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“Cold Shoulder at Cafe Sydney”
Review of Cafe Sydney

Cafe Sydney
Ranked #52 of 6,519 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Seafood, Australian
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Central Business District
Reviewed 16 November 2017

It was a spontaneous anniversary celebration and a personal recommendation that took us to Cafe Sydney. We hadn't booked and although it was early on a Wednesday night it was quite crowded and consequently we were prepared to be turned away but not to be made feel unwelcome. The food was good, the wine lovely, the service from most of the several wait staff that served us was exceptional and the view if we had booked would have been stunning but the initial cold shoulder we received from the front desk took the shine off the night for me. If there is anywhere that needs to be welcoming its the first contact with the customer and Cafe Sydney failed big time there. Hopefully it was a one off but I'm not sure I care to test it out.

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Thank sharalli
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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner overlooking the harbour. The chilled bugs were excellent, as were our desserts. The mains were good too, our server was attentive as were all the staff. Highly recommended. The harbour early evening into nighttime is spectacular.

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Expected a bit more for the price, both in terms of volume and quality. Was still a bit hungry on my way out, with a $50+ bill per person. Food quite good restaurant quality, but not special and easily forgettable. Views are great of course. Come for the views, expect quality food, but don't expect to get wow'ed.

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1  Thank sashkello
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

This restaurant doesn't only show off Sydney Harbour at its best, but it offers very good food and excellent service. I can always recommend the daily specials on seafood, the indian flavoured salmon, the barramundi and the rogan josh lamb were all excellent - but be sure to leave room for dessert, with the salted caramel and chocolate a firm favourite. Whilst we are locals and eat here semi-regularly, if you are looking for a great meal on the harbour, this is the place to be (in preference to some of the other more expensive restaurants on Circular Quay).

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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

This is not a cafe. It is very classy and not to be missed if you are in Sydney. Amazing view, really nice food, way cool atmosphere....day or night, although at night it is rather special.

Thank Shunternz
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