Sydney Cove Oyster Bar - Circular Quay

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$41 to $100
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Seafood
Enjoying an Excellent reputation as Sydney's best seafood restaurant, the Sydney Cove Oyster Bar is positioned right on the waters edge at Circular Quay. When it comes to dining by the water's edge, Sydney Cove Oyster Bar is unique. No other CBD restaurant can offer the combination of postcard-perfect views of the city skyline, Circular Quay and the Harbour Bridge and the seductive splash of the sea, teamed with a menu of the freshest shucked-to-order oysters, Australian seafood and local, seasonal produce.
What 787 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.6
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4.0
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Cobb
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

A beer garden on the harbour, prices reflect where you are but I love it.

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Brendan
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Oyster Bar is one of my favourite places in Sydney - fantastic iconic location, nowhere better for great food and wine. Eating a stack of oysters at this spot watching the sun move over the Quay with the bridge in the background is a must-do for whenever you visit Sydney.

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KateW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

The view is spectacular. The cocktails superb. The oysters delicious. Unfortunately, they lost our food order, it took a quick reminder to rectify and the rain was coming in.

I would definitely recommend!!

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TashnTodd
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food is always exceptional. Concierge was amazing as always and we highly recommend the dusk setting for a romantic evening.

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wayne
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A relaxed and friendly place to eat right on the water at Circular Quay. The food is excellent and while a bit on the expensive side, the service and views make it value for money. We eat here on a regular basis and have never been disappointed.

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RobertG
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Three shared great food and service in an iconic location. Looking forward to another time at next location which I hope does it justice.

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anon
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Overall the meal was very nice, however, part of our lobster was still frozen, which was quite disappointing.
The cocktails were good, and the service was amazing.

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JessicaK
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was amazing and the food was absolutely beautiful not to mention the perfect location. Highly recommend!

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Fi0508
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and beautiful views, could ask for a better leisurely lunch.

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Stevo
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love it here. Fantastic food and service.

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PeterS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A dozen freshly shucked natural oysters, six grilled prawns with capers and crispy potato chips with a glass of cold reisling - the perfect lunch. Cool 18 degrees rose to 21, with lovely sunshine and a mild breeze. A finishing skim latte with service to smile for, on the edge of Sydney Cove. What more could you wish for. Sydney at it’s best.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great spot. Excellent staff and food. Expensive. Menu limited.

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Muso
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We adore this restaurant. You can't pay enough for the harbour view which never disappoints. The menu was impeccable. We had calamari and octopus starters and the chilli seafood linguine paired with high quality wine which complimented our meal perfectly. Waiters were attentive and polite. Only thing I would say is the wine is very expensive at around 14 to 17 a glass.
Overall we love it and will hopefully continue to dine at this awesome restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved every aspect of our evening. Brilliant food and service in a beautiful setting.

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Luis
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved every moment of it! Amazing food, atmosphere and staff! Not to mention my online requests were met and went beyond my expectations!

Keep up the good work!

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AlkisK
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and such a professional great service
Worth every dollar

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PeterT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

The view and the sunset was awesome with a perfect view of the harbour bridge. It is great to watch the harbour ferries arriving and departing with the noise of their wash against the wall. The oysters were fantastic as were the Moreton Bay bugs, washed down with champagne.

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DeniseM
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food & service! Get location to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We will certainly go back again.

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Julesb
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, amazing views and brilliant service :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friend sightseeing

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Karen
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Amazing and quick service, the staff members are very friendly. The muscles were our favorite dish and highly recommend. Excellent views especially by the waters. I would come again

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SamiaH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the service at front desk, the waiter, the attention to detail in the food is just amazing, tastes are out of this world, the oysters, pasta, octopus salad was delicious.. Fabulous experience.. Have nothing to fault.

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Prices are high. Portions on the small side. Taste and quality of meals excellent. Service impeccable. Views and ambience...to die for.
A meal for 2 with 1/2 doz oysters and bottle of wine = $250-00
Its a once a year treat for us!!

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JanetteC
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We were so excited to finally get back to enjoying a dinner here again. We have been regularly coming to SCOB for many years. Even when we were Living overseas when ever we were in Sydney we made sure to have dinner while we were there. Now with them losing their lease, we were determined to get back and support this amazing Sydney gem. It of course did not let us down. Great night!

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AlanB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for a lazy lunch, good food, great service and a nice variety is available. Well worth the price.

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JennyB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always the perfect place to lunch, always fabulous with great staff & service 💜

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing fresh food, Everything was great quality
Beautiful location
Expensive, but a great spot for a nice night out - you get your money's worth 100%

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Johns
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience4

Everything was good jus minimal choices on the menu

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TrevorL
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was great, food & wine were great
We will come back

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vipEileenH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant with excellent food. Never have I had a bad meal. I would highly recommend this outdoor seafood restaurant directly on Sydney Harbour.

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RoyS
Melbourne / VIC
7 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot fo an enjoyable meal In Sydney’s Circular Quay area. Always good food pleasantly served. Nice wine list. Fresh oysters.

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SusanP
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Circular Quay quieter than normal because of the effects of the corona virus, which made the day mite pleasant. Good service, good food, prices not unreasonable and, of course, a great views.

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Riemil
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

I'd like to thank the OpenTable and SCOB for providing us with a delightful anniversary dinner. We loved the view and we were satified by the sumptous dinner. One minor incident was the late arrival of the appetizers and it was sorted out in a smooth manner. Our overall experience was very good and we'd love to dine in again soon. Cheers!

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Food4Thought
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Regrettably, while there are quite a few plus points to this restaurant, ie the fabulous view, the location, and the friendly service, the rest does not come up to scratch. The hygiene is woeful, the freshness of the seafood is questionable and the rush is not appreciated.

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KatreenaB
Sydney / NSW
15 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely lunch at Sydney Cove Oyster Bar. Top quality seafood, great service and beautiful view.

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ShadaK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Oysters and the steamed mussels were delicious! Staff were very friendly, attentive and accomodating. Would definitely recommend.

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SandraB
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food great service fantastic view
Definitely going again

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Lyndaandfamily
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant had a great ambience, great food & the Pinot Grigio was superb! Our waitress was fun & thoughtful! Had a perfect table in the shade next to the water - sublime!! 👌

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PeterB
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb location of course,very friendly staff and great service,the diversity of the menu is the attraction to create tapas style.Special of the day,scampi excellent.Of course the oysters superb.

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paulj
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great table service, food and wine all fantastic. Awesome view of the Bridge.

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