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Doyles on the Wharf

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Marine Parade, Watsons Bay Wharf, Watsons Bay, Woollahra, New South Wales 2030, Australia
2 9337 1572
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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
Thu - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Reservations

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  • 20
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  • 38
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Don't expect too much. It's a cheap seafood shop. Takeaway or eat in. The best thing it has a view of harbour and city. Just 20 mins ferry journey from circular quay. If you are looking for some quality fish n chips, just avoid this. $18 for 2 crumbed fishes, calamari rings and chips. Enough for 2... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
gnetmagic
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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is a Watson Bay institution. But there's nothing special about this fish and chip joint beyond the location. If your starving be prepared for a long wait time even for take away.

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Doyle's is a Bistro specializing in seafood. I had the barramundi & chips which comes with a small salad. One places an order outside and then take it to the seating area where there is a small bar serving alcohol. Coffee and ice cream is also available outside. The food was well cooked ans presented in a nice cardboard box... More 

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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We always look forward grabbing a bite at Doyles as we come off the ferry from Circular Quay to Watson's Bay . There's always a long queue but its worth the wait . And then off to see the gorgeous views at The Gap which is just a short walk away from Doyles .

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37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Wow. they do fish and chips well here. Great choice of fish and seafood. Wonderfully cooked. and they have a seating area overlooking the harbour where you can also order a drink of wine or beer. The perfect location for a great fish and chip experience. Want upmarket - the restaurant is 20 yards away. One of the top reasons... More 

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Toowoomba, Australia
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Visited this location with my father for lunch. This is a take away venue but you can sit on the wharf undercover and eat with plastic knives and forks. We had barramundi chips and salad for $18.80 and it was good but not great. You can get normal fish and chips for $13.80. Nice location on a sunny winters day,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Don't expect too much. It's a cheap seafood shop. Takeaway or eat in. The best thing it has a view of harbour and city. Just 20 mins ferry journey from circular quay. If you are looking for some quality fish n chips, just avoid this. $18 for 2 crumbed fishes, calamari rings and chips. Enough for 2 persons.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

As I was in Watsons Bay for the day and had done a good walk, I decided it would be nice to treat myself to Salt and Pepper Squid and chips from Doyles on the Wharf. It wasn't too busy when I ordered around 2pm and you have to pay by cash. There's two queues to order food and the... More 

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Noosa, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

For an iconic name like Doyles, this place serves a very poor calamari. Tasteless and oily. Avoid if you want to keep the dream alive...

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35 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I think this restaurant has become a victim of its own success. Having eaten there over the years, I really found the quality of the food and the service was not good this time, particularly given the prices. My friend got the Doyles selection and was not impressed with the quality of the food. I got the whiting with chips... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We loved it! My husband and I sauntered over for lunch and were given an upstairs balcony table with the most fabulous view. We started with a co kts il then ordered our meals which were to die for. I had the scallop pie which was just delicious. We would definitely recommend it and can't wait to go back shin... More 

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Additional Information about Doyles on the Wharf

Address: Marine Parade, Watsons Bay Wharf, Watsons Bay, Woollahra, New South Wales 2030, Australia
Phone Number: 2 9337 1572
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
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 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 $38

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Marine Parade, Watsons Bay Wharf, Watsons Bay, Woollahra, New South Wales 2030, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Woollahra  >  Watsons Bay
  • Phone Number: 2 9337 1572

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $38
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 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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