely recommend it and go back myself.”