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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 #146 of 5,233 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $62
Cuisines: Dessert, Seafood, Oyster Bar, Fish & Chips
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Fabulous food,wine and service, not to mention the spectacular views and scenery. The ferries buzzing back ad forth, climbers on the bridge, activity around the Quay. Can get a little cool when the sun sets so take a jacket. They do provide blankets to guests that are feeling the cold. Thoroughly recommend - our shellfish platter which had lots of... More

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Newport, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

As a local, one tends to become a bit cynical, or wary, about high tourist traffic areas in our great city. Wanted a light meal before a show at the Opera House, and tried this place, and were anything but disappointed. A bit on the pricey side, but with one of the world's great situations and views, it was well... More

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

One of my favourite places to spend a couple of hours on a sunny afternoon, with a few friends a couple of beers and a few snacks

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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

There aren't many better spots in the world to enjoy oysters with a drink than this. you're paying for the view but it's nothing outrageous and the service is friendly. I also liked the traditional old fashioned brick building being used, so nice in an area which is relentlessly concrete.

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the Netherlands
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We were here for a relaxing drink. You have a good view over the harbour, Circulair Quay and Harbour bridge and Opera house.. The staff is very helpfull and friendly.

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Merrick, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My husband loves oysters and he was in oyster heaven here. It is close to the Opera House along the quay; and between the outdoor seating overlooking the busy harbor and the quay it made a perfect backdrop for people watching and harbor watching while waiting for our lunch. The menu is somewhat limited but the items we had were... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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99 reviews 99 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Had really tasty oysters here, while admiring the lovely view over the bridge and the Opera House. Service was great and so was the wine.

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Sydney
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

If you love fresh seafood, good wine, a fantastic view and exceptional service then this is the place for you. My boyfriend and I spent two days in Sydney, we loved this place so much that we dined here both days. We got a table right by the waters edge and so had the perfect view of the Sydney harbour... More

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Pattaya, Thailand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I have dined at this restaurant many times over the past several years, for lunch and dinner, all seasons, and always had a very pleasant meal. The service, whilst always friendly, is at times hit and miss as they seem to employ travellers who don't always know the menu or wine list well. However, having said that, all queries are... More

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Brixham
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Delicious food, friendly staff, value for money but watch out for those Terns they;ll have the food off your plate if you turn your back.

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