Thursday, August 20, 2009

Doyle's Fisherman's Wharf Takeway, Watsons Bay

How was it?
Food: 8/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: $

My good friend Smurf and I decided to be tourists in our own city for a day! It was great fun to take in our beautiful harbour, as sometimes we can forget how fortunate we are to live in such an awesome city! So, as we ferry hopped around Sydney Harbour we arrived at Doyle's Fisherman's Wharf Takeaway in Watsons Bay for lunch. It immediately looked appealing, and the long line proved that it must be popular!

Seafood Basket $17.20
Fried fish, calamari, prawns, scallops and chips

We were pretty hungry when we were on our way to Watsons Bay, so we picked up some wedges from Circular Quay for the ride. Lol :D So we weren't very hungry when we arrived at Doyle's and we decided to share the seafood basket.

Includes 2 small tubs of sauce - tartare sauce and chilli plum sauce

You have to order from the counter at the front and wait for your number to be called, which was roughly 7 minutes for us. Afterwards, just grab a seat wherever you want. There is a large dining room for indoor seating with big windows overlooking the water, perfect for a chilly winters' day, and there's also outdoor seating for the few lucky ones who can nab it.

My camera getting foggy from the steam!

Fried Fish Fillets

Mmm... yum


The seafood basket was the perfect choice for us as we got to sample a little bit of everything. I loved the perfectly fried and moist fish fillets. The calamari was also a winner, without being too chewy, like you can get at some places. So much oily goodness! We stayed in the dining room, slowly pecking at our goodies before boarding the next ferry!

A look inside the dining room:

And from the outside:

The seafood was fresh and tasty, however you can't really go too wrong with fried seafood, can you?! Doyle's is a great place to pick up some seafood on the go or to laze about and enjoy the afternoon looking at all the boats that you will one day own. Haha. Doyle's is easily accessed via ferry, or alternately you can drive or catch a bus and train.

P.s. We ended our day at Luna Park, Milsons Point and picked up some ice creams :) There's a Happy Hour on from 1pm - 2pm, where you can get an extra scoop for free! Unfortunately, we missed it, but make sure you don't!

Doyle's Fisherman's Wharf Takeaway
Fisherman's Wharf,
Watsons Bay NSW 2030
Tel: (02) 9337 6214
Open 7 days 11am - 5pm (longer in Summer)
Doyles at the Wharf on Urbanspoon
Luna Park
1 Olympic Dr,
Milsons Point NSW 2061
Tel: (02) 9033 7676
Check website for opening times:


  1. Ooh looks like you had the perfect weather for fish and chips :) Watson's bay is so pretty, haven't been there in ages and your post is making me want to go right now!

  2. What a nice day out for you! I've never been to Doyle's, so maybe it's time for me to play tourist as well and get into some fish 'n' chips.

  3. I haven't been to Watson's bay for a while... Reading your post make me want to go there soon!! Did you climb up to the gap? It's amazingly beautiful on a sunny clear day.

  4. Hi Steph: It was such great weather! Hehe. Thanks! It's such a great way to spend a day :)

    Hi Belle: Yes, it's so much fun to play tourist in your own city! Do it!

    Hi Ellie: Hehe. Thanks. You should definitely go! No, I've never been to the gap... I've heard it's beautiful though, would love to check it out!

  5. Betty, I love deep-fried seafood in beer batter! Oh my. Looks like you had a great time there.

  6. What a great idea to ferry hop around our beautiful harbour!
    I haven't been to Doyles in years....should go back especially when CityRail (including ferries) have the Sunday Family day special woo hoo

  7. I love the seafood basket too! It's definitely the best value and it's usually pretty good too. How cute is the last ice cream shot-it looks like an ice cream cone couple :)

  8. I have to agree with Lorraine - I was going to say your ice cream cones are kissing!

    Looks like a tasty meal, perfect for a sunny winter's day.

    ...and thanks for visiting my blog! I'll be back to yours :)

  9. The seafood platter looks great! and the ice creams too... mmmmm

  10. Woo bring on deep fried fooooooood!

    For a moment, I thought the third picture of the dinning room got sausages on it LOL

  11. Hi Anh: It's so good, isn't it!? Yep, it was loads of fun :D

    Hi Brenda: Yes, you should totally take advantage of the Sunday Fun Day. I'm thinking of stealing someone's kids so I can get the $2.50 ticket as well, lol.

    Hi Lorraine: Yep, seafood basket is the way to go! I'm glad I got the shot before any melting occurred! Thanks :)

    Hi Conor: Hehe. They just can't get enough of each other! It was perfect indeed. No worries, thanks for stopping by :)

    Hi Anita: Yes, they were both great!

    Hi Yas: Lol!! I can see how you could have made that mistake. Perhaps you had sausages on your mind?! Ew, that doesn't sound right! Lol


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