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Blackbird

Cockle Bay Wharf, Balcony 201 Sussex Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
(02) 9283 7385
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Ranked #1,470 of 5,237 Restaurants in Sydney
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:45 pm
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: City Centre
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: City Centre
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English first
New Delhi, Delhi, India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I went to this place for dinner and drinks with my friends after a bad experience with the CYREN cafe( walked out of this place). And the guy who attended us was very warm and witty. He gave us a place of our choice. This place has an amazing location and which is just in the mid of the Darling... More

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I guess you know what you are in for. We took our teenage daughter with a group of her friends. Its a bit night club meets restaurant but not in a good way. Very noisy and not very pleasant unless you are in a big group out for a big night of drinking, which seemed to be most of the... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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127 reviews 127 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We had the kangaroo steak with mash and Jack Daniels sauce which was perfectly cooked and tender and if you want to eat that, this is the place to go. However, service was extremely slow and bad (we only ordered four items total and they couldn't keep track of who ordered what). The chairs and tables outside are dirty and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I came here with a friend for dinner before heading to The Lion King show. I had the Scollops for entree and the Chicken for main. The food was amazing! Service was excellent, as it was a Saturday night the food did take a little while but this did not worry us at all. For entree and main for 2... More

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Morpeth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We booked to celebrate two birthday. But the music was so loud you could not even talk to the person next to you without raising your voice. The wait staff had trouble nearing what we were ordering. the service and food was great. But we were in and out in one hour and went elsewhere to have a chat. We... More

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The location is perfect, right on the harbour. The service was perfect. Always looked after me with a smile and knew when i wanted attention without hesitation. Has a great selection of cocktails. Enjoyed the deserts most of all. the pizza is AMAZING!!. I would give definitely 5 stars. Was lucky that night with the fireworks!!

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Orange, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Came to Blackbird for an early Saturday night dinner after a previously great experience for breakfast. Was greeted by very friendly hostess and seated for 30 minutes while a table became available. My partner was stuck at the bar for 20 minutes trying to order us drinks which was understandable as the place was busy and lively. We were then... More

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Maybe it was a bad night but no one here seemed to be in charge. I think our poor impression started from the first moment we got there. One of the outdoor gas heaters had gone out and there was a strong smell of gas. We informed the moan on the door and she tried to seat us directly under... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It was my birthday and it was also a night of the Vivid Lights Festival in Sydney. I have eaten at the Blackbird many times, but, not in the evening. Mostly I have been for a work lunch. While the location is good, being higher than 'water' level, and the views good, I think Blackbird is lacking in atmosphere. It... More

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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Blackbird Cafe offers fine quality food ,perfect for lunch in the heart of Cockle Bay. The skewered chargrilled chicken marinated with a delicious sauce fell onto a bed of truffle mash and rocket was something else perfect with a glass of moscato ,definitely fulfilling. Relaxing waterviews on a gorgeous sunny day . Fish so fresh and great snitzel with the... More

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