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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 21 June 2021 via mobile

We paid $454 for 3 entrees and 3 mains and a very average bottle of wine. The view is wonderful but this is a tourist restaurant with very poor food. The problem was we were expecting fine dining and this really isn’t. Have lunch at...the MCA - view is just as good and the food better and cheaper. There are so many better restaurants in Sydney you shouldn’t be paying this money for less than mediocre food.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 18 June 2021

We came for a birthday lunch and as per previous visits the experience was excellent. Great, professional attentive service, extensive menu and delicious food. It's not cheap, but a dependable option for a special occasion.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 13 June 2021 via mobile

We recently had the opportunity to dine at the fabulous Cafe Sydney at Customs House in Sydney. This innocuous name hides one of the best dining experiences we’ve had anywhere in the world. The dress circle location on Circular Quay provides panoramic views of the...famous bridge and Opera house and the staff are happy to oblige with taking photos of your group. Often a restaurant that is blessed with amazing views doesn’t bother to go the extra mile in other areas - not the case here. Staff were knowledgeable and experienced and service was excellent. Food was amazing and focused on fresh local produce, the wine and drinks list extensive. Do yourself a favour and book ahead if travelling to Sydney, not a cheap night out but you won’t regret it.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 1 June 2021

We enjoyed an excellent lunch on a sparkling day celebrating 63 years since we met. The entree of a baked goat cheese soufflé was very moist and well presented. We enjoyed the Humpty Doo barramundi and the poached John Dory. The dark chocolate ganache was...delicious. All together an excellent lunch in delightful setting and pleasant service.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 21 May 2021

A wonderful time had. We knew it would be expensive, and we were hoping it would be worth it. Cafe Sydney exceeded our expectations. Magnificent view, beautiful food. The whole experience was wonderful. The staff were all lovely, particularly our waiter Eddie.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 9 May 2021 via mobile

We dined her for a late lunch at 3:30-highly recommended timing because in Autumn the sun is going down when lunch is over. This is a first class restaurant that does not disappoint. We got to see the views when the blinds were lifted but...by then the food had almost outdone the view. Thanks for your first class service.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 24 April 2021

What an experience! Spectacular views of Sydney harbour, great food and cocktails and fantastic service. Expensive but well worth the money.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 17 April 2021 via mobile

Was so looking forward to a drink here before going elsewhere but was totally ignored. I had been here previously and enjoyed the drinks. We were left in the bar with a menu for over 15 minutes whilst the many door people watched It was...that long that the girl who sat us said “all finished?”when we handed our menus back and left. PityMore

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 13 April 2021

What an experience!!! The staff were lovely, great attention to detail, and overall happy! The food and wine were delicious and will definitely be back! Thank you for making our anniversary so memorable!

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 8 April 2021

Great location & good menu. Food was great but pricy. There was 8 of us & the bill came to around $1,400. The catch is because there is a group of 8+ they sting you for a 10% service charge. They do not warn you...when booking. Only when they present the bill. It's in their T&C but hard to fine. $140 for service on a non public holiday is a rip off. Be warnedMore

Date of visit: April 2021
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Response from Lorna F | Reviewed this property |
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22 April 2019|
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Response from Jennifer R | Reviewed this property |
No but I suspect no thongs or singlet tops
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16 April 2019|
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Response from grame_13 | Reviewed this property |
I know the Opera House sells out for NYE @ $1,000 pp. I wouldn’t wait to book Cafe Sydney for NYE. The view is amazing. Good luck!
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Cafe Sydney is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5