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Sydney Cove Oyster Bar

Lot 1 Circular Quay East, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9247 2937
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Lot 1 Circular Quay East, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Service was great, delicious food and drinks and such a beautiful view. Couldn’t ask for a better place to spend with our girls night out :)

Thank 525thydat
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place to watch Vivid and have a great meal. The grilled Shrimp as well as the fish were really great. The service was excellent even though they were swamped with people.

Thank cokerbud
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We we're referred to eating here by our hotel conceirge, after missing it the first time we found it and we're a bit hesitant because it was outdoors, it was windy and cloudy but staff had blankets, heaters and were welcoming so we stayed. The...More

Thank Jessica E
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had lunch today great food choices. Loved the wagyu beef San Choy Bau bites so tasty. Calamari was amazing. Wagyu steak and fish & chips for main. Highly recommend this venue. Will be back again soon.

Thank SydTravellers3
Reviewed 6 days ago

I travel for work, lots, and for fun, lots, and this little place is one of my favorite restaurants in the world. The food is outstanding - mostly seafood, mostly local, really beautiful and fresh - the wine is amazing, and the view is mind...More

Thank Paige W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for dinner, seated by the water with gorgeous views of vivid. Service was efficient and friendly, food was delicious - however the servings were quite small... even with 3 courses, we were both still hungry. Definitely not cheap.

Thank PugglyBaby
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch with friends at the Sydney Cove Oyster Bar on a recent visit to Sydney. We had fish and chips (made with flathead fish!) and beer, and very nice it was too! Other people were more refined than us, and chose oysters, crab...More

Thank Linda A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had dinner on Sunday with my girlfriend,the service was okay..the blonde German waitress it was very kind and always smile,but the food wasn't very fresh..I order first the mussels,and as main the whole John Dory,and the fish was frozen..I expected differently !

Thank Gius D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our annual visit to Sydney from interstate, my friend and I choose to have an affogato at this cafe. The perfect place on a perfectly gorgeous day to enjoy a perfect affogato!! My friends chooses Amaretto and I choose Frangelico. Delicious! Staff are always...More

Thank ShirleydK39
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went twice in 2 days. First for drinks with friends on a hot afternoon. Again the next evening for a light dinner as a couple. The view of the Harbour Bridge and ferries passing is perfect for ‘savouring the moment in Sydney’. It was...More

Thank two_freds
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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
USD 11 - USD 56
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
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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