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Sydney Cove Oyster Bar

#31 of 4,360 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
Seafood, Australian, Pacific Rim
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Lot 1 Circular Quay East, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
9247 2937
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was great and the view was very beutiful. The service was excellent with very friendly staff. We tried the salmon and the burger also was great. Very highly recommended for family with kids since it has kids meals.

Thank omazuz
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have a terrific location right on Harbor. Reserve a first row seat and you are right by the water with terrific views. The service and food was very good. But, I didn't care for their oysters. They were the first oysters in Australia I had tried, so I can't blame them.

Thank Nothing_Personal2
Brisbane, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastiic, perfect service, and spot on food! Great location and sorted out three kids with food as well. Great wine and cocktail menu. A little pricey with an unexpected 10% surcharge for a normal Saturday night but in hinsite still worth it! Give it a try, kids loved it also

Thank Bill K
Abbotsford, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great views - Great Champagne - Great Service - we didn't actually eat here so cannot comment on the food. It had an amazing view of the Sydney harbour bridge and we were there for sunset - so of course it was spectacular!

Thank TravelDiva62
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here 20 years ago for the prawns. I have travelled extensively across Asia, Australia and Europe and still remembered the freshness of these prawns from my previous visit.. Now I don't know if its the same owners etc but the restaurant is still in the same place so that was a good start, also with that view of... More 

Thank UncleB38
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by as we felt like oysters and ended up getting much more. Fantastic food and service! Would definitely recommend for a meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great opportunity to have some absolutely fabulous seafood alll the while sitting right next to the Sydney Opera House with an amazing view of the Sydney bridge! Perfect location, and the food was just amazing! We choose to taste test several diifferent appetizers, and they were all just excellent, and we had the best evening relaxing with great... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived 20mins early & our table was not quite ready, we sat at a temporary high table & stool. This was squashy & uncomfortable. The rest of the group arrived later & we did not fit. I had to ask a few times for pre dinner drinks for my group and this was not relaxing. Our table was not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in late afternoon for a drink and snack. The view is always amazing, and although it was cool several heaters had been lit so we were not cold. We had champagne, cocktails, half a dozen oysters and a cheese selection. The service was attentive fast and friendly. The staff were happy to offer suggestions when asked. The oysters... More 

Thank miamunch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great night. Fantastic food, service and location. The seafood was as fresh as any I have ever eaten. The Yellowfin entree was superb as was the caviar. For main we had the Shellfish Platter for two, it was perfect. We even indulged in dessert, the warm flourless chocolate cake topped off a great night. Can't wait to go... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $62
Seafood, Australian, Pacific Rim
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
8:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lot 1 Circular Quay East, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 9247 2937

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Staying in Central Business District

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.