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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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Nusa Dua, Indonesia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A great little spot to have lunch, very reasonable prices, good service. Meals were delicious had the Aussie burger and Caesar salad. More than enough for lunch and has a great view over the bay

Thank renders491
Bay of Islands, New Zealand
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We called in here on one of the hottest days Sydney was having, in the middle of the heatwave, after visiting the aquarium down on the harbor, and it was beautiful!! What attracted us was it looked nice and cool inside and had big fans, and also the $10 lunch specials!! After checking out the menu most of our group... More 

Thank islandgirl751
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125 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for lunch and also to escape the rain. So glad we did. The meals were amazing. Our drinks were the nicest we had in Sydney and the service was exceptional.Great variety of meals.

Thank outonadate
Adelaide, Australia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The location of this place was amazing! Looking right over the Darling Harbour while having a few drinks was the perfect way to end a hot summers Saturday! We only got a bowl of chips to share as we were going out for dinner later but other meals looked amazing! We returned after dinner about 9pm and the place turned... More 

Thank wonderlust14
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely fresh food with good selection A view of the harbour and a big screen for sports Some food offers most days Drinks offers also

Thank Gina D
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 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 8 January 2017 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 7 January 2017

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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52 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

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 30 December 2016 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

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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, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene
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 have gluten-free options?
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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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