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Nick's Seafood Restaurant

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Darling Harbour
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The Promenade, Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2000, Australia
+61 1300 989 989
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
Open now
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Courtenay, Canada
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576 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After a long day of walking and seeing the sites of Sydney we were craving a good seafood dinner. We came across Nick's and the menu looked promising. Our waiter was superb and looked after us very well. We started with the Morton Bay Bugs as a starter, done and presented well. Next our mains were fish both grilled with... More 

Thank Smoltman
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57 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I came here 3.5 years ago during a business trip. Now I revisited here with family. Same as 3.5 years ago, I ordered the seafood platter. The only difference was the server (Aiden) recommended us to upgrade the lobster to 1.5 kg. It is so delicious to eat a big lobster than a small one. The rest of seafood are... More 

Thank 529dominicc
richmond nsw
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What can I say darling harbour and the view is great enjoyed our walk and finish off with lunch at nicks seafood , the food was great if you love seafood and the service was very good , oh and the mango dessert was yummy ,will go back again

Thank Vikki R
Canberra, Australia
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sunday lunch at Darling Harbour is more of a social event than a fine dining experience. In the heart of tourist land there are several restaurants providing almost identical fare at inflated tourist prices. However Nick's is as good as any along the waterfront. Staff were pleasant but not engaging and the menu provided a good choice. The specials menu... More 

Thank alundj
Manly, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time at Nicks and we had an awesome experience! The food was really delicious and the service even better! We got there just before the fireworks start and the team got us a great table just in time to enjoy the view! Thank you for the delightful night!

Thank Lara-Vilela-Martins
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate hear twice during our stay. The food was better than average but not amazing especially for the price. The view is obviously good and there is a great atmosphere. On both occasions we waited some time to order or receive drinks. The food service was prompt but clearing and deserts where not. The first time we thought they... More 

Thank EastendBoy1
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for a birthday celebration and had the seafood platter for two. Excellent atmosphere and experience, the food was amazing. We had dinner at 1800, and by the time we finished around 2000 it was quite roudy in the restaurant, so maybe consider that when booking. Although it was a Saturday night!

Thank Renee O
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nicks Seafood was a busy place on a Friday evening, so we stopped in, got a table for two and ordered some beers and food. The water to the table was warm, but the beer was cold. The jug of beer was put on our table, but with no glasses. Straw or glasses would of been handy! The surf and... More 

Thank OzTravels80
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined here on a Saturday night with no reservation. The food was lovely and fresh. The restaurant was very busy and very noisy but not too bad. The staff are friendly but rushed. I would have liked my wine to be colder but to be fair it was 30 degrees at 8pm.

Thank Therese S
Nicks R, Manager at Nick's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thankyou for sending in your feedback. We appreciate and value your comments. More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Poor and highly unprofessional service. Over here staff member make a very unprofessional comment about my table. Would not recommend this place to anyone

Thank Katica104
Nicks R, Manager at Nick's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

We are truly sorry that you found your experience poor. We pride ourselves on our professional wait staff and service and it is very disappointing for us to know that we let you down. We have taken your comments seriously and we thank you for sending in your feedback. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$111
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Promenade, Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 1300 989 989
Nick's Seafood Restaurant has become somewhat of a Sydney institution over the last decade since opening its doors in 1998. With Nick's years of experience in the seafood wholesale business, it does not surprise anyone that Nick's Seafood Restaurant is the leader in fresh and high quality seafood produce in Sydney. Everyday our produce is carefully sourced by our group of expert buyers at the Sydney Fish Markets. The menu contains an array of fresh fish, oysters, crustaceans and lobsters. Our chef's enhance the flavours, with the food showcasing natural flavours and simplicity. Overlooking the shores of Cockle Bay and Darling Harbour, Nick's Seafood Restaurant has all that a delectable seafood dining experience should.... Fresh seafood, professional service with breathtaking panoramic oceans views of Darling Harbour.

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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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