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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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12:00 PM - 5:30 PM Hours
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

Cannot fault the location of the restaurant with its beautiful view across Sydney harbour. Quality of food however, was average. Moreover, small particles (possibly bone or shell) were present in a seafood dish. Service was commendable.

Thank lovegoodadvice
Reviewed yesterday

Service friendly but haphazard,did not know if we had dedicated staff or was it free for all.Menu limited especially sweets.My lamb shank was itself undernourished as was I .The pleasant lady responded to my critique that the dish contained 180 grams of protein with the...More

Thank p4eman
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I had an exceptionally good meal on Wednesday evening at the Cafe Sydney. Food was beautifully prepared and presented. Service was smooth, efficient and friendly. And the view of Vivid made it really special. Will definitely return.

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very overpriced, average service, average food and the private dining room is really not worth the money or hassle. The views are impressive but from the private dining room it is restricted.

Thank David R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really disappointing have heard such amazing reviews. Booked in advance got the worst table in the restaurant, ordered a seafood platter which was less than average seafood for $240. Not impressed. Service very average. Wouldn't return.

Thank ajbj2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must dine at restaurant when in Sydney. The food is simply wonderful and all delicious. It is located on the top floor of the building with a terrace that offers sensational views of Sydney and the harbor at night. This restaurant Is...More

Thank Kameron S
Reviewed 1 week ago

For my wife's 70th birthday, I booked the Cafe Sydney's private dining area, which is on one side of the main restaurant, with the view to the Harbour Bridge. There were 12 adult guests and 3 children. We had sparkling rosé served when we arrived,...More

Thank sydneynick
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my family here from Brisbane so we could celebrate birthdays! From the moment we arrived we had nothing but great service from Joshua. We were lucky to be seated outside looking over circular quay and to enjoy vivid. Their vegan menu is absolutely delicious!...More

Thank Tiffany T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The reason you come here is primarily for the views and being able to eat lunch while watching the harbour and Sydney Harbour Bridge did not disappoint on this sunny day. The food was good but quite pricey although that’s to be expected for this...More

Thank DanHK1103
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quality dining in a historical building with a view of the harbour” Great to see the Vivid lightss. The restaurant located in the top floor (5) of the building. There is an inside and outside dining. The waiters were friendly and efficient. The wine list...More

Thank branson6
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
Local cuisine, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, 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
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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