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Cafe Sydney

#18 of 4,392 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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
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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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The location would be enough of a draw card on its own overlooking the gorgeous Sydney Harbour from high above Circular Quay. The food and service are sublime, I would seek out this restaurant were it in a basement without one of he worlds best views! As a milestone birthday event and prior to a show at the Opera House... More 

Thank Belinda_Blue16
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you want a great lunch AND a great view of Sydney, this is the place. Right in the heart of downtown, this restaurant has a lovely outdoor patio (sit outside if you can), overlooking part of the city and the harbor. We stayed at the Marriott Circular Quay; this is a stone's throw away. Great food, fairly good service... More 

Thank Girltraveler92
Sydney, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For my girlfriend's birthday I thought we would go somewhere special so I chose Cafe Sydney. After some effort at making the booking and being assured that outdoors on the Terrace in Mid Winter would be fine, we had some high expectations. These expectations started to be dashed from the moment of our arriving. Firstly, our table was not ready... More 

Thank AlanMerry
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was a bit nervous about our very special celebration for my mum's birthday after reading some negative reviews on TA, but I was relieved the night went off without a hitch. We had a 5:30pm booking inside and I'm glad we didn't book any later as it was getting very busy, and more noisy, by 7:30pm. I don't think... More 

Thank trumpy71
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago 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 

Thank DDTravellerSydney
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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.

Thank Gordana V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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

Thank bretthiltonjones
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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

Thank Katie A
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
European, Australian, Pacific Rim, 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
Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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: 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.