Cafe Sydney

4.5
1311 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Seafood
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  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
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.
Dining Style
Elegant Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Modern Australian, Vegan
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday: open

Dinner: Monday - Friday: open, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(02) 9251 8683
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Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
James Kidman
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Private Party Facilities
The Cafe Sydney private dining room is one of Sydney’s most sought after venues. With terrace access featuring views of the Harbour Bridge and floor to ceiling glass doors, this intimate setting accommodates 16 guests seated or 50 for a cocktail party.
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Private Party Contact
reservations@cafesydney.com: (02) 9251 8683
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Catering
Please visit http://cafesydney.com/plan-your-event/groups to place your enquiry.
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Cross street
Young Street
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Parking Details
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Public Transit
Circular Quay Station & Buses
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , View
What 1311 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.5
Service
4.7
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4.1
Value
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Dined a day ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I'm very glad I went to this fine Dining restaurant. The view of Sydney harbour outstanding, staff very efficient. The price is very expensive so only for a special Occassion. The place was so packed so it has a great reputation. The food however was good but not the wow factor I was expecting. We were impressed with our entrees tuna and beef carpaccio however I was disappointed in the swordfish. I thought it was very bland. Needed a tasty sauce. I don't think you need a side dish.

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Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

LOVELY dinner for my BD celebration!

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Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 5

We waited 30 minutes to pay our bill from the time we asked for the check. Waitress was constantly checking her phone rather than attending our table.

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Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food, location and service was excellent, everything was perfect

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Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing view of Sydney Harbour, staff very friendly and professional.

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Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic evening, Great evening and great service.

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Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food, service and atmosphere were fantastic!

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Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and incredible service.

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Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was very impressed with the whole experience of cafe Sydney. The view is amazing. The food & service was outstanding. The wine was very expensive but overall a lovely experience

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Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Lovely experience sitting outside with great view but can’t understand why this restaurant is so dark and really difficult to read the menu. Just too dark and probably feel a bit rushed for time, don’t think 2 hours is long enough , 2.5 would be better.

Seafood platter was lovely but not enough food for the amount of money you spend .

Alcohol was great, so was dessert.

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Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We dine out regularly, food was lovely but we did find Cafe Sydney overpriced. View was nice, bridge views, cannot see Opera House though

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Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Cafe Sydney never always manages to create a great experience. The views are simply fab and the dining experience is great. The staff is courteous and attentive and offer good suggestions when asked. A great place for a date or meeting with friends.

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Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great meal and you just can’t beat that view!

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Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect place to take the overseas visitors who were here on their honeymoon!

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Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent Food. Excellent Customer Service. Highly recommend.

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Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food and wine was good. Very lively atmosphere and great views. Server asked if we wanted a side order, we asked if we would need it and he said yes. We ordered a side which was quite pricey and which we absolutely did not need. Both of our dishes were ample portions with a range of vegetables. The side order was an unnecessary expense. Apart from that we had a great time.

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Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food and beautiful venue and view!

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Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is my third time here, and every experience has been amazing. Love the food and the atmosphere.

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Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We were greeted in high spirits from the moment we stepped out of the elevator. My son and I had our granddaughter/niece and we were looked after so well. The food was exceptional! Will certainly be back.

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Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant and views. Food was amazing and good value for money. We had a fantastic night!

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Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Simply loved our Friday lunch!
Having booked a few weeks in advance, we were seated at the very front of the outdoor area and we had the best weather including a thunderstorm that didn’t get us even a little rain, thanks to the excellent cover.
We really enjoyed the salmon and swordfish, a lovely Riesling (great suggestion) and affogato.
Vibrant but relaxing at the same time, Cafe’ Sydney remains one of my favorite restaurants in town.

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Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Beautiful food! Exquisite views. Unfortunately, we were situated on the terrace and a storm was brewing resulting in the waiting staff rushing us to eat our food so they could close the terrace.

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Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A Sydney Classic. The food was very good, but there was a problem with some burnt duck fat potatoes, quickly resolved with the excellent wait staff. The flexibility around dietary options was fantastic and the waiter (Will) was just the right mix of excellent service and chatty conversation

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Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

The seafood platter was find, but not great for a $160.00 platter. The spanner crab was very low in meat and to difficult to access.

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Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Just great service, the way it should be.

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Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic location

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Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic lunch, really recommend this to any celebrating an event.

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Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Atmosphere was lovely, food was fair without being outstanding. Service was great.

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Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional

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Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Tables are very close to each other and is very loud in the restaurant. Often we been screaming to each other.
Vegan food is tasteless. One starter dish was full of green peas, with lack of spices so is just tasted like green peas, one of main dishes was same.
Service is pretty good and view is nice.
It was nice to visit but I will don’t recommend this place.

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Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The best view in Sydney and the food to match!

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Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Everything was great except we were headed to the opera after and my husband got sick when we arrived to the opera.We had to leave at intermission. His stomach got floppy and think it was something he ate. We shared everything during our meal (seafood rissotto for two). I felt fine until I got home and was up all night with stomach cramps.The food was very good and we had a good time but think we ate something that was off and resulted us to miss half of the opera and headed home feeling sick.

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Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful evening, delicious cuisine, The menu has a variety of choice for any palette, portions were large and well seasoned. Amazing views, great selection of cocktails and wines. Service was excellent from the moment we arrived.
A very special venue to enjoy any occasion. A must for all lovers of great food and wine!

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Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Everything is fine, will be perfect if more space for the table and seat.

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Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Took my Mrs here for a birthday dinner last night as friend had recommended the venue from his experience. At first i was hesitant on entry as I'm not a big fan of noise when faced with a bar area packed with people. We were offered the out door seating with views, as this was what we had initially came for, and we took it as soon as we saw the sepectacular scenary and felt the out door heater. All in all, very nice good, our waiter was great and the atmosphere was perfect.

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Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding food and service
Amazing table and view
Perfect anniversary dinner

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Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

$15 for one bottled water when other top restaurants are charging $5 per head drink as much as you want. This was my only grip.

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Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Simply one of the best dining experiences that I have had.

The service was exemplary, within seconds of being seated the staff were looking after our every need.

My starter was an absolute taste sensation, and my steak was one of the best I have ever had

I seldom share restaurant reviews but I was so impressed I felt I had to on this occasion.

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Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Warm welcome by staff
Attentive staff eager to assist with suggestions - they had thorough knowledge of both their food and wine menus
We had a lovely night on the balcony - it was a cool night but there were penty of heaters and blankets were also provided if needed.
Have been here a couple of times and love this restaurant.

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Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love coming here and walking away never feeling disappointed. Food was fabulous as always and thank you to the sommelier for helping us choose some delicious wines!

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