Review: Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection

Eat, Restaurants, Sydney, Travel / 29 March 2021

What a better way to appreciate the natural beauty of our harbour than staying in a hotel right on it?

It’s been a long time since we were able to take flight abroad and it looks like our enforced grounding will be in place for a while yet. So what is the travel lover to do? Well, this is a perfect time to start exploring Australia with a staycation in your own backyard. 

Surrounded by one of the most stunning vistas on the face of the earth, Pier One Sydney Harbour traces its history back to 1912 (in fact, the site originally served as a shipping wharf before being transformed into a hotel in 1998).  Improvements and renovations have taken place over the years with the most recent occurring in 2019.  The result is a five-star waterfront hotel that rightfully takes its place among Sydney’s best, ideally located footsteps of The Rocks, the Opera House as well as Walsh Bay Theatre.












Pier One’s heritage building retains its seafaring history with exposed pipes and low ceilings throughout. Rooms are available that look out onto the Harbour Bridge and across to the bright lights of Luna Park or alternatively, Walsh Bay. 












In such a prime location, you may be tempted to explore some of Sydney’s plentiful dining options nearby. But, why bother when Pier One has a chef-hatted restaurant all of its own? The Gantry delivers tranquil harbour surroundings, professional service, a hand-picked wine collection, and world-class culinary craftsmanship. The view and the exquisite menu make it a must-visit Sydney dining destination in its own right.












The four course tasting menu is the perfect way to sample the best that The Gantry has to offer – starting with a delicately beautiful macadamia-crumbed tuna and finishing with a decadent chocolate creation by way of some of the best chicken we’ve eaten in a Sydney.  Vegetarian and vegan options are also available.

Sydney is blessed with iconic landmarks and world-class harbour views. What better place than Pier One and The Gantry to reacquaint yourself with them?

Find Pier One Sydney Harbour at 11 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay. To find out more and book your spot, click here.