The Squire’s Landing

4.3
162 reviews
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Modern Australian
With 180 degrees of Sydney Harbour, The Squire’s Landing is the ideal spot for a night out, a special occasion or simply a relaxed get-together with friends. The menu is a collection of unique modern Australian flavours, woven together by inspiration from the legend himself!

Online bookings are available for the restaurant only.
Please note that the restaurant staff have the authority to give away your table if you are more than 15 minutes late and have not communicated this prior.
What 162 People Are Saying
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LP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Awesome venue and not as many people there as you would expect for such a fantastic location. Food for dinner was good, better than the lunch menu. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Had a great night.

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C
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The casual bar ambiance down stairs could be better injected into the level 1 restaurant - which despite being told our table needed to be vacated in 2 hours remained only 3/4 full for the duration of the night - we were allowed to stay but the vibe is hit and miss.
Seafood is perhaps not their strong point and so if we enjoyed meat we may have really loved it.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A fun place to have dinner and hang out by Sydney Harbor. Food and service was good.

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GG
London
12 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, lovely views. Would highly recommend. Perhaps a more child friendly kids menu would be the only suggestion.

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L
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Amazing views! Food is slightly overpriced, but worth paying due to the views!

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HD
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went to Squires Landing for our anniversary and really enjoyed our evening with gorgeous views of the harbour bridge and opera house. We had a lovely meal and a bottle of Prosecco and was served by a waiter by the name of Mitch who was fantastic. We would highly recommend this place for a Special Occassion, or otherwise!

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OT
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent! We went on a very quite night and got prime seating with an excellent view of the opera house.

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F
Sydney / NSW
10 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great views and food is good with a menu that should suit everyone.

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YL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Waited for a while to get the main course

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k
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice staff and delish food. Amazing view. Cannot be beat but a little $ as would be expected

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TL
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

We enjoyed the ambience, the noise level was good - we could have conversations without having to yell. The service was ordinary. My steak was nearly inedible- in fact I gave it to my husband who like raw steak. It was very raw and chewy- not what I expected for the money we paid. I did not complain, even though now I wish I had. The wine was notable. I would return for the ambience and the views but may consider the bar downstairs as the meals were over priced and of a poor standard and the service was appalling- I even had to ask for water a number of times.

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EM
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue with an amazing view that can not be found elsewhere! Staff were amazing, food was sensational! Loved every minute of it

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MM
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place , service was fantastic, will definitely be back . Keep up the good work !

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A
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

The food at this place is a little mediocre especially for the price point. The only thing amazing about this place is the view. You decide if you were more interested in the view or in the food. They also messed up on our order two times

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DS
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A great spot for a nice lunch, where the menu has plenty of options

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L
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Sevice was slow for no one in the resturant on Xmas eve lunch time.

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MP
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great night going to the The Squire's Landing. The service is great and the food / drinks are excellent. Definitely a must try!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic both quality and size and was great value for money

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o
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful setting with views of the harbour bridge and opera house. Food and drinks great with attentive service. Good value for what you get.

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c
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Me and my partner came here for our anniversary and was not let down, the atmosphere was great, service was outstanding and beer of course was the best of all along with the view.

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AH
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

This was my second dining experience here with 4 friends. I found the service slow and somewhat laxadadical given the prices being charged I expect 5 star service. Staff were chatting, nobody at the entry to greet me. Despite booking far in advance we were seated inside a table back from the window and there was a birthday that had fully booked out the glass vestibule area. A ship was also in so there was no view. I was also surprised to see the balcony was for walkin burger ordering customers rather than for fine dining. For a $15 burger they had a much better view than us paying $40/main. Also the side dishes were appalling value. $8 for the literally 2 carrots. And share entrees, well they were not share worthy at all, they are just entrees for one. Best fix that terminology as it sets up unrealistic expectations. On the upside my crab salad was fresh and tasty and quite large.

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Z
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Hi, unfortunately we were very disappointed with the food. The menu has items listed as “To Share” - we had ordered the pork belly, prawns, halloumi and the sourdough. We were shocked at the small quantities of food, which was dissappointing for the amount that had been charged.
The menu is misleading where the “To Share” would mean enough for at least two people to share which was not the case at all, e.g. the one piece of pork belly.

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SC
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Our group of 7 had a lovely large table by the window. The service was polite and fast despite the restaurant being nearly full. The place is nicely designed and the water views are great. We just felt let down by the menu and the noise. It felt a bit as if the restaurant doesn't know what it wants to me. Given the large beer garden downstairs and the bar, it might be better to maintain the same vibe upstairs as the guests'noise levels are certainly more at pub strength than cosy restaurant. The food was ok but a bit bland. Overall, I would come back to enjoy a beer downstairs but in terms of food, there are much better restaurants at similar (steep) prices close by.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

There was a boat blocking the view for the first half of our meal. The tables were so close together I felt like I was dining with strangers. We were brought the wrong tables meals in the middle if our entree. Slow service. Very casual feel. Food was nothing to rave about. Overall very disappointing for the price. $100 per person I expect better.

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A
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great looking restaurant - we loved the layout and the view even though there was a ship in, it didn't worry us too much. Food was fantastic and the staff were very nice. Hope to go back again soon.

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SG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful view of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour and excellent service. One of our meals was not quite right but they offered to make another or give us free dessert. Very pleased with how they handled it.

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IH
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant excellent and well priced wine list. The views are a bonus. Staff are very helpful and there is never a delay to be served.

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DR
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very beautiful lunch location. Food was more than what we expected. We had our 3 year old daughter there and she was occupied by the kids activities that was handed to her and the scenic view. Truly a gorgeous spot, especially if you get a seating looking out into the harbor.

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SC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

One meal was forgotten to be processing by staff
One need to be sent back

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RE
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

So disappointed with the dinning service on Landings 1st floor!

Putting aside the extremely ordinary $60 Morton Bay Bug dish, we came away so unhappy with the amateur service. You'd think they would inform you with a booking that you have to vacate the table in 2 hours, but I found out with 20 mins to go and food and drink on the table. It seems that one of my guests was told on arrival (since she was the 1st to the table) but they neglected to inform little old me...the host. So embarrassing for a business function to be asked to leave your table. Cannot recommend the place as a restaurant - it's worse than a cheap pub.

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TB
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

We love James Squire but to be honest the food was just OK. We had chicken which was a small portion. It was also dry and cold when we received it. I had some sort of cake which wasn’t memorable it was dry. I must have received the smallest peice of cake on the planet. Overall disappointing.

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BD
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

The staff were friendly & the food was fair, but I felt packed in like a sardine so tightly with the other guests it was unpleasant. The noise level was frenetically high and unless you were seated at one of the few tables by the water, the view was overrated. Probably a lively venue for a rowdy bunch (like the six blokes doing shots behind us), but definitely not the place for a special romantic dinner.

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CN
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Not many places you get such a view combined with good food at a good price

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RG
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Outstanding service and a great view! Would definitely recommend for a lunch with a view

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NC
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a great time with a group of 6 people! The views and ambience at this venue are fantastic. Food is of high quality and is plated well. Portion sizes a little bit on the small side, especially the to share plates. Be prepared for $100+ per head for a good fill, but in a highly memorable location.

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CT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Food is overpriced and we waited an hour for our main courses.
Lovely view & ambience though!

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VS
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place to go if you want a fabulous view of the harbour and great food at a good price!
I also booked last minute and still got a great table especially when the cruise ship left!!!

The deserts are beautifully presented and yummy!


Will be back!

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MR
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Food was average. Chicken was dry and chewy .

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RP
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a regular to eating and drinking in Circular Quays, it is always nice to get away to the other side from where all the main restaurants are and try this upbeat restaurant. The views when the crews ship is in is not great but it adds to the ambuiance off the place as people talk about the size of these giant ships and then by 6-7pm they finally start to reverse out of the Harbor, leaving the stunning view of the Opera House.
The food and drink is good and of reasonable price for Sydney and the service is very good.

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SF
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Squires Landing restaurant has it all! Amazing views of the stunning Sydney harbour, food you will remember, friendly attentive staff and very affordable. We enjoyed our dining experience and will recommend to family and friends as a must do!

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