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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 #127 of 5,231 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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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Been to the buffet dinner on Saturday and for $95, it includes lobsters and Alaskan crabs as the main attractions. Salmon and tuna sashimi, Kilpatrick oysters, king prawns, lobster soup, roast lamb, macarons, good range of dessert cakes and ice cream. Not cheap but one of the best in Sydney.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is often confused with the restaurant by the same name at the Sydney Opera House. We had lunch here which was both ala carte and buffet style. The setting is grand as it is part of the old Treasury building and enjoys its high-ceiling, colonial ambiance. The food selection was very substantial and varied and service was good. Go... More

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The Opera bar has one of the best locations in Sydney. Lovely views of the Harbour and its bridge. There's plenty of restaurants around the Harbour, but this is one of the great ones. We had some small dinner the night before at the Opera Kitchen (which was very good), so today we decided to dine in here. It's mostly... More

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Truro, Cornwall, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I spent two hours here from 1700 onwards waiting for friends. It is a great location to sit and watch the Harbour in Sydney and also the best people watching spot BUT....it takes so long to stand in line to buy a drink at the bar, then you have to queue up again to order food or a cup of... More

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Dundowran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

First thing is that the place we went to was called the Opera Bar (not Cafe Opera) ... and it was great! Full of people having fun, plenty of atmosphere, but maybe a bit tricky to hold an intimate conversation. We, like at least one other reviewer, were bowled over by the tasting platter which had so much food on... More

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hornsea east yorks
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We ate at the Opera Bar in September and yes it has the most fantastic views over the harbour tucked just in front of the opera house and food looked lovely, we had burgers but as soon as the food arrived so did the seagulls, we lost my partner's coffee in the first sortie and half a burger in the... More

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Birthday treat at Café Opera. Buffet food was delicious. Lots of variety, from fresh seafood to roast lamb. Great salads, dips, cheeses & breads. Finished off with a selection of mini deserts and tea. Price of $75 per head is a little high, but for the quality and amount of food, I believe its well worth it if you compare... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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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21 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

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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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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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
Average Prices: USD 27 - 48
Cuisine: European, Seafood, South American, Asian fusion

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