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Graze MCA

#13 of 4,623 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
The Rocks
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140 George Street | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (Formerly MCA Restaurant)
+61 2 9245 2452
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08:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 15:00
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117 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful lunch at Graze MCA. The location offers a spectacular view to CBD and the Sydney opera. The oysters and calamari starters were fresh , esp. the bouillabaisse was excellent and with a great selection if fish and seafood. As well the steaks prepared as requested. The restaurant is quite pricey and they add 10% surcharge on... More 

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Thank Ann-Kathrin B
simon f, Owner at Graze MCA, responded to this review

Hi Ann-Kathrin B, Great that you got to enjoy our signature dish the Bouillabaisse. We hope to see you again. From ALL at GRAZE More 

Mobile, United States
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch there Sunday afternoon after the overnight flight from the states. Since our room wasn't ready, we went to the restaurant "as is" following the LONG flight from the states. We were by far the worst dressed couple in the place--no matter, we were treated like royalty. As an aside, make a reservation--the place fills up quickly. Good wine... More 

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Thank BobHawg
simon f, Owner at Graze MCA, responded to this review

Hi BobHawg, Welcome to Sydney! So glad you decided to pop in for some lunch with us. Hope to see you again soon, From ALL at GRAZE More 

Sanary-sur-Mer, France
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every year I lunch here 2 or 3 times and am never disappointed. The view of Circular Quay and the Opera House is wonderful when not obscured by the cruise ships which is pretty rare these days. The food is excellent and the service perfect. I enjoy.

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Thank cowboy83110
simon f, Owner at Graze MCA, responded to this review

Hi cowboy83110, so glad to hear that you had a lovely time at GRAZE and that you keep on coming back for more. We hope to see you again soon, from all at GRAZE More 

Tamworth, Australia
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff, fast service, great food. Had the standard Eggs Benedict, and very tasty. Not too expensive

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Thank Ray A
simon f, Owner at Graze MCA, responded to this review

Hi Ray A, Thank you for the kind review, we hope to see you again soon. From all at GRAZE More 

Singapore, Singapore
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1,681 reviews
1,039 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 647 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is on museum of contemporary art grounds facing circular quay. Only outdoor seating and with great view of the harbour, opera house and bridge Can tell why it's highly rated here. The crab and green apple salad is fresh and colourfully presented. My main of vegetarian pasta is also tasty and well presented Service is very friendly

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Thank bcheong
simon f, Owner at Graze MCA, responded to this review

Hi bcheong, Thank you for the positive review of your experience at GRAZE. Happy to hear you had a positive time here. From ALL at GRAZE More 

Kendal, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was dining solo and a lot of the dishes were for sharing. So the helpful waiter said I could have a dish off the children's menu if I preferred - which I did. I managed to get a table at the last minute but a lot of the tables were reserved which probably shows ow popular it is.

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simon f, Owner at Graze MCA, responded to this review

Hi carol p, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at GRAZE. Happy to hear that the staff could accommodate you. Thanks, From all at GRAZE More 

Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful relaxed ambience, with million dollar views of the opera house and great for people watching. The service was brilliant, so helpful but so unobtrusive. We started with oysters and zucchini flowers which were excellent. The the main course of bouillabaisse arrived. I cannot praise highly enough the beautiful flavours or this dish, it was a pleasure to the... More 

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Thank Kevin T
simon f, Owner at Graze MCA, responded to this review

Hi Kevin T, So happy you got to try our signature dish the Bouillabaisse , we hope to see you again soon. From all at GRAZE More 

Stamford, United Kingdom
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203 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a light lunch here, seated outside the front of the Museum of Contemporary Art on Circular Quay, over looking the cruise liner and ferry terminals. I had the battered fish with chips and mushy (actually, crushed) peas. The batter was light and the fish cooked to perfection. The Affogato I had for dessert came with Frangelica and was... More 

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simon f, Owner at Graze MCA, responded to this review

Hi sjmmarsh, Thank you for taking the time to write a positive review. Love to hear your good feedback. From all at GRAZE More 

Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Noticed this restaurant a few weeks ago when Ovation Of The Seas was in and thought it might be nice to try for my birthday. We booked and we weren't disappointed. The food was great and the four of us shared 6 or 7 entrees and then had share plates for mains.The staff were very friendly, knowledgeable and kept our... More 

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Thank CLARO1121
simon f, Owner at Graze MCA, responded to this review

Hi CLARO1121, So pleased you chose GRAZE for your birthday celebration. We hope to see you again soon, From ALL at GRAZE. More 

Peterborough
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled across Graze walking from our hotel and discovered a wonderful place for breakfast on an open air terrace overlooking the harbour. Great for people and boat watching - also the ibis who are constantly parading around. Lovely breakfast and great atmosphere. Breakfast only seems to be served at weekends which is a shame.

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simon f, Owner at Graze MCA, responded to this review

Hi Calasraid, Thank you for taking the time to review GRAZE. So happy to hear you had a lovely breakfast, hope to see you again soon, From ALL at GRAZE. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
Saturday
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 George Street | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (Formerly MCA Restaurant)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > The Rocks
  • Neighbourhood: The Rocks
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9245 2452
Description
Recently renamed GRAZE MCA previously called MCA Restaurant is located on the Ground Floor (Circular Quay side) of the Museum of Contemporary Art, GRAZE MCA is the perfect spot for a relaxed lunch with friends or colleagues. Enjoy watching the world go by and the stunning uninterrupted views across the water to the Opera House from our covered outdoor terrace. With waiter service and an exciting menu spanning the Mediterranean and contemporary modern Australian, GRAZE MCA offers diners honest cooking at affordable prices. We are fully licensed and Group Bookings are more than welcome. Located on the Ground Floor Terrace of the old building at MCA (entrance via Circular Quay side) 140 George Street THE ROCKS Lunch Monday to Friday from 11.30am to 3pm Breakfast Saturday & Sunday from 8am to 11.30am Lunch Saturday & Sunday from 12pm to 3pm

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The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and sailors from the old nation. As the oldest neighbourhood in the city, the area's cobblestone streets host more than 100 heritage sites and buildings, including the oldest house in Sydney, Camden Cottage, which was built in 1816. Taste a “midi “ or a “schooner” of beer and dine “al fresco” on the waterfront at some of the oldest pubs in Sydney. The weekend markets at the Rocks are where you can find local artists' hand-made souvenirs, organic food and designer jewelry in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. To enjoy some of the best Australian and international contemporary art, the MCA museum is open every day and select evenings. At the end of a long day of sightseeing, be sure to save energy to dance the night away at the area's many late night entertainment venues.
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