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Cafe Sydney

#36 of 4,197 Restaurants in Sydney
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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, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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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
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Ombretta is real food, real service, real charm, real attention to detail, really. We have always had the best service and enthusiasm for regionally specific delicious Italian food and wine. Now that they make great coffee at breakfast on weekends we couldn't be happier!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Mark S
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Ombretta is real food, real service, real charm, real attention to detail, really. We have always had the best service and enthusiasm for regionally specific delicious Italian food and wine. Now that they make great coffee at breakfast on weekends we couldn't be happier!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We visited as a group of 16 for a significant birthday. We have a small function room which turned out to be amazing - segregated from the main restaurant which reduced the noise and provided some privacy but also gave us a small terrace area to admire the view and have a drink prior to sitting down. Service was attentive... More 

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Celebrated our wedding anniversary here tonight. Promising evening with prompt, cheery service, excellent table with views out over the harbor sights. Started with Sydney rock oysters: fresh and high quality, though the side dressing could only be described as soy sauce with some chives thrown in (the oysters were perfect without the added salty wash). Entrees were from the specials... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The most amazing view over sydney harbour. The staff are so lovely, not arrogant as is the case at some other 5 star restaurants. The food is beautiful and this restaurant is very romantic. Summer evenings are amazing on the balcony and the staff can give you a blanket if your legs are cold.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Visited the Café Sydney for lunch , sat outside on the terrace, they have blankets on the side of your chair to place over your knees if you get cold, but the view and ambiance make you forget all your worries. The service was excellent, the food is stunning, we had Zucchini stuffed with cod absolutely delicious and scallops which... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Wonderful food, service, and that view! We had a thoroughly wonderful time and enjoyed ourselves immensely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is probably one of Sydney's best resturaunts in terms of food and location. I have eaten here a number of times and continue to return for the quality. The seafood is excellent but the menu is very diversified to suit all tastes. Great wine list as well. It would be remiss of me not to mention the superb location... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Cafe Sydney is on the top of customs house and has a spectacular view overlooking Sydney Harbour. The food is great but is missing the wow factor you would find at the likes of gastro park and 4 in a hand. This is a romantic restaurant that would suit couples or alternatively business lunches where you are looking to impress... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is known as one of the best. Really normal food. No risks, no adventures just average food. I personally don't care about the view. I go to restaurants for impeccable food so this Is not a place I would go to again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I have been here many times. I will not waste time describing everything. I will just say view is excellent, ambience at night superb and very romantic, food interesting and excellent, wine selection the best I have seen and the sommelier is brilliant. Need to book months in advance. Doesn't that tell you something?

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Additional Information about Cafe Sydney

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
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: Seafood, European, Australian

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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
  • Phone Number: 0292518683

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, European, Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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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