Sydney, New South Wales

Formerly known as Quadrant restaurant, located on the mezzanine level of the luxurious Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour, Q Dining has undergone an extensive refurbishment and re-brand in early 2014. Take in the new stylish setting of Q Dining, inspired by the waterfront location and the two opposites earth and featuring primary colours of glass and steel tones and a chic design with contemporary tones. Become one of the first to indulge in the re-invented menu with a focus on local and indigenous spices to enhance the amazing local flavours.
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61 Macquarie Street,
Pullman Quay Grand
Circular Quay NSW 2000


Circular Quay



Modern Australian

Price Range:

$$$$ ~ $$$$


Fully Licensed (no BYO)

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From design to dish, newly refurbished Q Dining on East Circular Quay takes inspiration from its iconic location where the land meets the sea, between the verdant oasis of the Botanic Gardens and sparkling waters of Sydney Harbour.

Natural light is in abundance with floor-to-ceiling glass framing a world-class view, while fresh white walls, offset by splashes of muted pastels and dove grey columns, create a serene setting of light marble table tops and natural timber chairs.

Executive Chef Brett Humphries has designed a menu infusing native flavours with sustainable, ethical and locally sourced produce. Expect creative Modern Australian plates like pan seared scallops with burnt vanilla butter, Patagonian toothfish and Hunter Valley pigeon; alongside an extensive wine and cocktail list.


Back and forth we traipse around the Circular Quay boardwalk. Where is this place? Finding a bench, I consult Google Maps and glance around. Normally when I'm lost and can't find a restaurant, I'm tottering down some dark alleyway in the middle of nowhere, with no battery left on my phone (admittedly, this seems to be an all too regular occurrence for me). Here, I'm treated to one of the most stunning vistas of the city skyline and Harbour Bridge lit up in all its twinkling glory. As I begin reprimanding my better half, "How beautiful is this? We should really do this more often", I look up and around. The restaurant is right there, above us.

We slip through the discreet harbour side entrance and up the stairs to an intimate little space that is known as Q Dining. I'm rarely distracted when reading a menu but that pinch-yourself view keeps diverting my attention. Finally focused, I'm quietly surprised by the dishes; scallops with black pudding, pork cheek with Moreton Bay bug. Edgy hotel dining? Sydney by night suddenly falls into insignificance and the plate takes centre stage. The 200 gram kobe bavette (7 +) at first looks blue, perhaps too blue but the fat has been rendered enough to ensure the marbled meat disintegrates in the mouth. Quaint bundles of prosciutto wrapped beans make vegetable eating a salty delight while a side of still-crunchy garlic mushrooms provide a textural contrast. The pan-fried barramundi is served with a cream sauce, poured over the once-crisp skin with macadamia-crusted clams that offer a much-needed crunch to the dish.

The location of Q Dining makes it an ideal restaurant to take interstate and overseas visitors, but with Chef Justin North as culinary ambassador and Executive Chef Daniel Simpson behind the pots and pans, it is the food that will ensure the locals keep coming back.
Anna Lisle

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Accessible by ferry
Accommodation available
All day dining
Harbourside Dining
In a 4 or 5 Star Hotel
Romantic / Intimate
Suitable for Pre Theatre
Waterfront Dining
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Debbie - 22/11/2014
What a lovely resturant, the service was fantastic from being seated to the time we left. Food was 10 out of 10 delishous!! Can recommend highly will be back for sure. Thank you to all. PS we have been to many resturants and this one is up there with the best!!