With its spectacular harbour backdrop taking in the life and majesty of Circular Quay to its wonderful ambience, quality of service and consistent standard of cuisine, Cafe Sydney is acknowledged as one of the centrepieces of Sydney dining.
One of the secrets of Cafe Sydney’s’ success has been the nurturing of strong working relationships with suppliers. With their help, the kitchen team serves up the flavours most associated with the harbour city: chilled crustaceans, oysters freshly shucked to order, grilled ocean fish and quality cuts of meat.
Now celebrating its 12th year, the restaurant has become a hub for corporate clientele during the week or international visitors and celebrities wanting top notch Australian cuisine in glorious surroundings for lunch or dinner. At weekends, the atmosphere changes with Sundays a cause of celebrations as musicians play laid back music from jazz to classical conducive to sun-drenched dining.
“We have understood from the day we opened that we are part of the fabric of the city, and we have always embraced being quintessentially Sydney,” says director of operations Jan McKenzie. To that end, Cafe Sydney supports a number of cultural attractions and events throughout the city including the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Film Festival and The Sydney Festival.
“We stayed at the Harbour Rocks at the beginning of our trip to Sydney and loved everything about it- we learned later that it was the first hospital in Sydney, so it had a lot of character and was a perfect little boutique hotel in an incredible location in The Rocks. The views of the opera house and Harbour Bridge were just a bonus in this quaint little place and will definitely recommend it and go back myself.”