Celebrate National Barramundi Day at Sydney’s best waterfront restaurants

Eat, Restaurants / October 11, 2019

For one day only, enjoy our nation’s favourite catch with Matt Moran and Guy Grossi at 40 of Australia’s top restaurants.

It’s a staple in the great Australian diet. The tried-and-true favourite found at every local fish and chip shop. But, do you know where your serve of barramundi is actually coming from?

To mark National Barramundi Day on Friday, October 18th, chefs Matt Moran and Guy Grossi have teamed up to raise awareness about the issues of traceability in Australia’s seafood industry. Did you know over 60% of barramundi served in Oz is imported from overseas? Plus nearly half of Aussie diners aren’t sure where their seafood is sourced from. For Moran, co-owner of North Bondi Fish, Barangaroo House and Aria, he believes we should all know where our fish is from and to acknowledge our hard-working local farmers.

“In the midst of so much misinformation around the origins of imported barramundi, it’s great to dedicate a day to celebrating the beautiful farmed barra our country is known for,” tells Moran.

National Barramundi Day 2019 Matt Moran

On October 18th, 40 of Australia’s top restaurants will be serving up innovative barramundi specials to celebrate Aussie farms producing top-quality fish. Sydneysiders can flock to Catalina Rose Bay, Sake The Rocks, Pilu Freshwater, Doyles on the Beach, Love.Fish Barangaroo, Bel & Bio, Rose of Australia and Oaks Hotel to taste this local fish at its best.

Diners can expect the likes of pan seared barramundi with braised radish at Sake The Rocks, barramundi with coastal greens and smoked ham broth from Freshwater’s Pilu (pictured above) and barramundi fillet with grilled scampi, Tuscan kale and shellfish reduction from Love.fish Barangaroo.

Plus, you’ll also be able to nab pub-style fare from the likes of The Oaks Hotel, serving up roasted barramundi served with charred broccolini salsa, along with the Rose of Australia’s roasted barramundi with pipies, chilli and lemon myrtle risotto.

National Barramundi Day (October 18th) is an initiative kick-started by the Australian Barramundi Farmers Association. To find your closest participating restaurant, click here.

What better way to enjoy seafood than with sparkling water views? Check out our guide to Sydney’s Best Waterside Restaurants.

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