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“Superb bar staff, awful management !”

Cyren Bar - Grill - Seafood
Ranked #173 of 5,832 Restaurants in Sydney
Cuisines: Bar, Seafood, Australian
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Description: Cyren Bar Grill Seafood creates nostalgia to those who knew Cyren back in the late 1970's. Nick Manettas has re-invented this restaurant in Harbourside to replicate his previous successes with Cyren. Boasting unbelievable views of Sydney CBD whilst being on the water's edge, Cyren at Harbourside is the perfect location for a relaxing meal and drinks. The venue encompasses all aspects you look for in a restaurant including culinary brilliance, the freshest seafood, mouth-watering meats and exciting cocktails. It undoubtedly has the most spectacular view of Darling Harbour. Come and experience the excitement and energy of Cyren and see why it's the most talked about venue of Harbourside.
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“Superb bar staff, awful management !”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

I am travelling in a large group from the u.s and decided to take my party to cyren , we were greeted by a blonde hostess who couldn't speak any English so listened to what we said and rudely ran off instead of trying to understand . A manager then came over and was seriously pissed that we didnt want to sit in the restaurant , we just wanted to order as we went and sit outside admiring the views. We ordered the food at the bar with honestly some of the friendliest people we've met since being in oz. They weren't 100 percent on the menu as they were on the bar however they were incredible and went the extra mile. We were served by a blonde guy from England , a gordie or something (English slang for northern apparently ) and an Indian girl who literally ran to the kitchen 5 times to make sure our order was okay as we had special needs, they bounced off each other and flipped our experience totally around . Then came the gorgeous food, never have we eaten such amaaaazing ribs ! We are from the country in the u.s and wow wow wow , all in all a great experience just definitely not from the management , so Thanks to the two bar staff who made us feel seriously welcome and also to the kitchen . Yum yum yum !!

  • Visited April 2013
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“A great spot to eat”
Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

Nice place right on the harbour front, buzzing with life. The food was good and the service and atmosphere made for an enjoyable event

  • Visited March 2013
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“Price Negates Average Food an Great Atmosphere”
Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

We had a very average meal but the service and value ruin what would be an outstanding atmosphere. Out of fairness, we did not have seafood so maybe that would have made a difference but the menu diversity implied a broad range of specialties, which it certainly is not.

  • Visited April 2013
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“Great dining experience”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

Our overall experience at Cyren was excellent. We arrived shortly before dinner began to be served, so we were able to order discounted drinks and appetizers while we waited for dinner and enjoy the beautiful view of the harbor. Once we did order dinner, the food was very tasty with a nice variety of menu selections. The only thing not making this a 5-star rating is the lack of enough serving staff. The serves clearly had too many tables, and were working extremely hard to try to take care of their tables. I attribute this to a lack of scheduling, not through any fault of the servers. In face, our server, Shaun, was one of the best servers we had on our travels throughout Australia. He made thoughtful menu recommendations, was friendly and fun, and did an overall excellent job. We couldn't have asked for a better server, and he certainly enhanced an experience that (due to how busy it was) could have otherwise been a bit frustrating. Because of Shaun, we will certainly go back to eat at Cyren again.

  • Visited March 2013
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“Very good:)”
Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

Best entree in a long time. Scallops with cauliflower pure!:)
Steak was good, but could be better.
Dessert: Chocolate Fondant with vanilla ice cream is heaven for me. FANTASTIC! Worth the visit:)

  • Visited April 2013
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