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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 #23 of 5,198 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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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

So, it's our wedding anniversary ... booked a table at Cafe Sydney ... we arrive and are seated in probably the second worst table in the restaurant (it wasn't a last minute booking). We are asked - still or sparkling water - we answer a bottle of sparkling please. What do we get - two glasses of tap water ...... More

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Scotland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Dined here on a balmy July evening. Lovely cocktail in the lounge before being shown our table on the balcony overlooking Circular Quay. Views are good but not the best. There are eateries all around the harbour offering great views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Food was good. Has the Wagyu beef with marrow. Delicious. Cheese platter was... More

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malta
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We were on honeymoon in Australia and really wanted a special evening out in Sydney. Cafe Sydney did the job perfectly! Fantastic food in an awesome location just off the circular quay and with a view of the Sydney harbour bridge. My husband had an incredible rib eye and i had the moreton bay bug. Both exquisite! The low lighting... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I attended a business dinner. The view of the Harbor Bridge and Sydney Harbor was very nice. The good was very good. Service was fine. The restaurant was very full with several large parties. The restaurant is expensive.

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Beijing, China
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94 reviews 94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

The location is the only reason why to visit this restaurant: great view of the Sydney Bridge and the Circular Quay and nice terrace. All the dishes we ordered were good but portions were small and the service was pretty poor (wine arrived after our starters, we had to wait 30 minutes for our main courses etc.). Overpriced.

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Singapore
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57 reviews 57 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

We had a good company for lunch and with good food in a great location restaurant plus good view. Overall ... fantastic!

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London
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Very good food but disappointed with the choice available to vegetarians - having looked at the menus of numerous Australian restaurants over the previous three weeks whilst on holiday, gnocchi really does seem to be the default vegetarian option of many establishments, just like vegetarian lasagne used to be in England (now replaced with a risotto of one kind or... More

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Gosford, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Wonderful view in a dimly lit restaurant was a perfect way to enjoy hubby's company. Then came the food ... Perfection!! Each meal was perfect and the desert platter was heaven.

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Senior Contributor
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20 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

this place enjoys the top floor of a building right in the heart of the city it was our last night in Sydney and it was made very special by this great place with superb food and outstanding views . it is quite expensive but vey enjoyable and the menu choices are really first class a must when visiting Sydney

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I was taken here by a couple of friends for dinner. It was a nice ambiance, even though we had a reservation we had to wait a little bit at for our table. Thankfully there was a place for a little bit of drinks which wasn't bad. Sat down but strangely enough, the table was well ready before the drinks... More

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