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Cafe Opera

#234 of 4,988 Restaurants in Sydney
$$ - $$$Seafood, , Fusion
117 Macquarie St | Intercontinental Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9240 1396
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (124 reviews)
“prawns” (105 reviews)
“crab” (50 reviews)
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Seafood, Australian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
117 Macquarie St | Intercontinental Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ambience is great and so is the food special the choice of prawns like Tiger and Banana prawns. Sweets are a delight as evident by the photos. The only negative would be the attitude of the ego tripping Filipina at the reception where my sister...More

Thank Ulirang A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went with family of 4 for Sunday lunch. Attracted by the promise of seafood buffet and the deal offered. If your booking is 3 or more you get 30% of total price. So the usual $83 a head becomes $58. And add limitless sparkling wine...More

1  Thank coogeematt
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went for the seafood buffet as there was a sale for 30% off. There’s not too much variety there and the oyster wasn’t super fresh. The mussels and banana prawns were surprisingly good. You can find meaty food like lamb, chicken, pork crackling, bbq beef,...More

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Cafe Opera is located on the 1st level of Intercontinental Hotel. Went for the buffet lunch (limit at 2hrs dine-in time). The choice was limited. Japanese: 3 Maki Sushi. Seafood: Prawn, Oyster, Mussel & Crab Claw only. Meat: Roasted Beef/Lamb and Chicken drumstick. Some bread...More

Thank salvo56desmond
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we had dinner here recently. lovely ambiance. the staff were very attentive and friendly. service was spot on. the selection of food especially seafood was plentiful.thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. would definitely go back. a beautiful building too.

Thank jetninet
Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

We had a great breakfast during our visit to circular quay. The items selections were endless and I doubt anyone could eat that much. The egg station was a nice touch though had to stand in line for our order. The Breakfast chef is was...More

Thank Danny S
Reviewed April 2, 2018

As a couple we enjoyed the standard fish and chips served for dinner one night. This was accompanied with a dozen very fresh and tasty oysters.

Thank Pierre664
Reviewed April 1, 2018

Our group of 10 (including four young children) decided to try the March offer for "double dining" seafood lunch for $129 per couple including sparkling wine. Our meal started slowly with three attempts to get soft drinks and our eyes followed the drinks waiter who...More

Thank grussellt
Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

I would recommend eating @ the Intercontinental buffet the seafood was plentiful there was a variety of seafood to choose from & the service very attentive

Thank Susan C
Reviewed March 25, 2018

Friday night dinner at Cafe Opera and unfortunately, I was disappointed with the overall seafood buffet deluxe and surprise Intercontinental Hotel actually serve and present their food like that. The amount you pay for this buffet, you still needed to pay for the drinks and...More

3  Thank em20182018
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Amy H
September 11, 2017|
Response from AndySPS | Reviewed this property |
Yes, every day. Friday and Saturday night has more offerings. Sunday to Thursday Seafood Buffet $65 per adult, $40 per child (5-12 years) Friday & Saturday Deluxe Seafood Buffet $89 per adult, $45 per child (5-12 years)
June 26, 2017|
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Response from SydneyHolidayMakers | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do a wonderful job with the gluten free options!
Red S
Wow I had very similar experience with the lady-it must be the same lady with the same attitude. All the other wait staff were lovely. I don't know whether they will post my review about my experience at Café Opera last night Thu 15 June 2017 She is just plain rude, She should not be in the service industry. Below is my review I just wrote-------------------------------------------------- I had the most appalling dining experience at Café Opera last night (Thu 15 June 2017) pre Vivid dinner with my family. I'm a Pescatarian (seafood eater) and have enjoyed Café Opera every time I had overseas visitors. Last night they only offered pan-fried (not a grilled whole fish type) barramundi and some calamari that were not refilled. So I waited then finally asked the young chef behind the roast station to see if it will ever come. The spot that had Calamari was replaced with plain Rotis telling me they ran out of squid! it was 6 30 pm and the place was half empty. I said how could you run out? This is called Seafood Buffet but you have only one hot fish dish other than cold seafood-the oysters were piled on top of all the shells randomly not so appetizing.., Finally when my children were having dessert already, a lady in suit came and argued in front of my whole family, " what are you talking about" when I asked her that they should offer more hot seafood dishes when they had more than a few red meat varieties and that the only other seafood dish- calamari dish disappeared. She was so rude and I was about to be rude back to her when my husband gave me a signal to leave. I have never left reviews in my life and this was so infuriating how she treated me that I decided to leave this episode as many websites as possible so that less people like myself get disappointed and pay for non sense service. She did offer to bring me a plate of calamari (when they already told me they ran out) just before we were leaving. Amazing service. I should have read all the recent negative reviews about Café Opera. I wonder if there was any way for the senior management to know about this type of incident..
June 16, 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$23 - $67
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 10:30 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:30 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:30 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:30 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:30 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:30 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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  • This restaurant is at InterContinental Sydney
Our highly skilled Chefs source the finest ingredients coming from local Sydney and Australian suppliers, to create what is undoubtedly the definitive buffet within Sydney. Allow yourself the opportunity to experience elements stemming from the land and the sea. From freshly delivered seafood from the fishmonger at the world-renowned Sydney Fish Market to incredible meat sourced daily from the Southern Highlands, the lunch and dinner buffet within Cafe Opera is proud to connect you with the treasures of Australia. The team at Cafe Opera creates an inspired, interactive buffet including seasonal seafood, live cooking stations showcasing the roast of the day, a host of mains, garden-fresh salads as well as, and most importantly, a theatrical dessert display.
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