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Cafe Opera

#64 of 4,624 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Central Business District
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117 Macquarie St | Intercontinental Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9240 1396
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Sydney, Australia
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had the buffet for dinner here on a Monday night.There is 30 per cent off the total bill on a Monday night so it was $45 per head and dinner seating was restricted to 2 hours.Service was great and attentive. Oysters were a bit on the small size, but other wise the range of food on offer was great including... More 

1 Thank Bulatai
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to dinner with my wife and two close friends for an evening meal. They offer a good seafood smorgasbord (not spectacular) along with normal hot dishes. We were in at 7pm, but had to be out at 9pm. Not cheap at $79/head, but you got a 30% discount off this for book 3+ people, bottle of WA wine was... More 

Thank Alex B
Sydney, Australia
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91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restuarnt has a good seafood Buffett and also has a good spread of other food. For $55 it was a very value for money meal.

1 Thank Kalpage_Perera
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this place. The food is ALWAYS fantastic. We have dined here on many special occasions and they have never let us down. Highly recommended for a great dining experience.

1 Thank Nerida B
Auckland, New Zealand
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85 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We had breakfast here 3 times whilst staying at the hotel. The breakfast was very nice, lots of variety, very good service, barista coffees.

1 Thank tourleaderAuckland
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We had a most enjoyable buffet lunch at Cafe Opera at a reasonable price of $55 p/p. If you are looking for a massive buffet spread this is not for you. The choices on offer are move selective and does not consist of piles of mushed over food. This buffet looks like you are the first to make your selection... More 

2 Thank Robyn L
Melbourne, Australia
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80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This place offers a great breakfast with a wide variety of options. Also the breakfast buffet as an Asian breakfast section offering congee and seafood fried rice, for people who want to try something different. The staff is very helpful and attentive. Great service. your eggs are cooked to order. Great ambiance too.

1 Thank ChrisMediwaka
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The food, the service,the atmosphere and the price are all excellent. There isn't an over abundance of food so that you aren't overwhelmed. There is a god seafood selection and for non seafood eaters, the variety of roasts and salads is good. The desserts and cheeses are tremendous and all is kept refreshed if running low. The staff go out... More 

1 Thank Juliana G
Sydney, Australia
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125 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Took friends from England to dinner at Cafe Opera. As usual service was great and Buffet was very good with several options, crab, prawns, oysters, salmon carvery meats, hot dishes salads and desserts. Our guests were very impressed with both the building and the food.

2 Thank Positano15
Grantham, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Buffet meals are seldom very good but this was particularly average; the disappointing quality was not reflected in the high price. It is supposed to specialise in fish, but we found the oysters and prawns disappointing, whilst the crab and mussels were just OK. Best was calamari. The mains were also just about Ok, but there was a distinct lack... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$67
Seafood, Australian, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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
  • This restaurant is at InterContinental Sydney
Our highly skilled Chefs source the finest ingredients coming from local Sydney and Australian suppliers, to create what is undoubtedly the definitive buffet within Sydney.

Allow yourself the opportunity to experience elements stemming from the land and the sea. From freshly delivered seafood from the fishmonger at the world-renowned Sydney Fish Market to incredible meat sourced daily from the Southern Highlands, the lunch and dinner buffet within Cafe Opera is proud to connect you with the treasures of Australia.

The team at Cafe Opera creates an inspired, interactive buffet including seasonal seafood, live cooking stations showcasing the roast of the day, a host of mains, garden-fresh salads as well as, and most importantly, a theatrical dessert display.

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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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