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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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“oysters” (119 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

With an enviable location on the Harbour, Cafe Sydney delivers on an international menu, with some interesting combinations but not overboard with senseless "innovation". Try sitting on the balcony, on a warm evening, you will be "tired" of looking at the Bridge and the Opera,...More

Thank Jose C
Reviewed yesterday

Thursday lunch. Fabulous food, good service. Staff was friendly and on the ball. My only slight criticism was the rather terse approach to the online booking. I received a call from a mobile I did not recognise and thus did not answer because I was...More

Thank Carol J
Reviewed yesterday

Spectacular view as we sat outside , experienced staff i could not fault . Food and wine well worth the price tag

Thank Marilyn D
Reviewed 6 days ago

Cafe Sydney is a rare combination of great views, a touristic location and good food. It is beloved by the business community and thrills guests. From a catered business breakfast to a romantic dinner this stylish venue offers great memories at a reasonable price for...More

Thank Julie G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The setting is what really makes this restaurant. On the top floor of the old customs house, there is an amazing view of the circular quay and harbour bridge: quite magical at night. You need to book a very long time in advance however to...More

Thank Micemurders
Reviewed 1 week ago

I keep hearing the word ‘best’ when folk describe their Cafe Sydney experience but I’ve just never felt it in my few visits. The view is amazing, the service is as good as it can possibly be on a manic weekend evening and the food...More

Thank Ron B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here with my family for my birthday and it was truly incredible. The service, selection of food, and views are second to none. Everyone truly seems to care about their job and that clearly extends to the kitchen, as the food is next...More

Thank michaelthorns
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch at this fantastic place in Sydney. It’s not a cheap place, but really worth it because of the amazing food and harbour view. I enjoyed the Dutch cream potato gnocci and I also tasted the Black angus beef tenderloin. If I have to...More

Thank Yennelie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has to be one of Sydneys premier dining spots. Especially at night, the views across Sydney Harbour are ‘a million dollars’. The menu selection is wide ranging and excellent. Staff are attentive and service was first rate. A table ‘near the balcony’ is recommended...More

Thank Norman P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Top quality food and great view. Recommend to book in advance for balcony view over Sydney harbour. Makes for a special occasion. We visited 5 years ago and returned in May 2018. We were not disappointed.

Thank Paul R
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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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
Romantic, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
4:00 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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