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Nick's Seafood Restaurant

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The Promenade, Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2000, Australia
1300 989 989
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Scenic view
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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  • 164
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    Very good
  • 124
    Average
  • 76
    Poor
  • 46
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Busy but fun

Perfect location on Cockle Bay (Darling Harbour) and a busy busy place, Nick's Seafood appears to be an institution in Sydney. We had dinner there on our last evening in Sydney. While i would be hard pressed to qualify the food or the service as excellent, my wife and I, perhaps because of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
JacquesN555
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Montreal, Canada
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Montreal, Canada
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Perfect location on Cockle Bay (Darling Harbour) and a busy busy place, Nick's Seafood appears to be an institution in Sydney. We had dinner there on our last evening in Sydney. While i would be hard pressed to qualify the food or the service as excellent, my wife and I, perhaps because of the location and the warm evening, found... More 

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Cheshire, England
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Restaurant was very very busy and had to wait 30 min for a table, but once sat down service was great and the food was excellent - what more can you want.

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Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

I hate to be so hard on restaurants as it is a tough business but here goes...We booked for last night, were given a great seat at the front, bar the smokers on the promenade. Our meal was a fixed menu through red balloon (not cheap). The entrée was good and well presented when it finally came, but the main... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

So here I am at Nicks, where do I start. I ordered Sydney Rock oysters, delivered were pacific oysters from Pambula ho ho. It's a busy Sunday night but really, the food has been thrown on the plate and just does not rate. I guess a prime location and a mobile audience allows this but seriously the cost is high... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Was given a red balloon voucher for my birthday which was called the seafood indulgence was not very clear on exactly what we were getting in the voucher but when we arrived we were greeted by the wonderful staff who seated us straight away to our table where we had a beautiful view of the harbour our waiter was flawless... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We first visited this Darling Harbour/King Wharf restaurant in 2013 and had a lovely experience. Keen to return with those memories but we were disappointed. The menu has changed and has much more of a pub bistro feel to it. We waited too long from ordering our meal to receiving it. The waitress was apologetic and offered us a drink... More 

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Although we have been to Darling Harbour many times we hadn't been to Nicks. I had two entrees, one prawn dish with fennel, and a spanner crab salad. Both dishes were cooked well and presentation well thought out. Despite being a busy Friday night we had excellent service. Will certainly return.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This place is a delight to visit. The venue is wonderful in Darling Harbour and the food is just fantastic. One of the my favourite places to dine. Dee

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colchester
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The food was very good nice fresh seafood and fish. Sat 'outside' under the awning as rain threatened. The only problem was we drew the lazy waiter, he would wander around trying to look busy while doing little. Others pitched in to help serve us but we did have to remind the manager we were still waiting for part of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We (7 adults, 1 baby) went out to have a nice seafood lunch and we were very disappointed. We didn’t have a reservation just walked in which was no problem, got there when the restaurant was empty and it quickly filled up (probably to half full) The waiter came over to take our drink order and said another waiter will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Promenade, Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: 1300 989 989

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 150
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?