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Sydney Cove Oyster Bar

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Seafood, , Vegetarian Friendly
Lot 1 Circular Quay East, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9247 2937
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Lot 1 Circular Quay East, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Good food but v pricey even for Sydney Service was a total upselling exercise, and to cap this charged $16 for 2 bottles of what was filtered tap water in a reusable opened bottle Very cramped seating and noisy, not a recipe for a romantic...More

Thank DaveConiston
Reviewed 4 days ago

The restaurant has the best views of the harbor and opera house. We had a table by the water and saw a wonder sunset. The food was enjoyable. I would return to this restaurant.

Thank Gina P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Was at a loose end. On my own and had a drink at opera bar then wandered along and chose this restaurant. I had lots of small bites. The food was beautiful and the service excellent. Chatted to some nice people there. Had a table...More

Thank Melinda R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Emma was an awesome waitress, very helpful in answering my questions. The atmosphere was quite inviting and the food was prepared well. Pricey, but I didn’t mind paying for good food. Would definitely return for another meal.

Thank KimChauvin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For visiting Sydney (like me for this trip, for vacation), must try place. Definitely better than Nicks at Darling Harbour. Food is 4 star, better than Nicks (3 stars). I rather pay here for the food and ambiance. The ambiance is 5 stars. Limited seats...More

Thank JNKH
Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty of advice available from knowledgeable waiting staff if, like me, you’re not an oyster expert. We also enjoyed a barramundi dish and tasty salad - everything was well presented and delicious. The position of this restaurant, right alongside the water, means that not only...More

Thank Sue O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good, quality food, enjoyable ambience, good service, beautiful views, nothing more to expect or ask for

Thank Richard Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fantastic night with good friends enjoying our 31st Wedding Anniversary dinner. We preordered Mud Crabs which were cooked to perfection! We were not rushed, and were able to enjoy the scenery of the best harbour in the world. Table service was exceptional... did...More

Thank Roland Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was great and really fresh. We enjoyed the seafood pasta and the kingfish, both excellent. The cheese platter was lovely to finish on. The wine selection was also a delight as there were more international varieties than we've seen at other restaurants. Would...More

Thank jb01_10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived to the restaurant about ten minutes after my booking time. There was a queue so I went to the front and announced that we had a booking. The place was busy but the staff were prompt at seating us. We had the barramandi...More

Thank Sooyon
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Elizabeth G
4 February 2018|
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Response from Bronwyn B | Reviewed this property |
I just walked in about 11.30am and was fortunate to get a table for one right by the water. It got busier after midday.
Rae-anne S
25 March 2017|
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Response from Wendy T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I would have taken mine, not sure if they have a childrens menu, didn't look, but I guess you could check the website.
28 February 2017|
Response from Stacy R | Reviewed this property |
Prices vary, starting from $20 au for entree. :) the location is amazing though! harbour bridge view.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 58
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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: +61 2 9247 2937
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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.
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