Cafe Sydney

4.5
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2081 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 2081 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.1
Value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had a faultless experience .. fantastic service from highly competent staff with personality .. Food was excellent and surprisingly well priced. The menu was full of interesting choices .. Our entire evening was just perfect !

OT
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brilliant atmosphere for any special occasion and brilliant quality food

OT
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing venue, the staff was great and the food was the best part. Bonus points they have a whole vegan menu.

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

Lunch time service was prefunctory at best and lacked any level of energy or enthusiasm. Long waiting times between being attended to. Food very nicely presented but portions are small, hence a sense of being over-priced and paying for the location and view. Did not live up to past visists and expectations, especially when chosen as a venue to entertain foreign business guests.

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

Exceptional service and wonderful food, this is the spot to take any overseas visitors for a great dinning experience and magnificent view of the Harbour

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

Right from being seated at our table the staff were helpful& curtious. We were able to look out to circular quay even though it was a wet,cold day. We were surprised our full the restaurant was being a Tuesday. The food was wonderful. Very nice place to come & celebrate a special occassion.

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

just supurb. business dinner or romantic evening, it simply does not get better in Sydney

OT
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing view and food.

OT
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Stunning views of an evening. Beautiful location for a couple to enjoy romantic dinner

OT
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A lovely meal with great service and excellent food.
The view is fantastic and the mood is friendly and appropriate
Will return soon

RB
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love Cafe SYDNEY and cant wait to come back. Amazing service. Delicious food. Perfect location.

OT
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was our first time to Cafe Sydney in years.
The quality of food, fantastic service & atmosphere is just as we remembered it

AV
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Birthday diner , absolutely beautiful view , ambience truely an experience

OT
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cafe Sydney is the most amazing restaurant with a magnificent view, fabulous service and food is 10/10. Best oysters that we have had in ages and they know how to cook fish. Highly recommend

OT
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect date night. Customer service was great from the moment we walked in and shown to our table. Food was beautifully presented and delicious but a bit expensive to have on a regular basis.

OT
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 1

I have never had such an experience before in any restaurant as I did at Cafe Sydney and unfortunately it was not positive. We had been planning for a special evening at Cafe Sydney for quite a few months. However, as soon as we began ordering there was a sense of urgency by our waiter - which set the tone for the night. The food was lovely, yet couldn’t savour as our waiter was insisting we order in 2mins and there was no time for dessert, my favourite course! Extremely disappointing- no love.

KS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great experience had, lovely space. Food was amazing, service friendly and attentive.

OT
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Reception was friendly and professional, table exchanged with minimum fuss to afford a better view. The food was lovely as was the wine and coffee. Definitely recommend. Our waiter ,Ben, certainly enhanced the experience with his friendly nature and chat.

LR
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service were outstanding!

OT
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing! We were delighted from the moment we entered. We had only booked a couple of days prior and were delighted to be seated outside with full view over Circular Quay to the Harbour Bridge. The staff were friendly, accommodating and attentive. Our waitress, Ash, was outstanding. She spoke with the chef to check that a couple of meal modifications were OK (they were) and looked after us impeccably. Thank you Café Sydney, we will be back!

OT
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful location with a stunning view and exceptional service

OT
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding service, food and an exceptional view.

OT
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great experience for a celebration. Only down side was the loud music that seems to have infected most eateries!

OT
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Possibly the best date night I have had in Sydney. I couldn’t fault the restaurant in any way what so ever. The food and cocktails were absolutely amazing. Especially the cocktail “Total eclipse of the heart”

OT
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

It was not an extra special experience dining at Sydney Cafe, average food, overpriced limited wine list.

OT
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been several times and always fantastic. My wife's favourite restaurant. Superb food and they looked after my 7 year old daughter and acknowledged her birthday.

OT
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hands down, the best restaurant we have been to in Australia. Incredible view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. First class food and sensational friendly service. Vegan menu amazing and no fuss made - it was inconsequential. Cocktails and wine list extensive. Felt really well looked after. Cannot wait to go back. Just found our new special occasion restaurant.LOVED IT.

OT
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely ambient feel, and gorgeous views of Sydney by night. We had a lovely table which we could observe by. Our waiter was attentive and friendly and food delicious.

Only suggestion was bread should be served with the meal.

OT
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful food & amazing service with a view to match!

OT
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 1

Unfortunately after 10 years of dining at Cafe Sydney we will not be returning. This was my favourite restaurant that we have celebrated many a special occasion but this time my daughters 21st it was not up to standard at all. Extremely disappointing. Fancy putting two 80 year olds on bar stools on a make shift table that was so big that no one could enjoy conversation. $30 for one prawn as an entree, sorry there are plenty of fine dining restaurants around Sydney that are far superior.

A
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The table was ideal with a wonderful view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. We were seated quickly and the staff was very attentive. Every bit as good as the reports on this place. Food was very good and a unique menu.

OT
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waitress Ash was lovely, she was professional, and personable. She had great knowledge of the menu and food on offer. She really made our experience perfect.
Thank you Ash.

E
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Barramundi was not cook probably, still raw and no compromise

JM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Excellent service. Perfect view.

Coming again tonight!

OT
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

FANTASTIC, will go back again, the staff very friendly, food fantastic, the restaurant lovely. Cannot fault anything. Thank you Café Sydney.

OT
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great setting, wonderful food and excellent service, a gem of a place

RH
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

All in all very good. The seat we got wasn't what we asked for but was still good. I asked for a balcony seat as it was our wedding anniversary, unfortunately the request was ignored through this application. Even if it wasn't available, it would of been nice to get acknowledged that we had requested it.

OT
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The food was absolutely amazing. The service was good but our main waitress was quite abrupt. Our main meal did take a while to come out but we didn't mind.
However, when the waitress was taking the order for our desert, I did not appreciate being told that we only had 20 minutes left on the table.
Needless to say the desert arrived very quickly, closely followed by the bill. It didn't ruin the evening, but definitely did taint it the experience.

OT
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed the lunch , view , atmosphere.
Unfortunately no ramp onto the dinning deck , got there with help
A ramp could be put in but would loose a table or two, who do you please?

OT
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We went as a family of 6 to celebrate our sons 21st. We sat in a corner on the verandah which meant the noise level was perfect for us. Our wait staff were excellent, as was the food.
We had a fantastic time. Thank you

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