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All 9 Watsons Bay Restaurants

Doyles on the Beach

Watsons Bay beach | Watsons Bay, Watsons Bay, Woollahra, New South Wales 2030, Australia
61 2 9337 2007
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Price range: $17 - $173
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Doyles was recommended to me before I left the UK and I saw advertisements on my arrival in Sydney. So I think my expectations may have been very high. It did not live up to my expectations. I was surprised that the food was served in cardboard boxes and that there was no table service, it was self service !... More

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Sydney, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We booked a table for our 29th Anniversary and we were given a table right on the footpath. This suited us perfectly as we could "people watch" and enjoy our lunch and a few bottles of Sauvignon Blanc. The service and food was very good and the staff make you feel very at home. We will definitely return, as we... More

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Rockdale, Australia
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198 reviews 198 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We decided to call in on Monday 17/11/14 after visiting the optometrist in Paddington. The last time I called into Doyles to eat was in 2008 with relatives from overseas. The place wasn't all that busy considering it's around 11-11:30am, some difficulty in parking due to road maintenance. We ordered fish & chips with a couple of light drinks &... More

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Bournemoith
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Once again a restaurant that has a great view, which coupled with its reputation seems to give the proprietors the idea that you do not have to give the customers good service, good food or good value. AUS$40 for second rate fish and chips is overpriced anywhere, and coupled with a 10% weekend surcharge, and a server who twice shows... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Always consistently great, friendly staff and the best location in the world! Some up their own bottoms eastern suburbs locals think there is better restaurants about? Trust me there isn't!

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New South Wales, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

You cant keep in the past forever, this place needs to bring its self into modern times and stop ripping off locals and tourists alike under the name of Doyles, times and quality have changed since then. Asking over forty bucks for one portion of fish and chips, is am embarrassment, no wonder we who live in Australia just walk... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

A must for all Sydney visitors. I first went to Doyles in the 1980s and loved it - and was thrilled it was just as good as I recalled. Seafood excellent and SO FRESH, service smooth and welcoming.

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

had booked a lunch for 3 pax saturday 15-11-14 and assisted by staff as soon as we walk in . we had an hot and cold seafood platter for two and it was fantastic fast service good food sitting by the beach an amazing atmosphere on a nice fine day . the manager on duty was fantastic on assisting us... More

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Milan, Italy
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85 reviews 85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Location is definitely very nice, few steps from the beach, with a stunning view. If you have your meal inside, the ambience is very simple, and clients when we went were very very aged... Menu is good, portions are definitely too big, fair quality, service is quite poor (we waited 30 minutes for a dish). Quite expensive.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I have been wanting to go to Doyles restaurant ever since I moved to Sydney. It is infamous among the locals for their battered fish and chips. I managed to finally go and meet some friends for lunch and it did not disappoint. We sat outside and the view of the Watsons bay and the harbour bridge in the distance... More

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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
Average Prices: USD 17 - 173
Cuisine: Seafood

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