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Sydney Cove Oyster Bar

#144 of 5,478 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Fish & Chips, Seafood, Dessert, Oyster Bar
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Lot 1 Circular Quay East, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
9247 2937
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9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 174
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  • 156
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Heavenly seafood & a stunning view

This place is a gem - plenty of oyster, crab, seafood options with fine wine & good service in a beautiful location. They did get my order wrong but this was no major as the meal I was given was not far off what I wanted anyway...The service is great but they may like to be a little more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Rohini M
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Wellington, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
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San Diego, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

One of the most enjoyable seafood lunches experienced! After a visit to the Sydney Opera House, went looking for a good seafood place, but this restaurant was packed full at 1:00pm (good sign). Continued touring and shopping, came back hungry at 3:00pm and sure enough, had an open table right on the waterfront area. Great view of the Sydney Harbor... More 

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Key Largo, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Having lived in the Delaware/Maryland area most of my life, I've always thought that oysters from the Chesapeake Bay were THE best in the world. I've tasted those from Apalachicola, FL, New England (Wellfleets), Long Island, NY (Bluepoints), and the west coast (Miyagis). I've even enjoyed oysters from New Zealand and France (Marennes). But my favorites have always been from... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We rode our bikes in and payed our respects to the Anzacs. We called in and had breakfast. Really bad food rude staff and charged extra and then when caught out made it out to be our fault 15% surcharge. Joke. Never again

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Wellington, New Zealand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This place is a gem - plenty of oyster, crab, seafood options with fine wine & good service in a beautiful location. They did get my order wrong but this was no major as the meal I was given was not far off what I wanted anyway...The service is great but they may like to be a little more personable,... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I had always wanted to visit this restuarant for oysters and wine so took the opportunity on a recent visit with my sister. We loved it! We arrived at 6pm on Friday afternoon and walked straight in to a table almost at on the water's edge. The oysters were delicious and went so well with our glass of pinot gris.... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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87 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Very good seafood as would be expected. Great view of the harbour and the bridge. Very expensive though but I guess that is expected considering the location.

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North London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is right on the harbour as you walk from the ferries to the Opera House. So, we popped in for a glass of fizz before we went to the ballet. Epic setting, great bubbles and nice swift but not hassly service.

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Sydney, Australia
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

You can't get any closer to the harbour without actually being in it!! The best place in the world to have a few fresh oysters and an ice cold beer. And that view!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We went to the Sydney Cove Oyster Bar for a relaxed breakfast and it was fantastic! We were greeted as soon as we arrived and led to a table right on the edge of the harbour. The service was very friendly without being over the top and the food service was quick. I had a bacon and egg roll which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Had really great breakfast here. Delicious and fair price for the area! Late afternoon glass of champagne and oysters while watching the sunset and enjoying the people and view of an active Circular Quay! Memories that last are really made here!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lot 1 Circular Quay East, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: 9247 2937

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 62
  • Cuisine: Fish & Chips, Seafood, Dessert, Oyster Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?