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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 #168 of 5,199 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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Gothenburg, Sweden
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Yangon Region, Myanmar
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Every time I visit Sydney, I have at least 1meal at SCOB. Food is consistently good, with some of the best oysters anywhere. Service from all the staff is welcoming, knowledgeable and unpretenious, ( unlike many, many restaurants in Sydney ). As I am usually dining alone, I am always made to feel very much at home. Good cross section... More

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Sydney
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Went to the Oyster Bar , Circular Quay, Sydney, Cove and booked a table for 2pm and gave them a mobile number. Walked in on time to be told they had given the table to someone else and asked us to sit outside in the cold to wait for that table. They simply did not care about our booking, did... More

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sydney
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

While not cheap, this restaurant is a fabulous place to eat oysters, drink sparkling wine and watch what happens on the harbour. But go on a nice warm sunny day, it can get very breezy down there on the harbours edge.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

i ate here while i was waiting for my room to be ready and the breakfast menu was still going so i had the breakfast bruschetta. i had a view of the sydney harbour bridge in the sun, although the heaters were still on. service was friendly and efficient and the food came out fast and was delicious.

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Sagres, Portugal
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Excelent restaurante in one of the most beautifull cities in the world. Lovely meal and service in a great setting.

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Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Lovely meal, good company and great food. What more could you ask for. The menu offered a great selection to suit all tastes, and the view - well I don't think you ever get sick of the fantastic view. From the friendly welcome upon arrival to the end of our meal, the service was perfect. May be a bit pricey,... More

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