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Cafe Opera

Sydney Opera House, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
61 2 9247 1666
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Ranked #247 of 5,185 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bar
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: City Centre
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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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Sydney, Australia
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146 reviews 146 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We went here on the weekend with a group of friends and family after not having been here for quite some time. The location is one of the best in Sydney I think. It is one of the must do things when you have visitors from overseas visiting as they are always amazed. The food is okay but nothing special.... More

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england
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Fantastic place for a drink of opera brut with a wonderful view and atmosphere. Food for dinner was great-hot and prompt for pre-theatre. Also had a lovely breakfast here on saturday. Only do at weekends I think. Small menu but porridge was great! Lovely and peaceful at 9am too on a saturday. Seaguls a bit of a pain though!

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Brisbane, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Superb location, and tasty food - though not gourmet - but venue packed/ busy as usual. A real bar-feel but in a picturesque position!

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Arlington, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Sure, it's touristy and expensive, but it's one of the prettiest places to have a drink out there. On the harbor, almost directly under the opera house. If the weather is good, sit outside, grab a couple beers or glasses of wine, and enjoy the view.

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Paducah, Kentucky
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We had the appetizer tower and it was super fantastic. I recommend enjoying the view of the harbor while enjoying a cocktail and appetizer prior to a performance at the Opera House.

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London
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This is my favourite bar in Australia! The views are incredible and especially in the evening when the city is lit-up and you can watch traffic streaming over the bridge. The atmosphere is fantastic and the prices are reasonable considering the incredible location and view of Circular Quay, Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. It's also lovely on a Sunday... More

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Gosford, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Great choice of fresh seafoods in Buffett, a bit limited for those who don't like seafood. Minimal salads, veggies etc as an accompaniment but some nice cheeses and plenty of options for dessert. The restaurant is let down by relatively no/ slow service. Great wine but quite pricey only a couple of bottles at the cheaper price range of $52-60.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Visited the al a carte part of this restaurant last evening which they refer to as restaurant 117. It is a small intimate space that is very pleasant, although the chairs were a little high for someone as short as me - I had trouble because my feet didn't touch the floor! None of that mattered because the food and... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I came to the Opera Bar with a friend when I was visiting Sydney and was not disappointed by the food or drinks! Such a great location and has a really fantastic vibe. I had the Arancini which was so delicious and a Pimm's jug to share, which I loved! Will definitely be back again!

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