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Pontoon Bar

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Darling Park 201 Sussex St | Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Park The Promenade North, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9267 7099
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12:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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157 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Looks like it could be a decent facility for pleasant lunch meals but our experience was not all that great. First had to ask for decent seats as we were initially directed to poor area. My chicken sandwich came loaded with avocado smear which hadn't been mentioned on the menu item... so be it.. I scrapped it all off. Our... More 

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Thank J D
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My mates and I have visited this more than 6 times within the last couples of years. Most recently today. Believe me we have got kicked out for just slipping on the dance flow once. The sad thing was my friend was not even drunk at all just slipped and she was kicked out. This was 6 months ago. So... More 

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Thank ishara1234
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66 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice spot for a quick lunch. Good range of easy meals... burgers, pizza, salads etc... plenty of seats and some comfy booths with great veiw. Service was quick and meals pretty reasonable priced..

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Thank ZalaCraig H
Dusseldorf, Germany
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

5 guys behind the bar, 8 customers in front of it. Order made 15 minutes later. Fries came after 10 minutes, but the cocktail jug is still not here after 30 minutes... That's a good way to save on the happy hour drinks. The fries are finished and we're alright.

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Thank Steffen R
Redcliffe, Australia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good serviice and location but the fish and chips were average The fish batter was too heavy and the chips were ordinary with the salad consisting of a plate of lettuce

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Thank Bill S
Nusa Dua, Indonesia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great little spot to have lunch, very reasonable prices, good service. Meals were delicious had the Aussie burger and Caesar salad. More than enough for lunch and has a great view over the bay

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Bay of Islands, New Zealand
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We called in here on one of the hottest days Sydney was having, in the middle of the heatwave, after visiting the aquarium down on the harbor, and it was beautiful!! What attracted us was it looked nice and cool inside and had big fans, and also the $10 lunch specials!! After checking out the menu most of our group... More 

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Tasmanian
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132 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

We came here for lunch and also to escape the rain. So glad we did. The meals were amazing. Our drinks were the nicest we had in Sydney and the service was exceptional.Great variety of meals.

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Thank outonadate
Adelaide, Australia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The location of this place was amazing! Looking right over the Darling Harbour while having a few drinks was the perfect way to end a hot summers Saturday! We only got a bowl of chips to share as we were going out for dinner later but other meals looked amazing! We returned after dinner about 9pm and the place turned... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely fresh food with good selection A view of the harbour and a big screen for sports Some food offers most days Drinks offers also

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Australian
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 02:00
Monday
12:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 02:00
Thursday
12:00 - 02:00
Friday
12:00 - 02:00
Saturday
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Darling Park 201 Sussex St | Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Park The Promenade North, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9267 7099

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Darling Harbour

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Darling Harbour
The original docklands of Darling Harbour have been transformed into a tourist mecca with entertainment for the whole family. Cockle Bay Wharf offers dining options from budget to upscale and million dollar views of the harbour. Young crowds gather on weekends for nightlife that ranges from salsa clubs to Dj’s. Families can visit the Chinese Gardens of Friendship or the Sydney Aquarium, one of the largest in the world. The Sydney Maritime Museum and the IMAX theatre are also popular attractions. The Harbourside Shopping Centre is a site unto itself, with hundreds of shops, restaurants and bars. On Saturdays in the summer, the city puts on a spectacular fireworks show along the harbour's shore and there are plenty of other free events during the year - Darling Harbour Fiesta, VIVID’s light installations and the Sydney Festival, just to name a few.
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