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Sydney Cove Oyster Bar

€€ - €€€Seafood, , Vegetarian Friendly
Lot 1 Circular Quay East, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9247 2937
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (341 reviews)
“oyster shots” (13 reviews)
“tiger prawns” (21 reviews)
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Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Lot 1 Circular Quay East, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

The view is fabulous but the quality and quantity of the food is very dissapointing........we payed 671,15 aus dollars for 4 people and were not happy. Also we told the staff but they didn't care.......

Thank Ine K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The restaurant is ideally situated at Circular Quay overlooking the harbour so you don’t mind paying a little extra. Once seated we decided to order the Seafood platter as we were advised it would satisfy the 4 of us. At a price tag of $180...More

Thank Barry C
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were a bit skeptical about finding a quality restaurant in such a touristy area but the Oyster Bar was great. There were plenty of interesting choices on the menu and the service was friendly if a bit informal. Our waiter seemed to have forgotten...More

Thank emdeme
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you want to eat right near the water front of Sydney Harbour with the Harbour Bridge on one side and Sydney Opera House on the other side,this is the place. The drinks and food is great. Fish and Chips and cold beer was what...More

Thank BinayakDasgupta
Reviewed 1 week ago

Location! Location! Location! Yes indeed but Sydney Cove Oyster Bar ticks all the boxes for fresher than fresh seafood, a good drinks selection (a harbourside 'sundowner' anyone?) and friendly (maybe slightly too informal for some) service.

1  Thank AnnBurleigh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been here for 2 days in a row and the food was simply amazing. We had oysters before (mainly in Europe), but we are not connoisseurs. Initially when we saw the menu of oysters, we have been a bit skeptical, but we ordered...More

1  Thank Alecsandra G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sydney Cove Oyster Bar is located on the water in the Circular Quay, east side. In normal days, filled with tourists, a few locals, all walking, running, talking, etc. The Oyster Bar is a first class place with great seafood and most helpful waiters...More

1  Thank ralphwilhelm1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I loved our intimate dinner at Sydney Cove Oyster Bar. The atmosphere was wonderful, the food was delicious and the staff were very friendly. I’d definitely recommend you try The Original Oyster shot - very unusual! And don’t forget to request a...More

Thank Elise F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here for a late lunch (4pm) and enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere, excellent view and fresh, interesting menu. Would recommend you book ahead and ask for a table by the water.

Thank Toni W
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the world's prime locations with prices to match, we have been to the Oyster Bar 3 times in 18 days. Very necessary to book at peak times. The welcome and service is informal and fun but very efficient. Quality of food great and...More

Thank Mark N
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The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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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.
Therese B
8 July 2016|
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Response from William Alexand... B | Reviewed this property |
Depends on how strong the rain is and in how tolerant are you with cold weather.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$60
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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