Cuisine: Mediterranean, Modern Australian
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35
Ranked: #12 of 97 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: #12 of 97 restaurants in Sydney 12
Cafe del Mar
Location: Darling Harbour
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Modern Australian
Mains: $25 - $35

Reviews

Rachela Virgara

The best meal I have had in Darling Harbour by far. We had the steak and lamb, both cooked as we requested MR. The atmosphere and vibe inside the dining room and on the terrace is great with the fab view. I have found every restaurant/ cafe along Darling harbour disappointing so far but I would recommend this place in a heartbeat and will definitely be back again.

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Marilou David

We had a great time on my birthday dinner. Amazing food, views & service

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We had an amazing dinner at Cafe del Mar, the service was incredible and so was the food.

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Lovely restaurant great food and service, I’ll be going back

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Excellent good, service, location 10/10.

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Had an enjoyable lunch. Friendly service, but they didn't automatically apply the discount, although I had booked through the firsttable website. There was a bit of a wait for the bill to get sorted. No one really said thank you or goodbye as we left, but overall a good experience with good food.

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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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Friendly staff and fabulous food! We'll be back for sure!

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Shared the vegetarian antipasto plate between two, and then a plate of calamari and a shared dessert. Definitely enough food, good quality, and friendly server Daniela who was happy to help with any questions we had regarding the serving sizes. Food was very quick to the table, and a nice outlook onto the water.

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Scott Slierendrecht

Great food, great view, great price
Enjoyed

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Jaimi Edwards

Food was simple, view was lovely and service was excellent.

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Nancy Zhang

Good

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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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Lana Hume

Great atmosphere, great food and excellent price. Beautiful views and we had a lovely time. We had the seafood plate and a few other share plates which came out very quickly. Food was tapas style/ fine dinning. Will be back.

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We had a fantastic night the food and service was really great!!

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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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