Doyles on the Beach

4.2
600 reviews
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Seafood
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Outdoor Eating
Doyles on the Beach is located right next to the waters edge with amazing panoramic views city & water views. Try our hot & cold platter or why not fish & chips.
The sunset is a must on a clear night.
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4.4
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Food has changed in quality from past years. Past years we have always gone as a family and ordered that platter, this year it was only 2 of us so maybe that’s why it felt a little different

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RG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

One of our favorite places to dine out
Spectacular location on a beautiful clear night with good food and great company nothing better

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DW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

I’m sorry, Doyle’s is a long time favourite and it’s still a great place to eat, but the fact that there were 5 small prices of lobster in the lobster Mornay in our expensive seafood platter is not what you would call value.

I would not order or recommend the lobster mornay in future.

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H
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic location- staff efficient and have personality!
Easily the most recommendable venue to enjoy that “ special “ night out but not so pretentious that you feel overwhelmed !
Well done

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CR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 5

Fish had been frozen and cooked dry. Service poor. Weekend surcharges added to an already expensive meal for what it was.

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R
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Good tourist Venue. Lovely on a Sunny day. Food is very traditional. Fresh but tad boring.

Staff are lovely but inexperienced.

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MP
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

A Sydney must see, a beautiful location and an institution which must be experienced.

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LL
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was excellent and fresh, the staff are friendly and helpful. I would like to recommend the restaurant to anyone who visits Watsons Bay.

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LL
London
19 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Recommended by a friend, a nice trip by ferry out to a quiet spot on Watson’s Bay. Laid back lunch on water’s edge.

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PC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great food and excellent location. Great for a special occasion.

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TG
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We were recommended by work colleagues and it bettered our expectations. It was a very nice experience and topped off by the quality of the food.
We were perturbed after leaving our tip was only in cents rather than dollars - I went back and paid cash - it was a deserving compliment as we were in Sydney on our 40th wedding anniversary
Thank you again

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MP
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great thanks - loved it - will be back .........::

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GS
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The night sky , ambience , food were just great ! What made our night spectacular , was the wonderful staff !!! Waiters from France , South America , Italy ... magnificent night ! 11/10 🌸🌈

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RG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

There is no doubt that Doyle’s is an iconic place to have a meal at with special friends when in Sydney. The location is perfect. The service is first class. The food is amazing. It is costly but so worth it for that special occasion.

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MH
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, location and very helpful staff. Attention to detail.

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R
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great location, looking out over the bay. Fresh, tasty food and good service.

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MY
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice experience overall, service was great, food was amazing. Definitely recommend

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r
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

A pleasant lunch Portions a bit large Great view of harbour Great for tourists

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SR
Warwickshire
4 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our favourite restaurant in the world. As usual just fantastic!

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R
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

lovely location for a special occasion. Alex the waiter was so nice and professional

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LW
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The day was great but the parking was a nightmare. Coming and going by public transport spoils the day. Sure the ferries would be nice but the time it takes puts a dampener on the whole process.

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FB
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

NEVER AGAIN! 8 0'clock booking and at least two main dishes listed on the menu were unavailable. Staff were desultory and if we weren't being badgered to order then we were neglected. My partner's flathead dish tasted as if it came straight from the supermarket freezer. We were told the restaurant would shut at 9 and staff went out of their way to ensure we'd finished by then. I'd had past experience with Doyle's but thought to give it another go, given its reputation. The latter, as far as I am concerned, is in shreds. To top it all off, I was asked if I'd like to leave a tip when paying the bill. Doyle's, to me, is now little more than a stop off point for the hordes of tourists who descend on it for lunch. The casual diner comes a poor second. Overpriced, underwhelming.

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C
Malaysia
3 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Amazingly situated by the beach by Watson Bay, overlooking the CBD in the background, this family-owned restaurant boast a long history that dates back to the 20th century. Service was wonderful, pleasant energy amount the staff and of course, the delicious food served. They were simply fresh and tasted great.

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EJ
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

I always love the atmosphere and of course the amazing view each time I visit Doyles.
The service is always great and it is so easy to book on line.
Our group chose the whiting which was delicious but found the chips very ordinary.
Dessert was delicious and we enjoyed a great bottle of bubbly.
We enjoyed ourselves and will return of course.

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c
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Not our first time and won't be our last, once again great food, great atmosphere and fantastic views!

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JH
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food, recognised our anniversary with a nice table, perfect location

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CM
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

If you are heading to Sydney or live there you MUST go to Doyles, I have never been to such a romantic and enchanting restaurant, the views are to die for, even at night. The staff are wonderful, and the food was divine. 10/10.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful seating. Great food and service

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PO
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

My wife and I were disappointed with the seafood hot and cold platter. The amount of food was far less than what we expected for payinf nearly $200. I don't think we will be buying that again.

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AM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never disappointed with Doyle’s. The view, the food, the service are all great. A sunny Autumn day is probably the best it gets just like we had. The Hot & Cold Seafood Platter is our choice and a great bottle of champagne. Kids loved it too.

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J
London
22 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The most brilliant place in the world to have a fish lunch. Sunshine, Sydney Harbour waves lapping at your feet, Sydney skyline, etc etc. Oh, and the food was brilliant too!!!

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DS
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We went to Doyles on the Beach for a special occasion - a birthday lunch - so it was a treat. We do highly recommend it as we found the service good, food amazing and the location something you cannot beat. The prices are high, so it is not something we can do often though.

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YI
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always the food at Doyle's was excellent - a highlight when we visit Sydney. The seafood platters are excellent. Our young waitress on Easter Saturday was so attentive - first class. The stunning view is always a bonus. Definitely recommend a visit here.

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LM
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Food and location excellent as usual. Wait staff worked hard but were over-stretched so drink/order service was very slow on this occasion

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A Good Friday family lunch in a spectacular seaside setting. Magnificent lunch with a gorgeous ambiance, great service from extremely helpful and happy staff. Made our Easter very memorable, thank you

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DW
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Hi my main complaint of the day was that I had to ask 3 times for a glass of wine through 2 different waiters. I ordered it when my mains came out and it took another 10 minutes to arrive.

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MB
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Watsons Bay Doyle. The food was generally without distinction and was not what it was 20 years ago+ when Doyles was in its heyday. A big serve of tasteless chips did little to compliment the John Dory fillets which we overcooked and heavy perhaps over-saturated with butter. Potatoes under barramundi were tasteless. The price of food warranted a much higher standard. Doyles is living on its reputation - which is no longer deserved. Also, we had questions about the transport back to Sydney CBD and the ferry - and the staff were useless in helping us navigate our way back.

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CB
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I visited here in 2018 whilst on holiday 2ith my Mum and enjoyed it so much that I reserved a table for my 40th birthday lunch when bringing my Partner to Australia for the first time. He thoroughly enjoyed it as did I and the food was amazing. A definite must when in Sydney.

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LR
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Always love this restaurant. Best view in Sydney. The service was not up to scratch. Not sure if it was because it was lunch time. Have only been for dinner and service is great. We ordered John Dory fillets and was told 5 mins later they had none. How does a seafood restaurant at 12.30pm run out of fish???

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TS
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great view, great service. Expensive but worth it for a special occasion.

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