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Sydney Cove Oyster Bar

#27 of 4,423 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
Seafood, Australian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options
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Lot 1 Circular Quay East, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
9247 2937
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Firstly, the location is great. Get a table right next to the harbor outside; it's fabulous. Food price was something we expected; most probably because of the convenience and view.. Portions are decent. Oyster was fresh, seared sea scallops with pork belly was a taste we never had, in a good way! Very much enjoyed the pork especially, very crispy... More 

Thank konina123
Istanbul Province, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went there on the last day of our trip to Sydney. We enjoyed the view with good food. I recommend barramundi (fish), prawn pasta, and tiramisu for desert.

Thank PerranBoran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped by on a rainy day and had a fun time watching ferries come and go at the wharf while enjoying great seafood and wine! The food was excellent as was the wine...because it was raining I would have enjoyed a heater pointed at our table but overall, great experience and I'd definitely go back.

Thank Michael H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Once again excellent gave us excellent table. The service food and staff all incredible. Love this place will be back again and will definitely remind my husband and I of our 38th.You guys are wonderful.Thankyou so much see you next time hopefully soon. On our way back to Central Coast have had another great experience.

Thank Narelle T
Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Go here on a fine night right on the water opposite the cruising terminal, it's the lights that really make this place, thousand of punters all after the same thing good food and drinks. We had four mains and six drinks= $256. Really just paying for position two out of four meals were OK but my fish n chips and... More 

Thank philandgwenh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Cracking day in Sydney made better by luncheoning at the oyster bar. Magic seafood from oysters, octopus, scallops, muscles crab and prawns. Spoilt with choices of Local craft beers and wines. Brilliant service and setting. Could not ask for more

Thank Daniel S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent service ,some of Sydney's Best Views. The Opera House, Sydney Harbour, Lunar Park, our Spectacular Bridge.What a Treat!! Most importantly, The Food and Wine to Match.

Thank Chris M
Mequon, WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This a great little spot on Circular Quay that overlooks the harbour. Grab some great white wine and then dig into some amazingly fresh seafood. we had the lobster sliders, the seared scallops, and a shellfish plate that could have fed a small village. This is simply a wonderful way to conclude your evening and people watch while basking in... More 

Thank BosoxKen
Laverton, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely spot for a icy cold beer and lovely food at a reasonable price. We were waiting to board the Pacific Pearl, so a leisurely walk to the other side of the Quay we decided to stop in. The young staff were very courteous and friendly and made us very welcome. Pricing seemed standard, i am from Melbourne. We had... More 

Thank Linda O
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overlooking the magnificent shimmering waters of Sydney harbour and eating fresh seafood is a perfect way to end an evening in Sydney. A real pleasure was that we had no booking and yet were accommodated at a lovely table.

Thank AndreaLAUS

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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, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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.