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Cafe Opera

#65 of 4,620 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Central Business District
Seafood, Australian, Fusion
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117 Macquarie St | Intercontinental Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9240 1396
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Today
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Manly, Australia
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fine dining buffet in glorious surroundings.for a lazy Sunday lunch with good friends. The sparkling was free flowing, and very attentive staff. must revisit sooner rather than later

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1 Thank jcollingsmanly
South Perth, Australia
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The selection for breakfast would be one of the best I have had in an Australian 5 Star hotel. The choices are widely varied and the cuisine is predominantly modern Australian and Asian. The staff are professional, efficient and courteous.

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1 Thank Teresa D
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was in Sydney for new year eve 2015 & 2016. first year was late to book a good hotel for new year eve, i have to stay at 4 seasons (no view) but i have new year eve at Opera restaurant and was dissapoint food and service (may be employee was overwhelm )

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Thank Dd N
Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A really nice lunch buffet, good(not great) seafood selection, no crab, lobster or bugs, nevertheless the muscles were delicious and so were the shrimp. There is a great selection of delicious food as well as the seafood, to easily have a four course meal at really good price!

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Thank Aidan C
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second visit to buffet was poor, after an impressive first. the seafood which was very disappointing. No bugs, no crabs, pretty much only prawns and oyster and very overcooked mussels. Cheese was empty at times. Probably won't go back or recommend for others to go

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1 Thank Lisa M
Sydney
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here today as a couple. I was so excited about the prospect of the seafood - the hotel pictures (including the one sent to me in my booking confirmation email) suggested bugs and lobsters. I'd read in the other reviews about sashimi and other delights - but it was not to be! Apparently these delicacies are reserved... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not a big fan of Buffets but this one was remarkable and the selection was first class! From Seafood to Lamb roast - this restaurant really has something for everyone.

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Canberra, Australia
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408 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came for the boxing day special seafood buffet, it was incredible, with a huge array of warm dishes, many of which were good enough to be on the menu at a posh restaurant, along with a large selection of cold seafood and plenty of dessert options. The ambiance and service were lovely too.

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simply beautiful, the buffet is amazing with variety of options for you and your family. We enjoyed the quality and presentation as well. and yes the atmosphere, outstanding, will come back in the future

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Adelaide, Australia
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not sure how much extra it cost to have breakfast here because it was included in our package, but do it.....even if it's just for one day. The spread was awesome, fantastic, attentive staff, chefs that cook your eggs how you want them. They even have a cold press juicer with all types of fruits & vegies so you can... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 67
Cuisine
Seafood, Australian, Fusion
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
Ever since Tamas Pamer, Executive Chef, can remember, he has loved nothing more than visiting local food markets with the smell of freshly made bread and the beautiful array of colours from recently picked fruit and vegetables. It is these markets which Tamas visits on a regular basis that provide the inspiration for the market fresh and locally sourced dining experience of Cafe Opera. Guests can sample the unique and interactive buffet which showcases local suppliers and growers. Situated within the breathtaking Treasury Building of 1851, Cafe Opera offers a beautiful setting for any dining occasion.Patrons can choose to be seated within the restaurant with its beautifully grand windows with views of the city or dine alfresco in the dining court of InterContinental Sydney's historic sandstone arcades.

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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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