Cuisine: Mediterranean, Modern Australian
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35
Ranked: #19 of 96 restaurants in Sydney

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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Ranked: #19 of 96 restaurants in Sydney 19
Cafe del Mar
Location: Darling Harbour
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Modern Australian
Mains: $25 - $35

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Amazing food with great service.

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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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Second time dining in the restaurant. Would eat here again.

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Noeline Colman

First time dining and thoroughly enjoyed the food and service. First Table is really worthwhile

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We arrived early and had a couple of drinks during their happy hour (4-7pm) with a great views over Darling Harbour. The meals were well cooked and presented (except the baby carrots that were a little undercooked and I thought some were rather large to be called baby). The service was excellent and they even suggested we buy a happy hour glass of wine and bring it back to the table.
All in all an excellent venue.

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Leanne Gray

Love this place and the food / so yummy especially the tapas!
Staff so attentive- thank you .

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Jenni Crockett

Had a great evening if a little noisy. (There was a wedding and another function on while we were there) Would recommend and happily go again.

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Tania Harris

Music was bit loud. Great attentive staff, with very theatrical dessert.

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Sally Benson Gudgeon

Service was surperb.
Overall meal quality was high and went above and beyond to accommodate my little 3 year old.
Enjoyable night - will return :)

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Rosie Folcarelli

Nice food, good service.

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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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Sarah Devoy

really lovely place service very good

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We had a wonderful time, the food was amazing as was the service and surroundings. We will be back!

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Jean Lim

Great view of the sunset, fun music, good service and after dinner you can then go have a drink on the balcony!

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Lisa Allen

Beautiful venue and menu, service was great and food was outstanding !

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Lovely setting and fantastic service. Already made plans to come again!

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Had a lovely lunch, the steak was cooked perfectly and the service was very professional. A little pricey though

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The food was delicious and the service was of a very high standard. It is a great venue with the view over the water of Darling Harbour

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Great location & service

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Jannatun Haque

Fabulous food and service! The fries are the best ever!

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andrw clift

My Cousin was coming to Sydney for a conference and a I wanted to shout her a tasty dinner, we are both trying to loose weight at the moment so we didnt want to be too indulgent. I looked at the menu for Cafe Del Mar and felt it would fit the bill, we were joined by my bestie
so the three of us walked in right on 6pm
we all had the same feeling "looks classy A.F."
we were seated and served water promptly
once we ordered it was only a short wait til the food appeared
between the 3 of us we ordered 3 mains
I got the rib eye
my cousin the Lamb
and my bestie the Duck
everything was delicious
and between the duck and lamb it was pretty close
the rib eye however
left the rest for dead
perfectly cooked (medium rare) and a perfect portion (350g)
if we went back again we'd all order the same
so tasty
lovely setting
will return

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Service was great, the staff were very helpful. The food was good, although I thought the tapas selection was a limited - there wasn't much that I would choose. The duck main course was excellent.

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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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Lian Yiow

Really enjoyed the tapas and Golden Moon dessert. The restaurant was busy with a real buzz to it. Shame you can't enjoy the views more. Would definitely return.

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Had a wonderful dinner with friends last night. Ordered most of the tapas and small plates. Overall enjoyed the food, the ambiance and great service from our waitress.

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We had a lovely time, food was good and staff were very attentive and the atmosphere was great

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5-star service and good food. Great place for a group dinner.

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Kate Quane

Went to Cafe Del Mar last night and the food was great. Every dish tasted amazing, the service was really good and the decor and vibe of the restaurant for a Tuesday was brilliant. Would highly recommend.

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Yin Li

It was a good dining experience with prompt service and quick delivery. But although most of the dishes are decorated nicely the tastes do not live up to expectations for a higher tier restaurant. The golden moon dessert was a show to enjoy, but otherwise the highlight is the brussel sprouts side dish and the bread. No clear cuisine influence as well.

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Great food and attentive service, lovely view of the harbour.

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Harriet Smith

Great food & the waitress made sure our food was served quickly because we were in a rush!

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Harriet Smith

Great food & the waitress made sure our food was served quickly because we were in a rush!

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Tracy Chan

Amazing service. We really felt like we were being taken care of. Food was delicious of goo portions. Definitely value for money!

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Lisa Li

Had a fantastic experience at Cafe del Mar. Amazing food and beautiful dining room. Will definitely be coming back.

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Navi Gill

Great overall experience, good food good ambiance. The live guitarist adds to the dim lit charm of the venue .Reasonably priced for Darling Harbour especially the tapas menu.

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Was not expecting such a lovely restaurant!
This restaurant had such a great ambience and style to it with a great view over darling harbour.
The food was lovely - we both had the steak which was so tasty.
We will be back!

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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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Lovely setting (inside and out), attentive staff, delicious sangria and wine, good food with good company- if we were on a yacht, perfect, but happy with the alternative (Cafe del Mar).

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Alex Kung

Nice food with great service. I ordered the salmon last night with some brussels sprouts, the salmon fish was perfect cooked. However, the brussels sprouts were a bit too salty. The highlight would definitely be the signature dessert full moon, highly recommend to everyone.

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Adele May

Every part of the service was just great! We found the waiters all very informative on their menu and the food absolutely delicious!!! You must try the red wine octopus as well as the steak for a main. It was just perfect. Thanks for a great night and see you again soon!

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Warakorn Panthiam

very good food

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Lovely location and terrace overlooking Darling Harbour.
Food was only so so. Service from kitchen very slow. Live music so loud it was difficult to talk.
We booked this restaurant because it was close to the ICC theatre opposite and had allowed 1 hour 15 minutes to eat before a show. We informed the waiter when we arrived we needed to leave by 7.30pm but due to the slow service from the kitchen our meal had not even arrived by 7.30pm.

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Great food, great atmosphere, great service!

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Filiz Koksal

Great food, service and very accommodating staff.

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Peter Bowen

The service was great. Very attentive. Though, for most of our lunch visit there were only a selection of tables occupied. The food was colorful and presented very well. However, some food items were not as hot (temperature wise) as one would have expected. But it still tasted nice.

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Remy Leonard

Service was fantastic, very attentive. Food was beautifully presented, promptly delivered to the table and tasted as good as it looked. Would highly recommend the blue cheese salad and the goats cheese arancini balls. Will definitely be returning here!

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Beatriz de Araujo

Nice views from the harbour with some pre drinks at the bar. The lunch itself wasn’t too much of my taste, but it was good.

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Great atmosphere, delicious food and knowledgeable staff.

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Jess Naylor

Friendly enough staff although it took a long time to get someones attention to take our order. The Garfish was basically painful to eat with the amount of bones there was, the flavour was nice though. Our bill was mixed up at the end but they quickly fixed this..
Might try it again on a less busy night and order different meals.

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Adrienne Pearson

Cafe Del Mar is a great spot overlooking Darling Harbour. The food was so yummy and the staff always friendly.

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