Sydney Cove Oyster Bar - Broome

4.4
41 reviews
$41 to $100
Seafood
After 33 years trading on East Circular Quay the Sydney Cove Oyster Bar has taken up residence in The Zoo Keepers Store near the famous Cable Beach in Broome WA.

Incredibly when we closed in Sydney and floated the idea of moving to Broome the highly skilled and passionate kitchen and floor team decided to come along too.

Sydney Cove Oyster Bar has been serving Australia's finest seafood since 1988 and is an absolute must visit for locals and tourists alike in Broome.

The menu has many favourites from its Sydney days, including pan-seared barramundi, steamed mussels, our famous fish tacos and of course shucked to order Sydney Rock Oysters. The restaurant is also open for breakfast serving a modern Australian breakfast that blurs the line to a beautiful brunch.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 41 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
3.9
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely outstanding service, high quality food and exceptionally friendly and attentive staff. We were very impressed with the surprise birthday candle and lovely card that came along with dessert for my partners 40th. We have already booked to return in the very near future. Definitely and highly recommend.

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Responded on 3 June 2021

Thank you for the lovely review which i have already passed on to the team and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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DaleV
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We loved it. Well worth the wait. Will be back. Excellent addition to Broome.

Sydney Cove Oyster Bar - Broome
Responded on 26 May 2021

Thank you DaleV, it's nice to hear we are hitting the mark with our food and service in our new home Broome

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SarahH
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Have eaten here twice now since you opened.
The first time was amazing! We all shared starters and everything was sensational. Expensive but worth it.

The second time, my partner and myself came for our anniversary dinner. It was lovely, really nice atmosphere and service was fab.
This time we decided to just get mains.
He had the steak - wasent too bad. But had to spend more money for sides.
I had the king prawn linguine- tasted amazing but wasent enough of it.

When I saw it come out the last time I came, it was quite a large serving.
It may depend on the chef ? But wasent overly happy with the tiny plate that I got - considering it’s quite pricy.

Overall, the restaurant is amazing!
But if the prices are that high, maybe look at your portion sizes / value for money

Sydney Cove Oyster Bar - Broome
Responded on 26 May 2021

Thank you SarahH on all the feedback. Pasta portion size has been addressed with the chef. Pricing is tricky as we are trying to deliver great service and quality food in a town where things like staff accommodation is prohibitively expensive not to mention freight. that said i appreciate your comments. Kind regards team Oyster Bar

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WendyM
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food... very fresh!!! Great presentation!!! On the ball, friendly front of house staff!! Value for money!! Very easy to book on line!!

Sydney Cove Oyster Bar - Broome
Responded on 26 May 2021

Thank you Wendy, so lovely to read your comments and I'll be sure to share with the team

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Ruth
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

A sydney icon in Broome. Excellent. Loved the whole snapper in saffron butter.
Could have more wines from WA.

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Responded on 26 May 2021

Thank you Ruth, point noted about the WA wines. Thanks for the support on social and of course for dining with us. Kind regards Team Oyster Bar

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RonnieVee
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Nice but the main pastas we ordered were more like mini entree size

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Responded on 26 May 2021

Thank you RonnieVee i have just addressed this with the chef and im sure you will see an improvement in future, thank you for the feedback

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CatherineH
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was great but did not realise that the mains didn't come with salad or vegetables. I ordered the Barramundi & that was all that was on the plate other than some beetroot jus.

Sydney Cove Oyster Bar - Broome
Responded on 26 May 2021

Hello Catherine, I understand your comment in regards to the barramundi. I will bring you comments up with the front of house wait team so they advise people when they order. Thanks for the feedback team Oyster Bar

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DeanneM
5 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Tables fairly crammed in people had to keep bumping into us to get to toilet and as we were the last sitting of the night staff started to load and stack chairs from outside around us whilst we were still finishing our meal ...that’s not fine dining !!!! Food was average. White wine needed to be much colder

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Responded on 26 May 2021

Hello DeanneM, Thank you for your feedback. I will chat with staff about packing up around diners towards the end of shifts especially around the back door way area. Im disappointed you thought the food was average and i will certainly look into why your wine wasn't cold enough as it should of been. On the comment of "fine dining", that we are definitely NOT and have never pitched ourselves as that, we are more premium casual.

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GraemeD
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I learnt about the relocation of the Sydney Oyster Bar by the website and ironically, i was in Broome not long after they started there.
The venue is a nice venue (not quite the same as Sydney Harbour) but the service and food was a standout.
I cannot say enough about the squid in (I think) black flour which made it come out black but so so tender and very tasty.
Loved it all.

Sydney Cove Oyster Bar - Broome
Responded on 26 May 2021

Hello GraemeD, thank you for the lovely positive message. Agreed the view is not as nice as Sydney but that said we love the boabs and watching the camels walk past. Hopefully we will see you again soon.

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JuliaM
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

AMAZING food and service! Iv re booked for another two nights for the time they are in Broome. Big shout out to Ciro for being such a fabulous waiter!!

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Responded on 26 May 2021

Hello JuliaM, that message has definitely put a smile on the teams face this morning. I have shared with the group and we all agree Ciro is an absolute star.

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JulieR
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had three course, all relatively small servings but felt belly satisfied, food was glorious, service was fantastic.

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Responded on 26 May 2021

Hi JulieR, thank you very much for the positive feedback. I will share with the team and we look forward to seeing you again soon

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Kath
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

The wait staff were very friendly and helpful. The service was great.

Mozzies were horrendous :-(

Unfortunately my salt and pepper squid (although delicious when I first started) had a long hair knotted around a couple of pieces of squid!

The wait staff acted immediately and offered a replacement (which I declined) and enquired if I would like to speak with the manager (also declined).

We were not disappointed with the Oysters Kilpatrick :-)

Sydney Cove Oyster Bar - Broome
Responded on 26 May 2021

Oh dear I'm sorry about the hair but I'm pleased the staff reacted appropriately. As for the mozzies we do what we can with citronella candles and provide spay. Thanks for the feedback kind regards team Oyster Bar

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KalebF
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience1

We were rushed out, only had 6 oysters and a main meal each and a drink over $200 usually wouldn’t mind paying that but you don’t get value for money, booking at 6 rushed out and gone by 645

Sydney Cove Oyster Bar - Broome
Responded on 26 May 2021

Hi KalebF I'm not sure what happened with your table as even on the busiest nights we allow 1.5 hours for a table of 2 people or 2.5 hours for a table of 6. Thank you for the feedback and apologies you felt rushed.

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SkyB
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing, the only downfall we had was the mozzies but that cannot be helped by the restaurant they supplied bug spray!

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Responded on 26 May 2021

apologies on behalf of all those pesky mozzies. I have been reliably informed that management has since asked that they remove themselves from the restaurant indefinitely.

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Lovelife
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Nice spot to enjoy a meal good atmosphere and food good. Was surprised when I realised they charge 10% surcharge for a weekend meal and there was no mention of this at all, other than that I'd recommend.

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AllisonW
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

The food was quite nice and overall the experience was ok. However the service was poor and it was expensive.

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Gioenelle
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Would definitely come back for more. Absolutely amazing food.

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Brig
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner was lovely. Nice sized servings -not toon but not too small. Nice atmosphere.

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KarriD
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Oyster shots especially the original and spanner crab pasta

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Royston
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Great service and tasty food . A little expensive plus you need to order sides . Great wine list

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FioB
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was such a great dining experience, from the moment we arrived, we were greeted and made feel welcome, the service was prompt and friendly, the food was fresh and tasty, couldn't fault anything, a perfect place to celebrate a friends Birthday, I can't wait to go back!

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CaraT
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service and lovely food. Beautiful setting and atmosphere

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AmandaW
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely family dinning
Beautiful food
Beautiful people

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Bren
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Sydney Cove Oyster Bar in Broome is a must visit - one of the nicest meals I have had in Broome.

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CaroleR
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

My mother got entree b4 oysters. My sister never received her wine (we had to ask twice). Ordered side dish of beans, never got them. Had to ask for water twice, glasses were never refilled.

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Responded on 26 May 2021

Hello CaroleR, That sounds less than ideal. I know we ran out of green beans and I'm guessing that is why you didn't receive them, that said the waiter should have informed you. As for the sloppy service i will take this up with the team this morning. Thanks for the feedback. Kind regards Team Oyster Bar

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Kimmie
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second visit. Yummy food, some good vego options for my vego friend. Fantastic wait staff, yummy cocktails. A real treat for us broome locals.

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MadisonG
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

There was no raving reviews from me. It was pricey. I took my mum on Mothers Day and they had run out of oysters, muscles and one of the desserts.

We both ordered the prawn linguine which was nice though they were a bit different from each other, one had (significantly) more sauce than the other. It's not a major problem though when you're charging what you are, I think there should be consistency in the dishes.

The wait times and service was brilliant! It was a lovely atmosphere too :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about this dining experience was A1. Staff friendly and attentive and knew their produce. Food taste and presentation amazing. Well done team SCOB Have booked again and looking forward to SCOB dining experience n

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STAC
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

I'm not sure I would go back there maybe in 6-12 months time depending on feedback of friends over time. Taco batter not cooked properly, cone barra was so so salty couldnt get away from it however it was cooked beautifully crispy skin and the flesh juicy. Prawn toast was so hard like a brick had been overbaked or something no sure and I could not taste prawn it was overpowered by heavily toasted sesame seeds. Wouldn't recommend at this stage.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Too expensive for what you got. Food was good but serving size was small for the price you paid.

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DonnaLeigh
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Oh my goodness! Food was divine!

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KPPeach
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came for dinner Friday night and came back for lunch the next day! Can’t wait to go back!

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AmandaP
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and amazing food! Look forward to our next visit.

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MaxH
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Entrees weren't too bad I personally had the scallops and maybe just read it wrong though cold scallops really weren't what I was expecting and couldn't eat them. Main meals was crab spaghetti which was nice good heat but could tell it was store pasta and very be limited ingredients. My partner has to he steak for main and was beautiful though a little undercooked then what was asked (well done) but the flavour and sides of broccolini made up for that. Drinks were really nice even though a little expensive. Dessert was amazing!!!! Had the caramel dark chocolate slice and very bite was amazing. Staff and service were great but yeah bill added up to $220+ for two people two entrees two mains two cocktails and two other drinks and a dessert. Was a nice experience and would recommend but it will be a once in a long while type experience for us just for the price.

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JannahL
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We looked forward to the Sydney Cove Oyster Bar for several weeks in advance and it was absolutely worth the wait. The food and wine were outstanding, the service impeccable and the general atmosphere warm and lively. We will definitely attend again - next weekend actually!

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MichaelJ
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic Food. Service was impeccable. Loved the Pearlmeat carpaccio

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Beautiful setting, delightful customer service & delicious food

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KellyL
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Entrées were great! We had the lobster( the chefs special) and the calamari. Prawn pasta was delicious, the crab pasta was also nice, but lacking a bit of flavour. The staff were welcoming and despite being booked out the service was quick. Would go back again.

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Chel
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absoulutely Great.
The food was sensational...
Cant wait to re-book again.
BEST Kilapatricks in Broome Town.

OYSTER SHOTS = BOMB

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MattW
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and awesome service will not be the last time we go. Well done SCOB a great addition to Broome.

FAQs

Sydney Cove Oyster Bar - Broome offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (08) 9192 0015.

Sydney Cove Oyster Bar - Broome is rated 4.4 stars by 41 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.