Natural light, inviting dark timber, metalwork and floor-to-ceiling glass doors maximise Cafe Sydney's breathtaking views of Sydney harbour. Interior design by Hong Kong based John Morford complements the heritage of Customs House.

Recycled black butt timber flooring has been sourced from other demolished historical buildings in Sydney, and artist Angus McDonald's specially commissioned paintings of the Harbour Bridge adorn the main restaurant.

Hassell Architects have artfully integrated the contemporary and classic with the Lounge, refurbished in late 2014. Further revitalisation in 2022.

The Lounge complements and invigorates the restaurant perfectly, offering the ultimate relaxed experience with a minimal edge. A large dramatic mirror wall transforms into a shimmering art wall of colour and shape. This dynamic installation, created by light artist Canadian born Bruce Ramus especially for Cafe Sydney.

In 2019, Collins and Turner designed a ‘new-look’ for Cafe Sydney’s private dining room and Havana bar area. Closely responding to and celebrating the timeless design, together with remaining respectful to the DNA of John Morford’s original design. They have created a room with its own unique look and feel.

The intimate space features timber screen wall panels overlaid on mirror, adding warmth and visual texture whilst ensuring that no matter where one is seated, they have a magical view of Sydney Harbour