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Cafe Sydney

Sydney Customs House 31 Alfred St | 5th Floor, Customs House, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9251 8683
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, European, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Sydney Customs House 31 Alfred St | 5th Floor, Customs House, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

There was absolutely nothing wrong with our meal or service except we expected more. This is a Fine Dining establishment, yet it doesn't even have tablecloths. The view is fabulous but when you are 3 tables back from the window you don't see much at...More

Thank Tanya D
Reviewed yesterday

My friend and I visited the Customs House Cafe on Wednesday, hoping to have a drink and have a look in the restaurant, as my friend was planning to book a table for her sisters' 50th Birthday. She wanted to see which table to book...More

Thank AlenaH_Oz
Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a 50th here and it was really nice. The service was very attentive and the food was fantastic. The oysters are so good I ate another serve after my desert. Fine food and atmosphere. All our food looked amazing like art work. And the...More

Thank vicenglish1
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went here for a birthday celebration. The fit out is quite nice and contemporary, it is a big restaurant with a separate bar and dining area. The dining area has really good views of Circular Quay. We ordered several starters- the scallop, beef carpaccio, tuna...More

Thank 434yelena
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Meal was nice although the steaks we ordered were medium rare not the medium we had asked for - for those prices I would expect the chef to know how to do medium steak! Staff were pleasant nothing exceptional. Pricing is obviously based mainly on...More

Thank Keely J
Reviewed 5 days ago

Loved it. its cool, funky, white table service, its decadent. It is expensive but the location is premium, fantastic spot. Highly recommend it.

Thank roman g
Reviewed 5 days ago

Cannot fault the location of the restaurant with its beautiful view across Sydney harbour. Quality of food however, was average. Moreover, small hard particles (possibly bone or shell) were present in a seafood dish. Service was commendable.

Thank lineeWW
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service friendly but haphazard,did not know if we had dedicated staff or was it free for all.Menu limited especially sweets.My lamb shank was itself undernourished as was I .The pleasant lady responded to my critique that the dish contained 180 grams of protein with the...More

Thank p4eman
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had an exceptionally good meal on Wednesday evening at the Cafe Sydney. Food was beautifully prepared and presented. Service was smooth, efficient and friendly. And the view of Vivid made it really special. Will definitely return.

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very overpriced, average service, average food and the private dining room is really not worth the money or hassle. The views are impressive but from the private dining room it is restricted.

Thank David R
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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Nikki D
July 26, 2017|
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Response from Scott M | Reviewed this property |
if you want a table outside on the wall with the view I'd book NOW to ensure you get it :)
August 27, 2016|
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Response from Roswyn S | Reviewed this property |
No I don't think so
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sydney Customs House 31 Alfred St | 5th Floor, Customs House, 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 9251 8683
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