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Cafe Sydney

#19 of 4,555 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
Closed now
All 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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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was looking forward to go to this place but I was disappointed because yes it has a fantastic view but you can get even a better view at the station. The food has nothing special, most of the food was flavourless. There are thousands of better places where you can eat in Sydney.

Thank Angiemr
Bishopton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went there with our daughter for our Ruby Anniversary lunch whike visiting her in Sydney. It was absoluetly beautiful with views over the harbour on a wonderful sunny Sunday lunchtime. The food was exemplary. I had Morton Bay Bug followed by one of the best steaks I have ever eaten. Truly scrumptious, the service was attentive without being over... More 

Thank Stewart F
Pacific Harbour, Fiji
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been to Cafe Sydney several times and expect each time to be just as good as the first. We have not been let down. The food is excellent and the service is good and the view is great. It is what you would expect for the price point. Thankfully we have never been disappointed.

Thank XstreemFishing
Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this place while visiting my son in Sydney. The entrance to the restaurant is via a lift and as soon as the doors opened I could not help but be impressed by the decor and setting of this place, we were warmly greeted and shown to our table which had the most idillic views of the Sydney harbour bridge.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a family dinner of 6 person. Booked on line and was promptly seated. Food was fine. The view of Sydney Opera and Sydney Bridge was gorgeous.

Thank Farel S
hong kong
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked in early and managed to get a table for two. The view is definitely one of the best. However we sat behind a very noisy bunch of party animals that night. It totally destroyed the mood. The food is above average but I won't say it's exceptional. They charged Aud15 for water which is very steep.

Thank super j
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place, and exclusive dinning experience that I love to visit. Closed a number of business deals in this venue and they are probably the reason why. A premium wine list, quality staff and service. But the food they deliver is the key to their success. It is amazing.

Thank rookiechef69
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

great place to bring business colleagyes or a dinner for a romantic evening. The food and wine add to the vista.

Thank tigerov
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot for a special occasion. Great food. Best view in the world. Book ahead and enjoy yourself!

Thank David M
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was fantastic. I had the black market carpaccio to start. It was absolutely divine and dressed beautifully. The chicken breast for a main was very tasty, but the serving a bit too large. I couldn't finish all of it. My partner had the risotto, which was also a huge serving. We really could have just shared a main... 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
Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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