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Cafe Opera

#89 of 4,722 Restaurants in Sydney}
$$ - $$$Seafood, , Fusion
117 Macquarie St | Intercontinental Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9240 1396
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  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Seafood, Australian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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117 Macquarie St | Intercontinental Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I made a booking online with a special they had going on. I chose the weekend cocktail lunch which had seafood and top ups of sparkling wine. On arrival we were efficiently seated. We saw many groups celebrating birthdays. The food area was small which...More

Thank cs_idnam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently enjoyed a dinner buffet at Cafe Opera in the Intercontinental Hotel. The restaurant is located in the old part of the hotel - a building with much character, tall ceilings, arches, and more. The number of dishes on offer was extensive, and included...More

2  Thank Victor F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked for a Double Dining deluxe seafood + 1 x 12 yr old. What I like with this restaurant is the ambience. Everything looks neat and tidy. Great lighting. It is quite a small setting inside, but it has more seating, mostly long tables,...More

1  Thank Jessica C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband wanted to treat me and my son to the "deluxe" seafood buffet at the Cafe Opera at The Intercontinental in Sydney this evening. By some reviews, it was good and then others said it was bad. So I thought without going we won't...More

Thank Lori G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this on a two for 99.00 dinner deal from social media ad. I would have to say its average to say the least. The choice of dishes is very limited and presented poorly. Food appears left in display for extended period without adequate...More

Thank Bradley0005
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best hotel buffet breakfasts I've enjoyed. Chef who makes eggs to order, juice station where you can make your own vegetable and fruit juice. Wide range of quality food options available and barista made coffee to order included in Breakfast package. An...More

Thank Kimberly R
Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

Great choice of food, well presented, good service, good value. This Sydney gem is located inside the Intercontinental Hotel in Macquarie Street. Old world charm. Beautiful.

1  Thank Maria G
Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

My partner and I went here for the deluxe seafood buffet. I was surprised it was a lot small then what I remember from many years ago. The prawns were amazing. Very sweet. But the oysters. would have been better and would have eaten more...More

1  Thank Monica L
Reviewed September 5, 2017

We went to Café Opera for my wife's birthday, and took the Sunday Buffet option, we had been a few times before, during the week but the weekend Buffet included drinks which was good seeing we were using the Train. The courteous and friendly staff...More

1  Thank David H
Reviewed August 26, 2017

The food was OMG. 5/5 on everything! All you can eat. Beautiful seafood. Beautiful desserts. The staff were attentive and friendly. If you are willing to spend extra on a fantastic meal out I highly recommend The Cafe opera. It is worth it!

1  Thank Rachel1975287
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
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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
$24 - $70
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions
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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