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“An unexpected pleasure.”

Sydney Cove Oyster Bar
Ranked #92 of 6,486 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $57
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Description: 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.
Reviewed June 14, 2013

We were in Circular Quay to see Vivid. We had no booking, yet were able to have a table at this Restaurant within about 20 mins of asking.
We had fab Fish and Chips... Delicious, not fussy and well priced.
I'll be back.

Thank Sandra B
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SCOysterBar, Owner at Sydney Cove Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2013

Hey Sandra I am glad you enjoyed an evening with us during Vivid and I pleased you posted a review on TripAdvisor. We look forward to seeing you again sometime soon.

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Reviewed June 12, 2013

A wonderful dinner on an extremely busy night - we hadn't booked but were seated at a table within 15-20 minutes.

Dinner was delicious, the service was excellent despite an extremely busy and full restaurant - we were never lacking for service, nor did we have to wait long for our meals.

Fish & chips were some of the best I've ever eaten and the atmosphere on the waters' edge was just magical.

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Thank QuothW
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SCOysterBar, Owner at Sydney Cove Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2013

Quoth sounds like we executed the night perfectly and I really love getting the feed back. The team has been in great form of late and are working exceptionally well together. Thanks for the lovely review and I hope we see you again soon.

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Reviewed June 10, 2013

The best seats in town on the edge of the water. The oysters are amazing, as is the rest of the menu. Why would you ever go anywhere else?

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2  Thank Welshmandownunder
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SCOysterBar, Owner at Sydney Cove Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2013

Well said Mr welshmandownunder, why would you ever go anywhere else. Thanks for the review and lets hope TripAdvisor community follows your lead.

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Reviewed June 9, 2013

Situated directly opposite of the cruise-liner-port, opposite of harbour-bridge and the park hyatt hotel, the place is right to have constant entertainment in the direction of the water, there is never a dull moment - good for singles.
there had been now several times, when the oyster bar was feeding me, always with fresh products, the sizes of the dishes were more than enough and even their wine menu is not boring, it has some special rarities from australia to offer!
to recommend: the oysters nature or prepared a la oyster bar; the king prawns, the barramundi !
service is very attentive, though located in a high-touristic-zone they are stormed with visitors. but they manage more than well.
on summer evenings a reservation should be considered.

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Thank nonatop
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SCOysterBar, Owner at Sydney Cove Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2013

Thank you nonatop for the kind words about our food. We have put a lot of effort into our menu and the kitchen crew are rightfully proud of what they dish-up. I will pass you comments onto the team, thanks again and I hope we see you again soon.

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Reviewed June 7, 2013

Great views of harbour and delicious food. We enjoyed drinks before a movie at Dendy Quays (our favourite) and then dinner afterwards. Doesn't get mich better than this. A rain shower came by and the staff ensured that all the dinners where dry and comfortable with a smile. Nice touch.

Thank Diane C
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SCOysterBar, Owner at Sydney Cove Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2013

Hey Diane, thanks for the 5 star review. I too have watched a few movies at the Dendy and had dinner afterwards and it sure is a great way to spend an evening. Keep us in mind next time your at the Dendy.

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