Sydney Cove Oyster Bar has continued its story of success, being named one of WA’s best restaurants despite moving themselves and 17 staff across the country to continue operating. Awarded the Best Seafood Restaurant in WA at the recent Restaurant and Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence, Sydney Cove seems to have made an impact less than half-a-year since first opening to WA patrons. Held in each State, the awards see more than 280 judges provide feedback to the State judge chairs. In last year’s NSW award, the restaurant was nominated in three categories — the most of any restaurant — and won the coveted People’s Choice which tallies all votes for a restaurant to find the best. A recent glowing review of the restaurant by The West Australian’s food editor Rob Broadfield said the restaurant had not lost its touch, despite the 4000km move. “Smooth, confident, informed, friendly but not in your face, anticipatory and, wait for it, professional,” he said. Broadfield said despite the “low-key” decor making the restaurant look like a backyard shed inside, it was “without a doubt” now the finest restaurant in Broome. “Good food. Great service. No fuss, super-casual ambience. Sydney’s loss is Broome’s gain. Sydney Cove Oyster Bar has raised the bar in Broome. It’s absolutely, positively, utterly delightful,” he said.