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Published November 29th 2010
In Watsons Bay, Sydney there is a secret kept by the locals – they are living in the same area as one of Sydney's most famous restaurants, Doyles on Watsons Bay. Situated right on the edge of the beach line, Doyles boasts a view that only other restaurants dream about; a view of Watsons Bay with its dreamy watery features and romantic sundown glow.
Offering some of the freshest seafood in the world, Doyles is frequented by the celebrity subset of Sydney, as well as being a down-to-earth family restaurant. Whether you wish to sup on Chardonnay, or kick back a few Doyles lagers; Doyles caters for all Sydneysiders, Home grown tourists and International visitors.
Yes! Fish and chips are on the menu, but that is not all. When you dine at Doyles restaurant on Watsons Bay you can choose from their delicious seafood platter, a range of fine fresh fish, barbeque tiger prawns or fresh lobster. That is not all though! Doyles tenderloin comes from a grain feed farm and is cooked to your specifications.
Doyles can seat up 400 guests and has been the site for many celebrations; birthdays, weddings, anniversaries. Guests can enjoy Crab, Mussels, Barramundi and Pearl Perch. Sit on the terrace and gaze out at the panoramic views. Enjoy the hustle and buzz of the Bay.
What a surprise! Doyles has three restaurants now two in the Watsons Bay Warf area and one at the Fish Markets in Gipps Street, Pyrmont, each with their own unique setting, but all of the same high quality and style.
Doyles on Watsons Bay opened in 1885 when Sydney was still developing its sense of direction and reputation around the World. Doyles has been through four generations of Doyles and is a proud family heirloom. Why not come and work at Doyles and help keep the legend alive?
Romantic and intimate, Doyles on Watsons Bay may be the perfect setting for that first date? Why not impress your new Boss by taking him out to lunch after you seal your first sale, deal or portfolio? Mom would love to be treated to a night without cooking and washing up, why not take Mom to experience the mouth watering flavours and cool sea breeze at Doyles?
Relax in the beer garden on the terrace or enjoy the beach level comfort, dine with a classy wine, or feast on the BBQ selection of meats and refreshments. On a hot summer night, Doyles is the perfect place to spend with your friends – just remember not to drink alcohol and swim in the water!
Doyles on Watsons Bay features both inside and outside dinning. Various organisations offer packaged tours; such as pre-lunch Scenic flights followed by Water taxi to Doyles on Watsons Bay.
Calamari pan fried in sweet chilli sauce, Lobster Mornay, Fresh Fruit Salad are just some of the dishes on the menu at Doyles of Watsons Bay. Deep fried fish, delicious! Some of the fresh fish you can choose from includes:
Doyles also offers a range of gifts to give as a present; Gift Vouchers, Aprons, Cookbooks – just to name a few.
Doyles A La Carte Restaurant at the beach foreshore in Watsons Bay is located at 11 Marine Parade. Doyles on the foreshore of Watsons Bay is easily accessed by boat, from Circular Quay. Doyles can be contacted via one of the following methods:
Open for lunch and dinner, 7 days a week; lunch from 12 - 3pm and Dinner 6 - 9pm, Doyles is open every day of the year accept Xmas Day – but that's o.k., you are home opening presents just like the Doyle Family. Keep in mind though that the Ferries only run between 10am and 3pm on weekdays. However, on Weekends and Public Holidays, Ferries run between 9am & 6.30pm from the Circular Quay.
Fly, Drive, Swim to Watsons Bay – well, maybe just drive or take a Bus, Ferrie or Water Taxi. What ever you choose, you should not miss a chance to experience Doyles Restaurant, one of Sydney's most famous Water side restaurants with a world renowned restaurant. Don't forget to take you wallet though, because fresh seafood is not cheap, but it will be worth it!
Did you know that Watsons Bay was the place that the Royal British Navy first landed in Australia? Or did you know that Watsons Bay is boarded by Sydney Harbour on one side and the Tasman Sea on the other? Did you know that in 1942 Watsons Bay had an anti-submarine net in its waters to prevent enemy subs from invading Sydney Harbour?