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Places to Eat around Sydney Cove

The Rocks, Sydney Cove and Circular Quay Map

Located between the Opera House and The Rocks and around Circular Quay, the restored historical district is Sydney Cove. Now having a fine collection of restaurants and places to eat, below are some of our favourites:

Q Dining

Located in the international Pullman Hotel, Q Dining boasts being one of the city’s finest dining restaurants. It may well be, the food is good as is the service, while the views are fantastic. Open for breakfast (7 days a week), lunch (7 days a week) and dinner (closed sunday).

Their breakfast menu is great for light eaters as well as those seeking something more substantial. Lunch and dinner are based on fresh seasonal ingredients and are also considerate of both the hungry and those with petit appetites. Of interest is that they take the time to thank their fresh food suppliers on their online breakfast menu.

Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour
61 Macquarie Street 
East Circular Quay  2000

Phone: +061 (02) 9256 4000

Q Dining


Aria, also on the east side of Sydney Cove, serves modern Australian cuisine in a intimate fashionable setting, with great views thrown in for free. Matt Moran is the celebrated head chef here, with the menu lovingly crafted by him. The seasonal tasting menu comes highly recommended and the mains cooked to perfection.

1 Macquarie Street 
Circular Quay 2000

Phone: +061 (02) 9240 2255


The Dining Room

Located in the international Sir Stamford Hotel, the Dining Room has views of the Royal Botanic Garden. The dinner menu has an interesting selection of dishes like Herb Crushed Lamb Loin, Roasted Tasmanian Salmon Fillets and Pappardelle with Fennel Puree and Black Truffle. The grills consist of succulent aged beef, including Sirloin Black Angus, Rib Eye and Wagyu Rump. The wagyu is reasonably priced, being aged 500 days. They are also acclaimed for their desserts.

They also do High Tea in the Stamford Hotel, an afternoon experience with delicious sweet and savoury things to try.

Sir Stamford Hotel
93 Macquarie Street
Circular Quay 2000

Phone: +061 (02) 9252 4600

The Dining Room


One of, if not the most awarded restaurant in Australia, not only for its great food but excellent service, making for a wonderful dining experience. The talented kitchen team is led by Peter Gilmore, chef. There are four set menus available here for dinner, with special vegetarian options available. With this smallish menu, you can be assured of freshness, cooked with imagination.

Overseas Passenger Terminal
The Rocks 2000

Phone: +061 (02) 9251 5600


The Cut Bar and Grill

With a brilliant wine list and a selection of premium Australian meat dishes, grilled to perfection, you can start off a great night here. They also do seafood, such as Grilled King Prawns, Butter Poached Blue Eye Travella and King Fish.

16 Argyle Street
The Rocks 2000

Phone: +061 (02) 9259 5695

The Cut Bar and Grill

History of Sydney Cove

Here is where the history of Colony of New South Wales began with the settlement of British prisoners and their guards.

The Cove and Circular Quay are great place to begin exploring the City. At Sydney Cove, it is a major terminus for our ferries, buses and taxis. Just a short walk west, is the historical restored district of The Rocks, so named for the rocky outcrops that were there before settlement:

The Rocks


Another major Sydney attraction located here is the Museum of Contemporary Arts. This museum has acquired a wonderful collection of contemporary arts. You will also find ongoing changing exhibitions of modern Australian and World visual arts.

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