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Cafe Sydney

#19 of 4,644 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
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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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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Our group of 10 enjoyed an outstanding meal. The ocean trout starter was absolutely delicious. The tandoori salmon was also great. Fabulous selection of wine and excellent service. The view of Sydney harbour & the harbour bridge is spectacular.

Thank Elizabeth_and_David
Toronto, Canada
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Be patient, this is a local and tourist attraction because the food and views are spectacular. I was lucky enough to score a table outside staring at the bridge, it was simply breathtaking! To celebrate my last day in Sydney I decided to order the oysters and a glass of champagne followed by the octopus / chorizo delicious. Everything was... More 

Thank Fernando7676
Parramatta, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

you need to book and you need to book early, we booked a week out for a sunday and got a 2,30 booking for first available table, so we had to sit in the bar area for a short while, which was fine. Food was nice, views of course were beautiful, staff were really good quite helpful with my food... More 

Thank Aileen C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cafe Sydney has always been a huge favourite of ours and Friday nights experience didn't disappoint regarding the service, the view and the wonderful ambience however the food was not up to the restaurants usual high standard. We all had upset stomachs the next day and I was especially bad with terrible cramps and nausea which I put down to... More 

Thank Anne A
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the most amazing night at Cafe Sydney for my birthday. The food, wine, service and view were superb. We sat out on the balcony on a Tuesday night with a gorgeous view of the harbour. We were unsure about which wine we wanted so the staff organised for us to speak with sommelier who gave us a detailed summary.... More 

Thank cesf89
Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The view and company were unbelievable. For a restaurant with such a great reputation, high calibre and prices to match, we sadly had an awful dining experience. The staff were slack and inattentive, lots of musical plates as they couldn't remember who ordered what, swordfish that had to be sent back twice as it tasted terrible, no wine pouring (you... More 

Thank rosierosedog
Sydney, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This has been on my list of places to go for a really long time so 5 of my best girlfriends and I went here for dinner for my birthday last night. The view was spectacular but sadly that was the best bit about the dining experience (other than the company of great friends). Whilst most of the food was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant has amazing views of Sydney Harbour overlooking Circular Quay and the Harbour Bridge. We recently enjoyed a very pleasant fine dining experience with a large group. The staff were very helpful and attentive and the food was beautifully plated and flavoursome. However, I did find the restaurant too crowded and the big eaters on our table would have... More 

Thank 145Carol
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I like Café Sydney. Great view of the harbour and the service is always good but this is a quality restaurant and the prices are not set for the budget traveller. A one off special occasion, great on a sunny Sydney day for one off special occasions.

Thank Keith G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Most beautiful view of Sydneys beautiful harbour, its bridge and Opera House. Ambience- day lots of natural light with timber surroundings. Night low dim Gold table lights Food - 10/10 very tasty and full of flavour even the salads Service - 8/10 several times you have to wait for a waiter Value - reasonable Strong recommendation to visit

Thank Coffeemylife

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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, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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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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