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Cafe Opera

#60 of 4,393 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
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, Australia
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144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have to start by saying the food on the special lunch buffet was of very high standard, and there was a great variety, but the variety may be part of my problem. I had come for the advertised "seafood buffet", but the amount of seafood on offer was possibly on par with any other kind of buffet. On the... More 

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Thank Jacqui T
Luxembourg
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We got invited by friends for lunch here. The buffet was really delicious an they served non stop champagne (australian). Peole who like's oysters are on right place here.

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Thank ptarafin
Australia
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The initial booking process was quite easy through the Dimmi booking application and was followed up by confirmation emails and a convenient reminder closer to the booking date. The hotel itself is magnificent architecturally, with a wonderful interior. Café Opera reflects this incredible mix of heritage and modern design and features a very visually appealing dining room. The seating process... More 

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2 Thank miamiheat33
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been for seafood dinner buffet and normal lunch buffet, food was totally difference. We would go back again for Saturday night buffer dinner, I could say excellent seafood but for lunch buffer, I won't go back, just ordinary lunch and few food, not much variety. Within six months time, drinks price gone up but service is still good.

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Thank Tin K
Greater Sydney, Australia
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69 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the Opera House for a show. Came out looking for some comfort food. Was told about this site and we wondered in with no reservations. Very friendly staff and the food was way above what we were expecting . Value for money it was not but the quality of the food and presentation and staff were just outstanding.

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Thank bretthiltonjones
Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here to celebrate my daughter's birthday and we were not disappointed. The service was excellent, the food was superb. Very fresh food. Although, the range of food was not extensive, each item was of high quality and delicious. The ambiance of the building is lovely. Friendly, professional and helpful staff.

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1 Thank Jean L
Sydney, Australia
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94 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think this could well be the best buffet in the world! I haven't eaten this much since last Christmas and I probably shouldn't eat a thing for the rest of the week! It was THAT good! The oysters Kilpatrick were excellent as was the garlic lobster. Desserts were all superb. And when the staff heard that it was my... More 

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1 Thank Roslyn35
Andras B, Manager at Cafe Opera, responded to this review

Dear Roslyn35, 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 

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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff were very attentive and the food was great. So much choice and something for everyone. I would definitely recommend eating breakfast here.

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

Dear Vicky G, Thank you very much for your favourable comments on InterContinental Sydney and for particularly highlighting the excellent service provided to you by our team of colleagues in Café Opera for breakfast. Delighted you enjoyed the friendly and helpful service provided to you and we hope to welcome you back in the near future. Best regards, Andras Borocz... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had breakfast in this cafe during the hotel stay. Cuisines from a fair range of options are provided with constant and reasonable quality. Views from their windows are so so as it is facing another building, not Botanic Garden or the harbour. I had most fun by making a carrot melon juice on my own! It's a good one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dined at Cafe Opera as we were staying in the hotel. We stayed on a Friday night which is seafood buffet night. Variety and quality of all seafood was amazing. Flavours and freshness superb. I can not speak highly enough of the food and the service. The one thing I would change is the seating. Due to noise of other... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$32 - $68
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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Scenic view, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
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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Staying in Central Business District

Neighborhood Profile
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.