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Sydney Cove Oyster Bar

#135 of 5,462 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/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Scenic view

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  • 172
    Excellent
  • 154
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 12
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  • 6
    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
Breakfast, lunch or dinner this is lovely place when at Circular Quay!

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
Anthony B
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
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Gold Coast, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

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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129 reviews 129 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

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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134 reviews 134 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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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88 reviews 88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Efficient service, seafood fresh and a good range on offer. Lovely location by the waterfront, near the Opera House. Only thing missing was a bit of love - a high turnover establishment, no time to set a mood.

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Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is one of our regular places to visit when we are in Sydney. The service is excellent, the meals are beautiful and fresh and the view is spectacular. We will return again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Fish was delicious, well prepared and presented. A quick, convenient and easy meal before our concert. If you like fish and you are in the area and are looking for a quick meal, this is a perfect venue in a spectacular location.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

My husband and I stopped here after walking through the Botanic Garden and Opera House. It was a welcome stop for a lovely glass of Australian wine and a light meal. We had the anti-pasta platter, with meats, cheeses, hummus, etc. It was very nice. We also had the polenta fries with a blue cheese sauce... they were odd... not... More 

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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: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, 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?