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Customs House

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Sydney Customs House 31 Alfred St | Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 2 9247 2285
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this old building at Circular Quay because we had heard good things about the views from the restaurant. We did visit the restaurant on the top floor but, in the event, couldn't get a seat so left it. The façade of the building...More

Thank gfsc5
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely old building just back for circular key, has a glass floor with a model of Sydney. We escaped here to shelter from the rain and found it to be a great place. And it has free WiFi.

Thank JohnK269
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

The Customs House is located just outside Circular Quay station. A very lovely historical building that has been converted into a multi use development - it houses the public library, holds some exhibitions, has a model of Sydney beneath a glass floor on the ground...More

Thank springautumn
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

I'm grateful for a spot downtown with power sockets AND wifi. Small art exhibits as well. Great resource and open till 7!

Thank H5220DPmarym
Reviewed 16 August 2018

You can just imagine what the Quay was like in the past when there was no Cahill Expressway and buildings like Customs House dominated the landscape - such grandeur and beauty. Interesting inside with the newspaper library and the maquette of Sydney under a glass...More

Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 17 July 2018

This historical building has a nice façade which is well conserved. On the inside there is a big maquette of Sydney. Customs House is located opposite of circular quay.

Thank 208erwinh
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

We were Abruptly asked to leave the restaurant in a very discourteous way after one of our party (after flight from Europe) apparently dozed off). Both staff and management did not deal with this issue in a professional manner as would be expected in a...More

Thank martincV8976CS
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Went into customs house as we had been told to go. Nice surprise and not what we expected. It is open 24/7. Newspapers to read, comfortable seats, information, and a marvellous floor. The floor is glass, and under it is a model of Sydney. Great...More

Thank 22judi333
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Went in here to get some info about Sydney, and found the staff very helpful and helped us plan a couple of things we wanted to do. There is also a display on the first floor on history of Sydney which is worth looking at....More

Thank raymondb944
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

What looks a very impressive building on the outside turns into a modern place when you enter, except for a few historical signs around so I chose not to explore further.

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