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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food, Service and Scenery all Great!

We were doing the Hop On Hop Off Ferry and were told the Watson’s Bay stop was a great place for lunch. We went to Doyle’s and it was great! Best fish & chips we’ve ever had. Raw clams of various local varieties were really fresh and super tasty. The setting is very relaxed with a fabulous... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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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 NEW

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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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The setting is wonderful and the food really nice. We had a lovely birthday dinner but by the end of the night I was really cold and had to put my coat on. The service could not be faulted.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

From basic fish and chips, through calamari and more, this is the place to go for affordable seafood. Fish and chip packs (or just chips) are served with chilli plum sauce, with tartare and tomato sauces also available to buy. Eat in or takeaway, with alcoholic (must have a meal to order), non-alcoholic and coffee are all available. Enjoy your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Best Food, Best Service, Best View!!! Never fails to impress!! We tried the Seafood Paella this time and it was huge, enough for 3 people. Even though it was a really cold day you can still sit outside, they pull the plastic awnings down and have lots of heaters going so you don't feel the cold. As it was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The perfect spot on a sunny winter's day.we had been looking forward to a quality seafood meal and we weren't disappointed. Tasmanian scallops, Sydney rock oysters and very fresh John Dory all cooked and presented to perfection. Good range of wine and excellent service, we'll be back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We were doing the Hop On Hop Off Ferry and were told the Watson’s Bay stop was a great place for lunch. We went to Doyle’s and it was great! Best fish & chips we’ve ever had. Raw clams of various local varieties were really fresh and super tasty. The setting is very relaxed with a fabulous view. Service was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Came to Doyle's at Watson's Bay with my family on our holiday for their famous fish and chips..and it did not disappoint. For entree we had the scallops, salt and pepper calamari and garlic/chilli prawns, between four..beautiful! And then we chose their fish and chips and WOW! Huge! Had the whiting fillets, cooked to perfection with the chips crunchy and... 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
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: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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