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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 #128 of 5,257 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

I had the seafood buffet dinner long time ago and now try the lunch buffet. I said it was very good, nice ambiance and good selection of food. From cold section: fresh prawn, oysters, fish, salad, sushi etc. Also nice food in hot selection and I like the barramundi freshly carved from the hot station and that's the best part!... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

we have been to the buffet dinner a couple of times, it includes all yummy seafood and others, including lobsters , crabs ,Kilpatrick oysters, king prawns,Salmon , roast lamb, macarons, good range of dessert cakes and ice cream. and the Opera bar has one of the best locations in Sydney. Lovely views of the Harbour and its bridge. might not... More

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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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203 reviews 203 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
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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245 restaurant reviews
422 helpful votes 422 helpful votes
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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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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8 restaurant reviews
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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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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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