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Perched atop Customs House at Circular Quay, with spectacular sweeping views across Sydney Harbour the restaurant has built its reputation over the past 20 years. Cafe Sydney is one of the city’s most iconic dining destinations.
Consistently delivering excellent food, an innovative Australian wine list and faultless service, it’s no wonder. The menu showcases the finest local produce with seafood a Cafe Sydney speciality. Rock and pacific oysters, Morton Bay Bugs, Coffin Bay octopus and Humpty Doo Barramundi feature on the seasonally focused menu served alongside quality cuts of meats from Sydney’s top suppliers.
All day dining. Join us for lunch, dinner and anytime in between.
The mood is vibrant and buzzing. From the bustle of mid-week business lunches to sun-filled Sunday lunches or enjoying a cocktail in the cocktail lounge on a Friday evening, the sense of Sydney is evident.
Cafe Sydney is quintessentially Sydney and welcomes locals and visitors alike to experience a memorable taste of our city.
The team behind Cafe Sydney has a shared vision to deliver the best experience for every guest, at every moment.
At the helm is Director of Operations, Jan McKenzie, whose unique fusion of innovation, creative flair and sound business sense has been a driving force of Cafe Sydney’s success.
Pivotal in Cafe Sydney’s story is General Manager, Todd Cummins. Todd is the familiar face whose industry passion and professional knowledge continue to impress guests and suppliers alike, and whose sense of style plays a large influence.
The most recent addition to the team is acclaimed Executive Chef James Kidman, whose years of experience with fine food has brought a new spin to a classic menu. James’ relationships with the best suppliers across the country ensures Cafe Sydney’s menu offers the freshest produce available, together with bespoke items.
Guest and staff wellness and safety is our top priority and we are dedicated to providing a COVID Safe environment for our guests to relax, unwind and enjoy our warm hospitality. To read our full COVID -19 health and safety implementations please visit here.
We are extremely fortunate with our gorgeous, spacious restaurant, which is the perfect location for social distance dining. Please visit our reservation page to book:
Face masks are now mandatory across the City of Sydney buildings including Customs House. These rules apply to lobbies, lifts, and when entering and leaving the building. They do not apply to children aged 12 and under.
The Easter long weekend is a time for lazy long lunches and delicious food.
Cafe Sydney is open on Easter Saturday and Sunday, so create a special gathering with family and friends and let us take care of you.
Good Friday, 2 April – CLOSED
Easter Saturday, 3 April – 12 noon until late
Easter Sunday, 4 April – Lunch from 12noon
Easter Monday, 5 April - CLOSED
Easter is always a popular time at Cafe Sydney so book now to confirm your place on 02 9251 8683 or email