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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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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
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 3 days ago

My Wife comments best birthday shes ever had great service and staff Oysters to die for and remainder of food no complaints.

Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed our dinner here, but more for the magnificent view than the food. The swordfish we both had was a bit overcooked and the veggies and other trimnings were bland and rather tasteless. The place is very busy, so we had to wait quite...More

Thank Mats L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We wanted a place with a nice view and this did the job. Service was good and food was really good. Pricing was fair considering the location and quality of food. We’d definitely go back based on this experience.

Thank TopPaddock
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place gives you a great view of the bridge and you do pay for the location. Was a bit disappointed with the food. Despite ordering a $180 dish, you had to pay extra for any sides making it a rather expensive experience. The seafood...More

Thank dutchbunny
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant has a great view and the food was excellent. The main problem I had was the service. I feel like the staff ignored me and I did not care for that.

Thank N7477QNryanm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Their oysters and dishes where all fresh may be a little expensive for what you get Service is good, and it’s an outdoor setting with a nice view of the harbour.

Thank Siciliana555
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I lunched here on a lovely sunny day. The food was very good, it was served quite quickly, and the staff were very helpful. The view of the harbour is excellent but you should book if you wish to have a table right on the...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit Sydney fairly regularly and always leg it to the Oyster Bar. On the last 3 visits however, we've noticed a decline in service, presentation and the general running of the place. When we sit at a table now, we find it contains the...More

Thank Trish C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Terrific menu with fabulous wait staff. Mostly tourist visa staff but top level service. You will kick yourself if you don't try this Harbourside venue

Thank Lozontour
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice seafood restaurant with very nice view of the harbour, especially at night. Their natural oysters were really fresh & succulent. Good service and long list of drinks

Thank Anil T
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Elizabeth G
4 February 2018|
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Response from bronwynb302 | 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 503stacyr | 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 54
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
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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