Cafe Sydney

4.5
1958 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Seafood
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  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
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 1958 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.6
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4.1
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Organised a romantic night for two for my partner’s birthday. We both had a great night thanks to the food and friendly banter with service staff. We had the best seat in the house with views of the bridge and even in the middle of winter we were warm due to the outdoor heaters. Great night and thanks again Cafe Sydney.

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

Outstanding view, service and food, just beautiful!

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

Great atmosphere, amazing service and leaders in quality!

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

every time i go there, the food is amazing and the service is wonderful, gets better every time

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Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Service is slow and we waited around 20 minutes after being seated for our order to be taken. The view and the quality of food makes up for it though

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

Brilliant venue for special occasions

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

Went to Cafe Sydney at lunch for my wife's birthday. It was a great experience. Fantastic and friendly service, and delicious food. Would definitely recommend it to locals and tourists. The view is spectacular.

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

Good service, great views, yummy cocktails

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Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Disappointed. The food was far below average and I was really hoping for a great experience. The prawns were extremely over cooked they were rubber and I had to return it because it was inedible (which I hardly ever do). I chose to get the pork belly instead at that point which I would NOT recommend. The pork was dry and the sausage was just awful that came alongside.

Beer was in a warm glass, so warm my partner had to put ice cubes in his beer. Would never return.

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

Great food, Great service! The staff make it a wonderful experience

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

Great service, good food and terrific wine. Cannot beat the view. We had a beautiful lunch

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Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

It was not a good experience and definitely not worth the money. They forgot one of our mains, waiter dropped a full glass of red across the table and the lamb was cold.

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Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Service on arrival very poor- given a terrible table, asked to move - very reluctantly after speaking to various people and threatening to leave, did they find us a decent table.
Did not stop telling us that we had 2 hrs and that we would have to leave for 2nd sitting.

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Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brilliant view , outstanding service and great food!

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Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

It was great - although very dark - couldnt read the menus without our phone lights on

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Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great service and great food...

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Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was impeccable! We were there celebrating the fact I was moving overseas so they wrote ‘farewell’ in my dessert. For my father, who we were celebrating the fact was made redundant, they wrote ‘good luck’. Everyone was keen for a chat and made the whole day truly special.

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Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cafe Sydney was excellent. Staff was extremely helpful and attentive, especially with a 12 & 7 year old. Food was beyond good. Everything about this place makes it a “must to do”. Atmosphere was wonderful and the view was memorable.

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KJ
Sydney / NSW
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Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had not been for over 10 years and it was still excellent. We had late lunch and enjoyed watching sun go down over the Bridge. I loved the tandoori salmon (cooked to perfection) and the side of crispy chat potatoes. Finished with a great espresso martini. Highly recommend for date night, long lunch with friends or any occasion for that matter.

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Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I really enjoyed my experience at cafe Sydney. The food was delicious and the view is stunning.

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Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Friendly and extremely helpful waitstaff (special shout out to Brendan)..helped us carry our pram up and down the stairs, even gave us suggestions for bars following our meal. Very responsive when we had queries on our booking. Good food, good service, great view.

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Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was all great except for my gin and tonic.
The glass was full of ice and my drink was very watery

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TJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our dining experience was excellent. First, I didn’t book a patio table, but the restaurant accommodate our request. The server is very friendly, patient, and always around us when we needed help. I asked him to take a picture at night. He used his iPhone light to get some lights instead of turning a flash on on my iPhone. This way the picture comes out better (not too bright but just enough lights). When I asked questions in wine, he brought a very nice sommelier who truly understood what I was looking for. Lastly, the steak was little bit undercooked comparing to what we expected. We thought the restaurant would put the steak back in the oven and reheat, but they provided us the brand new plate. I would come back for sure if I have an opportunity to visit Sydney again!

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Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I fantastic venue. Highly recommended. The food was divine and the service from Ben (waiter) was first class.

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Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I always love Cafe Sydney!

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Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

We have lunch before heading up to airport. Beautiful food and nice view from the balcony. But the service from staff is average. Even though the food is good but no one asked us how it is. A bit surprised for restaurant like this. 1st of July 2019 we are from NZ

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Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my second experience and it was just as special and as great as the last time. Food was unreal and the service is great, actually greater than what i expected... my waiter was on all fours literally trying to get my heel jam out of the wooden deck floor lol..
Cafe Sydney is truly a special dining experience!

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Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service ... great food a must dining experience...

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Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

After visiting Cafe Sydney on several occasions it really is one of my favourite spots in sydney. Last said, I was very disappointed with last nights food. The quality of food was very average and the service was slow. A real shame.

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Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Café Sydney never disappoints. The food is incredible and the service outstanding, not to mention the amazing view of the harbour. We are from Melbourne and have dined here for both lunch and dinner more than 8 times and it continues to be our favourite

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Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

夫婦での旅行で利用しました
ハーバーブリッジとオペラハウスを夕暮れ時から
見ることができ
そんな景色の中での夕食は
素晴らしいものでした
シーフードプラッターはお値段はしますが
一度に、蟹、海老、牡蠣などを食べることができて
やはりおすすめだと思います
私たちはそんなに食べれるほうでは
ありませんが2人でも楽しめました
お酒も飲まれるなら
2万円弱は覚悟されたほうがいいでしょう
旅行前になるべく早く予約される事を
おすすめします

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had our wedding here Nov 2018 and wanted to visit while back from NYC

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Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful food, great service , wonderful view

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Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great location with a view of iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Food was great tasting but portions were small for price.

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Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely entree which was a twice cooked souffle. Good size. Main was a steak medallion and was extremely small and only luke warm. The entree was larger in sie and half the price. Tables were jammed in and the music was loud so difficult to talk. I ordered a birthday cake for dessert and it was absolutely delicious and value for money. Service was excellent.

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Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Lovely ambiance, great food and a spectacular view

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New York Area
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Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely delicious and incredible. Food, wine and service, all perfect. And the oysters, my god, I’m still dreaming about them. So much so, I’ve booked to go back again in three weeks.

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Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Iconic dining destination that hasn’t lost its edge. Sophisticated atmosphere without being stuffy (unlike other restaurants near the Quay). The menu was surprising and the food itself was delicious. However, the true standout, without a doubt, was the exceptional service. I couldn’t fault it. Will return sooner next time!

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Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The place is in amazing location, food great service exceptional - it’s a great place for a special occasion

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Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 5

Hi, we dined at Café Sydney as a group of 4. we booked for 9 PM but were shown to a table early which was good. The table was near the stairs and was right under the aircon so we had to call for our coats during the meal. No-one asked us were we OK. We were served by a waitress who had no idea how to wait at a table. She was too familiar with reached across one person to serve someone else or to pour wine. The bill was substantial but a surcharge for credit card was added on, This is very poor.

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