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5th Floor, Customs House | 31 Alfred Street Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
0292518683
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Ranked #35 of 5,380 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: European, Seafood, Australian
Neighborhood: City Centre
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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
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Portimao, Portugal
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75 reviews 75 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

The food is excellent, but not spectacular, it's pricey, but not outrageous, but the view puts the experience into a different realm. You must get a terrace table to get the full effect, we went in the evening and as it cooled they even supply blankets to keep warm if required. My wife is vegan and they even had a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This place was interesting. We had heard so much hype about it and despite booking 3 weeks in advance we were only able to book a table between 6pm-7:45pm. When we arrived we were taken to our table and then told it was not available due to the bad weather, we were then taken back to reception before being escorted... More 

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Melbourne
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74 reviews 74 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

I was disappointed by my Cafe Sydney experience. The evening started with a stunning moment when we walked out of the elevator and to the reception desk where the person behind the desk just looked at us and got up and walked away!!! I am talking to you dark haired girl with red lipstick. Apart from that the waiters were... More 

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This is a really great restaurant. The food was divine, there is a great wine list and the view outstanding. I'm sure this is one of the best restaurants in Sydney.

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Sydney
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45 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Even though we dined on a wet, miserable Sydney night - the views of the harbour and Bridge were fab. Service to table was slick and our waitress was attentive although we had to chase our wine orders on 2 ocasions. Food was good - nothing spectacular. Nice vibe - great location for overseas visitors.

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San Diego
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

A little pricey, but a fantastic view of the Harbor Bridge and great food. Highly recommend for special occasion!

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Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Love this place. The wow factor sitting on the terrace is awesome. I'd recommend asking when booking for a seat on the left of the Terrance as on the right you miss the view of the opera house - but I'm being picky, it's all great. The food is delicious. All I would say is the menu seems to have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This is the 2nd time I've been to Cafe Sydney but the first time for dinner. We were lucky to have fantastic weather which was well suited as we were outside on the balcony. Before you even consider the food, the views are breathtaking. Completely unspoiled view of the harbour & bridge. Staff were very knowledgeable and very quick to... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

A great restaurant which deserve compliments for its food and view. Wish the service which is prompt and efficient to be slightly warm, but considering the crowd and hype, I suppose this is a trade of for a largely popular dining destination.

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Adelaide
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

6 of us dined at Café Sydney, but were unable to get edge terrace seating at time of booking. We could still enjoy the night view to some extent. Food was cooked to perfection and well presented. However we were alarmed at the high cost of the water and wine - well above what we expected. Staff were very friendly... More 

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Address: 5th Floor, Customs House | 31 Alfred Street Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 0292518683
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > City Centre
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
Cuisine: European, Seafood, Australian

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