The Best Restaurants For Fresh Seafood In Sydney

Eat, Food Guide, Sydney / January 14, 2022

Nothing gives you those weekend feels quite like a dining experience at one of Sydney’s best seafood restaurants.

There’s nothing like toasting to the weekend with a glass of bubbles and a plate of freshly shucked oysters. For those evenings when you’re craving a refreshing meal, head to one of Sydney’s best seafood restaurants.

Bar Tropic, Manly

Manly’s famous Wharf Bar has undergone a major renovation, introducing us to the new Mediterranean restaurant inside called Bar Tropic. Expect a Mediterranean-inspired menu boasting incredible Australian seafood. Pick your seat between the high terrazzo tables inside or amongst the spacious wharf deck overlooking the sparkling harbour water.

Best Seafood Restaurants Sydney
6HEAD, The Rocks

While steak might be the star of the show at 6HEAD, that’s not all on offer at this waterside dining spot. Set inside a beautiful heritage sandstone building built in 1839, 6HEAD is one of Sydney’s best waterfront steakhouse by The Seagrass Hospitality group. Plus, they offer an incredible selection of seafood dishes including oysters, seafood platters and ceviche.

Harbourfront Seafood, Campbells Cove

With some of Australia’s best seafood on the plate and stunning views of Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, Harbourfront Seafood is a real contender for one of Sydney’s best seafood restaurants. Head Chef Craig Knudsen has developed a menu of fresh produce, delivered in a contemporary, modern Australian style. The seafood platters are a highlight featuring the likes of Balmain Bugs, Abrolhos Octopus Carpaccio, cured scallops and Appellation Sydney Rock Oysters. Find out more here

Best Seafood Restaurants Sydney
Bennelong, CBD

Located inside the spectacular Sydney Opera House, Bennelong is a remarkable dining destination (and the perfect spot to enjoy some of Sydney’s best seafood). With Australian wine and produce shine proudly on this menu, celebrated chef Peter Gilmore has curated a refined offering of memorable dishes. Expect an ever-changing menu of delicious dishes, including a regular line-up of fresh seafood.

Bert’s, Newport

This light-filled dining room is one of the perfect spots to enjoy some of Sydney’s best seafood. Located on the grounds of The Newport, Bert’s is the perfect coastal dining spot to enjoy a delicious dining experience. Start with a plate of oysters before digging into a bowl of Squid Ink Spaghetti alla Mariana, Eastern Rock Lobster and Queensland Bay Calamari.

Catalina, Rose Bay

For a romantic dining experience by the water, you can’t go past Catalina Rose Bay. This fine-dining spot has some of Sydney’s best seafood including Sydney Rock Oysters, fresh poached Australian Marron, Soy Cured King Salmon and so much more.

Chiswick, Woollahra

Dine in the lush surrounds of Chiswick Woollahra and indulge in some of Sydney’s best seafood dishes. On this lavish menu, you’ll find everything from fresh Sydney Rock Oysters, Prawn Toast, House-cured Hiramasa Kingfish and so much more.

Cirrus, Barangaroo

Seafood lovers, don’t miss the waterfront seafood dining destination, Cirrus. Run by the award-winning team from The Bentley Group, this top-notch seafood restaurant offers the finest waterfront dining in Sydney. Expect a curated menu featuring sustainably-caught seafood and a 500+ strong wine list., Barangaroo

Head to the heart of Barangaroo to find one of Sydney’s best casual Australian seafood restaurants, This harbourside spot is the perfect place to enjoy sustainable local seafood, from Raw Mooloolaba Albacore Tuna Crudo to Chargrilled Clarence River Octopus and everything in between.

The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room, CBD

Kick back with a drink in hand (and a delicious serve of fresh seafood) at The Morrison. Aside from oysters (which this venue does best), you’ll also find delicious seafood dishes including prawn linguine, crisp Petuna ocean trout, pan-roasted premium swordfish and so much more.

North Bondi Fish

Set on the coastline of Bondi Beach is North Bondi Fish, the casual seaside seafood eatery. Grab a bottle of wine and settle in for snacks of Tuna Tartare, Sashimi and Snapper Crudo before indulging in mains of Lemongrass Fish Curry, Swordfish and even a classic Beer-battered Fish and Chips.

Ormeggio at The Spit, Mosman

For a buzzy Italian dining experience with a seafood twist, head to Ormeggio at The Spit. This seafood restaurant meets cocktail bar is completely meat-free, with a range of sustainably-sourced seafood on offer as well as a side of knock-out water views.

Pilu at Freshwater

Inspired by the delicious food of Sardinia, Pilu is one of Sydney’s must-see seafood restaurants. Opt for the seven-course tasting menu or opt for their three-course al la carte menu. You’ll see dishes like Chargrilled Octopus, Seared Scallops and Spaghetti with Morton Bay Buy.

Quay, The Rocks

Looking for a spot to celebrate with top-notch seafood? Look no further than Quay, the sister venue of Bennelong. Located in the heart of The Rocks, enjoy a carefully curated dining experience including raw seafood and innovative seafood dishes.

Saint Peter, Paddington

For one of Sydney’s best seafood experiences, head to Saint Peter. This Australian fish eatery showcases some of the country’s best sustainable seafood, setting the benchmark for seafood dining in the city. With a stack of accolades under the venue’s belt, you’ll be in for a memorable seafood dining experience with every visit.

Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

Overlooking the water, Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel is the perfect spot for a sunset drink and a delicious plate of fresh seafood. The waterfront dining spot serves some of Sydney’s best sashimi tasting plates, freshly shucked oysters and chilled seafood feasts to enjoy with a glass of crisp rosé.

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