Cafe Sydney

4.6
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2483 Reviews
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$41 to $100
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Food was ok not spectacular. It was our anniversary and had ordered champagne on arrival. Three different people popped into our table in matter of five mins and one asked us is it a special Occassion? - so that was that surprise ruined. Preordered wine had to be asked to be delivered. We had six different people attending our table last night, I would rather one doing their job properly. All friendly but asking same things. Too many chefs spoil the broth...

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OpenTable Diner
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous good, staff and atmosphere! My favourite place to dine in Sydney!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a fan for 20 years the service and quality have been outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food, fantastic service and relaxed ambiance. A Sydney classic with phenomenal views.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a great evening at the cafe Sydney with amazing food and service, will be back for more.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant with a full vegan menu

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always amazing! We absolutely love everything about it! Location, food, service, value for money, design, ambience...

Thank you for having us

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love, love Cafe Sydney. My wife and family keep going back and are never disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service and spectacular view of the quay and harbour bridge. Everything we ordered lived up to expectations. Waiter was helpful and friendly. Good timing of courses and pre-ordered birthday cake was a good add-on.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing place to celebrate a special occasion. Breathtaking views of the harbour and Harbour Bridge. An extremely cold night but there were heaters and each seat provided with a blanket. Food was divine and staff were friendly, helpful and enthusiastic and looked after us with a confident relaxed manner. First time for me to Cafe Sydney and I wasn’t disappointed. Well worth venturing out On a freezing Sydney night!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible dining experience. Couldn’t fault it. Looking forward to returning again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, incredible food

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Sydney is so much better than a few years ago with new team. They are so welcoming and the food is so great that it’s now become our favorite go to fine dining restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A long time Sydney Institution is back post COVID - I am pleased to say it is exactly the same as all of my previous visits over the years - Outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was disappointed. Food was nice not amazing. And was expensive

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We wanted somewhere special to celebrate my husband’s birthday and were delighted to find Cafe Sydney had reopened after covid. Lunch is a perfect time to be there and we had a nice sunny day and a view of the Sydney Harbour bridge. Our waiter was very helpful with food and wine decisions and catered with wheat intolerance issues. The BB had the steak special and really enjoyed it, wines were matched to each course and we had a wonderful meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Look no further for a special occasion! Cafe Sydney’s wonderful team will look after you and make sure everyone has an amazing time! I hosted my Aunt’s 82nd Birthday lunch and was allowed to pre-order so my elderly relatives could relax and not worry about reading menus/hearing waiters. My Aunt has Alzheimer’s and drinks any liquid like water so they let me bring her non-alcoholic wine for after champagne so she didn’t get too tiddly. Our lovely waiter Marco was caring, patient and took photos.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sensational. Every time I go everything is brilliant. I absolutely love the place.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the view incredible and the staff were friendly and helpful. Highly recommend dining at Café Sydney

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & fantastic food

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Sydney is a wonderful experience. Staff are attentive but not intrusive and very knowledgeable about the menu. Delicious food and incredible venue. We look forward to visiting again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As the first celebration dining out during COVID-19 it was definately worth the wait and making Cafe Sydney our choice of restaurant to do that. Welcome back to the team, it was an exceptional afternoon.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual Cafe Sydney did not disappoint - besides the million dollar view the team were attentive and friendly and the food was fantastic. The seafood was great, the mash potato was amazing and the dessert (lemon meringue and choc hazelnut) was the perfect way to finish. The Kosciusko beer was perfect and fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated a few birthdays and our emergence from lock down. Fantastic choices on the menu including a vegan menu for our two vegetarian eaters. Friendly and attentive service, and the best view in Sydney.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My party of 4 were excited to visit the city again and booked lunch as soon as restaurant was opened.The food and service are always very good and this restaurant always has a nice vibe.We will be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a flawless experience, thank you so much for making my husbands birthday so special :)

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Love the view and food at Cafe Sydney but lunchtime service can be hit and miss. Waitress introduced herself as our server but not at all attentive and never around when we were trying to order more cocktails or chase up cocktails. Given the reputation and price point I think they can do way better on service. Several of my friends in party of 8 said the same. Wouldn’t recc lemon meringue, my friends couldn’t eat It - unbearably sweet and waitress just kept saying “but it’s our favourite!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For that special occasion Café Sydney is perfect in all areas, the service is the kind that you can relate to immediately. The Sommelier is knowledgeable but very down to earth when conveying his knowledge. As for the Chef the servings are excellent, in quality, taste and will cover all requirements. This combined with the location over looking Circular Quay is had to beat.
Overall we loved the total experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our first visit and we will recommend it to all our friends

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, food wonderful and service is excellent.
Felt welcomed and, even in the world of time restrictions, we never felt rushed, just valued.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on March 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our anniversary meal great food, wonderful staff and amazing views

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on March 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service we received was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on March 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cafe Sydney is an iconic place with great views. I was celebrating the Persian New Year and my son's birthday. The The main course and desert was great however we were disappointed when we were asked to leave the table to inside before our desert was served. We only had a 2 course meal. Therefore the table timetable should have allowed for this.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on March 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

IT WAS A LOVELY NIGHT OUT WITH MY LOVELY HUSBAND

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on March 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic spot with unbeatable view of Sydney Harbour. The staff were perfect and couldn’t be more pleasant or attentive. They handled a special birthday reservation very tastefully. Food was beautiful. Great place to celebrate an occasion or have a romantic dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good restaurant with quality food, a vibrant atmosphere and excellent views!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our 10th Anniversary. Fantastic food and service. We ordered dessert and when one of the waiters noticed they had forgotten to write happy anniversary on it, he organised another free plate of chocolate treats and wrote happy anniversary. Attention to detail is very good. Small things that really make the customers happy.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to cafe Sydney many times and always find the food and service exceptional. Ben, our waiter looked after us well. Always a great experience having a meal here.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A truly wonderful experience! The consensus of our party of 5 was that all meals were excellent from the delicate goat's cheese souffle through to the variety of fish dishes. The chicken was superb. The desserts were works of art and every mouthful a delight. The service was superlative from every member of staff; efficient and friendly without being intrusive. A fabulous location with one of the best views of Sydney.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing views, delicious food and wine, staff couldn’t have been more attentive, would recommend.

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Cafe Sydney is rated 4.6 stars by 2483 OpenTable diners.

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