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“Perfect spot to stop and relax and enjoy the harbour”

Sydney Cove Oyster Bar
Ranked #44 of 5,982 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $62
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Reviewed December 31, 2012

We have been to the Sydney Cove Oyster Bar on every trip to Sydney over many years and each time it is exactly as the time before, excellent ! The service friendly, the oysters are always fresh, the champagne cold and views sensational. It's not cheap but then again the location is worth paying a premium for.

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Thank Elizabeth2859
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SCOysterBar, Owner at Sydney Cove Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2013

Thanks Elizabeth2859 it's great to hear you keep returning and enjoy the things that are core to our business, oysters and cold champagne. I always love a 5 star review, thanks again and I hope we see you on your next trip to Sydney.

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Reviewed December 28, 2012

The ambience at the Oyster Bar is relaxing with views of the most stunning harbour in the world. On top of this they make the best chips in town. That's not to take away from the rest of the meal which was excellent. Try the oysters. They were scrumptious.

Thank Jinny57
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SCOysterBar, Owner at Sydney Cove Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2013

Thanks for kind words Jinny57. Yes it is a great place to relex and unwind just watching the world go by. Pleased to hear you loved the food and especially the chips. Hope we see you again soon.

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Reviewed December 12, 2012

Thought we would give this a go, whilst waiting to see movie. I am always suspicious of such locations midst of major tourist honey trap. However, wines were reasonable options. Tried platter which was great, fresh and attractive. Location speaks for Itself and staff friendly and helpful.

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Thank SimonE1506
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SCOysterBar, Owner at Sydney Cove Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2012

Glad you took the punt and gave us a go. We do fight that perception about being a tourist trap just because of the location but you don't get to be successful over 25 if you don't do a few things right. Glad you enjoyed it and I hope we see you again soon.

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Reviewed December 11, 2012

We've dined here a number of times for lunch and dinner and have always walked away relaxed, happy and satisfied. Positioned right on the water's edge, overlooking Sydney Harbour Bridge and the busy, buzzy main ferry terminal - it's just so easy to relax over a slow lunch or dinner while absorbing all the activity on the harbour.

We've also watched the Sydney Harbour fireworks for NYE on 2 occasions here - one of the best positions from which to watch the spectacular display - very pricey ($550 per head for a degustation menu this year) - but worth it if you can afford it.

The spicey tamarind and chilli prawn entree is excellent; scallops and pork belly entree also very good - and the guys were raving about their oysters - especially the nam jim dressing.
Fish is always very good - and occasionally we splurge on live lobster - costs a bomb - but eating fresh lobster with a crisp white wine with that view - hard to beat! I'm a local - but am always blown away by our spectacular harbour - definately one of the best in the world - and Oyster Bar is a great place from which to enjoy it.

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SCOysterBar, Owner at Sydney Cove Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2012

Thank you so very much for that great review. We are very proud of what we are doing at the moment with both food and service and I am stoked to hear that we are hitting the mark with locals too. Thanks again and we certainly hope we see you again soon.

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Reviewed December 11, 2012

It can't get better than sitting on Sydney Harbour, looking at the beautiful Harbour bridge and watching all the watercraft on the harbour. Food is mainly seafood, well prepared and presented. Menu is not large. Best to visit on a really nice day to take advantage of view. Staff are very good but it is quite expensive.

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Thank Amanda K
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SCOysterBar, Owner at Sydney Cove Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2012

Too true Amanda it is a perfect spot when the sun is shining and the harbour is sparkling and don't I wish we could have weather like that everyday of the year. Pricing for us is always a tough one and reflects some of our overheads by being in a premium location. Still we do what we can and probably serve some of the cheapest shucked to order oysters in Sydney.

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