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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 #141 of 5,321 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $27 - $48
Hours:
Tue 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Mon 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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Toronto, Canada
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98 reviews 98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Very touristy and over priced We came here on Christmas eve for an afternoon drink after walking all morning. It is full of tourists from all over. We sat and waiting and watched servers walk by us as we tried to flag them down for about 20 min or so before going to the bar to spend $30 on a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Went there for a Christmas buffet meal. What a great meal! This is way better than most buffets. The cold dishes included fresh oysters and lovely juicy prawns. The desserts were really excellent and it was a difficult choice of what to choose so you did not over eat. I will definitely be back!

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Brisbane, Australia
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12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I ate at Cafe Opera three times for breakfast while staying at the Intercontinental Sydney. It is a nicely appointed restaurant on level one of the historic part of the Intercontinental, housed in the former New South Wales Treasury building. The restaurant retains some of its historic charm - the ceiling has been painted with a European-style historic design, but... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The Cafe Opera has been mentioned in various places as the best buffet available in Sydney. This may be true as I have not visited many Sydney buffets - although the old Hilton Hotel offered a fabulous one, now sadly gone along with the comfort and pleasantness of the hotel itself. The Intercontinental though is a good hotel chain and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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

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
93 helpful votes 93 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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246 restaurant reviews
428 helpful votes 428 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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17 restaurant reviews
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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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
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 27 - 48
Cuisine: European, Seafood, South American, Asian fusion

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