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Cafe Opera

117 Macquarie St | Intercontinental Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9240 1396
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (89 reviews)
“salads” (58 reviews)
“crab” (37 reviews)
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Seafood, Australian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
117 Macquarie St | Intercontinental Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Neighbourhood: Central Business District
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Its incredibly busy, we went on a Sunday night we had to wait so long to get any food. Yes its a buffet but you need a staff member directing patrons. Unfortunate you have people with no manners and they can see a line but...More

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have been here 3 times now and while we liked the buffet, we felt that it needs a revamp. The seafood is excellent as are desserts, the hot food was a bit dry as was the sushi. Staff are helpful and friendly. Seating is...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a complimentary breakfast at this café after an overnight stay. The tables and chairs were extremely comfortable and the choice of the Breakfast menu was extensive. We enjoyed a variety of dishes that were fresh and delicious and plenty of fresh produce to...More

1  Thank Kenno52
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the buffet with a bunch of colleagues, there was not that many types of food, but everything was yummy. The sea food table was limited to prawn, oyster, muscle, crab and salmon. Different types of salads and hot dishes as well. I...More

Thank Khparhami
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I dined her for dinner and breakfast during our stay at the Intercontinental and both meals were great. THe seafood buffet was lovely, with fresh seafood, lovely got options, beautiful cheeses and gorgeous desserts. The breakfast buffet was great compared to most...More

1  Thank SydneyHolidayMakers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many choices from smoothie and orange juice machines, ham from a large bone in shank, many types of bread, bread pudding and yogurt machine, fresh fruit, deli meats, roasted potatoes, etc.

1  Thank Phyllis S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

1  Thank Bulatai
Reviewed 5 weeks 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...More

Thank Alex B
Reviewed 8 April 2017

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.

2  Thank Kalpage_Perera
Reviewed 31 March 2017

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
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
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Hi does anyone know the dress code for buffet dinner at the Cafe Opera?
21 September 2016|
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Response from Andras B | Property representative |
Dear theantonma, The dress code is smart casual. Best regards, Andras Borocz Outlets Manager
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 22 - USD 66
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
  • 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.