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Sydney Cove Oyster Bar

#118 of 4,194 Restaurants in Sydney
#133 of 4,609 Places to Eat in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Fish & Chips, Seafood
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Lot 1 Circular Quay East, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
9247 2937
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8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 202
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  • 45
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  • 15
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  • 8
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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
Great little oyster bar. fantastic in summer with the good weather

The food is fresh and yummy, service was slow. The view is amazing overlooking the water, great place for a summer night with friends.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Alice R
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
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Brisbane, Australia
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73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Venue is right on the harbour at Circular Key, fresh seafood is what they do and they do it very well. We had a shellfish platter which was great, the biggest prawns I have ever seen. The Fish hot was full of flavour. Chef Ali and his team do a great job. Extensive wine list to complement the good. Not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The food is fresh and yummy, service was slow. The view is amazing overlooking the water, great place for a summer night with friends.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Stopped here for lunch during a walk around Sydney Harbour. It is expensive but worth every penny we paid. Huge fresh prawns which tasted fantastic. Impressive wine list to go with it. Nice views of the Sydney Bridge as we ate. First Class.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Whenever we visit Sydney this is always on the agenda. The backdrop is outstanding surrounded by Sydney icons. Perfect anytime of day particularly when the sun is out to soak up Sydney in all its glory. The oysters are delicious and have been known to get a second dozen. The scallops are also very good. With a bottle of white... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

What an amazing view. We sat outside under the heaters in the middle of winter and it was fabulous! Great service and lovely food. Only problem is that they had no Sydney Rock Oysters, so we had to have Pacific, which I know are nowhere near as good. One would have thought that being in an iconic location with views... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I have always been interested in dining here and on a recent trip I did. I booked for a Monday night but that day was so windy that I received a call from waitstaff saying that it was unsafe and could I rebook, so I did for 2 days later. They have heaters and blankets for extra warmth, I ordered... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

An unexpected gem. Had not heard of this place as a great place to eat, but was very pleasantly surprised. The food was outstanding and the service warm and friendly. Also, probably one of the best views in Sydney whilst eating out. Whilst not as formal as some indoor dining, the food was every bit as good as any top... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I can't imagine this outdoor restaurant is really catering for the business traveller grabbing a quick bite before retiring to his hotel, but it was certainly a better option than the generic food in whatever hotel I was in. I had battered flathead and chips, with grilled asparagus. A White Rabbit dark ale washed it down. The chips were crisp... More 

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Healesville, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

On a recent weekend away with my grown up daughter, we were wandering around the sydney opera house precinct and came across this little gem on the waters edge. Stunning views of the harbour bridge and surrounds. we enjoyed a light lunch. Shared the oysters (my daughter said they are the best she has ever had) scallops and fish. A... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Fantastic place to eat and obliging staff who sat us right on the waters edge. The view is brilliant and a great place to get the feel of the waterfront. But... the food, just not up to the prices being charged and not really much better than average. We had the oysters, half lobster and a pasta dish. Didn't stay... 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: Fish & Chips, Seafood

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, 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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