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“Great food, view and memory!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Sydney

Cafe Sydney
5th Floor, Customs House | 31 Alfred Street Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
0292518683
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Ranked #40 of 5,109 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood, European, Australian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Great food, view and memory!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Maybe it's close to Christmas so everyone in the restaurant were like partying, enjoying life:)

Again we booked in advance and please choose outdoor as you can have the look of the Harbour Bridge.

Food - we tried the crab cake and seared scallop as appetizers and then the fish and crispy baked pork as mains, nice especially the pork, taste and texture were impressive!

A romantic experience that you will remember!

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Fabulous food and views!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Visited this restaurant with my husband and mum to celebrate my birthday on perhaps the wettest night of the year. The outside seating that my husband had specifically requested suddenly seemed like a terrible idea. However we had nothing to worry about. We were shown to our table on the (covered!!) balcony and straight away we were offered blankets and a heater was turned on. Our waiter was excellent (I think he was South American) and really couldn't do enough for us, even showing me a 'bug' from the kitchen as I had no idea what one was! The food was outstanding. Yes it was very expensive, the wine especially, but as it was a special occasion we didn't mind paying. A must for diners looking for that something 'special'.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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“Good put pushy - don't expect to sit relax and enjoy your meal if you book for 6.30pm.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

I have been to Cafe Sydney a number of times and the food is good, the view is fabulous and the staff are excellent. However ...

We had a 6.30 booking on Friday night. What I did not like was being rushed because there was another booking for the table at 8.30. I appreciate that there are two seatings, but it is not particularly pleasant to be told that we have to hurry because our table is booked for an 8.30 seating. The 8.30 booking would most likely have a drink at the bar anyway as we did while waiting (which was not an inconvenience, we had a drink while waiting).

So, we arrived at 6.15pm, waited for about half an hour (in the bar, which was fine), then we were rushed through our meal and told at 7.45 we had to order desert now or we would run out of time because the table is booked for 8.30. (Between 6.45 and 7.45, about an hour after we sat down, we had looked through the menu, ordered wine and had two courses).

Cafe Sydney is not a cheap eat, this could be managed more effectively and not make patrons feel like they have the eat up and get out!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

I visited Cafe Sydney with my partner in May and had a fantastic experience. It was a little cool at night but we still sat outside with heaters and blankets available. The food was amazing - we had rock oysters and swordfish. It is expensive but well worth it for the seafood and service, if only for a once in a lifetime visit!

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“Exceptional view good food and service. ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Ambiance is extraordinary and you have the best view of Sydney harbour. I had a local fish Which was just beautiful. And the wine selection is great. The fantastic boy who served us was very professional and friendly at the same time! Must try if you are in Sydney.

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