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“Nice view, food was disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Watson's Bay

Watson's Bay
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$26.62*
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Classic Aussie Cruise on Sydney Harbour
Ranked #15 of 470 things to do in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Vancouver, Canada
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“Nice view, food was disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2012

Like the rest of Sydney, Watson's Bay is beautiful. However, Doyle's Restaurant is perhaps over-rated. The food is very expensive and not that good. A better restaurant at a beautiful location is the Bather's Pavilion - the food is not only superb, moreover the service was excellent. The owner/chef comes to customers to ask for their feedback.

Visited September 2011
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“A nice place to visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2012

We took the ferry over to Watson's Bay and had lunch there. It was a very quiet place with sail boats out on the water. We had a table on the water, the food was good, but was on the expensive side for what we got. It was just a nice, relaxing place to go for lunch or dinner.

Visited December 2011
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Sydney, Australia
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“A wonderful place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2012

We love going to Watson's Bay for lunch, either at Doyle's or just the Bistro at the Pub. Food is really nice there and the beach atmosphere is great but very family oriented. Views of Sydney are so nice that really deserve a trip from every tourist in town and the beaches around are really nice, particularly Nielsen's Park and Parsley Bay.

Visited November 2011
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“O'Dowds Fish n Chips in the Sun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2012

Liked sitting in the sun enjoying fish n chips. Disliked waiting for order number to be called after ordering, but food tasted good when it was ready. Be warned last ferry back to Sydney is early approx 4.30pm from memory - but suggest check to avoid missing the last one. If you do - don't panic there are regular buses just up the road back to Sydney that will give you alternative orientation of Coves back to Sydney Harbour.

Visited January 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Lovely day trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2012

This is one of the reasons that Sydney siders are so lucky. Take a ferry to Watson's bay and do the walk around the headland via the beaches of Watson's bay. Make sure you go up to the gap lookout and view the beathtaking cliffs and ocean...all in suburban sydney...how lucky are they who live here!

Visited January 2012
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