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Cafe Sydney

#19 of 4,600 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
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31 Alfred Street Circular Quay | 5th Floor, Customs House, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9251 8683
12:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Singapore, Singapore
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Nice view and setting . Good good and service so so . Very nice wine plist and a nice lunch out . Not sure I'm rushing back but it was nice weather

Thank Expat-kiwis1971
Bath, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful food and service is exceptional.. Only problem was getting into the place - we went for lunch one day to find it closed and information is in short supply! Once in though ( we had to book) it was pretty wonderful.

Thank Pamela J
London, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have eaten here a few times, and it is consistently good. It is always busy, the food is delicious, the wine list is reasonably consistent and the service excellent. And of course the view from the terrace is stunning

Thank Paul W
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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825 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is one of THE Places to to eat a meal in Sydney! It is very hard to beat that view. But one should book a table in advance because it is a very busy restaurant both With locals and visitors. Modern and trendy surroundings in the old Customs House and delicious Food, - I really enjoyed my tandori salmon!... More 

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Albany, New York
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You just can't beat the view out of the windows to the harbor, although we made a reservation way ahead of time, we did not make it out to the balcony, but we were in the first row inside, and it was genuinely spectacular. The restaurant was quite crowded. There is everything from very casual sightseeing clothes to very dressy... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were holidaying in Sydney and our son, a resident of this beautiful city, had booked us a table at the Café Sydney on our first evening. What a way to start a holiday! The view over Sydney Harbour was breathtaking and the cuisine was sumptuous. We feasted on a wonderfully varied seafood menu the like of which I had... More 

Thank Richard J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's not a cafe, let's get that straight, just in case you were in any doubt. It's a great restaurant in an extraordinary location on Circular Quay with fabulous panoramic views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. If you want to sit on the balcony to fully benefit from those views, then you need a party of four minimum. Otherwise it's... More 

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CYPRESS, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were on a tour and the group stopped for lunch. We had the lasagne, salad and a drink. The service was Excellent and the food GREAT. The price was reasonable for the type of Cafe...would recommend to friends to try this place.

Thank Joseph A
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fantastic food, with a magical view of the harbour. Will definitely be back next time we visit Sydney. Highly recommended

Thank kristykemp
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went early February and it was one of the hottest days, air conditioning was down, they should have informed us this on the day, we went as two couples, the food was nice but was very expensive for what you actually get, by the time we got our food we were drenched in sweat didn't really enjoy the food..

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, 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: 31 Alfred Street Circular Quay | 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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  • 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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