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Mach 2 CBD

1 Barrack St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9262 1075
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good67%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“pappardelle” (3 reviews)
“pasta” (6 reviews)
“salmon” (2 reviews)
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Italian, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1 Barrack St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a farewell dinner in the basement. The staff were truly welcoming, genuine and wonderful. Who knows where they rent these fabulous young folk from ??!! The spag marinara was first prize, people enjoy the gnocchi but I thought the veal parma had a...More

Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Good place to Go and grab a coffee for a meeting. Good breakfast options but didn’t get to try them this time

Thank createen2018
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Had lunch in the basement of this CBD restaurant. The meatballs were a great choice with a side of fries.More

Thank Barnycanbill
Caterina T, Owner at Mach 2 CBD, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your visit to Mach2 CBD. We're pleased you enjoyed the meatballs - a traditional recipe we pride ourselves on - your comments have been passed to the Chef and his team - all staff...More

Reviewed 16 May 2018

Seated upstairs the place is light and airy. We opted for the eponymous pasta and were not disappointed. Business lunch so no alcohol this day but service was competent and prompt. No pressure to leave and so lingered a while over coffee. Comfortable and quietly...More

Thank donethatalready
Caterina T, Owner at Mach 2 CBD, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your experience at Mach2 - we appreciate the feedback and will pass this on to the Mach2 Team.

Reviewed 23 February 2018

After three mornings of hotel breakfast buffet we decided to have breakfast with the locals. The Mach2 looked inviting - stylish, casual, with a breakfast menu covering all preferences... We were shown to a table at the window. From the menu we chose croissants, pancakes...More

Thank Anita O
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

No complaints. The food was very nice and the service was good and not intrusive. Nice place to meet and can have a discussion without struggling to hear.

Thank Jaquelr
Reviewed 18 October 2017

The sister restaurant of Machiavelli's is much smaller cafe style. Food is very good - I had the sausage pasta special. Serving sizes are pretty generous. Will be back!

Thank nicolet744
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Mac2. In Sydney’s CBD. Owned by the Legendary Caterina “ Cat “ Tarchi. She sold the legendary original Machiavelli’s some time back. I have to say though. Get a table downstairs. Like an incredible NY speakeasy from the 1930’s. Everyone from Bill Gates , Mick...More

Thank Extraordinary479716
Reviewed 2 October 2017

I had always wanted to try breakfast at this restaurant - when I finally got the chance I was not disappointed. We all know the classic avo on toast but when you are gluten free it can be hard to find one that is worth...More

Thank YassieG
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Fantastic spot in the CBD for authentic Italian dining. A popular choice for the business lunching crowd! Began with the antipasti plate of prawns and calamari; the perfect introduction to whet the appetite! The house specialty Pappardelle Bolognaise is so beautifully constructed and rich with...More

1  Thank Edb_merry
Management response:Responded 28 September 2017

Hi Merry N, thanks so much for taking the time to provide us with your feedback from your visit and experience at Mach2.. We are very pleased you enjoyed your time here. I'll be sure to pass on your comments and compliments to our chef...More

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,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 22 - USD 55
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Barrack St, 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 9262 1075
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On the corner of Clarence and Barrack streets, near its older sibling Machiavelli. Mach 2 is a younger, hipper version Restaurant & Cafe with an exclusive 60’s feel underground dining room. We use only the finest quality and freshest ingredients available sourcing organic produce wherever possible to bring you the very best flavours. Being based in the Sydney CBD, we are privileged to be served by world standard markets and our seafood for example is delivered fresh daily. At Mach 2 our primary aim is to satisfy our loyal customers and give them the classic food and service for which they will want to return again and again. Our greatest strength is our tradition of quality food and service. The venue can be booked exclusively for functions upstairs and/or down. Functions can be booked for weekends by filling out the online booking form. Come and savour the flavours of Italy.
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