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Sydney Cove Oyster Bar

Lot 1 Circular Quay East, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9247 2937
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (365 reviews)
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“tiger prawns” (22 reviews)
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Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Lot 1 Circular Quay East, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

The Oyster Bar is predominantly located in the open-air under large umbrellas right on the water at East Circular Quay where you can watch the ferries come and go with the Harbour Bridge in the background. The Service and food were faultless and the four...More

Thank Graeme P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Came here for dinner two nights ago and given a super table by the harbour. Although I do not eat oysters, my wife does and, following recommendation from a waiter, tried three pairs of different oysters and she was very impressed by the freshness and...More

Thank Jeremy5858
Reviewed yesterday

Every dish was perfect - the prawns with pasta (which looked such a simple dish) was brilliantly composed. The seafood was the best we have ever tasted. The staff attentive , helpful & non intrusive One of Sydney's best restaurants

Thank wildcrazygoats
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We ordered two drinks of which one should have been a stout, however a larger was brought out. They changed it after flagging. Then we had to try to get their attention three times to actually pay. Nice view but it feels like a tourist...More

Thank Travellight17
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was amazing, service was perfect and location was unreal!! We had oysters, calamari and octopus. Followed by desert. The location in front of the harbour Bridge is beautiful and really makes the night.

Thank Jesse P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent position for watching the ferries come and go. The food is very good and very fresh. Staff are attentive and very friendly. The only little grip I had was they were trying push the dessert menu on us a bit fast, I suspect because...More

Thank babydollq
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The seafood at this place was very fresh and excellent. Had the shrimp which comes with the head on. The dishes were excellent and the service was great. We took a little over an hour to eat and during the entire time the place was...More

Thank Gerald B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of those places to choose for a special treat , a girlfriend and I met here before the Ballet for a quick meal at 6 pm . Seated at the harbours edge with a glass of bubbly , we watched the world go by...More

Thank Fran C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived un booked, was given a table in partial shade ( only negative), the service was great, a little cramped but the menu was totally inspirational, the fish taco’s, the San Choi Boy seafood amazing and the fish and chips amazing. But the highlight the...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the seafood platter. Food was fresh but nowhere near enough to justify the price. Nic’s at Darling harbour is much better value for money.

Thank K9021WJmark
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Elizabeth G
4 February 2018|
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Response from Bronwyn B | Reviewed this property |
I just walked in about 11.30am and was fortunate to get a table for one right by the water. It got busier after midday.
Rae-anne S
25 March 2017|
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Response from Wendy T | 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 Stacy R | Reviewed this property |
Prices vary, starting from $20 au for entree. :) the location is amazing though! harbour bridge view.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$58
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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: +61 2 9247 2937
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Enjoying an excellent reputation as one of Sydney’s best seafood restaurants, the Sydney Cove Oyster Bar is the only seafood restaurant positioned right on the water’s edge at Sydney Cove. The menu has a modern feel with an abundance of Australian shellfish and selection on 6 different regional oysters all shucked to order. The atmosphere is relaxed and the views across Sydney Harbour are world class. This unique venue offers a truly amazing dining experience that will leave you wanting more.
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