Doyle's Restaurant, Sydney

4.5 out of 5 stars 23 Reviews

  • Take Away - order, pay and collect
    Take Away - order, pay and collect
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  • alfresco seating section
    alfresco seating section
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    Doyle's Restaurant: A deserved reputation

    by pugwashman Updated Nov 29, 2004

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    We had been told this was the where we could get the best Fish & Chips in the world, so we thought we'd treat ourselves after climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Although it cost more than your average Fish n Chips, it was well worth every penny. It tasted so fresh, and the setting itself is exquisite as you look across to the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. Excellent service and excellent food.

    Favorite Dish: We had Fish & Chips, which were excellent, but the dishes being served up on everyone elses tables looked scrumptious too.

    Doyles restaurant & Circular Quay

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    Doyle's On The Beach: When in Sydney - A Must to Visit at Least Once

    by SmilingTraveller Updated Oct 16, 2004

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    This is the site where Doyle's opened their first seafood restaurant in 1885. Ever since, it has been family owned and operated for over 5 generations.

    With both indoor and outdoor dining, located right on the foreshore of Watsons Bay with the waves lapping the shore as you overlook Sydney Harbour, it is a true experience to dine there for either lunch or dinner.

    Doyle's is fully licensed and offers a great range of fresh seafood and is open 7 days a week. Parking is available.

    Entrees average around A$17.00, with Mains averaging A$35.00 and Dessert A$8.80.

    Favorite Dish: I always enjoy the fresh seafood, especially the Sydney Rock Oysters and King Prawns. The simple things in life are often the best.

    Doyle's On The Beach

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    Doyle's Restaurant: Seafood

    by CandS Written Apr 18, 2004

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    We went to Doyles - Sydney's most famous seafood restaurant - hoping to eat in the pub section (which is cheaper)...instead we ate at the restaurant because the pub was full. It was a good experience but probably something we wouldn't do again...

    Favorite Dish: Well, I had Fish & Chips...and for $30 I expected a lot better... ;)

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    Doyle's restaurant.: Doyle's restaurant.

    by b1bob Updated Aug 6, 2003

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    We were off to Doyle's at Watson's Bay (a world-famous Sydney seafood restaurant, which even appeared on a Visa commercial, and one I highly recommend you splurge for when you visit Sydney). We went there round about 7.00 by courtesy van to return by taxi. I took the lobster Mornay with baked potato and salad. Some people took a seafood soup with everything including squid (not bad, but also not outstanding). They all laughed at me when I ate an olive without minding the pit. From our table, you could see the whole of the Sydney Harbour and the city lit up at night. The cuisine de Doyle's was right good, but I still prefer the seafood at The Fisherman's Wharf in Wanchese, (Roanoke Island) North Carolina. (Unlike the aforesaid lady from Omaha, I tried the seafood at Doyle's before saying it was better in Wanchese.)

    Favorite Dish: Lobster mornay which is lobster covered by some sort of cream sauce with leeks. That is some kind of good, friends and neighbours. The food was good (though not the best I've had), the service was above average, and the view of Sydney at night was priceless. If I had a better camera, I would have snapped that too.

    Doyle's by night menu: 5 July 1991

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    DOYLE'S: best seafood in town!

    by andreja20 Updated Sep 13, 2002

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    Fish and Chips at Doyles is a must do in Sydney. You can either catch a ferry to Watson's Bay from Circular Quay or catch a bus in Bondi Junction going through Bondi, Dover Heights, where I'd stayed for 9 weeks :-), and finally arriving in Watson's Bay.
    All of the cafes and restaurants here are owned by the same family and the seafood arrives daily. They have been making the same recipe for years.

    Favorite Dish: There are 4 dining options when you arrive. For a cheap, but no less superb meal, eat at the fish and chips take-away stand right at the wharf.

    Other options include fresh crab, fresh lobster, freshly shucked oysters and seafood salad which is delicious..yammie!!!

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    First of all i will say that...

    by aussie_latin Written Sep 8, 2002

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    First of all i will say that all the restaurants here have great view and they were listed the best in Sydney, i have been there unless mentioned but as i said the tourist office recommends them! They are pricy too if you are after some serious seafood but its worth it!

    -Doyles Hotel And Restaurants Watsons Bay
    -Aqua Dining - Ok my sister has seen Mel Gibson here and she reckons its pretty good!
    -Manta Ray
    -Bel Mondo Anti Bar - Ive heard that this restaurant has casual dining!

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  • Doyles Seafood restaurant....

    by Shervin Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Doyles Seafood restaurant. Possibly the cheapest & freshest seafood in the world.
    Simply the atmosphere at dusk. Especially on those hot summer nights overlooking the water in the harbor

    Favorite Dish: I usually order a bottle of Australian chardonnay & a seafood platter for two. Entree is either garlic prawns or baby octopus.

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    Another excellent seafood...

    by seagoingJLW Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Another excellent seafood restaurant is Doyle's. Located on Circular Quay west, it has very impressive views of the harbour, including the Opera House, as well as excellent food.

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