Cafe Sydney

4.7
3084 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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Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food, great view.
Nice added touch for birthday celebration.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved our experience at Cafe Sydney. Staff were so accomodating and made our celebration really special. Views are amazing, cocktails and wine list are fabulous and the food was incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Will not disappoint - everything is exceptional and beyond expectations From the amazing delicious food to the attentive service. Views out of this world- you should treat yourself this whole experience not just on special occasions

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

Staggeringly bad service. Wrong meals bought out, wrong desserts bought out. Invoice incorrect.
But worst of all it took - and I’m not making this up - 1 hour and 5 minutes for them to process our payment!!!
Appalling

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful location to celebrate a special celebration. Great food of course, but the service made the difference. Friendly, great advice for wine and meal choices and even good photos on the balcony.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 21 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The views from the restaurant over circular quay and the Sydney Harbour Bridge are worth the price paid for the dinner. A special occasion place. thought the price for entrees and wine were excessive, so chose main meals with sides, cocktails and shared a dessert. Was very satisfied with these choices. The venue was stunning and the staff very friendly and attentive.
Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing. We first came here over 10 years ago and it has been consistently excellent. Great place to have a special celebration or to bring visitors. The view is one of the best in Sydney. We love the wine list. The staff are friendly and efficient. They make the visit a special occasion. We shall definitely be back as we love the restaurant. It never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An excellent restaurant that seemed to be at pre COVID capacity levels Excellent views and excellent service. Quality of food excellent. High quality cocktails that are not watered down. If you have a cocktail here then forget going any where else as you would be disappointed
Sydney’s best restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had our wedding reception in the private dining room two years ago and returned to celebrate the anniversary. At our reception our group was managed by Nicole, and by wonderful coincidence Nicole looked after us two years later. Nicole is astounding, but the same could be said of each person we had contact with there. We couldn't have had a better evening/experience. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

The view is amazing, great wine list and food was very good, however, the service left alot to be desired. We were forgotten about on several occasions, left waiting for drinks etc... This left a bad taste and ruined a otherwise great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyable venue and unforgettable food. A special experience for any foodie. Third time here, always memorable.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My partner and I had a great experience will be definitely back again

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service and food excellent. Lee ami was an exceptional waitress.
Shane Skerly
Newcastle

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an excellent lunch on a stunning Sydney day. The service was great and the food was excellent. Great wine and cocktail list and a great place for a special lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The view is sensational.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant would have to be one of the most amazing restaurants I have been to in many years. It is on the higher side in price but the meals were fantastic and we didn’t walk away hungry as you can do from expensive restaurants.
The view is to die for and the service is second to none, I could not fault a thing when we dined there and would go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have visited many times and always reaches the same level of quality food and service.

A good choice of food styles and a great wine and cocktail list.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Outstanding professional service combined with excellent food.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Often, in locations such as yours, you pay for the view and you are left disappointed by the food. This is not the case with Cafe Sydney where every expectation is met.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

my favorite restaurant in Sydney and never disappoints. Great value and excellent food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Outstanding. 1 x gripe. We ordered drinks and the first persons drink arrived 5 minutes before the second persons drink. Wasnt a good way to start but then it got much better

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our first time there. Lovely atmosphere, they gave us the table we requested when booking. Very friendly and efficient staff, excellent service. Our food was delicious, interesting and the drinks menu was very good. We had a wonderful night and would happily go again and recommend it. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Faultless service as always! From beginning to end, you feel welcomed, looked after and appreciated. Each dish was delicious and importantly consistent with previous experiences at Cafe Sydney, you always know exactly what you're going to get and it's always to such a high standard. The atmosphere is always lively too. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and food was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff at reception were very friendly. Our waiter, Hugh, was a gem. Explained the menu, suggested a wine to perfectly complement the food. Friendly, efficient and professional.

Food is always great. The patrons are made to feel each one of them is special. My favourite city restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was spot on. Flavour taste all to perfection. The menu had great variety. The service staff were well versed in both the food and drinks menu and were able to recommend based on their experiences. The only down side was it is quite noisy. We are a table of two in the middle of large groups. So conversation between us and the staff was hard to hear.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience3

We came here for the second time in a month with friends from out of town on Saturday. Whilst the view was breathtaking and we were lucky to obtain a table on the day, the table was freezing and we were right next to what felt like the doorway. The service was nowhere near as good as last time (with Nicole). The white wine was lukewarm and drinks came out at all different times. Overall, the food was delicious and recommendations to the chefs and kitchen.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first visit for special birthday. Very impressed.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

After some troubles with pronunciation at breception an overall excellent experience

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service from our waiter. A special occasion

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Impeccable service

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed a lunch here recently and the food and service were impeccable.

We had a front row balcony table and even though the weather was not the best, we were kept toasty under the heaters and with the thoughtfully provided rugs.

Sydney Harbour never stops and Cafe Sydney gives you a front row seat it all.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An excellent experience
Perfect for our ladies lunch and catch up

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Okay first time here & we arrived early 5.30pm. Requested outdoor & when we arrived it was virtually empty, however they decided to tuck us away behind another couple (only one's out there) which wasn't a great start. Btw, by the time we left outdoor capacity was only at 40%. Lighting was poor could hardly see our meals. But other than that food & service was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great view and food

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed the delicious food, excellent views and pleasant service

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience.Had perfectly positioned table and staff were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food all round - The beef cheeks in particular were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience5

Friendly staff but service was very slow
Appetisers and mains were really delicious but sides and desserts were quite average and not worth the price

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was sharing with 2 very special friends and the view and food made this even more special.
Thank you Cafe Sydney.

FAQs

Cafe Sydney is rated 4.7 stars by 3084 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.