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“Poor service, mediocre food and vastly overpriced”

Cyren Bar - Grill - Seafood
Ranked #167 of 5,992 Restaurants in Sydney
Cuisines: Greek, Seafood
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

The service left alot to be desired particurlaly the rude manager, our mains arrived moments after our starters which were cold as was our main.
The food is vastl overpriced for the area and the general ambience was that of a fast food establishment.
We will not be eating here again.

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Reviewed January 23, 2014

We arrived here without a booking during a very busy evening in Darling Harbour and after being advised there would be at least a half hour wait, we grabbed a drink in the bar, but where seated within 10 minutes.
The service was super friendly and the food and drink served quickly.
There was a decent selection of wine to choose from and the waiter was knowledgeable, advising based on our tastes and food ordered.
We had a tasty and substantial squid starter and the rib eye on the bone (which we both went for) was absolutely fantastic. Side orders of steamed veg & onion rings were also good.
We rounded the meal off with a glass of Penfolds Grandfather Tawny, which is great to see on any dessert menu when you're full!
Enjoyed it here so much, that we retired back to the bar for a couple of drinks to finish the evening.
It wasn't cheap, but then Sydney isn't, so highly recommended.

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Reviewed January 21, 2014

We booked for a Friday night. We asked for a outside table, unfortunately we were seated inside in a crowded, extremely noisy restaurant where conversation was impossible. My wife was in a wheelchair and we had to get to the inside farthest point of the restaurant without help or assistance, except from fellow diners who had to stand up and move their whole table and chairs for my wife to be able to fit through, this was because the tables were crammed in so tightly there was hardly any room to move, even for someone who wasn't in a wheelchair! - and this choice of table location was despite mentioning that she was in a wheelchair during booking. The food was below average, the starters were below pub food standard and the mains were below home BBQ standard. We both ordered medium rare steaks - both were more well done, dry and virtually inedible. The sides were cold and the chips were soggy and cold. Our deserts were forgotten until we asked twice about them. The waitresses seemed to dressed liked they were in a night club, there was far too much flesh on display than seemed decent, and all they seemed to want to do was stand around and chat to each other in little huddles! After explaining our displeasure when we were paying our WAY overpriced bill, we were met with a shrug and were told we were lucky to get in, we should be happy to just eat there. We will not be back and will certainly not recommend this to anyone.

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Reviewed January 21, 2014

Good situation on the corner of Darling Harbour a massive site and quite expensive apart from the three until six pm so called happy hour! Particularly good for onion rings as a snack with a nice cheap beer or cocktail!Very pleasant staff predominately attractive females!

1  Thank MRMAGPIE
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Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

What an amazing place. We've been to so many restaurants and my daughter could never have picca with cheese as every time we asked to use our own soy cheese the answer was no. But this restaurant was so welcoming to us and happy to use our own soy cheese and their own gluten free picca base. My daughter was so happy after all this time to have picca in the restaurant. And my fish was great,pavlova was yuuuum. I would definitely go back again.

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