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Cafe Sydney

#18 of 4,392 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Central Business District
European, Australian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options
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5th Floor, Customs House | 31 Alfred Street Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
0292518683
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Today
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sydney
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the second time I've eaten at Cafe Sydney. People rave about it. The food is good, the service attentive and atmosphere lively. It's become one of the places to go to be seen, so if you like a bit of celeb spotting you might be lucky here. The down side is that both times I've been there has... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you want something special then Cafe Sydney is the place to go. Food is amazing, service is fantastic and the view is spectacular. One of the best in Sydney.

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Thank Gordana V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

On my recent trip home one of the best dinners I Had was at Sydney Cafe - catching up with friends Loved the location and views of Sydney Harbour - the food and service was right on the dot. HAd the pork and it was cooked to perfection Next trip down under this is on my list and - want... More 

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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66 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a FIND. Perched high above Circular Quay in the Old Customs House this VERY VERY good Restaurant and bar blew us away. Great Front of House staff, unbelievable bar (well stocked with Premium Spirits / Wines and Beers) and the FOOD. TO DIE FOR. Just nothing can get close to this DIAMOND

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Thank bretthiltonjones
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great venue to dine all day, gazing out over the water with beautiful food. We love coming here for our girls catch ups

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Thank Katie A
Sydney, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were a group of 8. The food, the service and the atmosphere were all fabulous. Quite expensive and not really a place I would take young children to.

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Thank _deeballard56
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic views of the beautiful Sydney harbour. Fresh & flavourful seafood platter with the freshest seafood I've ever tasted. Atmosphere is inviting with attentive & polite wait staff.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was with great anticipation we arrived at Cafe Sydney. It was a special catch up for my daughter and I. On arrival we were firstly ignored at the front desk despite a woman being there. A man approached she flicked her finger and said "can you deal with them". He took as to the waiting spot and said he'd... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been here several times and it's on my top 3 favourite restaurants in Sydney. The view is stunning and they had fireworks too that night. The food was great, the service was a bit less attentive and less personal. Would still go back.

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Thank Verottica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you're looking for a 5 star meal without too hefty a 5 star price, this is the place to go. Suitable for couples, families and business meetings. Be sure to book ahead as this place is always busy, and with good reason too! Everything on the menu is fantastic and there's even a special vegan menu. Kids are treated... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
European, Australian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5th Floor, Customs House | 31 Alfred Street Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 0292518683

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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.