Cuisine: Mediterranean, Modern Australian
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35
Ranked: #10 of 101 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: #10 of 101 restaurants in Sydney 10
Cafe del Mar
Location: Darling Harbour
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Modern Australian
Mains: $25 - $35

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Lovely restaurant, busy for a Tuesday night yet the service was fantastic, great food.
Had a couple of drinks by the bar outside (highly recommend the Passionfruit Mojito!)
We had the scallops, risotto, 3 dips entree and some tapas. Had our eyes on the Apple tarte tartin for dessert but unfortunately they were out.
We had a relaxing evening, would definitely return.

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We had a really nice evening here. The food was excellent, the service really attentive and the atmosphere is nice. We wouldn't have come if it wasn't on First Table due to the prices, but we had a good experience. Thank you.

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Brett Lennon

Food was excellent, service was friendly and helpfull.
The initial bill came without the 50% first table discount, but was immediately and fuss free remedied when pointed out.

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Caitlin Witt

Great food and atmosphere. Staff were friendly and attentive. Food was amazing! Great selection of tapas, platters, small and large plates.

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Great experience with good value of first table offers.

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Food is just ok, but service is very good.

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Liat Silberman

Roof top terrace bar with restaurant inside. Noisy, lively, full of pretty people. Attentive service, good drinks, average food. There was a group for a 30 year old's birthday there and that felt like a perfect fit of venue and activity.

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Joanne Pan

Fantastic dining with attentive service,delicious food and meticulous view. We cannot wait to dine here again.

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Anne Chiu

Lovely wait staff and food

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Ben Smith

Lovely experience. service was great and fast and food was very tasty

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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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John Moore

Fantastic experience from start to finish literally cannot flaw cafe Del Mar or first table

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Ciara O'Neill

We had a lovely time at Cafe Del Mar. Food was beautiful .. recommend the chocolate sunset dessert, amazing! Service was very good and we will definitely be back. Thank you!

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Amy Lai

Awesome night out with the ladies to catch up and celebrate belated birthdays. The atmosphere and decor were elegant, food and drinks were delicious, customer service was top notch and most of all value for money since we were on First Table! We had a great time and will definitely be back! Thank you again for what you did for us, for Marilou's birthday <3

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Laura Park

I don’t know how to describe the restaurant cuz they received our booking and the restaurant was closed when we get there

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Louise Smith

My husband and I had a lovely dinner, pulled pork ravioli and the cod fish. Both very tasty and beautifully presented and generous servings for us. Smallest negative for dining early, the setting sun was blinding until it went behind the buildings.

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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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Charles Mifsud

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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