Where Land Meets Sea
Taking inspiration from our idyllic location between the Royal Botanic Gardens & Sydney Harbour, the concept for Q Dining is ‘where land meets sea’. An Australian sanctuary with foliage accents, we pride ourselves on working closely with local Australian suppliers to source the freshest ingredients. Q Dining is located on Gadigal Land; on this land for thousands of years the Gadigal people spent their days fishing and gathering food in and around Sydney’s beautiful harbour. Our kitchen team works closely with Indigenous communities to source rare artisan ingredients that are native to Australia. Our modern Australian menu strives to acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land by continuing to infuse authentic Indigenous flavours throughout the menu.
Executive Chef, Steven Hartert
Heading a talented team of international chefs, newly appointed Executive Chef Steven Hartert, brings over a decade of 5-star hotel and fine dining experience to this role at Q Dining, delivering an unparalleled dining experience for local and international guests.
Born in East Germany, Hartert began his career at Berlins Krone Lamm Hotel before moving to Austria, where he rose to the role of Chef de Partie at the renowned Hilton Vienna Plaza. In 2010, Hartert relocated to Australia and quickly established himself in the Australian dining scene, working within premium resorts and restaurants, including Tourism Australia’s regional deluxe hotel of the year, Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, and high-profile triple hatted, Sepia Restaurant.
Steven has been instrumental in developing Q Dining’s new menu, combining traditional European techniques and a wealth of experience in the Australian dining space, using homegrown produce and native ingredient-driven dishes that make for a uniquely Australian fine dining experience.