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Doyles on the Beach

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Watsons Bay beach | Watsons Bay, Watsons Bay, Woollahra, New South Wales 2030, Australia
+61 2 9337 2007
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12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
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Hong Kong, China
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We heard that this restaurant was very popular - for its location, definitely yes! It is indeed very well situated on the beach in Watsons Bay, "pieds dans l'eau", a very posch area. But it's really only that! Sorry to say, I have seen better in all terms. The food was not the best food, and expensive for what we... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food was good but, by London Fish 'n' Chip standards, no better than good. A bit on the pricey side but the view of Sydney Harbour & the Bridge was awesome so I guess you pay for the view. Good service.

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Bairnsdale
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Returned to Doyles after 40 years in Melbourne, nothing has changed. deep fried prawns were excellent. Whole baked snapper was as good as it gets. Baked Barramundi filet was superb. Only one problem, ate too much hard not too.

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Thank Bob M
Sydney
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Took a business associate from Brisbane & his wife here for lunch. Reserved an outside table the night before & it was waiting for us when we arrived. Service from the outset was very good. Food was excellent,so good that we ordered a 2nd bottle of wine and all had deserts as well while taking in the beautiful views of... More 

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Thank Wayne N
Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Australian friends of ours told us that this was a good place to eat. Obviously they have not tried the fish and chips at Red Robin and Red Robin charges 1/3 of Doyles prices. Maybe once upon a time this used to be a good place until they figured they could sucker tourists in. The batter was too thick that... More 

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Chiang Mai
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A friend and I had a business lunch here recently. Foolishly we had garlic bread + stuffed prawns + flathead fillets. Each course was excellent ... but in total far too much for us to finish. Wine service was a little slow - but the restaurant WAS very busy with a big crowd of diners.

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Thank Hallomega
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had Doyles recommended to us so booked up in advance of our visit to Sydney. In honesty the service was excellent and food was very good, the location is great with views into the bay. I think one is paying a premium for the location which makes it overpriced but still very enjoyable.

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Thank Nigel B
Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Thursday $15 Fish & Chips special ended up being $24.99 at lunch (only $15 5-7pm go figure). The fish was oily and the chips overcooked. No grilled fish only battered. Great view, beautiful wait staff, but you can get better (or more correctly, not as dreadful) from the supermarket freezer.

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Thank ProfessorJon
Greater Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We just walked in on a very busy Sunday afternoon; they found a table for 2 and surprisingly just before our food was served the waitress offered us to move to a nicer table and moved our wine and glasses! I didn't expect that extra service - very nice, made our lunch even more tasty.

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Thank Betty G
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went with a group of friends... we were greeted by the sun just about to set on the horizon. The view was breathtaking - good to stop a while to absorb it in. We shared entrees, mains and desserts. They did not disappoint. The seafood paella was good although I think it lacked a bit of flavour. Notwithstanding, the rest... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 149
Cuisine
Seafood, Australian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Watsons Bay beach | Watsons Bay, Watsons Bay, Woollahra, New South Wales 2030, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Woollahra  >  Watsons Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9337 2007

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?