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Cafe Sydney

#15 of 4,526 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Central Business District
Seafood, European, Australian, Spanish
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5th Floor, Customs House | 31 Alfred Street Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
0292518683
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 215
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  • 70
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  • 28
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe Sydney - great food, great location

Exceptional service & food helped make this meal a memorable occasion. Despite the heavy summer rain which had been pouring for days, our lunch at Cafe Sydney was not spoilt by the weather. Food is superb & we had a great meal looking across the quay & harbour. Would highly recommend for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Donna C
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Exceptional service & food helped make this meal a memorable occasion. Despite the heavy summer rain which had been pouring for days, our lunch at Cafe Sydney was not spoilt by the weather. Food is superb & we had a great meal looking across the quay & harbour. Would highly recommend for locals & visitors - one of Sydney's premier... More 

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Thank Donna C
Pease Pottage
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180 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great meal eating outside overlooking the the harbour bridge - need to book in advance to secure an outside table but well worth it. The inside dining area also offered good views and the bar looked cool. Service was good and nicely paced and food quality was excellent - best meal we had in Sydney A must do but book... More 

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Thank MarkPP
Greater Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went with another couple, taking a friend out for a significant birthday. It was a lunch. service poor, white wine warm, food ordinary. very forgettable !!

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Thank Simmy2016
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107 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is on my top 5 restaurants in the world. The food was exceptional, the service was also top notch. The cocktails and wines were fantastic. The view might be the best in the city. This is a definite must do in Sydney

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Thank infernopromo
Dublin
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very funky setting, tables are quite close together though, and difficult to get a table on the terrace. Unfortunately the service we received was poor and resulted in us waiting nearly an hour for main course which was a pity as the food was good when it did arrive.

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Thank Clive L
New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a fun restaurant with an spectacular view of Sydney Harbor. The crowd was young and the restaurant had a good vibe going on.

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Thank Andrew M
Cary, North Carolina
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I dined her while visiting Sydney. You can choose inside or outside dining (they have heaters for colder temperatures) - we were outside and comfortable. We both had some great cocktails (definitely try the Sydney Sunset - the bartender was so nice and wrote down the recipe for me). The food was delicious (I had the duck... More 

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Thank haylaura
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful food, great service, and looked after by so many capable and empowered staff. My Dad's sword fish was really small for the price, but our waiter did her best to make up for it with a free dessert/cheese at the end. We got the BEST table at the harbour-front too!! The constant reminders of the need to be out... More 

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Thank Pip N
Sydney
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109 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Outstanding service, atmosphere and cuisine. Complete satisfaction for our table of four. Cross between 5 star dining and 5 star tourist venue, difficult to achieve. Bravo!

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Thank Walacia205
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Ok, so the food was good, great taste and well presented. The service was also professional and attentive. The view over the harbour was great too - so all good ?? As said it's posh food, and that meant the portions were small. For a couple expect to pay >$150 for one course and a bottle of wine as a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5th Floor, Customs House | 31 Alfred Street Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 0292518683

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, European, Australian, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Central Business District

Neighborhood Profile
Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.