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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, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Seafood Platter @ Doyles......Excellent

We had the Seafood Selection platter,it had a good selection of various seafoods,including,prawns,crabs,barramundi,oysters etc.Served with chips,which I could have done without.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We had the Seafood Selection platter,it had a good selection of various seafoods,including,prawns,crabs,barramundi,oysters etc.Served with chips,which I could have done without.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Iconic restaurant since 1885 in Watson's Bay. Prior to our visit I looked at the previous reviews and it is clear people are split on their opinion of this restaurant. Sunday afternoon for lunch we had to queue even though there were plenty of empty tables. 30 minutes later and we have a table for 4 and look forward to... More 

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Beenleigh, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Great place to hop off a ferry. Brilliant location for either a restaurant meal or the takeaway fish & chips from their other store right next to the pub so you can have a beer with your takeaway. They may not be the greatest fish & chips but they are very good with a great view. Pretty good combination.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Ordinarily would take a ferry from Circular Quay Pier 4 to Watson's Bay that cost AUD12.50 for a return trip. However on this trip there was industrial action and so the ferries were not running till much later in the afternoon. As an alternative, I bought an Opal card from the Sydney Transport office at Circular Quay and took a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

During winter Doyles have a @29.50 winter special of Seafood Chowder, Fish and Chips Bread Roll and glass of wine, beer or soft drink which is excellent value. I went yesterday with friends and after the ferry ride from Circular Quay table outside and a perfect Sydney winters day with the water sparkling it was excellent value. The food was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Thank you, Julie, for making our birthday lunch full of joy. Our view, our table, our food, our service made our time with your cheerful staff a great day out. We'll be sure to come again.

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Traralgon, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The girl that served me needs to learn some customer service, she was very sullen and gave the impression she would rather be cutting grass with scissors than working here. The food was nice enough but I have had just as good food in many other areas.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We visited Doyles on the Beach with some trepidation from rumours that the restaurant was not what it was - WRONG - if this is not what it was, then what ever it was must have been spectacular. We had a marvelous lunch, the entree of Botany mud oysters was unusual and worth a try and the fried fish my... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We were referred here by the locals and wished we tried another spot. For starters, two of our party wanted Oysters and as soon as we were seated, they announced they were out of oysters (what kind of seafood restaurant runs out of Oysters)! Service was slow and not friendly, menu was odd. Three of us had surf and turf... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Fabulous food, awesome location and great service. I am so glad that I took the opportunity of dining here during my recent visit to Sydney and Watson's Bay.

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Additional Information about Doyles on the Beach

Address: Watsons Bay beach | Watsons Bay, Watsons Bay, Woollahra, New South Wales 2030, Australia
Phone Number: 61 2 9337 2007
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Woollahra  >  Watsons Bay
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 146
Cuisine: Seafood

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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 15 - 146
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, 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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