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Cafe Sydney

#18 of 4,594 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
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5th Floor, Customs House | 31 Alfred Street Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9251 8683
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went to Cafe Sydney for Xmas eve, even though it was full had impeccable service from our waiter, he knew the menu and food very well and helped us make some great food and wine choices. Food definitely did not disappoint, mouthwatering fresh flavors, just the right portion sizes, after 3 courses was in a food coma. Harbour views... More 

Thank stacey w
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272 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Best meal we had in Sydney and the view was amazing of the bridge at night. Lovely food and great service really nice feel to the place. Not really for kids more couples and had a special feel. Would highly recommend

Thank sharpsters
Perth, Australia
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74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited for my birthday, they were notified of this and nothing! Food was nice but not worth the cost $$$$$ We were so uncomfortable on a Sydney humid day, left the special occasion not so special! View doesn't make up for it because you get the same view come the pier!

Thank Helenvw
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Dined here with 6 adults and 3 8 year olds. The service was amazing and views were amazing. We booked a table outside on the terrace and they did warn me that if the weather was bad we may have to forego our reservation. In true Sydney style the heavens opened 10mims after we were seated. Everything got soaked. The... More 

Thank Elissa R
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wow, what a stunning, beautiful restaurant. Great service and great food. Pricey but well worth it with the most amazing view of Circular Quay and Sydney Harbour....

Thank debra_turner
Sydney, Australia
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A great dining experience. Every dish was perfect. We had lunch outside booked well in advance but couldn't control the weather for the day. Extremely hot with no breeze so the staff had set electric fans around and hand fans on the table to help. Not much else was possible. They even brought around cool hand towels. I'd try and... More 

Thank Strayanadvisor
Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The view was stunning - and so was the food! The seafood platter was to die for. Nothing like fresh, good quality seafood. I would definitely order that again. The Perrier Jouet was so smooth and thank goodness I left room for dessert- the coconut panna cotta - what a dream!

Thank Saverina F
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

As always, Cafe Sydney's service and food was excellent again. We had a very loooong lunch and there was clearly no rush (in a good way). The waiter picked up on the fact that we were in no rush and made us feel very relaxed.

Thank Gradsor
Darlington, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

As it was my birthday my wife booked this restaurant to celebrate. It's in the old custom house overlooking circular key with spectacular views of Sydney opera house and bridge. This place is first class from start to finish. Service was excellent, with knowledgable staff. Food was superb, we had to start crab, king prawns, octopus and bugs. For mains,... More 

Thank Richard W
Sydney, Australia
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161 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had overseas visitors who we wanted to impress and thought that we would blow them away by a visit to Cafe Sydney. The view is unique and special and it is an iconic Australian location. Our visit was on a hot blue sky summer day with the harbour looking its sparkling best. We stopped in for coffee & dessert.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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: +61 2 9251 8683

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  • 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.
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