Cuisine: Mediterranean, Modern Australian
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35

Enjoy premium casual dining with stunning water views! From the rooftop terrace of Cockle Bay wharf you will be blown away by the striking views, and the open kitchen that allows you to watch the Chefs at work—and that’s all before you’ve even sat at your table.

The food is every bit as stunning as the Darling Harbour scenery. The menu pays homage to Cafe del Mar’s Mediterranean heritage with Spanish DNA and influences from the Mediterranean Coast - Italy, France, Turkey and more with a modern Australian accent, resulting in dishes that will truly delight your taste buds. From tapas and share plates, to shared mains and signature desserts, there is something for everyone - prepared by skilled chefs using quality ingredients.

We recommend the signature shared dish of cumin-crusted slow-cooked pastrol Murrylands lamb shoulder, spiced chickpeas, and labne. It is simply not to be missed!

Whether you’re on a date or sharing a meal with friends, with their signature Cafe del Mar music and buzzy vibe, Cafe del Mar is a restaurant you’ll be back to visit time and time again.

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Cafe del Mar
35 Wheat Road
Rooftop Terrace Cockle Bay Wharf
Sydney 2000

Open Hours:
Daily: 12pm- Late

Phone: 02 9267 6700
Website: www.cafedelmar.com.au

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Cafe del Mar
Location: Darling Harbour
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Modern Australian
Mains: $25 - $35

Reviews

Evy Davis

There is no words to described it, the food, the staff, the ambience all ticked the box!! Will be back again for sure. Thank you Cafe Del Mar

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Our waitress was great and very attentive.

Food was very good and atmosphere and view were excellent.

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Janice Hickman

Really cool vibe. Really liked the food and will definitely be back!

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Ben Leonard

Top spot with a awesome view,
Food & service was great
Definitely be back

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We had an unforgettable experience celebrating our daughter's 18th birthday. The food was sumptuous and the portion generous. The key for us however was the impeccable service we received on the night. We will recommend Cafe del Mar to our friends and we will surely come back :):):)

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Louise Smith

Family get together. Service was excellent, happy, attentive, timely and it wasnt too noisy. Lovely location, fireworks on a Saturday night on Darling Harbour were an added bonus. Food was tasty and good quality.

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Marianti Chan

We had family coming from Canada visiting Sydney for their first time. An excellent spot looking over Darling Harbour.

Superb, tasty food with attentive service and beautiful atmosphere. My guests were very satisfied!.

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Superb!!!
Thanks Stu and Mandy from First Table
Highly Recommended!

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We went to Cafe Del Mar for lunch. The place is stunning, overlooking Darling Harbour. The staffs were very friendly and welcoming. We mostly ordered seafood, scallops, prawns and fish. They were amazing! We would definitely come back.

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Honestly one of the best meals I have ever had in my life. The food was exquisite! Even the simple things - my family and I were there saying things like "How is it possible to make a potato taste this good?" The seafood was divine, the meat and fish dishes perfectly cooked, the dessert incredible. We dined with 4 people and had several different dishes, each of them amazing. Some flavours I've never had before. Unbelievable, really if you only go to one restaurant in Sydney, make it this one. Thank you for a truly unforgettable experience.

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Beautiful food, Beautiful classy location and above all Fantastic professional efficient service. ....Should be a role model for other restaurant's

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This was our first time at Cafe del Mar & we loved the whole vibe. From walking into the music, the amazing view, drinks, amazing service to the delicious food.
We had 2 share platters: the seafood platter & veg anti pasto platter & the tuna tataki . It was a good portion size for 2 people & we ended it with the Golden moon which was true to its name- out of this world!
Definitely a must try!

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Michelle O'Callaghan

This restaurant is perfectly perched atop of Darling Harbour. The service is impeccable and the food delectable. The menu is varied with something for everyone and every dish was presented impeccably and the flavour profile was prefection

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Jessica Deane

I can not fault the staff - they attended to every need we had!

Our waiter advised us on how many dishes to order - which was a perfect amount.

The wine suggestion matched perfect.

The view is incredible, and the music and decor was very elegant!

10/10 - would recommend, can not wait to go back!

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Claire Gee

We don’t usually venture into the city for lunch but we’re glad we did, this is our new favorite first table restaurant! A casual venue with luxe furnishings, it definitely had a Spanish feel. Great views of the city and really generous plates fresh seafood inspired dishes prepared by an army of chefs-couldn’t have been better!

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Thanh Nguyen

Great food , even better service , excellent atmosphere and finally spectacular views. We had a great evening in your care, thank you very much.

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Robin Weckert

We had a really lovely and sophisticated meal at Cafe del Mar. The beautiful flavours and textures were a delight and the service was impeccable. We finished the meal with a dessert and were encouraged to have the Blue Moon. What a treat and an experience! You have to try one!

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Emma Peacock

I would highly rate Cafe Del Mar, both the food and service was fantastic. I had the chicken liver and fois gras terrine which was to die for, my partner had the duck which was cooked to perfection, and we thought why the hell not try the wine of the week....the Malbec. We could have easily guzzled another 2 bottles of that. We'll be back!

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What a fantastic experience! The service was great, with the servers providing great recommendations. Superb wine list. Beautiful spot in Darling Harbour. Will definitely look at dining here ago very soon.

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Evy Davis

There is no words to described it, the food, the staff, the ambience all ticked the box!! Will be back again for sure. Thank you Cafe Del Mar

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Excellent Dining Experience!

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Celebrated a lovely birthday. Food was served as requested. All well prepared with equal service.

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Our waitress was great and very attentive.

Food was very good and atmosphere and view were excellent.

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Christine Tannous

We had our first dinner at Cafe Del Mare and were blown away with the food, atmosphere and service. This is a restaurant that knows how to treat their patrons. Will definitely be back.

Christine

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great staff great food

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Vanessa Darby

Service was exceptional.

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Janice Hickman

Really cool vibe. Really liked the food and will definitely be back!

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Really nice food! Came out all at once for everyone to enjoy. The atmosphere was nice with good decor and Mediterranean feel. Waiters were passionate and able to give good descriptions of the food.

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Ben Leonard

Top spot with a awesome view,
Food & service was great
Definitely be back

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We had a wonderful night out.
Food it’s amazing, delicious cocktails and fantastic view.

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We had a lovely, attentive server that helped us choose a delicious lunch. The kitchen was able to cater to our needs which was much appreciated. The food was fresh and very tasty. The view of the harbour was lovely. Definitely coming back.

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Everything was perfect! Portions very well sized and tasted amazing, staff were so friendly and attended to everything.
We left feeling full, beyond satisfied and had to tell others at work about it too!

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We had an unforgettable experience celebrating our daughter's 18th birthday. The food was sumptuous and the portion generous. The key for us however was the impeccable service we received on the night. We will recommend Cafe del Mar to our friends and we will surely come back :):):)

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Lovely food in a great location!

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Beautiful food location and service! Recommended to all !! Don’t miss the yummy dessert blue moon something :)

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Great service, food & cocktails

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Great spot - thoroughly enjoyed the food.

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Jesse Van Miltenburg

Staff were exceptional, food was good. Great venue for a long lunch!

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Louise Smith

Family get together. Service was excellent, happy, attentive, timely and it wasnt too noisy. Lovely location, fireworks on a Saturday night on Darling Harbour were an added bonus. Food was tasty and good quality.

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Marianti Chan

We had family coming from Canada visiting Sydney for their first time. An excellent spot looking over Darling Harbour.

Superb, tasty food with attentive service and beautiful atmosphere. My guests were very satisfied!.

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Superb!!!
Thanks Stu and Mandy from First Table
Highly Recommended!

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Sally Benson Gudgeon

Glad we came back again, couldn’t fault the service or the food...highly recommend although the smoke drifting in from the outdoor areas or front door later in the evening is off putting. But that was the only thing I can think of the rest was spot on. Will be back again.

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Fantastic experience with lovely staff. Highly recommended

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We went to Cafe Del Mar for lunch. The place is stunning, overlooking Darling Harbour. The staffs were very friendly and welcoming. We mostly ordered seafood, scallops, prawns and fish. They were amazing! We would definitely come back.

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Michele Manson

We had a fabulous experience at this gorgeous restaurant. The food and service were excellent - no faulting anything. We will definitely be going again.

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Goof Food, friendly service, lovely location

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Susanna Huang

My friends and I we were looking for a nice girls night out and we were not disappointed. An elegant, but relaxed atmosphere greeted us - our main criteria was delicious cocktails and food, so the gorgeous view and decor were an added bonus.

We shared the antipasto platter, which was more than enough as a starter for the 3 of us, and I had the steak which was a bit too char-grilled and dry on the outside but balanced out with the vegetables. Our only complaint would be that the service was a bit slow in the beginning - my friend and I waited for about 15 mins for anyone to notice we needed water and we had to flag someone down to order. Other than that, we had a great night out, I can't rate the ambience highly enough and will be back once it's warm enough to sit outside!

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The food was very very good. All of us in the group loved the food. The service was polite and friendly. The only thing that surprised was still water served from Open bottles, we were charged $5 per person. I only pay for water only where it is unsafe to drink tap water. Not sure if there is an option to just ask for Tap water.

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This is my 2nd visit in 6 weeks and won't be my last. The food is fabulous and we spent 4 hours chatting and eating not too noisy. The wait staff again were fabulous too.

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Arrived 15 min early but weren't allowed to sit at our table. The glass of wine I ordered they didn't have. Took them a long time to serve 2 drinks on the balcony. Left to drink them standing as no tables or stools available outside and weren't able to sit at our empty table. Eventually got our table. Ordered four small dishes and made waitress aware we had to leave under an hour. Two dishes arrived, two dishes were never put through in our order. Waitress attitude was don't worry I won't charge you for them. How generous not to pay for something you didn't get to eat. Half price plus $10 gave us no benefit on only two dishes. Obviously left there hungry. I won't bother going back

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Dani Reydams De Oliveira

Very nice place ! The food was awesome (we had the shared veggie platter and the seafood as well ) !
Unfortunately you cannot eat at the balcony using the first table discount ! You must at inside ...

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Good food and great atmosphere.

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Meg Brodie

Fabulous meal and wine. Ordered small plates to share - generous servings and fresh, fabulous food served promptly, followed by a spectacular dessert.

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Linda Huntington

A delicious meal and fantastic service.

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Raj Sharif

Great food and service! Even better with the discount. Waiters recommendation on the wine was spot on also. Will be back again for sure!

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Great food and ambiance, attentive service, will be back :-)

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Marilou David

Good service & ambience, just food portions are smaller

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Linda Kelly

Amazing spanish food in such a gorgeous setting. Highly recommend to anyone for a really special place to go.

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Great First Table Restaurant experience at Cafe Del Mar!

Staff were great, food was amazing!

Thanks

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Linda Allan

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Cafe Del Mar last night.
Deliberately arrived a little early to relax in the bar area with a pre dinner cocktail, chose the margarita and an Aperol Spritz, both mixed nicely.
Wait staff kindly advised our table was ready right on time, and continued to a provide really lovely professional service throughout the entire meal. Thank you ladies!
For starters we (3 of us) ordered the trio of dips with warm flatbread, the hummus being the favourite. Flash fried calamari was delicious, as were the seared scallops - cooked perfectly with a morish creamy side sauce that paired beautifully. The king prawns with smoked chilli were so fresh, juicy and tender.
All servings were small plates with just enough to tempt your tastebuds.
Next came the shared main of roast lamb shoulder with carrots and potato gratin.
The menu suggests this dish is good for 2 - 3 people and we expected to perhaps order another dish if needed.
Well.... The lamb shoulder was far bigger than we expected. Plenty of mouth watering meat which melted in your mouth. Whole baby carrots had just the right amount of crunch, and the potato dish was very tasty.
Sadly, we couldn't finish all the lamb.

Decor is modern, plush and comfortable all rolled in together.
The ambience here was perfect for us who enjoyed our conversations without having to strain over loud music, clattering kitchen utensils or general rabble from poor acoustics.
I'm sure the venue fills up as the night wears on, but we were off to a show, so early bird dining suited us just fine.

Wouldn't hesitate to visit again soon.

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Lovely location and great food!

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Really lovely lunch. Great menu so hard to choose but scallops with the bacon jam is up there. Really friendly wait staff too. Such good value

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Thushanth Yogendrarajah

Perfect!

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Super friendly staff. Rich and salty food which I don't mind, and quite enjoyed

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Couldn't fault the food or the service. We came for lunch and ordered a range of small and tapas plates to share. I particularly liked to calamari and the haloumi, my partner's favourite was the scallops. Great wine menu (lots of SA wines) and I recommend trying one of their signature gin and tonics. Would've been a bit out of our price range without the voucher but enjoyed every mouthful of food, service was very attentive and, although it was quiet being mid-week lunch, was beautiful setting with multiple choices for table (Inside, outside, lounge or standard with views of Darling harbour). We will come back and recommend to our friends.

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Everything was delicious! Loved it

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Dana Chen

Great food and amazing service!

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Lauren Blakeley

What a beautiful setting, and the service could not be faulted! The food was all enjoyable, but to be honest I wouldn’t want to pay full price. Crispy pork belly was not crispy, haloumi wasn’t soft and I personally think we can prepare it better at home :) still a wonderful experience however. I will be back for cocktail hour, the deck looked lovely. Winners- tuna tartar and zucchini flowers.

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Arlyn Flores

It was a great restaurant for everyone events. The atmosphere was great overlooking waterfront and cozy. The service is great and the waiter was very attentive. I will recommend this restaurant to my family and friends and workmates. Besides the food bill is 50% off I enjoy each course. The share plate is enough to share by two to four people and the seafood for main is ok. I also got mocktail and our desert is well prepared. Overall we got a fabulous experience.

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