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Local cuisine, Seafood, Healthy, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
Sydney Cove Oyster Bar operated one of the most historical and iconic venues on the water's edge of Circular Quay for 33 years before deciding to move to Broome, Western Australia. With many years of experiences our core principles remain the same; serve only the freshest seafood and deliver great customer service. Visit us for Lunch or Dinner Bookings or walk-ins always welcome.
USD 22 - USD 44
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Seafood, Healthy, Australian
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited several of Broome’s restaurants and this was hands down the best one. We even ended up coming back several times. From the moment we were greeted by the host to the moment we left we felt welcomed and well looked after. Definitely the...best service in town. The menu is very well executed, something for everyone with a main focus on fresh seafood. We order 4 of the starters between the two of us, asked if we could have them sent out one at the time. This wasn’t a problem for the lovely staff, and all dishes arrived perfectly staggered. The wine list has some impressing wines, focusing on the variety the region in question does the best - from Margaret river chardonnays to Spanish albariños. Will definitely be recommending this place.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having heard good reviews, our expectations of the Sydney Cove Oyster Bar were reasonably high and we were not disappointed. We had a lovely evening. The service was excellent, the venue very peasant even if the tables were packed fairly close to each other and...the food was delicious. The prawn linguine and mud crab spaghetti were both lovely, if rather pricey. The pistachio cake ++ dessert was delicious and we look forward to a repeat visit when we’re next in Broome.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food for sea food lovers, reasonable prices and excellent service, kind and friendly Recommend you come here if ever in Broome

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A couple of firsts for me: oyster shots (lots of fun, an oyster celebration) and prawn toast! I enjoyed fabulously fresh Coffin Bay oysters and the shared mussels dish - prepared in an amazing broth…as a shared meal, there were not the tools to share...that amazing broth - but I was very satisfied! I’m so pleased to patronize this brave restaurant and remind fellow travelers to be patient - I arrived early and there was no facility to have a drink at the bar - sitting at the bus stop, waiting was not a typical fine dining experience - and this restaurant is a fine dining experience.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just popped in for a coffee. Was asked by a waiter if we would like water - which is standard complimentary practice in cafes & reputable restaurants - and we were brought two glasses into which "still" water was poured from an ordinary jug, so...it was quite probably tap water. Upon receiving the bill, that water cost EIGHT DOLLARS! Rip off. Not returning there.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So it may be that the team wasn't quite ready for the influx associated with Shinju Masturi but it was not as good as last time. Having said that, I'm sticking with 4 green dots because: (1) unbelievably unexpected prawn toast surprise - wow, see...picture - the prawn "stuffing" for lack of a better word in beautiful sourdough with sesame crust. Was the most interesting dish I've seen in ages. I totally expected some sort of brushetta but instead, this wonderful surprise (2) beautiful outdoors setting On the hmm side, the margarita oyster shooter was warm - glass should be cold, akoya oysters brought out before the drinks so either eat them whilst their warm with no bevo or wait (and a wee bit of shell) and the torched scallops were hidden under too much wakame - and not that torched. Suspect there are challenges in the kitchen with flow given the festival influx but despite those disappointments, was still a good evening.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner with my wife at Sydney Cove Oyster Bar Broome 26 August 2021 and loved it. Top quality food carefully prepared. Well priced for what could be the best restaurant in Broome.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sadly the Oyster bar disappointed. We were a party of 4 friends. Espresso martini - average. Prawn toast entree top price, dry and lacked flavour. Fish tacos - ok. Three pasta meals - all these mains were nice flavour, well seasoned but very small portion...- again paying top prices for an entree sized main. Other main was fish n chips - very average for the cost. Barramundi and chips at Cable beach cafe was way above this dish and less than half the cost. We were looking forward to high quality service and meals - not the restaurant to go. DisappointedMore

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 21 August 2021

I had the prawn linguine and I must say it's the smallest serving I've ever had. For the price of pasta they could give you 20cents more. Expensive for what you get will not go back there

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 21 August 2021

Been looking forward to eating here when I came to Broome but must say I was disappointed. Food portions for our main course very small for the price they charge. Presentation of food also nothing special. Won’t be back next time I’m in Broome.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Response from cris t | Reviewed this property |
Rock up, it's all about the moment
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Response from wendytP7769SB | 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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Sydney Cove Oyster Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5