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“Favourite daytime bar in Sydney” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Opera

Cafe Opera
117 Macquarie St | Intercontinental Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9240 1396
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Ranked #155 of 5,109 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $33 - $70
Cuisines: Seafood, European, Asian fusion, South American
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Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Ever since Tamas Pamer, Executive Chef, can remember, he has loved nothing more than visiting local food markets with the smell of freshly made bread and the beautiful array of colours from recently picked fruit and vegetables. It is these markets which Tamas visits on a regular basis that provide the inspiration for the market fresh and locally sourced dining experience of Cafe Opera. Guests can sample the unique and interactive buffet which showcases local suppliers and growers. Situated within the breathtaking Treasury Building of 1851, Cafe Opera offers a beautiful setting for any dining occasion.Patrons can choose to be seated within the restaurant with its beautifully grand windows with views of the city or dine alfresco in the dining court of InterContinental Sydney's historic sandstone arcades.
Australia
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“Favourite daytime bar in Sydney”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Whether a tourist or a local, this bar has something to offer everyone. I love a sunny day, glass/bottle of champers and the cheese platter...... enjoyed with friends, one of the best views in Australia and a good 'vibe'...... what more could you ask for.

Visited November 2012
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Italy
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“Excellent place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Great food, lovely people, and good atmosphere. Best place in Australia, I guarantee. Bloody beautiful! Cheers the stuff.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Leave room for dessert!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We had a fantastic meal at Cafe Opera. Every dish exceeded my expectations and the atmosphere was fantastic. I especially loved dessert and had the biggest and creamiest creme brulee ever.
The prices are not bad either for a restaurant in a five star hotel, and the service was fantastic.
Definitely recommended.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“The best way to take in the sun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Love coming here on a sunny summer day. Duck pancakes, rice paper rolls, dumpings & amazing salads paired with some wine makes for a tasty and relaxing afternoon. A little pricey but you're on the harbour in Sydney so it's to be expected.

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“Drinks and Nibbles”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Sat down at opera bar to enjoy a few beers and some nibbles. Ended up staying for lunch. There service was amazing and the view to die for.

Thank you very much to our brazilian server who helped us with what ever we needed. I will definitely be going back there again!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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