Cafe Sydney

4.7
2673 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 2673 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My dining experience made it special was the view service and the food was amazing loved it come back again and it’s been my third time I’ve been there now love it

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for a family birthday dinner and had a fabulous evening. Staff were very helpful and attentive - the waiter’s photos were exceptional! The meals were the usual high standard and the birthday cake was a real treat and absolutely delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Could not fault this place. Everything was spot on from the view, the service, the food, drinks and dessert. We will definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had an amazing experience for a birthday lunch.could not fault a thing. The food was amazing the service was excellent and the whole ambiance made a memorable experience. Thank you cafe Sydney it was nice to go somewhere that lives up to its reputation.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot for lunch or dinner. Panoramic views of Sydney harbour. Beautiful food, beautiful wine, attentive and friendly service. Highly recommended for something special.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lunch here for my nieces 21st. The food and service was wonderful. I was also very appreciative of the patience of the reservation staff as I needed to make quite a few changes in the lead up to the lunch. One of the highlights was the chocolate cake organised through the restaurant, it was as pretty as a picture and tasted divine. My niece had a lovely afternoon!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were very attentive but not intrusive. The food was without exception exquisite- good variety and so beautifully presented. We had a glorious view of Circular Quay and the harbour bridge. Even though it was a cloudy and drizzly day the view was superb. The ambience of the afternoon was fabulous. Although there was a set time we could stay we never felt rushed. It was a very relaxed event. A most enjoyable birthday celebration .

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

All the reviews mentioned this to a fine-dining experience.
Enjoyable cocktails.
The food was underwhelming sadly...
Moreton Bay Bug - fresh and tasty.
Twice cooked goat cheese souffle - light, tasty, delectable.
Tandoori Ocean Trout - Hit and a miss. Flavorless..nothing 'Tandoori' about it, except for a sprinkling of the tandoori sauce on the side.
Beef Tenderloin - Hit and a miss..Flavorless. Bone marrow jus - pointless!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience2

The staff are professional and welcoming. The food was a little patchy with the fish of the day being overcooked. I was surprised that the set up was more bistro than fine dining with some large groups of ‘blokes’ mixed with smaller mixed groups and couples. So, fabulous for simple food, drinks and a noisy and welcoming afternoon with a great view.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of Sydney's great reataurants. Always busy because of its fabulous food & wine, and uber-wonderful staff. Not to mention the great location and rock star views.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was wonderful, service great without being overbearing, wonderful setting and views.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The overall experience and food was wonderful.The only disapointment was the crab body on the seafood platter .The claws and legs were fresh and sweet,but the body of the crab was powdery.Whilst we appreciate you buy the seafood rather than prepare it from scratch,a good eye should have noticed that the body was not great.
Staff,views etc always fantastic - a great experience for a special celebration.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a beautiful night to view the harbour, and we were kid-free for the first time in a while, service was great and the food amazing as always

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have dined here many times whenever we are in Sydney. The food is great & so is the view. We have always found the staff friendly & efficient.
It is a special place for us & used for many special occassions

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with stunning harbour views. Excellent service & attention from staff that made our anniversary very special.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I absolutely love it here and have never been disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My first visit was in 2004, my last visit last week. With many in between. It still is my favourite restaurant in Sydney.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wine and food excellent.
Service excellent. Our glasses were always topped up.
Meals delivered at the same time.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Really enjoyed our visit to cafe Sydney. Very attentive staff, busy, wide range of food for each course. Felt cost of wine was excessive. Very noisy which did impact considerably on the occasion

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We went here for our 2nd year anniversary. We had a lunch time seating and we were amazed by all the friendly service, we loved that everyone said hello as they passed you. The food was delicious! And it has an amazing view of the bridge. They made our occasion very special by putting happy anniversary on our dessert. Would definatly go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent evening, thoroughly enjoyed by the 4 of us. It is an expensive night out though !

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

A great venue - good food and great Wine List. Just love the ambiance - and service top shelf.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Most amazing view of Sydney harbour and the food was made and presented to perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exciting and lively for special occasion with the best views in the world....especially outside balcony.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our dinner was for my sister's 60th birthday. My sister and her husband had never dined at CS before and now it's their favorite restaurant ..... how about that for a review!! Nothing more needs to be said just this IT NEVER LET'S US DOWN!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife & I thought the restaurant was the best we have ever been to. The menu catered for everyones taste. The view from there must be one of the best in Sydney.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unique location great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, spectacular view, amazing food all around great experience, most certainly will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Exceptional, food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service from staff and lead waiter

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience, the day was booked for my wife’s bday and we have planned to visit for some time now and we had great service and enjoyed wonderful food, will recommend to friends and family

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, drinks, service, views and atmosphere. Best restaurant in Sydney. Thank you Alex for your great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fantastic,Wee our server was brilliant,his attentiveness was exceptional

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the most lovely waitress serving us. Her name was Lea. The food and service was amazing. The staff made it a memorable day for our engagement!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a fantastic time at Cafe Sydney, go for the views which are great have the food which is exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nicole was great. Really looked after us well, made sure that everything was organised accordingly and even went out of her way to take photos for us. We love you Nicole you’re a g ❤️❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cafe Sydney Never fails to deliver.

The food was "to die for" and the level of service is 10 out of 10.

We dined for our anniversary and the view was superb.

Always Cafe Sydney for a Special Occasion

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was exceptional from the beginning to the end. Sarah our waiter was so lovely and really knowledgeable, also Simon with our drinks. The rest of the waiters and staff that were on that day were so friendly and were also saying "hi" and wishing us a happy anniversary as it was our 20 year wedding anniversary it really made our day so special apologise i don't know that rest of staff that were on that day but please pass our"thankyou's".The food was amazing please let the chef know .

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Cafe Sydney is rated 4.7 stars by 2673 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.