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The Cortile

#193 of 4,710 Restaurants in Sydney}
$$ - $$$Asian, , French
117 Macquarie St | InterContinental Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9240 1396
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  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Asian, Australian, French, British, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
117 Macquarie St | InterContinental Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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1 - 10 of 151 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at the Intercontinental Sydney, so had drink in the Cortile Bar. The service was excellent; superbly attentive staff. I would definitely recommend

Thank nickss1
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We wanted a light meal to share between four and the Cortile Tapas exceeded all our expectations. All dishes we tried, off the cheese and tapas menus, including the pork belly yakitori, buttermilk fried chicken and duck pancakes were generous and absolutely delicious. Our waiter...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 24 September 2017

The hubby organised for my birthday, was relaxing and the weekend high-tea is buffet. Perfect as they have a great selection of savouries and sweets. I find most high tea options are nice but have too many sweets....loved the arancinni balls

2  Thank Katie_AU_84
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We had some post conference drinks here followed by a light supper (soup). Service was super quick and the food lovely.

Thank malomax
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Drop in for an afternoon aperitif and pastry. Pleasant quiet surrounds a break from the Sydney hub-bub.

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 28 August 2017

A classic place to meet, have a quiet conversation, a beautifully prepared drink and some nibbles. Terrific unobtrusive and attentive staff make this a little gem.

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 6 August 2017

After we checked out, we went for a walk around Sydney and came back to collect our luggage. We had a bit of work to finish before getting to the airport so went to this café place. Had tea and finished our work in a...More

Thank dselvan
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

The Cortile is the Intercontinental's relaxed foyer cafe. I sat and enjoyed a few wines and found d the hospitality, the quality of the wines and the ambience perfect. A great place to stop and unwind, whether you're staying at the Intercontinental or not.

Thank Simon-in-Civic
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

It was a catch up day with visiting friends from Adelaide n we had the Champagne high tea which was sublime ! The atmosphere at the Cortile was breezy bustling n great ambience for a get together ! The staff were responsive friendly delightful n...More

1  Thank rathisripathy
Reviewed 3 July 2017

While staying at the hotel we always go to the Cortile a great place for coffee or a drink to meet and relax. Do yourselves a favour if you do not have the high tea have a bottle of bubbly and the tapas you will...More

Thank Aussie-traveller89
Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$14 - US$57
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Buffet, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 Macquarie St | InterContinental Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9240 1396
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The Cortile’s soaring atrium and tiered sandstone arcades provide the perfect venue to have a coffee, refreshment or beverage, indulge in a High Tea or High Coffee or meet with friends and colleagues and enjoy the historic surrounds. The Cortile within the hotel is situated close to the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Botanic Gardens, Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, making it the perfect bar to start or end your perfect day in Sydney.
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