Cafe Sydney

4.7
2820 reviews
$41 to $100
Seafood
Cafe Sydney captures the essence of Sydney from its amazing location next to Circular Quay on the rooftop of Customs House with spectacular harbour views, delicious food, an outdoor terrace, cocktail lounge and a relaxed, contemporary interior.
What 2820 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was just fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our go-to special occasion restaurant that never fails to impress. The staff are friendly, perceptive and extremely helpful with recommendations and dietary requests. The seafood was perfection. The view was amazing. We honestly loved everything.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, with sensational food, great recommendations from our waiter, which we all took up. Beautiful attention to detail and a sensational view as well. Thanks for making our celebration special. Definitely 10/10

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for couples and families.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed all aspects of cafe sydney .

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, fantastic service & an iconic backdrop. Sat outside on a fine Sydney day - a truly memorable afternoon.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First CBD outing for 12 months due to Covid and
celebrating 70th birthday with special friends of over
30 years

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Richard made our evening go off without a hitch
Attentive but not annoying
All staff were friendly and efficient
Food was amazing so was the wine list
View and location speaks for itself

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

$14+ for sparkling water
$6 for (1) sourdough bread
$22 for mixed drink
were too excessive.

Keeping us 20 minutes in the bar for unknown reason while our table was ready!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This had become my family's favorite restaurant for the high quality food and exciting menu additions everytime we done in. Our favorite dish is the oysters with granny smith apple granite and chardonnay vinegar. The staff are friendly and we always feel so welcome every visit as the staff remembers us as we come at least once a month.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great vibe and great selection of food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic experience from the moment we walked in. Excellent table with great service and top quality food.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed the food and breathtaking view

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A beautiful location with exceptional food & service. The waitstaff went above & beyond to ensure we had a great evening for my husband’s birthday celebrations

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service and the staff treated my wife wonderfully for what was her 50th birthday celebration. Food was terrific, as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Attention to detail on every level, fabulous staff, beautiful food and the view of our beautiful city - Devine

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food amazing place

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had Excellent waiter service. It was Great quality food. A beautiful environment to share a special meal with family. They also acknowledged the 3 Birthdays we were celebrating. Always a pleasurable dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The waitstaff and food made the night very special. The restaurant ambience was beautiful. We had a verandah table looking out over the harbour which took in the Sydney Harbour bridge and the Opera house. It was magnificent

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great view, lovely atmosphere, good service and food for a special occasion

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible. Everything.
Cannot fault. The staff are fantastic, food awesome. View incredible.
Book early.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cafe Sydney never fails to live up to the hype. The oysters are without a doubt the best you will have anywhere. The service is unpretentious and genuinely 5 star. The staff couldn’t be more accommodating and friendly. Truly one of if not the best fine dining restaurants in Sydney.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you so much to the Cafe Sydney team for making our evening so special. It was my friend’s milestone birthday treat, and it was a wonderful experience from the moment we arrived. The food was exquisite, and every interaction with the team was a delight.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

A very pleasant evening spent with life long friends

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stunning location with harbour view .
Fabulous food , great wine list
Welcoming professional but very friendly staff
A beautiful dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 13 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and great service

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 13 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We made a last minute decision and booked the day before. We were offered outside dining. I was surprised that it was available but I was a bit disappointed and felt like we were in the back stalls outside. Next time I would book an inside table as it is on a raised platform and still has great views.
The food was splendid and the service was wonderful. I would recommend cafe Sydney to anyone but make sure they check where they will be seated.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 13 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our lunch for a family birthday was terrific.
The waitress Sarah was cheerful and attentive, the service we received was excellent.
Our meals, all seafood as it happened, were delicious and very well presented. And of course the location and outlook is just fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 12 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, gorgeous location

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 12 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great views, great service

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 11 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great venue for summer

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 11 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 11 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Service is excellent and there are vegan options. Great view and suitable for family or special celebrations.
Vegan options chosen rather too spicy and main meal too much fried food. Will chooses different option next time. Could do with more vegan choices. Only three for each course.

Many guests we have brought here have enjoyed it.
Service is always good. Not too quick and not too dragged out.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 11 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual Cafe Sydney did not fail to impress the food was amazing our waiter Ben was professional and friendly as were all the staff. The view can't be beat it is for all these reasons that Cafe Sydney is our favourite special restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had to wait to get out of lockdown to finally celebrate a few things with family members and it was worth the wait. Great food, view, wine and the staff were excellent. We’ll be back. Greg

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Was an amazing day
Service and food excellent
Love love love the view

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The view is magnificent the waiter was very good at his job very friendly and made us feel right at home. The food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Impeccable service and food. Highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A very good experience with the staff knowing their products. The place is situated in an outstanding location and the views are fantastic . The food is great and fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

beautiful location, lovely service from excellent staff & beautiful food & wine

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Cafe Sydney is rated 4.7 stars by 2820 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.