Sydney, New South Wales

A favourite with celebrities, Doyle's on the Beach has been family operated for over five generations and the fish and chips has been a sydney must-do for just as long. Enjoy the freshest and best seafood at this Watsons Bay restaurant with the beach at your side and the CBD glistening in the evening across the harbour. Catch the ferry from Circular Quay for the perfect way to arrive.
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11 Marine Parade
Watsons Bay NSW 2030


Watsons Bay




Price Range:

$$$$ ~ $$$$


Fully Licensed (no BYO)

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Sit on the terrace with the beach a stone's throw away and enjoy the buzz of the happy crowd in holiday mood. Turn your attention away from the mesmerizing view long enough to scan the menu and select from oysters from the Manning and Hawkesbury rivers, whiting and bream from the coastal rivers, and crabs, lobsters, mussels, prawns, snapper, jewfish, barramundi and pearl perch from wherever the best produce is available.


It's not often you come across a restaurant which has survived the ages. Having been open for many decades, Doyle's on the Beach has been turning fish and chips into a delectable seafood affair for tourists and locals for as long as anyone can remember. Today, the beach weathered two-storey venue is still run by the Doyle family and has become an Australian icon. Although Doyle's hasn't changed its cottage style charm, they have extended it so, in fine weather, it can seat up to 400 guests. The restaurant is brightened up with ocean-blue table clothes and the walls are adorned with pictures of what your fish would have looked like before it was served up on your plate with a side of crispy chips.

Set on picturesque Watsons Bay, the location is second to none when it comes to the view. Not only does it boast a frontal panorama of the city and glimpses of the harbour bridge, if you were any closer to the water, you'd be swimming. With the restaurant resembling an old boatshed, you would half expect to see a man in an all-in-one striped swimsuit striding out of a beach hut, be-flippered and slap-sticked. It goes to show that something as seemingly simple as a restaurant serving wonderfully fresh seafood on the beach can stand the test of time. Fit for any occasion, the menu sports a range of choices from brimming seafood platters for two to plates of fish and chips for the kids. Choose between your favourite fish, giant barbecued tiger prawns or a lobster fresh from the tank. For the non-seafood eaters, there is a grain fed tenderloin. Don't be surprised when you receive the bill however – Doyle's is unashamedly renowned for serving the most expensive fish and chips in Sydney.

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450 pax


Accessible by water taxi
Harbourside Dining
Outdoor Dining
Suitable for Families with children
Waterfront Dining
This restaurant does not have any awards.


Geoff Haviland on 2/04/2015
It would be a toss up between lunch at Icebergs or Doyles in Watsons Bay. Both venues showcase the beauty of Sydney and I would recommend any seafood, washed down with a chilled local white.
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john heiler - 7/08/2013
We have dined at Doyle's on the Beach for over 45years and have never been disappointed yet, always have the john dory (fresh)and my wife has the lobster. We say the best seafood in Sydney and we have tried many. We keep coming back the atmosphere and the views are the best in Australia..