Restaurant's page | de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia Printer Friendly Version Email this Restaurant to a Friend

The Morrison - Bar and Oyster Room

225 George Street
Sydney CBD NSW 2000
Tel : +61 2 9247 6744
License: Fully Licensed (no BYO)
Price Range: $$$$
de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia
Send an enquiry to restaurant     Request a booking

The Morrison Bar and Oyster Room is a New York-style brasserie, located on George Street in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. Elegant and suave, The Morrison Bar and Oyster Room can seat more than 200 people. With few oyster bars in Australia, The Morrison offers a unique dining experience.

To read more about The Morrison go to the de Groots blog here.

Share on Facebook
de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia
On George Street, near The Rocks.

The Morrison describes itself as ‘charming, styling and cheeky’, which is an apt description of the industrial-chic space. Dine casually in the oyster room, grab an after-work drink in the parlour, or sip a cocktail under the stars in the open-air conservatory terrace.

Chef Sean Connolly presents a menu of fresh, clean seafood dishes interwoven with contemporary takes on hearty home-style favourites. You may start with a selection of oysters from the daily board, and move on to a main of schnitzel with a buttery side of grandma’s carrots. The Morrison also serves breakfast, with dishes such as quinoa spiked porridge and perfectly gooey eggs and soldiers serving as a good excuse for a morning meeting.

Light my fire, love me two times…touch me. No, I’m not trying to seduce you. I am, like The Morrison Bar and Oyster Room, paying tribute to rock legend, Jim Morrison. For those out of touch with rock history, Jim (or “The Lizard King”) was the lead singer of The Doors – an iconic 1960s band which had a long list of seductively titled hits as aforementioned.

The Morrison may have been inspired by this rock legend but there isn’t a guitar or vinyl record in sight. And thank goodness for that. Instead, The Morrison features an elegant array of round tables featuring pretty mosaics of pastel-coloured diamonds while low slung light globes hang from the sky-high polished wooden ceiling (yes – I said ceiling, not floor). Pot plant trees break up the brown-dominated vista and exposed brick edges add a touch of grunge to the otherwise civilised nature of the venue. Does it look and feel like an oyster bar? I have to admit, I wouldn’t really know. Sydney has never really done the oyster bar thing – it’s something we have always left to our trendier New York cousins. But Chef Sean Connolly, unafraid to test new waters, gives it a crack – and as far as I’m concerned, it’s a good one.

Sean isn’t your standard limelight-loving chef and while he may be a quiet achiever, his food demands attention. Take the oysters, for example. Each day, there are a handful of recommended selections on offer– today it’s Port Stephens rock and Shoalhaven River rock. Cleanly shucked and served on ice, each dish is served with a dish of zingy homemade tomato ketchup with grated horseradish. An elegant dish of split sashimi scampi arrives swimming in extra virgin olive oil and scattered with slices of hot chilli, micro leaves and sea salt flakes. Garlic and pernod prawns, cooked over coals and served with parsley butter, reinforce Sean’s motto: “everything tastes better on the bone or in the shell”. It’s an indulgent dining experience that showcases the finest and freshest assets of the ocean.
Anna Lisle

The Morrison caters for anything from large-scale events to small intimate dinners, for between 30 and 600 guests. Food and drinks menus can be catered particularly to the style of your function, with a range of packages on offer.

de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia
- Readers' Reviews
de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia

The Morrison - Bar and Oyster Room - User Reviews


A great experience! Friendly service and true, honest food! Loved that Chef Sean Connolly even had the time to visit our table!review  17/11/2012

Was this review helpful to you? YES - NO
de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia
de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia Restaurant Review | de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia
de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia

Have you dined at The Morrison - Bar and Oyster Room?

Best Restaurants of Australia invites your comments on your dining experience. You are welcome to share your views with our many readers under our conditions of use*

Display Name:*   (will be displayed on the site.)
Email*:   (will not be displayed on the site.)  
Rate*: Rating Saved!
Please rate
Review*:   (1000 characters max)
Verification Code:
Enter Code:
(Verification is used to prevent spams. Please enter the code shown in the box above.)

* This is not a forum for rants and other unhappy patrons to complain. We invite not only those with a positive experience but also constructive criticism. We reserve the right to cut comments we estimate too long. Defamatory comments will not be published.

All views expressed are those of the writers and may not be the views of de Groots Media as publisher of Best Restaurants of Australia.

de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia
de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia
Restaurant Features
Bar / Wine Bar
Outdoor Dining
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10

Promote your Business

Set up our badge
Restaurant Recommended by Best Restaurants of Australia

Tourism NSW

Quick Links

 Restaurant Gift Certificates
 Sydney CBD
 Darling Harbour
 North Sydney
 Surry Hills
 Chinese Sydney
 Spanish Sydney
 Italian Sydney
 Modern Australian Sydney
 Seafood Sydney
 Steak Sydney
 French Sydney
 Asian Sydney
 Japanese Sydney
 Waterfront Dining Sydney
 Private Dining Sydney
 Function Venues Sydney
 Cheap & Cheerful Sydney
 Wine Bars / Bars Sydney
 Award Winning Sydney
 New Restaurants
 International Restaurants
 More >>>

de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia

This site is maintained by de Groots development team.