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Sydney Cove Oyster Bar

#28 of 4,397 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
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Houston, Texas
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488 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place to eat outdoors, and enjoy the views and delicious fresh oysters. Even in winter they have the heaters going and it's comfortable. They have good fish choices too.

Thank George Y
Ascot, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Rainy Friday night in Sydney. Decided to try the Sydney Cove Oyster Bar. Only tables outside but umbrellas, heaters and blankets provided if you need them. Wait staff were friendly and attentive without being in your face. Seafood was incredible. Fresh, succulent and not too expensive given the restaurants location. Would highly recommend a visit.

Thank Neil S
Adelaide, Australia
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Totally enjoyed the scenery and food . Atmosphere was relaxed and service good. We enjoyed pipis and tiger prawns .The stand out were the smoked scallops...yum. Possibly a little over priced but hey youre on holiday go for it. We would recommend this restaurant .

Thank Mcleans56
Adelaide, Australia
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place has a lovely location with a great view of the harbour, which is perfect in summer. There is outside seating only, so in Winter it does get quite cold, despite the heaters provided by the restaurant. The food was good (we had crab linguine and salmon), but I think the price was not justified by the quality. I... More 

Thank woflmao
Bicester, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We chose this place based on the reviews for a late lunch as they serve throughout the day, which many other restaurants in Sydney do not do. We had a table with view on Harbour Bridge which was beautiful. As starters we had oyster which i can recommend. As mains the scallops (which are under the starters) and are among... More 

Thank Mitch B
Greater Sydney, Australia
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74 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very good little restaurant. Really good service on a busy Saturday night. The Trio of Oysters were TOP SHELF. Enjoyed the Grilled Barramudi and the sides. Just could not fault this little gem on Sydney harbour

Thank bretthiltonjones
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by this place for lunch on our first day in Sydney and had no regrets! One advantage this place has is that is right on the water looking at Harbour bridge, that means we didn't have to look at people pass by which was the case with most of the eateries on this line. Fast service and fresh... More 

Thank Sanja B
Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here just before a show at the Opera House. On arrival we were directed to our table by a very helpful young waiter. Heaters were set up and you could hardly feel the cold. The location on the Harbour was just fabulous. The food was fine, and the waiter was very engaging. a funny smell was present... More 

Thank 323pelagia
Wollongong, Australia
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92 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lunch at the Oyster Bar and the views are outstanding but the food was not as good as it has been previously. Beside the range of oysters available the menu was fairly ordinary. The service was not as good as previously either, maybe the chef has changed or ownership???

Thank Grant H
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76 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

With so many choices around the waterfront we decided to take an early lunch - The menu was tempting with dishes ranging from barramundi, wagyu , pulled pork, oysters and a comprehensive wine list. As we wanted to enjoy the winter sun and views we opted for a table waterside. We both had thew Wagyu burger and fries and a... 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
Large groups, Romantic, 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

Neighborhood Profile
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.