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Cafe Opera

117 Macquarie St | Intercontinental Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
+612 9240 1396
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Ranked #118 of 5,189 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $27 - $48
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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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

It was a meat lovers delight and lacked inspiration or interest for a vegetarian or someone who is not interested in slabs of meat for breakfast. The staff struggled with knowing what eggs Florentine were and couldn't cook them. I gave up trying.

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Cary, North Carolina
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We stopped by the cafe for brunch in late july. We needed to get something quickly since we had to catch a flight out of Sydney. We were met by a super nice/super friendly waitress who quickly took our order and..then nothing happened.. we waited for almost 30 minutes assuming that it was simply a busy morning and the awesome... More

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Sydney
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I had heard good things from family & friends about the seafood buffet at Intercontinental Sydney and have been meaning to try it out since I moved to Sydney. What can I say... it met my (high) expectations. Variety was good, and seafood (particularly the sashimi) very fresh. A bit expensive for dinner but worth the splurge every once in... More

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Sydney, Australia
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86 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

When you go,choose to sit at the Opera Kitchen end if you want a seat at a table, snacks with your drinks that are delicious and if you want to have a chat away from the music. The bar itself is great and the whole area is well organised and a Mecca for locals and tourists like. Really stylish as... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Went there after a show at The Opera House. We knew it would be expensive but thought the food would be good to match. Unfortunately not. It was greazy and fairly average which matched the service. Nothing worse than staff who think they are A list celebrities. I had been there many times before and expected more. On the upside,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I have been here a couple of times, the food was fresh and lovely. Great views, friendly staff. It can get crowded and loud, so not really the place for a quiet romantic dinner. A great place to bring visitors to Sydney, providing you don't mind paying a little extra.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

An absolute must for any visitor to Sydney with weekend live music and a great mix of light bites . With the Opera House in the background and the Harbour Bridge as your view it couldn't get any better on a beautiful sunny afternoon/evening . Can get a little crowded but still worth the visit as it is an experience... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Great atmosphere, drinks are expensive, very rude security guards in the evening , trying to find the toilets are a night mare during busy periods.

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Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Informal dining Sydney style within a literal stones throw of the opera house. Great beer and wine, friendly staff and excellent food with fabulous views. Very Sydney indeed.

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This place boasts the most amazing view of Sydney Harbour and Opera house. The food is fresh and moorish,and there is a variety of cuisine you can choose from. You wouldn't go there for a romantic dinner,maybe for a pie dinner before a show or whilst out with friends for drinks. This place is more of an experience than anything... More

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