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Cafe Sydney

#39 of 4,241 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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, 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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The meal I had here was without a doubt the best during my time in Australia. Attention to detail, fabulous view and well priced food. I cannot thank you enough for the meal and service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Natty008
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Northamptonshire
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The meal I had here was without a doubt the best during my time in Australia. Attention to detail, fabulous view and well priced food. I cannot thank you enough for the meal and service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Friday lunch with my two closest gal pals, celebrating my birthday. The view and location are hard to beat. Warm attentive service, without being obtrusive...i was wished " happy birthday" by several of the waiters who were informed by friend what the occasion was. Now, onto the food....it is pretty hard to beat a perfectly cooked barramundi, which was my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent food from an innovative menu & above average supporting wine list Service was not only professional but also friendly

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Paris
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is a nice restaurant, the food is good, but I can't say exceptional, then again that maybe due to my extensive list of good restaurants I've already visited, but the view from the restaurant is exceptional, there is something special about having dinner while looking at the Sydney Harbor Bridge, I would say it is a must try though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I booked at Cafe Sydney for my wife and me thinking it would be a nice venue for the view and the food would be OK. Turns out the view is OK (a better view can be had from the Shangri-La bar) but the food is spectacular. Let's do a detailed review.... STARTERS I ordered the buffalo curd with prosciutto.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Exceptional good food with service to match and the view matched by none of the wonderful Sydney Harbour

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Had to book 4 weeks in advance due to their popularity. The food was average. Service is very rushed and your constantly reminded how much time limit you have at your table. Fabulous views of Sydney harbour. Food is overpriced. When we were finished our main course we were advised we didn't have time to have desert at that table... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We enjoyed a family birthday dinner here on a Friday night. I booked months ago so we were lucky enough to have a table on the balcony with a fantastic view of the bridge, although we were disappointed we couldn't see the Opera House. The food was good but not exceptional. One of the nice things about special meals is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

An absolute must when visiting Sydney. Food and service excellent and the view of the bridge and the harbour when the night sky appears is truly spectacular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Perched on level 5 at Customs House, Circular Quay Sydney, this iconic restaurant offers the most spectacular views of the Sydney Harbour bridge and surrounds. Whether dining as a couple or sharing with friends the atmosphere and mood is contemporary, views spectacular, cuisine exquisite and staff are warm, friendly and engaging. Cafe Sydney provides an all-round fun, sophisticated and/or casual... 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
  • Phone Number: 0292518683

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, European, Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

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