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Cafe Sydney

Sydney Customs House 31 Alfred St | 5th Floor, Customs House, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9251 8683
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef tenderloin” (43 reviews)
“oysters” (121 reviews)
“barramundi” (75 reviews)
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European, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Sydney Customs House 31 Alfred St | 5th Floor, Customs House, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed today via mobile

I was in Sydney for a business trip and experienced Cafe Sydney as part of a group dinner. I found the restaurant had an excellent view but was very noisy and the tables not configured for good conversation. The food was very good (I had...More

Thank johnmedve
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful setting and food with disappointing service. Most food was 'sold out' and staff were unwilling to compromise with what was left. What we did get was amazing though. Staff had a lot of attitude and generally seemed uninterested in helping. Lucky the views were...More

Thank travelforfuninthesun
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It should not be difficult to have dinner after a play at the Opera House in an “international city”. The play at the Drama theatre (excellent Dario Fo comedy) ended at 9pm but the latest booking we could make was 9pm so we figured we’d...More

Thank GeriJeff
Reviewed 4 days ago

Met a visiting friend who arrived at the restaurant early and saw the fireworks! What an amazing welcome! :) It's not my first time here and it's never disappoint. Gets a bit busy and crowded though but still good.

Thank SStirlin820
Reviewed 1 week ago

The setting of Cafe Sydney was funky yet sophisticated. The food was refined but not over the top. We had a fantastic waiter Lee.. If you can request a table outside this provides you a great view of the Sydney skyline. We will be back...More

Thank morry1234
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved our evening at Cafe Sydney. Nicole our server was top notch. My wife had Lamb shank, I had filet. Outstanding. The “Mignonette” salad was delicious. Expect some noise, it’s a vibrant place. It was a bit cool the night we were there so we...More

1  Thank scooter05
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all, book well in advance and ask for an outside table. Amazing view of the iconic Sydney Harbour, especially the Harbour Bridge. Very good staff, friendly and attentive. Food was just average, leaning towards poor for the price. The oysters were nice ,...More

Thank Tim M
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend suggested Cafe Sydney based on recommendations on her co-workers. As a resident of Sydney, this was her first visit to the restaurant as well. The views and food were good but service is somewhat left to be desired. Our reservation was for 6:00...More

Thank Jennlau38
Reviewed 1 week ago

Okay... The view is amazing and so are the drinks.There is nothing wrong about Cafe Sydney, it's just odd. They are trying too hard to make their food sound 'up market' that they are forgetting to include portions that match the prize and actually satisfy...More

Thank kdoggggggg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I chose this restaurant for my Wedding anniversary with my husband and 2 children and this place is amazing we all had the beef tenderloin and it was cooked to perfection. My husband and I also shared dessert (salted caramel tart with banana fritters) which...More

Thank lovetotravel01061972
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buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
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frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
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Nikki D
27 July 2017|
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Response from Scott M | Reviewed this property |
if you want a table outside on the wall with the view I'd book NOW to ensure you get it :)
27 August 2016|
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Response from Roswyn S | Reviewed this property |
No I don't think so
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sydney Customs House 31 Alfred St | 5th Floor, Customs House, 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 9251 8683
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