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Cafe Sydney

#19 of 4,637 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
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5th Floor, Customs House | 31 Alfred Street Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9251 8683
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had the most amazing night at Cafe Sydney for my birthday. The food, wine, service and view were superb. We sat out on the balcony on a Tuesday night with a gorgeous view of the harbour. We were unsure about which wine we wanted so the staff organised for us to speak with sommelier who gave us a detailed summary.... More 

Thank cesf89
Sydney, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This has been on my list of places to go for a really long time so 5 of my best girlfriends and I went here for dinner for my birthday last night. The view was spectacular but sadly that was the best bit about the dining experience (other than the company of great friends). Whilst most of the food was... More 

Thank LittleBirdy86
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant has amazing views of Sydney Harbour overlooking Circular Quay and the Harbour Bridge. We recently enjoyed a very pleasant fine dining experience with a large group. The staff were very helpful and attentive and the food was beautifully plated and flavoursome. However, I did find the restaurant too crowded and the big eaters on our table would have... More 

Thank 145Carol
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I like Café Sydney. Great view of the harbour and the service is always good but this is a quality restaurant and the prices are not set for the budget traveller. A one off special occasion, great on a sunny Sydney day for one off special occasions.

Thank Keith G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Most beautiful view of Sydneys beautiful harbour, its bridge and Opera House. Ambience- day lots of natural light with timber surroundings. Night low dim Gold table lights Food - 10/10 very tasty and full of flavour even the salads Service - 8/10 several times you have to wait for a waiter Value - reasonable Strong recommendation to visit

Thank Coffeemylife
Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we had a perfect family night out, sitting on the terrace with an amazing view of Sydney harbour bridge and opera house. The food was brilliant and so was the service. highly recommended

Thank elyse067
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Large group for a birthday on a busy night. Set menu with four choices for three course meal that offered variety and options. Food was well presented, tasty and served together, only minor downside was that my steak was a little cooler than I preferred but acceptable considering the size of the group and the need to deliver together. Service... More 

Thank Europeoz
Paradise Valley
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food, atmosphere, view of fireworks, service - all were fantastic for the 6 course NYE pairing. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and will go there next time I'm in Sydney.

Thank timothypaiger
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Cafe Sydney for Xmas eve, even though it was full had impeccable service from our waiter, he knew the menu and food very well and helped us make some great food and wine choices. Food definitely did not disappoint, mouthwatering fresh flavors, just the right portion sizes, after 3 courses was in a food coma. Harbour views... More 

Thank stacey w
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185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Best meal we had in Sydney and the view was amazing of the bridge at night. Lovely food and great service really nice feel to the place. Not really for kids more couples and had a special feel. Would highly recommend

Thank sharpsters

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, View, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5th Floor, Customs House | 31 Alfred Street Circular Quay, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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