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Sydney Cove Oyster Bar

#33 of 4,596 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central Business District
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Lot 1 Circular Quay East, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
9247 2937
09:00 - 23:30
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 23:30
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 00:00
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The view from the oyster bar is second to none... Libby look after us as if we were only the ones the restaurant and we will be back....

Thank Vesper63
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing food , great service and the perfect view . looking across the harbour with a bottle of bubbles and sunshine . was just perfect !!

Thank Sophie H
Kansas City,
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a great experience to enjoy dinner in the shadows of both the Sydney Opera House and the Harbor Bridge!!! The food was fantastic and the selection of Oysters simply unbeatable. However, we enjoyed the barramundi and non oyster eating diners should not be concerned!

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Table right beside the water looking directly at a huge cruise ship, Ovation of the Seas and then to her right the wonderful Sydney Harbour Bridge. Prawns huge and delicious. Four different types of oysters from different locations also delicious. Staff very efficient and friendly. Main meal of Beer Battered Fish was a little overcooked. Only criticism. Large meal though,... More 

Thank Frances A
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I stopped here on a very hot day after walking the botanic gardens. It was crowded but we managed to get a seat. In the afternoon, it is key to get a table with an umbrella as the patio gets very hot when the sun is beating down. The beers were served quickly and were super cold.... More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Located at the circular quay, this restaurant has a great view with fantastic food to match. For lunch we ordered seared scallops, steamed clams and pippis, pan fried salmon and grilled swordfish, which were all cooked well and served with complimenting sides. It was quite pricey but the food was worth it

Thank elim s
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic view of harbor, nice selection of seafood - fresh and good flavor. Linguini with prawns was yummy and my whole flounder was prepared to perfection.

Thank UWS110
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a dozen of 3 different kind of oyster before the concert in Sydney opera house. It's nearby and had a good harbor view for the skyline of circular quey.

Thank rogis2016
Los Angeles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a nice meal here of barramundi, rock oysters and a bottle of mid-priced white wine. Nice service, the food was good and well prepared and then I was brought the bill. Be prepared.

Thank TheMulv
Northern Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We dropped in for snacks before an early performance at the Opera House. Can't beat the location - right on Circular Quay a minute or two from the Opera House. But the convenience comes at a steep cost. The calamari was quite good, though only about a 3 oz. portion for $24. Lemonade was $5 for something that was basically... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 62
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
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 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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