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“Average at a push”

Cyren Bar - Grill - Seafood
Ranked #200 of 5,833 Restaurants in Sydney
Cuisines: Bar, Seafood, Australian
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Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, 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.
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Average at a push”
Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

Went with my boss and was expecting great things based on the area and the setting. I had snapper which was very good. The Greek salad was half a kilo of olives, a few chunks of pseudo feta in a lettuce leaf with a few peppers and red onion slices. The fact that they almost no white wine by the glass was shickinking. More shocking was their refusal to open other wine and sell it by the glass. Not impressed but the quality of the fish kept it at 3stars otherwise it would have been 2

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Ideal for a lazy afternoon.”
Reviewed October 28, 2013

Cyren appears to be a flashy hotspot for the young and trendy - I don't think it quite does what it says on the tin, but is arguably more enjoyable for not being as slick and cool as it thinks it is!

I visited twice, once in May and once in June, the May visit is the one I am really writing about as 'Happy Hour' at Cyren is the time to visit - weekdays from 3-6pm (check their website but seem to remember that being correct). During this time, there is a whole host of cocktails, beers and other beverages on offer at really great prices - particularly for Darling Harbour. The food during this time though is what really seals the deal, a mix of pub grub (pizzas and fries) and seafood - we had two types of calimari - at really reasonable prices makes Cyren worth a visit.

Sitting outside under a heated lamp in Darling Harbour, with Pizza and beers (or a strawberry daiquiri if it tickles your fancy) enjoying the view is about as good as it gets on a nice day and that's what Cyren offers. The service outside is nothing to write home about, but it's not bad either - they just kind of get on with things (no complaints really but maybe a bit more interaction could pay some dividends)... in at the bar though the staff seem to be a bit more patient and are happy to make recommendations.

At night Cyren becomes a different animal, very expensive like the rest of the Harbour and is perhaps eclipsed by some of it's neighbours in terms of service and overall food quality but it's definitely worth a go.

  • Visited May 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fabulous Ribs”
Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We had our sons 11th birthday dinner her with a few of his mates. We all happily demolished the most amazing ribs. Big thumbs up from us all.

Visited August 2013
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“Good food, great service”
Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Italian Maitre D made the experience. It was an enjoyable meal and I will return. Forget any old Jordens experiences. This place does it well with a comprehensive menu.

Visited September 2013
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“Save your money”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

This was the worst restaurant we visited while on our trip.
Although the location is great, the service was so so & the food was almost inedible. When I spoke to the waiter regarding this, his response was " oh you must not like fried seafood".
OMG, SAVE YOUR MONEY & TIME!!!!

  • Visited September 2013
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