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Quay Restaurant

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by Samantha Singer (subscribe)
A marketing coordinator that enjoys reviewing in her spare time. Living in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney - on the brink of something fabulous!
Published October 10th 2011
Above the overseas passenger terminal sits Quay. The name alone sends goosebumps down the spine of any foodie; it's always on the 'to try one day' list and anyone who goes must report in full detail to all others.

There are two ordering options - four courses or the eight course degustation. We opted for the four course menu and boarded our ride through flavours, textures and overall food experiences.

The meal began with an amuse bouche - cubes of raw fish in a shot glass... even my non-seafood eating boyfriend downed this was just that good.

I won't detail too much further as the experience from start to finish really needs to be done in person. However, there are both seafood and non-seafood options for diners to choose from for each course.

the lobster is delicious, the crab is phenomenal and the Snow Egg (of Masterchef fame) ... indescribably good - the one dish combines multiple textures, tastes and even temperatures to create a memorable dessert, and one that could not even be matched by another Quay creation - the 8 textured chocolate cake (which melts before the eyes).

Sitting inside on a cool night and facing the Opera House is breathtaking. You can then finish your meal with a drink on the terrace where you're faced with an up close viewing of the Harbour Bridge.

At $165 per head for four courses without wine, an evening at Quay is not cheap - but it certainly an experience and perfect for a special occasion. The restaurant is just that... special.

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Why? A Glamourous Food Experience
When: Lunch Tues - Fri, Dinner 7 days
Where: Circular Quay
Cost: $165 for four courses
Excellent Samantha, it sounds like an amazing experience. I would love to try that chocolate cake dessert especially. It looks almost molten. Was it as good as it looks?
If the weather was warmer, would it have been possible to eat outside or is that area reserved for drinks only?
By Karen - senior reviewer
Wednesday, 4th of January @ 07:37 pm
It was decadently rich! If you're only going to try one dessert - go for the snow egg, I'd say!
To be honest I cant remember if the outside was large enough to eat, I think it was though.
By Anonymous
Wednesday, 4th of January @ 09:36 pm
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