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Cafe Sydney

#22 of 4,620 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Sydney Customs House 31 Alfred St | 5th Floor, Customs House, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9251 8683
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17:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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Burraneer
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67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Cafe Sydney is wonderful. The food is amazing and such a great variety. The wine list is extensive and caters for all. Highly recommend a visit on a nice sunny day - try and get a table outside.

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Condobolin, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a fabulous night we had at Cafe Sydney.. views to die for, amazing service, helpful staff and the food wow!! Could not recommend CS enough!! 5 star all round ! Can't wait to go back!

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Thank HB2877
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Received a voucher to Cafe Sydney and enjoyed every part of the experience. Amazing views and great service. Balcony table on sunset with a heater blanket and good company. Every dish was a hit. We will return again. Thanks Cafe Sydney for a great night. Oh wait. Wife input "talk about the creme potatoes" it was really good.

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Thank Onemorereview
Sydney, Australia
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74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked a table for 5 on outdoor balcony looking out towards the harbour and the lights of Vivid. Good outdoor heating and blankets for the knees if you got too cold. Our booking was from 6.15pm to 8.15pm. Really needed an extra 45mins to not feel rushed and take in the atmosphere and ambience. Once seated we are offered... More 

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Thank 101holidaylover
Singapore, Singapore
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285 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Been around for years but keeps delivering, food, service and views unmatched in Sydney. Great wines too and always a buzzy atmosphere, highly recommended.

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Thank ChrisJR2013
Sydney, Australia
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124 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Birthday celebration with friends and Cafe Sydney did not disappoint. Subtle flavours, beautifully presented and wonderfully prepared. There is plenty of choice on the menu and the wine list is extensive. The staff were so professional and helpful. A wonderful visit.

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Thank Dicey09
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80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our second visit. We had a table on the balcony - it looked as thought it might rain but it didn't. Great views over iconic Sydney Harbour. Meal was excellent. Prawns for starters - fantastic. main course and sweets excellent also. Staff very friendly and attentive - a manager was present making sure everything was satisfactory. Definitely will... More 

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Thank Bill R
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came here at 8pm with a booking that we needed to make well in advance. We were seated with an anazing view over the harbour - which was a real highlight. There were four of us for dinner and we ordered the Seafood Platter which was exceptional - fresh seafood. I had the Pork Belly main - which was... More 

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Thank Matt_nz1
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here on business dinner for the furst time and had a wonderful experience. Started near the bar with a cheese platter and drinks, cheses and fruits were excellent quality and decent value. Meal was served to our balcony table overlooking the harbour and bridge. We were lucky enough that they were twsting the light show for Vivid festival... More 

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Thank Glenn S
Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were 11 of us in total for a 70th birthday, all the family! It was Saturday night, sitting inside with great views. The problem with this place (not my first time) is that if you are in a group, you sort of get squashed in, and to be honest, the service is poor, especially for the price. Maybe if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
European, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:30
Monday
17:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
17:30 - 21:30
Saturday
17:30 - 21:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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