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Doyles on the Beach

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Watsons Bay beach | Watsons Bay, Watsons Bay, Woollahra, New South Wales 2030, Australia
+61 2 9337 2007
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
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Seacrest Beach, Florida
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347 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Needless to say this was our worst meal in Sydney. Both the John Dory and the Shrimp were so fishy we could barely eat them. We tried but just could only eat about half. The fries that they serve are right out of the freezer bag into the grease. Soggy horrible fried. We ate at Doyles 24 years ago and... More 

2 Thank chefluee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The only good thing about Doyles is the view. Take my advice and sit on the beach with a cut lunch and enjoy the spectacular view, because they do not know how to serve good seafood. The mixed seafood entree was average and the main course of barramundi was tasteless. Imagine eating tasteless food with a watery sauce and greasy... More 

2 Thank Julie M
Sydney, Australia
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It has been a few years since I had been to the once-iconic Doyles....sad to say it is a shadow of it's former self. A great evening and the views are what you come for, but the service was patchy at best and the food was just ordinary. Staff tried hard, but seemed to be inexperienced. Food was slightly about... More 

3 Thank RWA11
York, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have visited Doyle's in Watson's Bay several times during visits to Sydney( first time was in 2001) and have never been disappointed! For such an iconic restaurant it would be easy to rest on their laurels but Doyle's certainly does not!! Food gorgeous, setting magical. Thoroughly enjoyed every visit, including yesterday's!

Thank AnnaCh2013
Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is another favourite thing of ours to do. Jump on our vintage vespa, go for a swim at Camp Cove and then pop into Doyles for a cold seafood platter (lobster, prawns, house smoked trout - delicious, mussels and oysters) and a cold bottle of Sauv Blanc. As you sip away, you can gaze over the private beach as... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had lunch on Sunday which is always a busy day at Doyle's. 12.00pm reservation and was advised to be on time for parking. Great advice. Getting a park nearby is a waste of time. They have a private car park. Enhance the experience and catch the ferry. This restaurant has not changed over the years which is a good thing.... More 

Thank Simon C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Have previously been here, several years ago and was a nice dining experience, chose to come again for a family celebratory lunch, when booked I asked for an inside table with a view, upon arriving we were left with several others in the direct heat, ( on one of Sydney's hottest summer days ) while staff chatted amongst themselves and... More 

1 Thank arwon
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went to Watsons bay on a very hot Sunday for a wander about and found this restaurant. It's perfectly located on the bay, where you can admire beautiful sunsets over Sydney. Once seated and ordered, we found out they were out of many items on the menu because of the busy service that day. A suggestion that they prioritise quality... More 

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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Restaurant situated on the beach. Lovely views. Atmosphere good. Food good. Visit spoiled by the poor service in that we found the waitress very abrupt in manner and not very helpful when questioned about the menu and what was on offer. Have to admit it has put us off suggesting this place as a possibility for future catch ups with... More 

1 Thank Margaret M
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Having taken the River Cat from Parramatta to Circular Quay and then a Ferry over to Watsons Bay we had a wonderful seafood lunch from Doyle's Kiosk and enjoyed it while sitting close to the beach.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$153
Australian, Soups, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Watsons Bay beach | Watsons Bay, Watsons Bay, Woollahra, New South Wales 2030, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Woollahra  >  Watsons Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9337 2007

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?