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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 5,190 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
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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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Italy
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74 reviews 74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Let's start from the best part of the tale: the view. Just in front the Harbour bridge, few steps from the Opera House. what should I say more to convince you that the view is great? Food is good and the presentation of the plates too.

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Pimpama, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

As always, food was delicious! If you love oysters then this place has to be the most satisfying way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

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Portland, Oregon
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We got a seat by the guard rail with a spectacular view of the Harbour Bridge. Then the food came out. We feasted on the scallops, seafood platter, brussel sprouts, and bread. Everything was delicious. The scallops melted on the tongue, my husband gorged himself on oysters, and the prawns were plump and succulent. The platter is definitely enough for... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We chose to dine here for the views and the location, being close to the Opera House where we were to see a show later that night. The menu did not disappoint. Being an oyster bar, we had to start the meal with a dozen Kilpatrick Oysters. Amazing! Followed by the salmon and the whole snapper, we both had great... More

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Sydney, Australia
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10 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We love the Oyster Bar at Sydney Cove for a meal before a show at the Opera House or just for lunch in the city if we have the time. But if you have overseas visitors to entertain, it is a must. Enjoy fabulous Sydney Harbour Bridge & water views, right near the Opera House & Circular Quay ferry wharf.

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is one of our favourite finds - with a spectacular view. We stumbled across this gem when in the city looking for a dinner venue, and decided to start with an entree of Oysters before moving to our net destination. Needless to say, we didn't leave and have been back on special occasions and enjoyed every time. The staff... More

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Sydney, Australia
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13 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

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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4 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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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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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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