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Sydney Cove Oyster Bar

Lot 1 Circular Quay East, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
9247 2937
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Ranked #121 of 5,305 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $62
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Dessert, Seafood, Oyster Bar, Fish & Chips
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Brisbane, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

I visited this bar last Sunday evening with my sister for a celebratory drink. As a visitor to Sydney, it is such a delightful place to watch the sun go down over the iconic Harbour Bridge and to see this exciting city light up. To add to the pleasure a streamlined and shining cruise ship departed from its berth at... More 

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Austin TX
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

While in Sydney, we had tickets for a concert at the Sydney Opera House. Our hotel concierge highly recommended this restaurant. I could not thank him enough the next day for his recommendation. What a perfect location and meal to begin a marvelous evening. The setting could not have been better with a table next to the water and watching... More 

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Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This would be in my opinion one of the best places to get freshly shucked oysters at the quay. Having the advantage of terrific harbour views you can sit back and enjoy the hubbub of the harbour while you eat. Oysters are becoming a luxury so you only want the best served to you. I had a dozen natural comprising... More 

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

This is one of the best places to take overseas visitors. Relaxed atmosphere, fabulous outlook and good food. Staff are obliging when a waterside table is requested but the service is a little too relaxed and the evening drifted on. The food is consistently good and it was no trouble for extra plates so we could share a wide variety... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

we ate here on an untypical cool, grey, day but as we wanted to eat outside the heaters and the blankets provided were very welcome. The Oysters were pronounced the best he'd ever eaten by my husband, and my heritage tomatoes with feta were simple but oh so tasty. My Thai snapper looked and tasted spectacular and our excellent meal... More 

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Nice waterside location provides excellent views, but service was below average.....even by Australian standards. The place was not exceptionally busy, I was seated right away, but had to wait for beverages, had to wait to place an order, and then had to wait for the order to arrive. I felt as though I was an inconvenience, not a customer.

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Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is one of our favourite restaurants in Sydney! We are " regulars" here. We had lunch here on Saturday.i had Tasmanian salmon with Asian greens.my husband had tiger prawns with linguine. Just divine! Weather was perfect looking at the harbour bridge. Service was great.Young, enthusiastic waiters that actually appeared happy working! We were so impressed we have booked lunch... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed a great dinner at this waterside restaurant. The sun was setting with the famous harbour bridge in full view so the photo opportunities were as good as the food. The staff were helpful and attentive and we were offered blankets to keep us cosy after the sun had gone. We will certainly go back when we visit Sydney... More 

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159 reviews 159 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We had a doz oysters as well as the mussels and fish. What a great location and the views of the harbor are marvelous.

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Byron Bay
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We always book a table here when we know we are going to Sydney, we booked a table for 4, lunch on a Sunday. There was a problem with a double booking but we were promptly seated at a table on the waterfront as requested. Staff, as always, are friendly and efficient. The food is of a high standard, served... More 

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Additional Information about Sydney Cove Oyster Bar

Address: Lot 1 Circular Quay East, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 9247 2937
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 15 - 62
Cuisine: Dessert, Seafood, Oyster Bar, Fish & Chips

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