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Doyles on the Beach - Doyles on the Beach, Watsons Bay, AU-NSW

Doyles on the Beach

4.4
4.4
1909 Reviews
$41 to $100
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.

Visit our newly opened open-air Garden Bar (open daily 11.30am - late) , try one of our refreshing cocktails, a draught beer or a glass of wine before dining in the restaurant or why not order from the garden bar menu. (reservations excepted for both the restaurant & garden bar)

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 20 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, Australian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–8:30 pm Sat, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Lunch Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (02) 9337 2007

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Doyles on the Beach is Perfect for any special occasion! We are family owned since 1885 and famous for serving the freshest of available seafood right on Sydney Harbour.

  • Private party contact

    Lisa: (02) 9337 2007

  • Neighborhood

    Watsons Bay

  • Cross street

    Military Road

  • Parking details

    Our car park is located at the rear of the restaurant (car park address 3 Cliff St, Watsons Bay) street parking is also available nearby. ‎

  • Public transit

    Sydney Ferries, Sydney Buses, Taxi's and Water Taxi's

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,909 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Great for Lunch

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Special Occasion

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Most Booked

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  1. DC

    DianaC

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our table of three had the Winter Special comprising Chowder, Fish&Chips, Glass each of house white wine. We followed this with Creme Brulee. Both table service and food were excellent.
  2. K

    Karen

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the hot and cold seafood platter and served 3 easily , very tasty excellent quality seafood
  3. DT

    DaleT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to dine out. Fabulous food and service in a great atmosphere.
  4. K

    Kath

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a lovely meal at Doyles On The Beach. We enjoyed the oysters Kirkpatrick although the oysters were quite small. The whole baked snapper with Thai salad and the Fish pie were both delicious and the chocolate Crème brûlée was to die for. The service was very friendly. The wine selection was good. A little pricey, but it was a special occasion for us, so worth the expense. My only disappointment was when the waiter cleared my husband’s plates when I was still eating my meal! A waiters faux pax as far as I’m concerned. A little training in exemplary service for one of Sydney’s most iconic restaurants, wouldn’t go astray.
  5. J

    John

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We found the service extremely attentive, polite and efficient. The food was very good, the fish was fresh and well cooked. Fries were not as crisp as they might have been but not too bad. Salad was great but the dessert was a bit pedestrian
  6. LG

    LubeGoat

    Sydney

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    I have been to Doyles many times over a long period and it is fair to say that the quality of food has deteriorated in recent times. My wife had couscous with her Barramundi and it was clumpy and the broth was insipid. I had Barramundi and chips and while the fish was nice enough it really only ranked as fish 'n chips in the sense of a corner shop. My daughter had a pasta dish which was poorly cooked and had very little substance. The dessert was stale. Overall the meal was particularly poor value as we spent north of $350.00.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Chowder was wholesome and full of goodies. The paella was more like a hardy seafood stew. Soo much we took the rest home and had for lunch the next day. Enjoyable night.
  8. KW

    KatW

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and even better service. Thank you for our lovely meal. Highly recommend to all.
  9. RE

    RichardE

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So great to visit again after many years; service was the best we’ve had anywhere in years, food, wine and atmosphere was perfect Testament to why they are still going after many years
  10. NA

    NATALIER

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another beautiful dining experience at Doyles, never fails to deliver, wonderful food, atmosphere, staff are friendly and helpful - 10/10
  11. FF

    FranF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal and ambience at Doyles was wonderful. We had a great night.
  12. CT

    ChadT

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really nice lunch experience, so close to the city but feels more like a quiet coastal town. Right on the water in the beautiful winter sun, food was delicious and fresh and staff were really friendly and helpful. We’ll definitely be back 🤤
  13. KB

    KenB

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    For their specialty fish and chips. The chips were terribly overcooked. Servers were more interested in setting up tables than clearing away finished plates leaving the customers to protect the unfinished food from the seagulls. Lucky the view is always spectacular.
  14. SW

    SimonW

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food as usual. Coffin Bay oysters were fantastic. overall a lovely lunch overlooking Watsons Bay.
  15. JE

    JulieE

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My memories of Doyles began at Rose Bay many decades ago, and still today the food and service never disappoints. Best whiting filets ever!
  16. JP

    JeffP

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great spot , staff very friendly, food was excellent however I would have liked the oysters mornay or kilpatrick but they would not change them , also found drinks overpriced, overall would return and recommend.
  17. k

    keanedevil

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Ambience was nice. Food was awesome. However, price was on the high side.
  18. GS

    GlennS

    Sunshine Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous and a great evening. to be recommended for dinner
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Doyle’s. delicious fresh seafood, bright friendly staff. Highly recommended and yes we will be back again, next time we are up from Melbourne
  20. FC

    FayeC

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mouth watering, beautifully presented, outstanding service. Thank you. Highlight of our weekend break.
  21. BD

    BruceD

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very efficient and our waitress,Laura was the best.
  22. FA

    FoodieA

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service with amazing views to match
  23. c

    claire

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    Unfortunately we had travelled a long way to come to this famous restaurant. The view was fabulous , however the food and service was poor. Plastic trestle tables and cheap wine glasses , all let the fine dining experience down. We had the seafood platter, which at $179 for two , was poor in quality. There were plenty of deep fried food on the platter, it was just tasteless and boring. The manager was responsive to our critics snd made concession to our bill. Would not recommend, unfortunately. I believe people are happy to pay an increased fee due to the pandemic and floods etc, however a price increase needs to be justified by the quality of food and service. Our waitress although friendly, brought the wine but no glasses for 20 mins, she was unsure what condiments were on the platter and no one asked if we were enjoying our meal etc.
  24. PB

    PennyB

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful lunch introducing my teenage daughter to Doyle’s, celebrating the end of summer exams. It’s been 25 years since I was last there and it’s just as fantastic and special now as it was then. The service, the table, the setting and especially the food and wine is worth the price.
  25. DP

    DawnP

    Sydney

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a perfect lunch for our family get together!
  26. JB

    JimB

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We went on on winter’s night with the wind at 30km so not many diners. The lighting could be more subdued but otherwise all was fine.
  27. JC

    JonathanC

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Winters evening. Great service ……………………………………………..
  28. KP

    KirkP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely location and food. We never got to the mains and just sampled each entree and share plate. Delightful
  29. BG

    BrentG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Overpriced. You’re paying for the location. Staff were lovely and location is great.
  30. KL

    KathL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our whole experience at Doyle’s was fabulous. We had prebooked and had a table out the front almost on the sand. The staff were attentive, courteous and cheerful. The food perfect in presentation and taste and was delivered at the pace we wanted. We were there 31/2 hours and left very satisfied. The ferry ride to and from circular quay is an added bonus. Highly recommended!
  31. MD

    MaryoD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice food . Very good service. We love going there.
  32. JH

    JacintaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic service and food Great views and great ambiance Would recommend this restaurant to all and sundry for service and value for your money
  33. RS

    RobinS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    I was extremely disappointed with my experience on Thursday. I was not in a position to mention this at the time as I had guests from South Australia with me. I have not been to Doyle’s for many years and felt the quality of the food has dropped considerably. The batter on my barramundi was dry - the chips which took up most of my plate were nothing to write home about. The sticky date pudding was good along with the gelato. I felt the cost was quite outrageous for what we had and my experience was sad in that Doyle’s was not like it was.
  34. A

    Aidan

    Adelaide

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We first ate at Doyle’s at the Beach on Watsons Bay in 1982, and most recently last night. It has not lost its charm, food quality and service excellence. I’d highly recommend
  35. N

    Nikki

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    With warmth provided by the heaters it was the perfect venue on a overcast and cool day. Cocktails and excellent food all enjoyed while looking out over Watsons Bay.
  36. JD

    JosephD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Having moved to Blue Mountains many years ago, this was our first visit to Doyles in 20 years. Back then it was an icon of seafood dining . It is now more of a tourist destination for ferry passengers, many of whom buy take away fish and chips from the kiosk on the wharf. We booked, and had a downstairs table for 4 with great harbour views. The restaurant was busy and service was attentive and good. The food was generally good (not excellent). We were not impressed with the over cooked Tasmanian Scallops hidden in a sauce and with so many restaurants now serving well cooked seafood, it was disappointingly over priced. Our group did enjoy our hot and cold platter lunch, but would think twice before making another hour long trip to Watsons Bay.
  37. CF

    ColinF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food, Seated very quickly and in the area we asked for. The server was very polite and knowledgeable about the menu. Just a really enjoyable experience.
  38. NN

    NoNameProvided

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I have to be honest: I was truly disappointed with my first-ever Doyles dinning experience. Food was nothing special, but was expensive for what it was (>$50 for essentially a plate of Fish&Chips/Salad) Sure the location and ambiance etc. was nice, but just not worth the price premium over Fish&Chips you can get for half the price elsewhere (which are equal in terms of quality/taste etc.) - I think you're paying OTT for the Doyles 'hype' and to me, it just was not worth it - in m y view the cost and food were not consistent with the 'legend'. I am sorry to say that I will not be rushing back in a hurry.
  39. L

    Leads

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for lunch. Definitely try the seafood platter/tower! Sydney icon!!
  40. N

    Nick

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great fresh seafood right next to the sea shore with very welcoming service. A great place for lunch.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer 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

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Doyles on the Beach is rated 4.4 stars by 1909 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 20 times today
Google Map for Doyles on the Beach

11 Marine Parade, Watsons Bay, AU-NSW 2030

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Military Road

  • Neighborhood

    Watsons Bay

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–8:30 pm Sat, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Lunch Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, Australian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Our car park is located at the rear of the restaurant (car park address 3 Cliff St, Watsons Bay) street parking is also available nearby. ‎

  • Public transit

    Sydney Ferries, Sydney Buses, Taxi's and Water Taxi's

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (02) 9337 2007

  • Private party facilities

    Doyles on the Beach is Perfect for any special occasion! We are family owned since 1885 and famous for serving the freshest of available seafood right on Sydney Harbour.

  • Private party contact

    Lisa: (02) 9337 2007

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