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Sydney Cove Oyster Bar

#35 of 4,623 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Lot 1 Circular Quay East, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
9247 2937
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08:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 23:30
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 00:00
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Bali, Indonesia
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great fresh seafood and oysters of course. But the fish and chips are terrific too, also pasta and other dishes so not just oysters. It's just a magnificent location on a sunny day...and only sunny day. It's outdoor so no AC. Very casual and relaxed.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What can you say about this place go and enjoy the food,wine,views and the atmosphere around the oyster bar it's fabulous

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Outdoor restaurant facing the Sydney harbour bridge. However you need to book ahead to get the good seats. The entrées start from $11 while the mains start from $36. I found the mains to be small and not filling I wouldn't waste my time coming back.

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Fitzroy Crossing, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Three of us went for dinner and drinks to this fabulous great location restaurant with attentive staff, seafood that was fresh and full of flavour and great wine to accompany this experience, I couldn't fault anything, can't wait to go back!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Sydney, and booked a table at the restaurant, the best view ever...its right on the edge of Circular Quay and the ambiance was very pleasant, the food was very delicious... I had fish of the day, it was swordfish, baked to perfection, my husband had beef and reef, it was melt in the mouth and my friend had... More 

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Thank Wendy T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had 3x4 oysters fresh shucked. They were as fresh as they could be. Afterwards I had a yellow flunder and Marguerite had a fish and chips. I drank a Perroni and Marguerite a tomato juice. We had a Sauvignon blanc from Adelaide Hills 2015, which was very nice.

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Thank Peter S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived at 6.30, table right next to harbour. Good varied menu would suit anyone. Service was excellent, staff were very attentive. Food was tasty & delicious. Thinking it would be expensive for a family of 4 including drinks it was actually quite reasonable. Will be back, loved it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located along Circular Quay, this restaurant is right by the water with views of the Harbour Bridge across the water & Opera House further in front. It is busy even at lunch time with a lot of tourists both local and international. I felt as if I were one of them being on vacation having lunch here on a weekday.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very good dinner here. The location is right by the water on the quay where you can gaze at the Harbour Bridge or Opera House and also people watch, if you prefer. This is an expensive restaurant with a superb location. It's not fine dining but the location equates to fine dining prices.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is outdoors on Circular Quay near the Opera. Fortunately our evening was between cruise ships, so we had a clear view of The Rocks. The seafood was excellent and service was very good. The wine list was short, but had a good selection of good wines. We called ahead for reservations.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 62
Cuisine
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 00:00
Monday
09:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:30
Thursday
09:00 - 23:30
Friday
09:00 - 23:30
Saturday
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lot 1 Circular Quay East, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 9247 2937

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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