Oysters, Anyone? PIER Dining Shucks Up A New Harbourside Haven

Eat, Sydney / 26 April 2024
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Oysters, Anyone? PIER Dining Shucks Up A New Harbourside Haven

Eat, Sydney / 26 April 2024

Fine dining’s loss is your gain! PIER dining brings fresh, seasonal seafood to the Sydney Harbour scene in a relaxed setting.

Pier One Sydney Harbour has always been synonymous with stunning views and a touch of fine-dining formality. But those days are changing course. On May 1st, 2024, PIER dining sets anchor, offering a more relaxed take on the harbourside dining experience.

Replacing the previous fine-dining restaurant, PIER dining focuses on fresh, seasonal seafood presented in a casual and approachable way. Forget the pressure of multi-course menus; PIER dining offers a delectable à la carte selection, with the option of a “feed me” menu curated by Chef Dimitri Damman.

Chef Damman brings a wealth of international experience to the table, having honed his skills in esteemed kitchens around the world. Since 2015, he’s called Pier One home, and his love for showcasing the best of Australian seafood shines through on the menu.

PIER dining’s location isn’t just about the view, although that’s undeniably spectacular. Situated in Walsh Bay’s creative hub, the restaurant sits directly over an underwater forest teeming with life. This unique ecosystem subtly influences the menu, with hints of the surrounding seaweed varieties appearing in garnishes and décor.

History buffs will appreciate the nods to PIER dining’s past. Built on historic beams jutting out over the harbour, the restaurant pays homage to the Oyster Bar and Crab Cooker that once occupied the space. The focus on fresh seafood continues but with a modern twist. Expect familiar favourites like King George Whiting reimagined as a “Parmigiana” or a Campanelle Carbonara featuring a house-cured kingfish collar.

For a touch of theatricality, the signature Queensland Coral Trout is presented tableside, adding a touch of excitement to your meal. And of course, no Sydney seafood experience is complete without oysters. PIER dining offers Sydney Rock Oysters in classic mignonette or a more adventurous charred version with smoked wagyu fat and a touch of coconut vinegar.

Sustainability is a priority at PIER Dining. They’ve partnered with Sydney-based companies to introduce eco-friendly coasters and seaweed salt jars designed by the acclaimed Dinosaur Designs. These thoughtful touches showcase a commitment to responsible practices.

So, next time you’re looking for a relaxed and delicious harbourside experience that celebrates fresh seafood, history, and keeping our oceans happy, set sail for PIER dining. You won’t just be satisfied, you’ll be hooked (pun intended). Just remember to leave your captain’s hat at home – relaxation is the only course on this menu.