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Altitude Restaurant

#423 of 5,106 Restaurants in Sydney
#460 of 5,493 Places to Eat in Sydney
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176 Cumberland Street | Shangri-La Hotel Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
(02) 9250 6123
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6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 177
    Excellent
  • 94
    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
High Heights and Haute Cuisine

Really very special! The sommelier was the highlight of service. An Irish Man surely is the best man to advise you of what to drink. He was great. Charming, helpful, talked us out of a more expensive bottle for something that perfectly matched our food. He gave insight and added panache to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Dragonflyeye
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London
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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Sydney
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

On Saturday night had dinner here with some friends to celebrate a birthday. We were fortunate to have a lovely table by the window so had stunning views of the harbour and our waiter was good. What was disappointing was that for $125pp for four course meal offered on Fridays and Saturdays, one gets a mere two mouthfuls of food... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Poor value for money, but the views are amazing. I had some of the smallest portion sizes in my life!

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

As a Sydneysider I've always been meaning to go to Altitude in the Shang gri la. Decided to go for our 21st wedding anniversary. When we booked asked for window seat as it was a special occasion, obviously that didn't work as we were almost as far from a window seat as was possible. Thought the meal was very average.... More 

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London
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Really very special! The sommelier was the highlight of service. An Irish Man surely is the best man to advise you of what to drink. He was great. Charming, helpful, talked us out of a more expensive bottle for something that perfectly matched our food. He gave insight and added panache to already special experience. Food is dainty but rich... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We visited restaurant in summer (January) and had menu with 8 meals with wine tasting. The food was great and the wine amazing. The same evening there was a big ship staying in the harbour. it was spectacular view. Really enjoyed that time.

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Darwin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

My husband and I dined at The Altitude Restuarant, this past Friday evening (17/4) for our wedding anniversary. We selected the 7 course "Epi-Curious" menu and expected a mind blowing degustation experience. Our table had sensational views overlooking Sydney Harbour, the Harbour bridge and the Opera House. The service was slow paced and often my husband sat waiting for his... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My brother was here on holiday so on his last night, we decided to go there for dinner. This was back in Feb. Unfortunately, the service was the worst I've ever experienced. As an example, when we ordered, the waiter took our order down and about 30 minutes later, came back to tell us that some of the dishes we... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We have invited to the party for 6.30pm parking in the street or in the hotel level 36 the praived room from glas nice view of the brige food very good gorme niece aranjment

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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

If you want to impress someone with view of Sydney Harbour I would highly recommend Altitude. The view is spectacular especially if you manage to get a table by the window. THere were 4 of us and we chose the degustation menu at $150 per head (excluding wine). There was HEAPS of food even though the portions are small and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

the view is nice, service is average having to ask the waiter to explain each meal of the degustation. It should have been wine shots with the epicure menu, as that is the amount we were getting. I could have recommended half a dozen better restaurants at this price point.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 176 Cumberland Street | Shangri-La Hotel Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: (02) 9250 6123

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 58

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?