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Cafe Sydney

5th Floor, Customs House | 31 Alfred Street Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
0292518683
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Ranked #20 of 5,089 restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: European, Seafood, Australian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: City Centre
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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The restaurant is located at the top floor of the Custom House, in the center of Circular Quay. Our reservation was accepted on time, we had a good table and the views over the harbor are spectacular. The food was very good and the prices, while high, were reasonable for a restaurant with this location, ambience and food quality

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Like all of Sydney you get quality, views cafes ,and restaurants but the view across the harbour and kindness of the staff made for a special evening .If its a bit chilly ask for a blankey

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I only ever went to the bar. The bar is great. There is plenty to choose from in terms of the alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, the finger food is nice and varied (you can find healthier and less healthy options). You don't have any views from the bar area - so if you would like that, you need to go... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Met interstate business colleagues and friends here for a late lunch on a Monday and enjoyed a drink at the bar as we arrived early for our outside table booking. Even a wet Monday couldn't dampen the pleasure of sitting at our table overlooking Circular Quay, the Habour and its Bridge, and the Overseas Passenger Terminal with a gleaming white... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We recently dined at Cafe Sydney with family from the UK. The food was amazing as was the service. The view of the Harbour, especially the Harbour Bridge was fantastic. The atmosphere was just beautiful. Definitely will return!!!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I booked this venue 4 weeks prior for my Mother's 70th Birthday. I requested a balcony table but was told this area was fully booked but they would do their best to accommodate us... what we ended up with was a table overlooking the kitchen as far away from the balcony (and view) as you can get. This was a... More

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London, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We were lucky enough to spend Christmas Eve at Cafe Sydney - from the pre-dinner cocktails, to the fabulous food, the the stunning views - it exceeded our high expectations. The atmosphere was buzzy and the staff were friendly and knowledgeable about the food and wine on offer. It wasn't the cheapest night out but it's one Christmas Eve we... More

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

The views are breathtaking and the service excellent. However, the food was average for the high price. Didn't appreciate a minimum spend requirement PLUS a compulsory gratuity. I'll be thinking twice about going here again.

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Sydney, Australia
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36 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Certainly one of Sydneys best dining destination, but certainly not perfect. We had a 5pm booking ( only available, but plenty of spare tables, had to be out by 7.15pm). Service was more than attentive if what at times misguided. My husband ordered the rib eye steak and asked for it to be rare. The waiter recommended that he ask... More

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

gerard butler was at the next table and that kind of sums the place up. its a destination restaurant and will leave a rather hole in your wallet. perosnally i find the view not nearly as interesinga s advertised since you are peering over the tops of the ticket booths at circular quay. food was ok but there are better... More

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