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The Cortile

#256 of 5,123 Restaurants in Sydney
$$ - $$$Asian, , British
117 Macquarie St | InterContinental Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9240 1396
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
7:00 am - 11:00 pm Hours
Asian, Australian, British, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
117 Macquarie St | InterContinental Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is such a great spot to have a few drinks and a nice conversation in a beautiful setting. Try to catch the happy hour from 5 - 7 PM for great value. Unfortunately the service was a little bit slow and we waited forever...More

Thank Sunny H
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Just your standard hotel bar/restaurant with not much choice and very overpriced given the quality. The fish I had was so overcooked. It's one of those places with someone playing the piano and such, if that is your thing! I'd recommend if you can't be...More

Thank rachelmatty
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Drinks and snacks here on one night of our stay. Beautiful setting with live soft piano music playing. Great choice of gins. Pricey but a lovely relaxing spot.

Thank boltartas
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Stopped for a coffee and snack mid morning. Stylish with semi private areas of you need to have a business meeting without other clientele listening in.

Thank Cabibi
Reviewed 11 July 2018

I went for buffet high tea with my son just recently. I booked via phone before handed but when we turned up they had no record of our booking? This was not a great start but they found us a table within 5 minutes. The...More

Thank Anne B
Reviewed 4 July 2018

So this is the lobby bar and restaurant of the Intercontinental Hotel. An international hotel in Sydney, Australia's business hub. I am sat in the bar right now, at 22:07 on a Wednesday after a very long day. And yet, the bar shuts at 22:00....More

Thank Clifford1983
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Ate here a few times during our stay in Sydney. Nice food, reasonable prices and a nice relaxing atmosphere. More a lounge than a restaurant so waiters are not that intrusive, but never the less, efficient.

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Stayed for one night in the hotel and opted for the convenience of meeting in the hotel at the Cortile and what a great decision. House red wine was awesome (best I've had in a very long time) and the tapas menu was excellent. I...More

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 29 May 2018

We have enjoyed cocktails at The Cortile a few times over the years but our most recent visit left me a little disappointed. Service was slow and unenthusiastic and the drinks not fabulous. Would give it a miss next time.

Thank Bellsie17
Reviewed 13 May 2018

A friend and I chose the Cortile for celebratory birthday cocktails on a Sunday night. I have stayed at the hotel and visited the Cortile previously and it seemed an ideal spot to start our evening. But how very disappointing our experience was. We were...More

1  Thank Bartonbears
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 54
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Buffet, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
The Cortile’s soaring atrium and tiered sandstone arcades provide the perfect venue to have a coffee, refreshment or beverage, indulge in a High Tea or High Coffee or meet with friends and colleagues and enjoy the historic surrounds. The Cortile within the hotel is situated close to the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Botanic Gardens, Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, making it the perfect bar to start or end your perfect day in Sydney.
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