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Sydney Cove Oyster Bar

Lot 1 Circular Quay East, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9247 2937
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Lot 1 Circular Quay East, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A few side walk cafes on the rock, we picked this oyster bar, AU$4.5 per oyster at this tourist landmark, not expensive at all, nice to dine here before sunset

Thank williamhtam
Reviewed 5 days ago

We just wanted a light bite for lunch and to have a bit of a rest after walking miles around Sydney. We came upon this delightful place right at the end of Circular Quay over looking the bridge and harbour. King Crab light bite and...More

2  Thank rizzy80
Reviewed 6 days ago

Love the Sydney Cover Oyster Bay and have dinned here on a few occasions. I found the lunch service on my last visit very slow. It was a lovely Sydney Winters Day and the restaurant was not full. We were seated swiftly and food was...More

Thank Fiona W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic array of oysters and oyster shots. One of our favorite restaurants to visit when we go to Sydney absolute perfect location right on Sydney Harbour and at foot of Opera House. The food is beautiful and the seafood is fresh. Only complaint - 10%...More

Thank Eek21
Reviewed 1 week ago

After walking across the bridge and ferrying back, we wanted a break while still enjoying the pretty sights of Sydney. It was a beautiful, sunny autumn day so neither of us felt like sitting inside, away from the gorgeous view. This place was perfect because...More

Thank Perthling
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were booked in our first night in Sydney, but the weather had other ideas. The manager had rung us and even offered to stay open but it wasn't going to be great in the wet. With limited time in Sydney we didn't re book....More

Thank kazoo062
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our shrimp was wonderful, as well as wine and service!! Views were amazing and overall a lovely dinner!! Excellent choice before the opera but make sure to check the weather!! It is outdoor seating and they have huge umbrellas but still might get wet..

Thank M S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lost because my favourite restaurants are closed in the Rocks, we wandered the Opera House side and there are many to choose from but this place really has the best uninterrupted views of the bridge and passenger terminal. On a cold night, with the heaters...More

Thank Martyn P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

how bad can it be sat on the edge of the harbour with the bridge in the background? The waiters were very polite and attentive, it wasnt busy but it was a thursday night. As expected it was expensive but you pay for the position...More

Thank saflatley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On July 29 we were eating on the terrace of the Sydney Cove Oyster and the truth is that the views were magical, I think of the best in the city. The oysters and the salmon that we ate, accompanied by a good white wine...More

Thank Francisco R
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Elizabeth G
February 3, 2018|
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Response from Bronwyn B | Reviewed this property |
I just walked in about 11.30am and was fortunate to get a table for one right by the water. It got busier after midday.
Rae-anne S
March 24, 2017|
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Response from Wendy T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I would have taken mine, not sure if they have a childrens menu, didn't look, but I guess you could check the website.
February 28, 2017|
Response from Stacy R | Reviewed this property |
Prices vary, starting from $20 au for entree. :) the location is amazing though! harbour bridge view.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$11 - $55
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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: +61 2 9247 2937
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Enjoying an excellent reputation as one of Sydney’s best seafood restaurants, the Sydney Cove Oyster Bar is the only seafood restaurant positioned right on the water’s edge at Sydney Cove. The menu has a modern feel with an abundance of Australian shellfish and selection on 6 different regional oysters all shucked to order. The atmosphere is relaxed and the views across Sydney Harbour are world class. This unique venue offers a truly amazing dining experience that will leave you wanting more.
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