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Nice coffee stop

We stopped here for a coffee before the ferry back to the city. It was nice. Good views. Friendly... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kirsten M
Newcastle, Australia
via mobile
Just tops

5pm ferry from Birchgrove to Cockatoo Island, with the afternoon sun still fairly high. The trip is... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2016
Birchgrove, Australia
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4 weeks ago
“Nice coffee stop”
2 Mar 2016
“Gem on the river”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Sydney, Cockatoo Island, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 420 220 885
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for a coffee before the ferry back to the city. It was nice. Good views. Friendly service.

Thank Kirsten M
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Great spot for celebrating any special occasion - rather unique venue. Easy trip via the Sydney Ferry Service.

1  Thank Priceycentral
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

5pm ferry from Birchgrove to Cockatoo Island, with the afternoon sun still fairly high. The trip is magnificent, setting the scene for a great afternoon. The Island Bar is very laid back, infused with funky tunes and a young, hip crowd. Aperol spritzers by the...More

Thank Boodar
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

We spent a lovely hour or so here ... Reclining on sun deck chairs (which are grouped around old 'spoil' tables), protected from sun by a mass of blue and white umbrellas, sipping ciders and reasonably priced cocktails. DJ was great zzz it really felt...More

Thank Aliyore
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Staying for NYE...fantastic place high above the tents. Great cocktails and pizza available. Get out of the heat and relax. A great place

Thank Rowleygood
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

The pizza made at the island bar is a standout along with the amazing view from Cockatoo island back down Sydney Harbour to the bridge. It's s relaxing place to have a relaxing meal but the exclusive nature of the venue comes at a premium...More

Thank AAAMM1
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

What a great place to enjoy a beverage on the beautiful harbour watching the world go by and enjoy a pizza while your there.

Thank Janine Darren W
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

What an awesome place to meet and have a drink or two with friends. The view is absolutely amazing. The drinks are reasonably priced and the pizzas are delicious. It's a fun place to visit because you can only get there by ferry or water...More

Thank Kelly T
Reviewed 15 December 2015

The bar is quite interesting. The deck chairs on the grass facing the water is a neat idea. The cocktails are about $15 and are made by really talented guys. The beers are about $9. Where we were sitting (as far away from the loud...More

1  Thank JustJo26
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

Celebrated festive season with work colleagues at this cool bar. Getting there by ferry from the city makes it feel even more special, you feel like your on holidays and it was far enough to not be tempted to go back to work. Once your...More

Thank eugenegustafsson
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