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Pontoon Bar

Darling Harbour
Bar, Pub, Australian
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201 Sussex St | Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Park The Promenade North, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9267 7099
12:00 - 02:00
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great little lunch time gem. Outdoor bar / eatery with quick service @ a reasonable price. Lovely view across Darling Harbour.

Thank Steven S
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch midday after spending time with the kids at Sea Life and Madame Tussaud's. What attracted us was that the restaurant advertised lunch meals under $10....OK, I'm in! Family of four, sounds good to me! There's only 5 items under $10, but that was OK, we weren't to fussy, just hungry. The service while not very social... More 

Thank Derrick W
Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were walking past on the way back from exploring Sydney and saw $10 snittys and thought why not. This would rate as the best snitty meal I have experienced and for $10? Washed down with an ice cold pint of beer, the family was happy. Great spot, top atmosphere and friendly staff who were from all nationalities by the... More 

Thank Ian S
Malibu, California
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50 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outdoor terrace with harbor view, reasonable drinks and food. Staff was nice. We were looking for an early dinner, or a Happy Hour type dinner.... We shared a decent sized pizza ($12 AUD) and Caesar Salad with lots of bacon/parmesan cheese chunks ($10 AUD), Wine $7, and beer $6. Good food, relaxed setting, nice! We would return here.

Thank MalibuFireman
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got here for dinner. They have one kind of dish Tue-Thursday for just 10$. We had fish and chips and the Black Angus beef burger which both were really really good. So good we came here again just for the burger.

Thank DeBing89
Hervey Bay, Australia
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347 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a light lunch and a drink here. The food was fine and the drinks cold. The view from here is lovely. A very popular place. One thing they need to add to their drinks is coffee. They tell you to go next door. This is not good enough.

Thank Bob S
Scone, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely stop for a quick lunch. DJ was ok. Nice Cold drinks. Food was very yummy. The view was excellent.

Thank K-T0188
Campbelltown, Australia
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64 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

It's a nice open air dining experience that has a good selection of pub style food as reasonable prices for being right in darling harbour. The food was fresh but I found it a bit bland - got the lamb pizza. I ordered a lemonade but ended up with just soda water - bit disappointing but I wasn't too fussed... More 

Thank charlene_veverka
Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Relaxing bar at the edge of Darling Harbour with great food for a great price (under $20). You order the food and drinks at the counter and receive a number. Waiting time can be a little bit too long depending on what time you come during the day (lunch/dinner are usually busy hours). Food is very good, especially the burger... More 

Thank Michael S
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Frequented this bar on a few occasions whilst visiting Sydney.We found a relaxed and chilled atmosphere looking onto Darling Harbour with a few beers and pizza. Would definitely recommend this bar. Regards, Drew.

Thank drew b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Australian
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 Sussex St | Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Park The Promenade North, 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 9267 7099

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Darling Harbour

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Darling Harbour
The original docklands of Darling Harbour have been transformed into a tourist mecca with entertainment for the whole family. Cockle Bay Wharf offers dining options from budget to upscale and million dollar views of the harbour. Young crowds gather on weekends for nightlife that ranges from salsa clubs to Dj’s. Families can visit the Chinese Gardens of Friendship or the Sydney Aquarium, one of the largest in the world. The Sydney Maritime Museum and the IMAX theatre are also popular attractions. The Harbourside Shopping Centre is a site unto itself, with hundreds of shops, restaurants and bars. On Saturdays in the summer, the city puts on a spectacular fireworks show along the harbour's shore and there are plenty of other free events during the year - Darling Harbour Fiesta, VIVID’s light installations and the Sydney Festival, just to name a few.
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