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Cafe Opera

#68 of 4,558 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Central Business District
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117 Macquarie St | Intercontinental Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9240 1396
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6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sydney
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Do your self a favour if staying at the hotel include the breakfast in you package well worth the effort.

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1 Thank Aussie-traveller89
Revesby, New South Wales, Australia
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a birthday function at the buffet or 12 people. Staff were awesome, very aware of when we needed something.

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1 Thank Jessica C
Sydney, Australia
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151 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have had mixed experiences with the seafood buffet over the years, but thought our lunch on Sunday was excellent with a good range of fresh food, appealingly displayed. We're glad we tried it again, as had almost written it off a couple of months ago. This was good value for what was on offer and the ambience and friendly... More 

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1 Thank Lillian_12
Andras B, Manager at Cafe Opera, responded to this review

Dear Lillian_12, Thank you very much for your favourable comments on Cafe Opera, at InterContinental Sydney. We are delighted you enjoyed the good range of fresh food and we hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, Andras Borocz Outlets Manager More 

Sydney, Australia
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223 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We treated some friends to a birthday lunch here last week and had a wonderful meal. It was interesting to see several other parties of oldies celebrating birthdays. I did not think to order a cake for our friend. There was a broad range of food to satisfy most palates, it was fresh and well presented. I love prawns and... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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72 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined there after reading good reviews but had not realised till getting there that it was to be a buffet meal rather than a la carte. Good selection of seafood including oysters, prawns, lobster etc as well as catering for meat eaters. Plenty of everything. The buffet was not what we really wanted so it was not a top... More 

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Andras B, Manager at Cafe Opera, responded to this review

Dear SnapperSnatch, We would like to thank you for taking the time to review Café Opera at InterContinental Sydney and providing feedback regarding your dining experience. We thank you for your positive rating and insights , and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best regards, Andras Borocz Outlets Manager More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was unsure if I should book breakfast as there are plenty of eateries close by. OMG it was the best move ever. The choice was never-ending. Every imaginable breakfast you can have.

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Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely fresh prawns, oysters, mussels, smoked salmon and plentiful range of salads, cold meats, cheeses etc. Also a selection of hot dishes including barramundi, chicken, beef, pork, curries, vegetables etc. You would never go hungry or have difficulty choosing something that you liked here. The desserts looked colourful and rich but we don't indulge in sugary foods so didn't try... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have dined infrequently over the past few years at Cafe Opera. On booking I thought "it cannot be as bad as I remember." Unfortunately, no effort has been made to improve Cafe Opera over the years and their dinner buffet is pathetic. For a 5 star hotel you stand at the buffet and pause. Not at the overwhelming choice... More 

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Thank SydRev
Andras B, Manager at Cafe Opera, responded to this review

Dear SydRev, Thank you for choosing to write a review on TripAdvisor and to let us know of your recent dining experience. It is our goal to consistently provide superior service and culinary offerings and your comments are very important to us. The feedback we receive from our valued guests, like you, enables us to target problem areas and take... More 

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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I just dined at cafe opera today for lunch with 2girlfriends. Absolutely delighted with the food and the wonderful staff, that are friendly , hospitable and always smiling. The value for money is unbelievable. I just wished I wasn't driving as I would have liked some champagne which is included in the price. I'll make this a regular on my... More 

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2 Thank Robyn R
Andras B, Manager at Cafe Opera, responded to this review

Dear Robyn R, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback. We are very glad that you had a wonderful time and we look forward to welcome you back again. Best regards, Andras Borocz Outlets Manager More 

Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last Sunday i decided to try the Seafood buffet in the Cafe Opera at the Inter-Continental Sydney. After being promptly seated by the waitstaff, we were served with sparkling wine, which came as part of the deal they were offering. It was a nice drop. Then on to the food, Loads of banana prawns, oysters mussels and fish, some sushi... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $66
Cuisine
Seafood, Australian, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 Macquarie St | Intercontinental Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9240 1396
  • This restaurant is at InterContinental Sydney
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.

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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