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Cafe Sydney - Cafe Sydney, Sydney, AU-NSW

Cafe Sydney

4.7
4.7
3488 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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Modern Australian, Vegan

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch: Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday: open Dinner: Monday - Friday: open, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

  • Phone number

    (02) 9251 8683

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    James Kidman

  • Catering

    Please visit http://cafesydney.com/plan-your-event/groups to place your enquiry.

  • 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.

  • Private party contact

    reservations@cafesydney.com: (02) 9251 8683

  • Area

    Sydney CBD

  • Cross Street

    Young Street

  • Parking Details

    Parking Stations Nearby

  • Public Transit

    Circular Quay Station & Buses

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View

What 3,488 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great views of Sydney Harbour. Service and food where exceptional
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous meal on a beautiful day, great food and service, highly recommend!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    lovely entree. goat cheese souffle
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant. Has never disappointed in the last 20 years of dining there. Love the interiors, the bar, the food is fresh & delicious with daily specials. Service is friendly and knowledgeable. Views to harbor bridge are amazing.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Sydney has beautiful views, attentive staff, and food worthy of its setting….it is a special spot in Sydney and ticks all the boxes in every respect for a top dining spot in a major city. This is our number one place for entertaining overseas visitors and celebrating special family events. Cafe Sydney values their customers and I can not recommend it highly enough!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! Best way to enjoy post pandemic Sydney! Service exceptional, food brilliant, view unbeatable
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely LOVE Cafe Sydney. The view of the harbour bridge whilst eating is outstanding on a beautiful day. The food is simply superb.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and atmosphere, as always!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Loved it for the most part, service absolutely impeccable. Only complaint was the $78 steak special which was a really poor cut of steak, full of fat. Apart from this dish, would highly recommend for good food, great service and ambience.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was really good, Service was better. Waitstaff, manager, others just stopping by the table to say hello, ask about where we are from, if its a special occasion. Super friendly.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love going to Cafe Sydney. The new menu is so good and the service and atmosphere are always the best. Highly recommend
  12. SH

    ScottH

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect spot, ambience, food and service - can't fault it - it's a Sydney "must-do" for us!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have eaten 3 times and each time I have not been disappointed. The service is great, the menu is extensive and had many choices as I have an allergy. The atmosphere is buzzing, not to mention the best view in the world!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Terrific views, exceptional service and great food!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very helpful
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an amazing experience! Everyone at Cafe Sydney provided outstanding service. Our dishes were promptly served and the food was exceptional. Highly recommend and can’t wait to dine there again!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing view and lovely meal for our Anniversary, with special touches from the restaurant. The staff were friendly and really good with seeing if everything was ok and with recommendations. Would visit again in the future!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Beautiful food , friendly service , we were acknowledged by each staff member ,drink service was fast , our waiters were attentive, felt super welcome and special , all my requirements were met , drinks on arrival and dessert was perfect
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, beautiful views. Helped that we had the best seat in the house! Food was exceptional with the sommelier a great help.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was excellent, very attentive, friendly and a pleasure. Happy to assist with menu selection. Our table had a fantastic view. The food quality, flavours & presentation were wonderful
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    One of our favourite spots, birthday lunch but disappointed with the $78 steak that was fatty and we both left half of it! Drenched in butter and very fatty, first steak i have left in a long time, a real shame.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As a small group we went to celebrate a special birthday. From greetings, pre-dinner drinks and then to the table, it was seamless. Had a great time and waiters/ advisers excellent.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    YOu can never go wrong at cafe Sydney. Gorgeous staff who make you feel like a queen, glorious view of the harbour, (a must for visitors), wonderful ambience and fantastically executed food. I always focus on the seafood - super fresh, and wonderful. Wine list is excellent and staff happy to suggest pairings. Always a favourite when I’m in Sydney :)
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tout était parfait! Le repas, le service, les petites attentions, et la vue!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and ambiance. Awesome place for a special occassion
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 July 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Found the restaurant dim and very noisy. As Cafe Sydney has two sittings we felt very rushed by the staff, removing our serviettes, requesting payment at the table. Great for a lunch where you want to be in and out quick but not a restaurant if you want to relax and enjoy the scenery.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyable evening and super food. Cocktails delicious as well. Brilliant view of Sydney Harbour and bridge. Props to the sommelier who steered me toward a Aussie Pinot that was outstanding.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still Sydney’s top restaurant. Great food and Sydney’s best cocktails Superb views and great customer service
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service. Food was exceptional and so were the cocktails. Will definitely be back!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food. Fantastic service. Awesome cocktails. Cannot recommend Cafe Sydney enough.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was exquisite, the service on point. The weather was not great but the staff made sure the experience was perfect.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience2
    Food was amazing service was terrible certainly not the Cafe Sydney it used to be. Sommelier was extremely rude waitress had no idea and was rude.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Loved it! Stunning winters night in Sydney. Spectacular view and food, great for a special occasion or hosting visitors to Sydney. Staff were obliging and had great food and wine knowledge.. but could certainly relax a little!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Sydney is one the bucket list of restaurants to be ticked off.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, food and atmosphere. It never disappoints.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated a special occasion (daughter's 21st) with a family party of 7. A terrific experience all round.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Service was fabulous Good excellent Great ambiance and veiw Only problem was the noise.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I first came to Cafe Sydney perhaps 20 years ago and it’s amazing that it continues to offer excellent food and service. As a coeliac I was particularly impressed on this visit with the fact I could eat almost everything on the menu (in some cases with modification). Highly recommend to coeliacs and those with non-coeliac gluten sensitivity (NCGS). Cocktails delicious too. Shared dessert to complete meal.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was amazing however we did not appreciate being moved from our table inside for desert as we were nearing the end of our sitting when tables that were there before us were allowed to remain.

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Cafe Sydney is rated 4.7 stars by 3488 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Young Street

  • Area

    Sydney CBD

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch: Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday: open Dinner: Monday - Friday: open, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Modern Australian, Vegan

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Parking Stations Nearby

  • Public Transit

    Circular Quay Station & Buses

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    James Kidman

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View

  • Phone number

    (02) 9251 8683

  • Catering

    Please visit http://cafesydney.com/plan-your-event/groups to place your enquiry.

  • 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.

  • Private party contact

    reservations@cafesydney.com: (02) 9251 8683

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