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Cafe Opera

#165 of 4,197 Restaurants in Sydney
#182 of 4,612 Places to Eat in Sydney
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117 Macquarie St | Intercontinental Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9240 1396
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This restaurant is at InterContinental Sydney
Today
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Ever since Tamas Pamer, Executive Chef, can remember, he has loved nothing...
Ever since Tamas Pamer, Executive Chef, can remember, he has loved nothing more than visiting local food markets with the smell of freshly made bread and the beautiful array of colours from recently picked fruit and vegetables. It is these markets which Tamas visits on a regular basis that provide the inspiration for the market fresh and locally sourced dining experience of Cafe Opera. Guests can sample the unique and interactive buffet which showcases local suppliers and growers. Situated within the breathtaking Treasury Building of 1851, Cafe Opera offers a beautiful setting for any dining occasion.Patrons can choose to be seated within the restaurant with its beautifully grand windows with views of the city or dine alfresco in the dining court of InterContinental Sydney's historic sandstone arcades.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Stop For Lunch

Great place to stop for lunch while visiting Sydney's iconic Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Gardens. Good choice of different styles of food......some quite quirky and unexpected (in a good way). Only downside was that it started to rain just after we got into the place, so it got busy very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
BillySinclair
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Livingston, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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Livingston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great place to stop for lunch while visiting Sydney's iconic Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Gardens. Good choice of different styles of food......some quite quirky and unexpected (in a good way). Only downside was that it started to rain just after we got into the place, so it got busy very quickly and service got overly slow, with my wife's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Well set out, a huge choice of food to suit any diet requirements. If you didn't like what was on offer, you must be hard to please. Nice coffee as well.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Not sure if I would have the Buffett again but you need to try it once for the experience. Lots to choose from. Seafood was lovely Breakfast buffet was great. Lots of variety. Staff were attentive

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had the sunday buffet dinner at Cafe Opera and although advertised as seafood buffet there are also plenty of other choices. The seafood was definitely fresh - two types of prawns, crab, oysters and barramundi. Deserts were delicious with a wide range of choices. Disappointing service though, we had to wait for what seemed a long time (for a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

It was buffet lunch with prawns crabs and oysters plus other stuff. The seafood was charged as soon as the food was used. It was too crowded near the seafood area by also having other food. The hot food was very limited and lacked variety. It was advertised as with free cocktails, wines and beer. Only one prepared cocktail was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

ไปรับประทานวันอาทิตย์ที่ทางโรงแรมแจ้งว่าเป็น seafood night buffet แต่อาหารทะเลมีตัวเลือกน้อยมาก เติมอาหารช้า อาหารตัวเลือกน้อยมาก service is very basic , no live cooking station , no sashimi , no pasta feel dissapoint.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I had the pleasure of having the buffet dinner here last night. There is a great selection of delicious food. The service and friendliness of the staff was excellent. My husband and I really enjoyed ourselves. It is perfect place for a romantic dinner for 2 or for the whole family. Lovely decor and a relaxed atmosphere in a beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Dined at the buffet one lunchtime with my wife. The selection of food is marvelous, catering for everyone's needs. This includes fresh seafood, hot carvery, salads, selection of cold meats and a variety of sweets and cakes. The presentation of the food is first class and the staff are very attentive. I would highly recommend dining at this establishment and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Buffets were attractively presented, everything labelled. Huge range...and were absolutely DELICIOUS ! Some Aussie delicacies e.g. kangaroo sausages. Couldn't fault the cafe.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Delicious breakfast buffet with any kind of food you ever dreamed of for breakfast. Freshly cooked eggs and pancakes or waffles - loved it!

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Additional Information about Cafe Opera

Address: 117 Macquarie St | Intercontinental Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 9240 1396
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:30 am - 10:30 am  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 10:30 am  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 10:30 am  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 10:30 am  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 10:30 am  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 10:30 am  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 am - 10:30 am  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 65
Cuisine: Seafood, European, Fusion, South American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 117 Macquarie St | Intercontinental Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9240 1396

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 65
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Seafood, European, Fusion, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business, Bar scene, Romantic

Description

Ever since Tamas Pamer, Executive Chef, can remember, he has loved nothing more than visiting local food markets with the smell of freshly made bread and the beautiful array of colours from recently picked fruit and vegetables. It is these markets which Tamas visits on a regular basis that provide the inspiration for the market fresh and locally sourced dining experience of Cafe Opera. Guests can sample the unique and interactive buffet which showcases local suppliers and growers. Situated within the breathtaking Treasury Building of 1851, Cafe Opera offers a beautiful setting for any dining occasion.Patrons can choose to be seated within the restaurant with its beautifully grand windows with views of the city or dine alfresco in the dining court of InterContinental Sydney's historic sandstone arcades.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?