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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 #18 of 5,097 restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: European, Seafood, Australian
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Restaurant details
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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Toronto
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Let me start with the best part of this dining experience. The location and overall ambiance is fantastic. I would recommend a visit to Café Sydney for the location alone. But for me, food and service are the other two parts of the dining trilogy. The food was very good although not memorable. I did enjoy the ocean trout I... More

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Germantown, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Great food and location. Service was good, but not great. We had a party of 9 and were at a table just inside from the patio and so had wonderful views of the harbor. Eating out is just expensive in Australia, although sharing the large portions helps and keeps from wasting the food. Definitely need reservations. Don't miss the wonderful... More

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

not one of the memorable meal that I had, great view but nothing else worth to mention. Below my expectation.

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Henley-on-Thames
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46 reviews 46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were guests of locals and were blown away by the location and views as dusk approached. Not quite the same with the food, which was very good, but not quite as amazing as it should have been according to the hype surrounding this place. As for prices, we didn't see the bill, but I know it wasn't cheap -... More

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

My wife and I have a thing for seafood platters and degustations, let me tell you this is the best seafood platter we have found anywhere! with things like Scampi and Balmain Bugs that most restaurants are to stingy to put on. The view is the best in Sydney and even if you get a seat up the back it... More

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

What a great place to go to really enjoy great food, in a brilliant location, and with personal / friendly service. The waiter knew his stuff, and added his own sense of humour and character to the occasion. Food was brilliant - and for such an iconic location - not stupidly priced. Very modern, light and airy décor. Not too... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Superb location and views can compensate for other less appealing attractions of dining here. The food is pricey, although not exceptionally so for this city, and the quality good, but not exceptionally so for a fine-dining experience. Our worst experience came with the staff, our nominated waiter in particular. We gained the impression that we were quickly summed up as... More

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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

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

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

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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