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“Wallet friendly option for Cockle Bay Wharf”
Review of Pontoon Bar

Pontoon Bar
Ranked #853 of 5,891 Restaurants in Sydney
Cuisines: Australian
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Mackay, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wallet friendly option for Cockle Bay Wharf”
Reviewed October 8, 2012 via mobile

I ate here with my husband and 7 year old son for lunch. From a quick look at the menus from various restaurants along Cockle Bay Wharf, the Pontoon Bar was the most wallet friendly option - two steak sandwiches with chips, a trio of mini burgers, two cokes and a beer still set us back $47! Food was ok but nothing to rave about, however service was fast and friendly and it did have the "Darling Harbour" ambiance.

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Sydney
Level 6 Contributor
125 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Wonderful atmosphere, within 5 minutes of the heart of the CBD”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Located onthe Promenade of Darling Harbour, the Pontoon Bar is without doubt the best value for money for food and drink. I was amongst friends at a group gathering for a birthday, and we got there early to obtain a seat. The manager was good enough to set our table up so that we could relocate to a bigger space and be able to fit everyone in, which for Sydney is a rarity.
The food as advised was great value, and for around $15.00 you can have a full meal and dink with the food brought to you. The scenery is spectacular, and if there on Saturdays, fireworks are let off at approx. 8:30pm, so try and get there early for deckside seat and table. The Pontoon Bar is about 5 to 10 mins walk to Town Hall Station (go straight up the escalators, and then head right into the city up Market Street, go 3 blocks up to York Street, and go through QVBBuilding). Alternatively there is a monorail station right next door up the escalators.

  • Visited September 2012
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London
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Cheap lunch”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

Pontoon currenly do a $10 lunch, we had the chicken sandwich and the chicken ceaser salad, both far more than we could eat and of good quality. A lovely view over looking the harbour. But beware there are lots of seagulls and if you leave your food unattended to go to the bar / toilet they will take your food, we saw it happen on more than one occassion !!

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Grovsie68
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Darlington, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great food and location”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

Great Bar-B-Q food cooked to order at a really good price. A great location and a really good place to chill out with a meal and a drink.
Great service and staff.

Visited August 2012
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Thank ChrisEvans460
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Camden, Arkansas
Level 6 Contributor
162 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Best deal on Darling Harbour”
Reviewed August 25, 2012

After stopping at several harbourside restaurants and looking at menu's with lunch from 25.00 to 40.00, I came upon this restaurant/bar where you can get an ample lunch for 10.00 plus a drink (or a free pitcher of water)

Visited August 2012
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