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117 Macquarie St | Intercontinental Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
+612 9240 1396
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Ranked #149 of 5,380 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $27 - $48
Hours:
Tue 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Mon 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: European, Seafood, South American, Asian fusion
Neighborhood: City Centre
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Private Dining
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Kellyville, New South Wales, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

During our weekend stay at the Intercontinental Sydney, we went to Cafe Opera & had the 6 course degustation.. The menu, food presentation & quality of the food was amazing. The Chef should be recognised for his amazing skills...

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Mexico City, Mexico
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Seriously impressed by the so called best buffet in town, and technically speaking we were not disappointed by the choices and quality of the buffet. Unfortunately we were not able to make it for the Friday and Saturday evening seafood buffet, so the experience was slightly below expectations. Will award a 4 stars but the hearty bill dragged down a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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148 reviews 148 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We stay at the Intercontinental once or twice a year for special occasions and have always found Café Opera to be excellent in the past. Not as good this time. We are not big fans of buffet meals and breakfast confirmed this, plenty to choose from but nothing special and it was expensive. Made a reservation early for Sunday dinner... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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10 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We celebrated New Year's eve at Sydney Opera House. Before the opera, my wife and two children had dinner at Café Opera. The service was great and the food was amazing, but I should have asked the price of the buffet before ordering. When we finished, I was handed a $600 bill. Again, the food was amazing, but not $600... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

we were going to the opera house to see King AND I ,had been before but in the evening ,went with about 20 people ..to be served altogether a miracle staff good ,very busy enjoyed the food a bit pricey but good ...going again ..

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Cafe Opera provides food from snacks to full meals and a good selection of wine and drinks. Don't go there if you expect 3 chef hats but I've no complaint about the quality and size of the meals and is very handy for a meal before attending the Opera House. It can get pretty crowded at times, however they... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

We were told to come for a visit. Amazing view of what is so iconic too Sydney. A cold beer what better way yo spend a day in this amazing city.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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351 restaurant reviews
280 helpful votes 280 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

the views from here are great, and sipping on a cold beer made it even better. The sun was hot and not much shade, I think it would be better at night. A little exy in price also, but you are in a great spot. Hard to get a seat also and very noisy

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Toronto, Canada
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90 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Very touristy and over priced We came here on Christmas eve for an afternoon drink after walking all morning. It is full of tourists from all over. We sat and waiting and watched servers walk by us as we tried to flag them down for about 20 min or so before going to the bar to spend $30 on a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Went there for a Christmas buffet meal. What a great meal! This is way better than most buffets. The cold dishes included fresh oysters and lovely juicy prawns. The desserts were really excellent and it was a difficult choice of what to choose so you did not over eat. I will definitely be back!

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Additional Information about Cafe Opera

Address: 117 Macquarie St | Intercontinental Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: +612 9240 1396
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > City Centre
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 27 - 48
Cuisine: European, Seafood, South American, Asian fusion

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