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Cafe Sydney

5th Floor, Customs House | 31 Alfred Street Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
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Ranked #20 of 5,183 restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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85% Recommend
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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  • Spanish first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We took our daughter to this restaurant to celebrate her 21st. We got a table outside although the night was not warm the heating was adequate to keep us comforable. The view is great. Service was very good and the food excellent. Very fresh, good size portions. It is a little pricey but for a special occasion is worth the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Went there on Friday night after an early dinner. The restaurant was busy so we sat on the lounge area. I'm not a big fan of the chair but everything else just make up for it. The staff were friendly and helpful. We had a couple of small plates and a few cocktails. One of the best Negroni I ever... More

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109 reviews 109 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Went for my birthday and had an amazing time. The food was cooked to perfection , the drinks flowed and the service impeccable . Also really reasonably priced , no main course over 40 dollars Can't wait to go back and what a view

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The food was very good and the dessert was particularly delicious. The staff was super friendly. Obviously, I don't need to emphasize the view from the restaurant.

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Hong Kong, China
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The view from the restaurant is amazing - ask for an outside table on the terrace. There is an online reservation page. Comparing with a few years ago, I think they put more tables and more crowded now but the atmosphere is still great. The food and wine selections are good but expect a big bill - you are paying... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The title says it all really. We saved this restaurant for our last night in Sydney and it was well worth the wait. The menu is extensive and beautifully put together. I had all seafood, my husband all meat - all dishes were great! The thing that maybe makes the place is the exceptional service. These guys really know what... More

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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229 reviews 229 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

One of our favorite meals while in Australia. Everything about the restaurant is great, but they do charge you for it. The food is creative and delicious, service is excellent, decor is modern, classy and comfortable. The highlight might be the views of the harbor, which are excellent. Unless it's storming out, I recommend reserving a table on the balcony... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Like all other reviewers have said you cannot beat the Café Sydney view - looking over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, a lit up Luna Park plus a little bit of the Opera House, this scenario could easily be on a postcard. Based on my experience bookings are a must and a plus! By booking early we were able to get... More

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Salt Rock, KZN
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Started with a Charlie Chaplin cocktail which was superb. Had dinner outside with such a beautiful iconic view. Were offered blankets and a heater which made us really cosy and comfortable. The food was fantastic - great service and loved the atmosphere. Wonderful restaurant - easy to see why its so busy and popular.

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Canberra, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Do not let my title fool you, Cafe Sydney is worth the visit and the high price tag in every single way. I took my partner to Cafe Sydney for his birthday in May 2014, it was a beautiful warm night in Sydney and we had a seat right by the window. WHAT A VIEW, so breathtaking to walk into... More

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