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“Great location with cold beers and cheep tasty food.”
Review of Pontoon Bar

Pontoon Bar
Ranked #639 of 6,385 Restaurants in Sydney
Cuisines: Australian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Reviewed March 2, 2012

The pontoon bar has a small but tasty of cheep food bar menu.
Live music was available on the weekend and it was a great place to have a cold beer and look over Darling harbour and the people passing by.

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Reviewed February 4, 2012

I've been here a few times - the food is always hit and miss. Yesterday they cooked the bejeezus out the schnitzel, and smothered it in some brown-black gravy concoction (umm there is something called chicken gravy folks?) - and the chips had the same overcooked experience but for $13 with views, what the heck. I've previously had the burger (not bad) and steak sandwich (tough, overcooked), and the chips usually have that reheated taste, unless you are lucky.

On the plus side, the beer is always cold and the view to Darling Harbour is pleasant.. If you are looking to save money in this tourist trap area - this is one option - or you could walk down to McDonalds, have a burger, than come back here to sit with a beer.

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Thank bluejay313
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Reviewed January 12, 2012

As already said, this place really has a nice location right next to the water. After visiting Sydney aquarium, me and my partner stopped here, being attracted by the "dinner under 10$" advertisement.

It's not anything classy, but that's actually what I like about it - laid back people enjoying BBQ food at the harbour. You go up to the bar to order but get your food delivered to your chosen table - pretty fast in fact. I had the lamb kebabs, which were pretty good, not perfectly done, but definitely more than eatable and my spouse had the chicken fillet sandwich, which she really enjoyed. You get chips with your food and with the kebabs even salad, so it's really reasonably prized.

Just one weird thing - as I asked one of the runners he said he had no idea - after asking a waitress I found it located right to the restaurant's toilets - but whatever.

They don't have indoor seating so make sure you have warm clothes with you for dinner - can get a bit windy

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Thank kay_cb
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Reviewed November 9, 2011

Lovely setting on Cockle bay, darling harbour good value for food and drinks, bearing in mind Sydney is an expensive place! Would I come back, oh yeah i would and i did, several times. But watch those seagulls they will move onto your plate very quickly, beware but enjoy

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Thank lbproperties
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Reviewed September 26, 2011

Pontoon is situated along cockle bay wharf. The water views are great, but the value for money if what really get me going back here.

You can get lunch and dinenr meals for under $10 each. I was here on Friday night and I had the steak sandwich (delicious!), my partner had the lamb kebabs (also delicious!), my friend ordered the chicken pesto salad which she loved and our other friend ordered the beef burger.

Drinks are also very reasonable here.

For a harbourside venue you will not find better value for money.

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Thank Miss_kiwi_sydney
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