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Cafe Sydney

#43 of 5,479 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Seafood, European, Australian
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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 - 4:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 471
    Very good
  • 167
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  • 57
    Poor
  • 24
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
What a View & Food

Wow the view from out on the balcony is fantastic of Sydney Habour bridge in all its glory. Topped of with awesome food. For entree I had the beef yummo. The wines and cocktails never end must go if in Sydney

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Trisha R
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Wow the view from out on the balcony is fantastic of Sydney Habour bridge in all its glory. Topped of with awesome food. For entree I had the beef yummo. The wines and cocktails never end must go if in Sydney

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Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I would highly recommend booking an early sitting at Cafe Sydney. We sat down in daylight and left in darkness (literally), which maximized the viewing of our beautiful harbor. There was little conversation during our visit as we were both mesmerised by the ever-changing vista. The restaurant appears intentionally dimly lit so as to take full benefit of the view.... More 

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Hampshire
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

It seems in Sydney that most restaurants have either a great view or great food. Cafe Sydney is a rare one that has both. It's not easy to find but is very well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Me and my husband went for our first night in Sydney during our honeymoon and everything was perfect! Make reservations at the terrace the view is breathtaking!!

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Chorley
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I reserved a table at Cafe Sydney months ago to celebrate my husband's birthday whilst we were on holiday, and requested a table with a 'good view'...we were not disappointed! On arrival we were led to the front of the balcony and had the most wonderful view of the harbour as the sun set, it was perfect and something we... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Café Sydney is a bit of a Sydney classic, and one I had on my list for a while. It's in a great location just off Circular Quay - the setting is the best thing about its experience overall (in my opinion). It does give you a good view out over the harbour, with the Bridge and Opera House out... More 

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Port Douglas, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This place was highly recommended by our friends, so we came to see what it is all about. Great location walking distance from Circular Quay, beatiful map of Sydney on the glass floor in the entrance. The restaurant located upstairs and give a fabulous view on the bridge, opera house and harbour. The host managed to get the table quick... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Went to Cafe Sydney no pre-conceptions, walked away blown away. Great service great food, great views great ambience and no bill. Will love to take my wife next time.

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Bucharest, Romania
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We had read about Cafe Sydney but we were not knowledgeable enough regarding its posh setting and exclusive service and food quality. Therefore, on one rainy day in Sydney, after heavily wondering the streets, visiting and enjoying the city charm, we decided to look for Sydney Cafe to have some light lunch and coffees. The cafe is located at Circular... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Visited for my birthday with family. The menu has a good range that caters for all tastes with an extensive drinks list. It's pricey, but you get what you pay for. The staff were helpful and attention very without being overbearing.

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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: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?