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Doyles on the Beach

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Watsons Bay beach | Watsons Bay, Watsons Bay, Woollahra, New South Wales 2030, Australia
61 2 9337 2007
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night

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  • 78
    Poor
  • 47
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Service, Great Food

I was keen to visit Doyle's again after many years and many recommendations. They did not disappoint, the staff were friendly and attentive. The food and drinks were first class. As I was not sure if we could make it to Watson's Bay I did not make a booking, but it didn't matter - Doyle's were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
VRPhil
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Melbourne
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Melbourne
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I was keen to visit Doyle's again after many years and many recommendations. They did not disappoint, the staff were friendly and attentive. The food and drinks were first class. As I was not sure if we could make it to Watson's Bay I did not make a booking, but it didn't matter - Doyle's were very welcoming and we... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Definitely one of the best restaurants ever. The position on the edge of the beach is perfect. In spite of having to re-book our meal for the same evening due to unforeseen circumstances, we asked for and were given a 'front row' table. We came quite early which was perfect as the restaurant filled up later, but also so we... More 

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Beaumont Hills, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Whenever my brother visits from the UK we gather the family and go to Doyles on the Beach for lunch. I reserved well in advance and they had our table outside under the awning waiting for us when we arrived. When you have small children in your party its great to be able to have them run on the beach.... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

It's always a pleasure having a meal by the beach. I had the N.T Saltwater Barramundi Fillets and a glass of Deutz Brut Classic NV Champagne to go with it. What more could I ask for! Just a quick note. There's a Doyles on the Beach and a Doyles on the Wharf. I recommend the one on the beach. It's... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

The main Doyles restaurant is more formal than the other venues, but provided you have a view over the bay it has great ambiance. Service was excellent and the sort of restaurant you could stay all day!

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Phoenix United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Landmark fish restaurant is only a pleasant ferry ride from circular quay in downtown Sydney. Fantastic menu of fresh seafood with cold Doyles lager to wash it down. One star is reluctantly deducted because prices are high for US visitors (our lunch for 2 was around $170.00 US).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A relaxing place to enjoy a delicious seafood feast, from the simple fish and chips to the seafood platter for two.You pay for the magnificent view but it is certainly worth it, for those with children , they can even play on the beach in front of the restaurant......with you watching them of course. You can get here by ferry... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We booked in advance to avoid disappointment, we took the water taxi over to Watsons Bay, I ordered the Crayfish and chips, superb. Diana had the John Dory, which came on a tray the serving was so large, a little less food and a little more finesse would up grade Doyles to the 21st century.

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Amelia Island, Florida
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34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Make sure you have a reservation. Share, portions are large. Split calamari, oysters, mussels. Fish and chips are top 10. Reserve an outdoor table right on the beach.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We visited on last Sunday afternoon, very busy time in the restaurant. The place was packed with people who is viiting Watons Bay. We waited for seating and starters, a bit long than average waiting time but the food was very fresh and nice. Although we have read negtive comments before but this restaurant live up for its reputation. Don't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Watsons Bay beach | Watsons Bay, Watsons Bay, Woollahra, New South Wales 2030, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Woollahra  >  Watsons Bay
  • Phone Number: 61 2 9337 2007

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 157
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?