Sydney, Australia

March 1, 2004



A view of the Sydney Opera House and a broad menu selection that features dishes such as soy-marinated tuna served with a salad of mint, peanuts and a red curry dressing, and aged beef fillet with bordelaise sauce and a mushroom and potato rosti.

Average Price: US$25 to US$35

Dress Code: Dressy

Location: Circular Quay, 1 Macquarie Street

Telephone: 61-2-9252-2555



Hours: Monday to Friday from noon to 2:30 p.m.; Monday to Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.; Sunday from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Café Sydney

Located in the Customs House opposite Circular Quay and conveniently near many of the city’s hotels, Café Sydney offers a variety of dining options, including the Havana Bar’s wood-fired grill and rotisserie menu and an authentic Chinese wok and Indian tandoor oven.

Dress Code: Business casual

Location: 5th floor, Customs House, Alfred Street

Telephone: 61-2-9251-8683



Hours: Open for lunch daily, and dinner from Monday to Saturday


Enjoy a killer view of Bondi Beach as you choose from a menu that ranges from lamb to vegetarian, accented by an exquisite wine list. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Average Price: US$22 to US$30

Dress Code: Casual

Location: 1 Notts Avenue, Bondi Beach

Telephone: 61-2-9365-9000

Hours: Sunday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to midnight; and Friday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.


The Quay Bar at Customs House

If your internal clock is bungled from the long flight, this trendy bar is open early for breakfast and power lunch meetings. Once your schedule gets back onto an even keel, come back in the evening to sit outside under an umbrella with a glass of fine Australian wine.

Dress Code: Business casual

Location: Ground floor, Customs House, Alfred Street

Hours: Open late evenings from Monday to Saturday


Located on the 36th floor of the ANA Hotel in Sydney Horizon’s posh surroundings, this bar’s extensive cocktail menu is matched only by its view. Bring your clients here for a meeting in a relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere.

Dress Code: Smart casual

Location: 176 Cumberland Street

(36th floor of the ANA Hotel)

Hours: Sunday to Thursday from noon to midnight; Friday and Saturday from noon to 1 a.m.


If you’re a cigar-and-cognac type of nightlifer, then try out this relaxing club with large leather chairs, exotic fabrics and cool atmosphere.

Dress Code: Casual

Location: Level 4, 252 George Street

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 6 p.m. until the wee hours


Park Hyatt Sydney

Address: 7 Hickson Road, The Rock

Telephone: 61-2-9241-1234



W Sydney

Address: The Wharf at Woolloomooloo

Telephone: 61-2-9331-9000


Harbour Rocks Hotel

Address: 34-52 Harrington Street, The Rocks

Telephone: 61-2-9251-8944




Blue Mountains

Home of the famous Three Sisters, as well as several national parks and quaint villages featuring accommodations, restaurants, arts & crafts shops and pubs, this range is just over an hour’s drive west of Sydney.

Sydney Harbour Bridge climb

With breathtaking views and tours from dawn to dusk, this 3.5-hour adventure takes you to the top of one of the world’s modern wonders, 134 meters above the sea.

Cost: US$155 to US$225

Telephone: 61-2-8274-7777

Ferry to Manley

Only a 30-minute ferry ride away from Circular Quay in Sydney, this surfing and tourist mecca boasts miles of accessible shoreline.

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