Cafe Sydney

4.5
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2390 reviews
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$41 to $100
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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.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.1
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great for BC a romantic dinner and service was excellent.

OT
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great view. Great food. Great service

OT
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Was one of the biggest let down after an expensive dinner. It was for a special occasion and the service was shocking. As we were leaving the guy running my credit card via the EFTPOS machine asked how was everything. I responded "not very good". He proceeded with processing the payment. That's how insincere was the feeling of hospitality. Sums up a commercial restaurant thriving purely on scenic view advantagefor tourists.

OT
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambience, the staff are very attentive and to top it off the food was excellent.
The views from ‘The Sydney Cafe’ are special.

OT
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very enjoyable evening with friends we booked well in advance for an inside table and were very lucky to get a fabulous view of the bridge. The waiter was attentive food was superb,everything we we expected and more.

OT
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent & enjoyable in all respects.

OT
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Consistently good food and service.

OT
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Good food but quite poor service

OT
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, service and company made the evening

OT
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had overseas guests and the staff were wonderful to enhance their experience of Cafe Sydney and Sydney itself. Thanks. Food was very good and the sommelier's recommendations were great.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure to be fussed over at Cafe Sydney. Exceptional venue with great food and top service. Never disappointed

OT
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simple food, done exceptionally well.

OT
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

We were so very excited to be celebrating both my husband and my birthday at Cafe Sydney. We had a very early booking 5.30pm (not by choice but ok) I asked the waiter once we were seated if he could take a photo of us as NO One was there and we weren’t then bothering anyone. He brushed me off by saying “I’ll get someone else to do it later”.Then when he did the place was packed and we were so embarrassed. Photo was terrible and it ruined our memory of the special dinner. So Awkward & a shame

OT
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once again, Cafe Sydney hits the heights. Highly recommend for either a long, lazy lunch, or a languid dinner.

OT
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An incredible dining experience.

OT
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great night. Great views and service from our server - Ben. We will be back

OT
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great venue, great food and service

OT
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We changed our request to sit outside to inside last minute as the weather was inclement. The staff catered to us and we dined in the private dining room which was perfect. It fitted our group perfectly, was the right temperature and still had a view.

OT
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always solid at Cafe Sydney, service is friendly and capable, and a very extensive and excellent wine list. Oh and an amazing Harbour Opera House view.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Atmosphere is good. But it’s a little bit expensive.

YU
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

すべてが素晴らしいレストラン。またシドニーに帰る際は必ず大切な人を連れて行きます。ありがとうございました。

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OT
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We eat here as a family every year as a tradition and it never fails to disappoint. The food is always excellent with a great selection of specials to compliment the trusted menu. The cocktails kick things off and they are interesting and well made. The service is reliably professional, friendly and helpful.
It obviously has an amazing view and this just adds to the whole experience but they never rely on that alone. Top marks again.

OT
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always lives up to its reputation, does not disappoint. Excellent location albeit noise level is bothersome.

OT
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A fabulous night with great food and service. Staff only to happy to help out!

OT
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Menu has great diversity and very interesting ingredients to tempt all palates.
The wait staff are always friendly and attentive without being constantly in your face.

OT
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent food and setting

OT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Beautiful venue and views. Good food, better service. Front desk attitude a bit much.

OT
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful lunch here, will be booking again soon! The restaurant name doesn't quite fit the sumptuous environment every aspect of our time there was incredible. The best service we have ever had. Thank you!

OT
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Devine spit a must for everyone

ML
Hawaii
148 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

New to Sydney, we loved the stunning view of the Sydney Harbor and Harbor Bridge feom The Sydney Cafe. The service staff were all genuinely friendly and efficient. The menu was interesting and aside from an under cooked fish for one of us, we enjoyed our meal.

OT
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our special place. We always book when visiting Sydney.
Great views, food and atmosphere.

OT
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Café Sydney is a really great place to go for seafood. Can not fault the service. We really enjoyed our dinner at Café Sydney!

OT
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

High quality food and wine in a great location.

OT
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

For my 60th birthday I was looking for somewhere special to celebrate with my family. Cafe Sydney did not disappoint. Our outside table was perfect. Clare, our waitress was very attentive and informative. The salted caramel cocktail with dessert was to die for. My family enjoyed the night very much. Thank you Cafe Sydney.

OT
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and good menu. The service could not have been better

OT
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

best steak I have ever had. beautiful venue.

OT
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The team at Cafe Sydney were exceptional. Really made our 6 year anniversary special and would go back for any other day.

Especially want to thank Manish for catering to us and making it feel that bit more special.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the view and the chickens breast.

OT
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing and attentive service, the food was delicious, delicate and paired well with a nice wine. Highly recommend the fish and seafood dishes.

OT
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Service was excellent to start with however as evening progressed we were left to serve ourselves our own wine which was disappointing