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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 #120 of 5,196 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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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 NEW

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 NEW

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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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Cary, North Carolina
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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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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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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