Doyles on the Beach

4.3
1292 reviews
$41 to $100
Seafood
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1292 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.3
Service
4.4
Ambience
3.8
Value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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STEPHENH
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food service and view
Had a very nice day out and would definitely go again

TK
TonyK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

The reputation of DOYLES far exceeded the quality of the food. Very, very disappointing. If that is how DOYLES want to operate, then that is fine, but the prices should be cut in half.

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Eddy
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

very disappointing experience, had to wait over half an hour for food to arrive, and when it did was sub par, chips were awful, barramundi portion was small, very inflated prices for bad quality food. Had better seafood at the local fish shop. Not worth it at all.

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BillyD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were luck enough to get a sensational table for two to celebrate my girlfriends birthday right out the front on a gorgeous sunday lunch time and everything was perfect will we return to Doyles Watsons Bay in the near future thanks again Billy Duff.

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JamesE
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

View is wonderful! Excellent food! Very nice time thanks, although two of the party of four had a wall view with a toilet sign pointing to the right, sooooooooo maybe do something a bit more creative with that? Otherwise very nice.

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HowardD
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We celebrated our wedding anniversary at Doyle’s with a beautiful seafood platter and magnificent view. Service was very good and a very relaxed atmosphere.

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StephenW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great lunch. Food was good lady waitress was really good. The male was a bit pushy.

JW
JaneW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food complimented by great views and wonderful service

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CorinaP
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Doyle’s on the beach has a very relaxing ambience .
The beach , the water, the boats, the Harbourview - and a perfect summers night . -not to mention fresh seafood and quality dishes .
Loved it and will return !

SH
SuzanneH
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have the oyster plate! It is outstanding. I didn't know you could have a Virgin Mary Oyster Shooter. Doyles has kept the fabulous stuffed prawns on their menu for thirty years. It is still a cutting edge dish. People say to me Doyles is just a fish restaurant. I say -What a fish restaurant and it has the best view in Sydney.

JP
JasonP
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Seafood Platter was not what we expected, after been going to Doyles for the past 40 years. Very disappointed.

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Stephen
Sydney / NSW
21 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An outstanding experience as always, delicious food, excellent service, outstanding location and views.

MI
MICHAELR
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service from our very friendly and efficient table waitress First call lunch

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matt
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Good overall. The service was good and helped us to get some shade and very nice during the meal. Just pointing out that there was more fried food than expected in the hold/cold platter, too bad. Also, there was a worm on the melon.

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CraigM
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience1

It's am iconic venue and we have been many times over the years for special occasions. I am ok to pay a extra for what is really excellent fish /seafood. No a great fan of the DJ pumping out the music. Not really music to dine with? Also I think they could enforce some dress standards. I'm not a prude and I am Ok with a decent pair of shorts and a T Shirt. But when the guy on the next table has the old blue singlet on (more at home on a shearing shed) it not great.

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Stef
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We had such a lovely night with delicious food, excellent service and very nice ambience.

We had a very special and memorable evening. Thank you to all.

Hope to visit again very soon.

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VenetiaS
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience3

Previously been to the restaurant disappointed in the Hot and cold seafood platter. No lobster , no bugs more chips and battered fish that makes up platter. Very expensive for what you pay.

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Lockie
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Iconic venue great service but have had better seafood at other venues flatted and chips was average I've had much better and the chips are nothing to write home about however, that day was very very busy so I'm sure there is room for improvement

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KerryS
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The whole experience was great, from the moment we arrived on the beach until we left. The most outstanding feature was the staff who managed to find a perfect balance between attentive and intrusive.

MJ
MichelleJ
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely restaurant food was great and it has a lovely bar area with a great outlook on the beach would definitely visit again

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Marigold
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

The Fish and Chips are the best thing at Doyles and it's always lovely to sit in this idyllic location overlooking Watson's Bay. This never fails to disappoint. Doyles is synonymous with great produce. It's a shame that the cooking isn't up to the same standard. My barramundi was lacking in flavour and seasoning. The cauliflower puree tasted more of potato. And the famous plum chilli sauce really needs a make-over, otherwise just use good ol' thai sweet chilli sauce. I expected more.

RS
RobynS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

Great view, service good as always. Food disappointing.

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Stumpy
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed a birthday lunch for my wife, great Service and fantastic location and views. Just a shame the lobster has been taken off of the hot and cold platter since our last visit

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BU70
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A Sydney Icon !

Lovely relaxed feel where you can enjoy a casual dinner and your children can play on the beach.

JC
JanetteC
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We have been coming to Doyle’s for over 33years. We first went there the day after our wedding day with friends who had come up from Melbourne. It has a casual feel but you still get that fine dining experience with the amazing views and the wonderful food. As always thanks Doyle’s
Janette

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LewisD
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

Terrible food, over priced and really pushy waiters would not recommend.

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margielove
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent friendly and quick service. Seafood platter was good...
A little pricy in comparison the the range of seafood provided. Beautiful atmosphere...we sat right on the beach. Wait staff were friendly and helpful.

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Lamoomie
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always to die for, and the view cannot be beat. It is hands down my favourite place to dine in Sydney.

VB
VasiliB
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience5

Nice food. Expensive for what it is. Excellent attentive service

JS
JanetS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

I always love coming to Sydney to visit Doyles. The ambiance being right on the beach is wonderful. Even though it was sprinkling with rain it didn't dampen our day. We were well protected and had a promenade view of everything. The food was lovely, as expected. Couldn't fault anything. Thank you so much.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience4

Everything was perfect except for the food.
My goodness! How on earth could anyone allow food to be served to customers like this.
Oysters and Garlic Bread were the highlights.
John dory tasteless and served in a huge mound of greens.
Crab and prawn pasta was a mess, watery, tasteless and the meat were small mushed up scraps.
My sons $55 steak seem to be the pick.

Such a shame as we are staying at the hotel and hoped for a super yum seafood meal.
Sooooo disappointed.
For just under $400 for 2 adults a and older kids with NO wine , entrees and just 3 mains.

This was just bad form from such a trusted name in seafood.

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Connoisseur
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

Lovely location but overpriced for the quality of the food and service. We ordered the John Dory and Whiting fish and chips. The waitress while nice and attentive was not properly trained for the cost of the venue.

JA
JACKIEF
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Seafood platter looked great, prawns average, lobster average

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judy
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience5

The ambience and view is obviously what you pay for. The salads were very meagre and poor. Mainly lots of greens with very little substance.
The white bait was dry and overcooked, and the calamari was the same. Very small quantities.
The staff did present my guest for her 96th birthday, a glass with icecream freckles and a candle, which was very much appreciated.

MW
MichelleW
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We go every year at Xmas and the food is always impeccable quality as is the service. This year unfortunately, we found the the oysters were really small ( they were lucky to fill a quarter of the shell) and were not value for money.

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GaryR
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience4

Are there new owners? W e have dined here many many times. However, this time will be the last time. The meals were horrible and over priced. A customer of over 50 years is lost.

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Vanessa
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

The service was average not what you expect for this type of dining. The food was tasteless and nothing special and so over priced. We will not be dining here again. I say that to myself each time I go there but this time now I’ve written a review I will listen to myself and remind myself when I read this review. The only nice thing was the view. It was one of those dining experiences that you leave hungry and end up getting pizza afterwards. If your after a nice view go for a drink but don’t waste your time on the food. Get fish and chips from the cafe across the road and sit on the beach. It will save you a tone of $$ and no expectations of any kind of reasonable service.

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Tony
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

As a very irregular occasion, it’s a good experience - not great, but good. Staff appeared a little disorganised, but mostly attentive; food was very nice, but not great; atmosphere and location was special.

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Eatplaystay
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience5

Great ambiance, Bring the shoe string fries to the menu 🙌🙌

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great food, service was a little slow, but good when they were there. Surcharge is a rip off.

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Doyles on the Beach is rated 4.3 stars by 1292 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.