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Doyles on the Beach

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1171 Reviews
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$41 to $100
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Seafood
On this, The restaurants original site, Doyles on the Beach opened Australia's first seafood restaurant in 1885. We have been family owned and operated for over 5 generations. The restaurant internationally famous and a mecca for Sydneysiders and tourists alike, offering a stunning range of fresh seafood for lunch and dinner, 7 days a week. Family Friendly, Great for date night!, indoor & outdoor dining located right next to the beach. We cater for families, business lunches, special events, weddings & special occasions. private rooms available.

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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1171 people are saying
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DavidW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, and perfect on the verandah on a nice sunny day

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Anthony
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent view from the balcony upstairs. Good food great service

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PaulC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Very ordinary meal considering the name and location. Meal sizes very small and platter was fairly ordinary. Lovely location but have had better seafood elsewhere at cheaper prices.

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JonathanR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Not the Doyle’s my wife or I remember from 2003 and 2010. The food was average and not what we expected for the price and from such an iconic venue.

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NeilD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my wife’s Birthday, so a very special occasion and the staff at Doyle’s made us feel very special, we had a very nice table with a view, the food was great and the fish pie was outstanding, best I have ever had, can’t wait to return, well done to the Management and staff, thank you.

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ZoeP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was lovely, it was just a shame that it was so windy, we were sat out the front.

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philiph
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

a special place to have lunch beside the harbour--just great!!!

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Wiseowl8
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Went here for a 50th Birthday for myself and my family. I asked for a window table and got one outside next to the water - it was nice. Food was ok a glass of sparkling was $18 and no sprakling wines on their house list and there was 10% surcharge for weekends which was an extra $34 in our case. Whilst I declined to order a whole cake for a small party of 5 -as 3 of which don't eat cake, would have thought it would have been nice for restaurant to add some special touch to a milestone birthday booking. View amazing from a table next to the water , food ok , everything else flat.

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MsJRo
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Awesome venue good and company was great a little over priced but it was expected for seafood

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BenS
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sydney’s best seafood restaurant always delivers. Great people, excellent food. Get on a ferry, and spend a sunset on the boardwalk. You won’t regret it.

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DavidL
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Fish dry and over battered. Not what I remember about Doyles. 2 salads brought neither with serving spoons.
Disappointed.

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RobynD
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food great location friendly but stretched staff

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LuxTraveller1
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful location, lovely food , generous servings. Great service Perfect on a summers day

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DeniseS
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We were seated in a lovely table with great views. Very windy from under the door. Waiter brought a glass of wine instead of a bottle and also brought 2 pcs garlic bread for 3 instead of 4. Asked if we wanted change when we paid cash. 😧. Food was great, service, slightly I need of training.

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DavidG
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite seafood restaurants in the world. Always fresh. Always well prepared. Friendly service. Relaxed atmosphere.

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GeorgeS
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Doyles probably has the worst hot chips in Sydney. I really dont understand how the chips can be so bad when the restaurant is considered one of the best in Sydney.

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Laurentino
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service and fantastic wine selection. I booked a table for two to celebrate our anniversary. Doyle’s exceeded our expectations by placing us outside on the balcony, overlooking the sunset, so we could enjoy our scallops and Pinot Gris. Thank you Doyle’s for making our day so special.

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NicoleH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful View and lovely ambience at 6.30pm until about 7.30pm and then a large family with 5 children arrived and were allowed to take over the dining room with screaming children. Steak meal arrived with half a plate of chips (too many) - steak was ok but a bit chewy and fatty.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants

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KieranR
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience5

On Sat 3 October, we attended the restaurant to celebrate a significant birthday. On booking, we were informed there was a time limit of 1 1/2 hours. We wrongly assumed the service would be punchy and professional. We sat down in anticipation. It took about 15 minutes for our order to be taken and another 15 minutes for the entree to arrive.

After we were obviously finished the entree, it took another 10-15 minutes for the table to be cleared. Take note that it was not busy. Another 10 minutes before the main meal arrived. After that was cleared, the waitress asked if we wanted desert. We explained to her that we only had five minutes left as we had to vacate. She went away and came back to tell us that suddenly, we had another 15 minutes.

We expected a small cake to arrive for the birthday celebration but given the time constraint in spite of the sudden increase of time, we declined, paid the bill and left. We went for a walk and came back past the restaurant an hour later. We noticed the table was still vacant. We don't know why we were hurried through as it made no sense.

They missed out on coffees, desert and other things because they hurried through without any thought for us as guests.

The prices were very expensive, balanced against the lack of quality service.

Given our negative experience including the hurried push and lack of service, we could not recommend the restaurant to anyone. We certainly would not return. The day was ruined for us.

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EddieS
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Probably one off the worst Seafood platters ever bought. For such an iconic place and restaurant extremely poor quality of food.

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Blueblood1974
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Is our regular lunch pad for special occasions. The seafood platter is over priced though for the size and fried food you get in comparison to the fresh.

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MahiT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Over priced but the view was amazing.
Right price would attract more.

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KirkS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I could not understand our waiter and he did not understand me. You need more fluent English speaking staff.

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DianneH
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful lunch to celebrate a special birthday. Great table for two right by the harbour.

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LynnS
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food is too salty overall..........................

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MargaretM
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful seafood at a reasonable price. Outstanding outlook. We will return

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ChristopherL
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic staff, beautiful view. Had a wonderful time.

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TonyC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The weather on the day wasn't great but the food and the service were excellent.

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NanaA
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not as good as the last time we went a few years ago

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DanielO
London
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Location Location
I hadn’t been to Doyles on the beach in a long time and only went because of a voucher I had.
The food was well below average and VERY pricey even by Sydney standards
The garlic prawns were not fresh
The fish pie was just slop with a pasty covering.
A $52 steak - that could be ordered in any pub for $15.
I will be back but only for their takeaway @warf it’s a beautiful area to enjoy outdoor dining.

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GleniceM
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We visit Doyle’s every time we are in Sydney. It never lets us down.
Excellent Seafood platter, I would highly recommend.
Lovely attentive staff, wonderful view.
Beautiful night out, thank you Doyle’s 😍

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BruceC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding dining experience. Never had a bad meal.

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RondaM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Seafood was fresh and cooked to perfection. A great compliment to the view across the harbour to the city.

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BelindaF
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food and location. Can not fault anything.

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Amanda
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Had the seafood platter and was not disappointed, it was cooked to perfection! An absolutely beautiful venue with views across the sea to the city . Also great to see a restaurant abiding by covid distancing 👏👏

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WernerS
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

I love this place. Great venue. Especially now with less people - it felt like home. The service was good, but the waitress made a little too much chit chat - I like to eat quietly or talking amongst friends. That said, she was nice and I'm probably too passionate about food. As far as a nice place to eat seafood in Sydney goes, this is my favourite.

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MelM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Food was nice. Venue is dated and not very nice ambiance, no music and lacking personality. The staff weren't very enthusiastic either.

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MattP
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood platter for 2 was great.
The amount was plenty for 2 & the quality was amazing.
Loved it

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Rita
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A fantastic spot for long Sunday lunch, we sat outdoors and it was perfect

FAQs

Doyles on the Beach is rated 4.4 stars by 1171 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.