Cafe Sydney

4.7
3014 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 3014 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

prawn crustaceans terrible, tired flavourless suspect peeled more than 24 hours ago
cooked dishes small and not at all sophisticated flavors
suspect not many foodies go - good for special occasion
as sir lunch alot said
never eat in a restaurant with a view!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great venue for a special night out

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is our favourite restaurant when in Sydney. Food, service and ambience is always first class. Of course, the views of the Harbour Bridge, Opera House and watching the ferries coming and going together with the food and service make it a unique experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful Food
Fantastic Service - attentive, inobtrusive & seamless
Exquisite location - Sydney Harbour at Night is always spectacular
You made our Special Event one to Celebrate & Enjoy

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

I fully understand why Cafe Sydney would have the lighting so low (so the view over the harbour could be enjoyed) but we could not read the menu without a mobile phone flash light and walking to the toilet was a challenge. The service was excellent and the food was well above average but I feel the lighting and noise managemnet needs to be addressed. Perhaps we should have chosen lunch.

We had a great meal. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Could not fault the food - incredible, one of the best restaurants in Sydney

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful Mother's Day lunch. Both food and service were top notch

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, fabulous food & service. Cannot best view.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Food was good however potatoes in duck fat disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food, and drink. Our waiter Eddie was the best.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Beautiful views. It made a very memorable and enjoyable night.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

This was my second visit and was a little disappointed this time. We were seated at a door entrance to the outside balcony area and had waiters and people walk pass constantly. It was cold and asked it the heater near by could be turned on, it wasn't working and only managed to get it working 10 minutes before we left. The waitress who looked after us was lovely and friendly and the views were amazing. However the portion sizes of the meals could be larger to give customers more value for money.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We did request a window table. We didn’t get it although there were window tables available. We got the worst table ever - instead a HarbourBridge view we got waiters table view.
The restaurant was not fully booked so easily the older lady from the reception could seat us at the next table which had a perfect view and was ALL the time EMPTY!
What a disappointment! Never again! I am telling this story to everyone so they can avoid a similar disappointment! Especially when you leave $250...

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely dine in experience. Food was excellent with a great selection of wines. Good luck at stopping at one piece of the freshly cooked naan bread. Outdoor seating and lots of indoor space for group bookings. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a great night wonderful view of the bridge and harbour. The food was delicious especially the goats cheese souffle.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had an beautiful meal and celebration with friends. The service and food was impeccable.

Well worth a visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A small group of us caught up to celebrate a birthday at Cafe Sydney, and I must say, we were very impressed with the food and service. Our waitress made us feel welcome and was engaging. She was attentive to our needs, and made sure our night was an enjoyable experience. The birthday cake was delicious, and well worth the money. The view across the harbour was spectacular. All in all, Cafe Sydney is one of Sydney’s top restaurants, and my favourite.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

I always used Cafe Sydney for special occasions. It never ever disappoints. Good and Ambience are standouts!

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ChristinaM
3 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautiful venue for a special occasion. The service was wonderful and the food was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful space, lively ambience, wonderful food and great service.. all in a prime location with stunning views of the harbour..

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food and surroundings. Definitely a place for a special occasion. Outdoor seating a must.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sitting outside table with the magnificent vista cannot be topped! Add quality meals and good company, is a winner

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Our experience was lovely celebrating our daughters birthday however on two occasions your assistant checking us in then another whilst waiting for our table were rude, blunt and not at all polite. Thankfully the lady who was serving our table was pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The team at Cafe Sydney never fail to deliver. The food, the ambience, the attention and the consistency of the staff and their exceptional knowledge in pairing and making recommendations is second to none and begins from the moment you step out of the lift. The views of the harbour are breathtaking and the cocktail bar is a nice pre-dinner experience. This is a great venue for any special occasion and a must for food and wine lovers that want attention to detail.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very attentive staff, lovely food, festive atmosphere, great for a special event.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Our first impression was not the best, we stood and waited for an awkward amount of time waiting for someone to take us to our table. Once we were seated it also took 15 mins to be offered a drink.
The service improved once we spoke up about being ignored. In particular we thought Ben was outstanding and his knowledge of the menu and wine list was fabulous. We wanted to stay for another drink after our meal but were told the bar was fully booked and they needed the table back which was a shame.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great location, served very well by the staff and some great food with exceptional cocktails! A great place for a special event

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Spectacular views of the harbour. Every dish was delicious and the service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent from start to finish - service, cocktails, wine options, views, vibe and food all terrific. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We've been to Cafe Sydney on number of occassions and they never dissapoint. Attentive, great service, great food, nice atmoshpere and beautiful view. Couldn't ask for more.

As and added bonus for us with two Ceoliac teens, the team at Cafe Sydney are knowledgeable, accomodating and we're confident that its a safe place for them to enjoy a beautiful dining experience.

Well done to the team at Cafe Sydney and many, many thanks.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

It was not special at all. I had to ask the staff whether we can order our food as we had waited for so long and no staff came over to check with us after we ordered the drink. When the staff presented the wine, she even didn't ask whether we wanted to have a taste and she just poured straight away. The staff just put the main dishes on the table without even saying what dishes are they and who will have the dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Had a great meal. Excellent service, brilliant view outside overlooking the Harbour. Great food and wine and reasonably priced. Didn't disappoint.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the welcome at the door this restaurant’s talented professionals exudes excellence in customer care. Engagement with each of us assured we were special to them as the menu was explained and choices considered and supported. Drinks arrive within minutes of ordering, Wait staff know who has ordered what. Clever brief interactions between customer and staff continued to ensure we were having a special time, enjoying our meal. Even the account and payment was professional and seamless.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

It is located in a top spot with views over Circular Quay and the Harbour Bridge. The overall feeling is one of luxury and complete competence. However,you will pay accordingly. It is ideal for a special occasion and both my wife and I would recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic venue and the food is even better. Great service, staff know their stuff. Quick service but quality of food does not suffer.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great lunch or dinner spot with iconic view of Sydney Harbour Bridge! A must dine location with great cocktails, food and friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

its always a safe place to eat. Food service and location are excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our experience at Cafe Sydney was perfect. Beautifully presented food and so tasty, and excellent drink choices, all served very professionally by Lee who was very knowledgeable and helpful when making our decisions, she even moved us to a front row table where we enjoyed our desserts.
A great day that we couldn’t fault, looking forward to our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic staff, food and location. More than ticked all the boxes.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Cafe Sydney didn’t meet the expectation of what it typically delivers. I booked a table of 5 as a surprise for my mums birthday, and the service we received from the beginning was disappointing. We found the host to be quite rude to us upon entering, followed by another waiter who wasn’t happy to check on our drinks which arrived 15 minutes later than other cocktails ordered. It’s ok to forget but it’s all about the attitude, which was very poor. The lobster was also average and overcooked.

FAQs

Cafe Sydney is rated 4.7 stars by 3014 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.