In-house News

The Rat Pack that are on the way to Broome.

Opening day 1 May 2021

Reservations now open


Broome here we come 


 We are very proud of what we have achieved and continue to achieve at The Sydney Cove Oyster Bar – a restaurant of world class, an unique icon of Sydney, loved by locals, interstate and international travellers.

 We were nominated finalists in three (3) categories at the Restaurant and Catering Hostplus Awards announced last night, the only restaurant to achieve so many nominations. These awards are the most dependable and authoritative guide to Australia’s best restaurants.

 The Sydney Cove Oyster Bar was Sydney Finalist in the Peoples’ Choice restaurant. This category totals all votes for particular restaurants and the one with the most votes wins.

 And guess what – The Sydney Cove Oyster Bar WON!!! It means the world to us that you folk out there think so highly of us that you nominated us. The quality of your dining experience with us is at the forefront of what we have always wanted to achieve. Thank you for your nominations.

 We were a finalist in the Informal Seafood restaurant of the year for NSW. Anonymous trained judges were appointed. They applied the Association and Catering Evaluation System (RACES). By the use of multiple surveys, the criteria for this category were developed and looked at reservations, décor, atmosphere, food, beverage, service, staff and overall dining experience. Just as importantly, the judges were independent of the R&C and were trained in the application of RACES.

 Our  third nomination went to Krzysztof Swiecinski in the category of Chef of the Year NSW. Anyone who has seen the cramped conditions in which Kris works will marvel at how he creates such astonishing food.

 A great night for us and vindication for persisting with our premier product, oysters.

08 December 2020

So once again, thank you for your on-going support. We are so very proud and honoured by the support you gave us.award winners


 A Striking Innovation at Sydney Cove Oyster Bar : Oyster Masterclass! 

The first oyster masterclass was successfully ran by hosting 16 food & travel influencers at Sydney Cove Oyster Bar. 12 different types of Australian oysters were served with perfectly matching hand-picked Semillon, Riesling and Sake by our wine sommelier Barnaby Fallows. It was a totally unique event which has never been tried in any similar venue before that we know of. 7 creamy, sweet, mineral tasting Sydney rock oysters followed by 4 salty, vegetal, crisp Pacific oysters and the final one was the native Australian mud flat oyster, the Angasi with a full rich flavour. We’re glad to see that everybody loved the taste of the oysters and learning how taste can vary from one region to another. We would like to thank Tim Dumbrell, Tom Rupnik and our head-chef Kris Swiecinski, general manager Laura Sanna and marketing manager Derya Uzum for running the event smoothly and being amazing hosts and also a big thanks to all guests for accepting our invitation and joining in on our first oyster masterclass. Stay tuned for the next masterclass!

10 November 2019


Photo : Simon Leong 




We are proud to announce our achievement of being awarded 2 Glass (Excellent) Rating from Australia's Wine List of the Year Awards 2019!

Judges Review:

“We expect an iconic spot such as Sydney Cove's Circular Quay to have an outstanding bar: few would be disappointed with the list at this oyster bar / seafood restaurant. The focus is on bubbly, vibrant whites and lightly-framed delicious reds. There's an eclectic range of internationals with Aussies well-represented both by established superstars and promising newcomers. As long as the sun is shining, it's a fun place to be.”




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The Sydney Cove Oyster Bar is now located in Broome WA

Our exciting new location is at Zookeepers Store near the famous Cable Beach in WA. It took us just on one month to relocate the 4000kms and we are very much loving life in this picturesque town on Roebuck Bay. Interestingly we brought not just our equipment from Sydney but also our management, kitchen and floor team as well. Now our doors are open and we are trying to bring the premium casual dining to Broome that we were well known for in Sydney. Lastly, if you drop in please say hi to some of the local young talent we have recruited both in the kitchen and on the floor as we set about training the next generation of hospitality stars. 

Please check out or WA inspired menu and wine list from the menu tab above.

Trading Hours

Monday & Tuesday CLOSED

Wednesday & Thursday Dinner 5-10pm 

Friday to Sunday Lunch & Dinner 11am-10pm