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“Great View Great Food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Sydney

Cafe Sydney
5th Floor, Customs House | 31 Alfred Street Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
0292518683
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Ranked #27 of 5,211 Restaurants in Sydney
Cuisines: European, Seafood, Australian
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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
Neighborhood: City Centre
Adelaide, Australia
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“Great View Great Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

Saturday night during the 100 years Navy Week so it was busy. But the service & food were both great. With a view of Circular Quay & the bridge plus all the fireworks it was a night to remember.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great view, OK food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Fantastic views of the harbor bridge and opera house. Chic ambiance, good food (not great by Sydney standards) and very good service.

Visited September 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Lovely final night with my family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Arranged an evening with my family on the final night of my parents trip to Australia. It was a perfect evening. Food was fantastic, setting amazing and the service was great. Would recommend Cafe Sydney as a place to visit for anyone coming to Sydney.

Visited April 2013
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“It is a business, if you need reminding”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

Like all restaurants this is first and foremost a business. And the staff at Café Sydney are hellbent on making sure you know it. From booking staff to reception to the waiters we were constantly reminded we had the table only until 7:45PM then we would have to leave. When ordering we had to ask about the preparation times so that we could adhere to this money-grubbing policy. We ordered wine by the glass, skipped entrees and had no time for dessert or coffee. Having said all that we could not fault the food. I just loathe these multiple sittings at restaurants these days all for the sake of maximising turnover.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Absolutely out of this world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

My partner and I had been recommended this restaurant by many people, so when my mother, father and sister came to visit we thought it would be most fitting to take them on there final night in Sydney. After wondering around the block a few times due to google maps not being so clear, we eventually arrived and WOW. That is the only word to describe this magnificent restaurant. We had a wonderful waiter who was amusing yet very helpful at the same time with what can only be described as the best view in the house of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera house. We all ordered a mixture of wines (of which the waiter knew like the back of his hand) and different meals. Each and everyone of us loved the meal. My mother ordered the Lobster which she said you can tell it was previously frozen rather than fresh but still very much enjoyed it. I highly recommend the steak, which was just perfect.

We don't live in Sydney but every time we visit from now on i will be sure to visit this amazing restaurant with amazing staff and fantastic atmosphere. What a perfect evening! One of the best meals i have ever eaten.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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