From oyster bars to waterfront dining, these seafood restaurants in Brisbane are sure to hook your tastebuds!
Brisbane and seafood go hand-in-hand.
You may know this riverside city for its lineup of the Best Cocktail Rooftop Bars in Queensland but, for us, its school of seafood restaurants is the highlight. So whether you’re in search of a great oyster bar to get shucked-up at or maybe just a family-friendly outdoor restaurant, read on through our list of Brisbane’s top seafood restaurants of 2023.
You’ll be hooked, we promise!
Blackbird Restaurant and Bar
Towering over Brisbane River is Blackbird Restaurant and Bar, one of Brisbane’s best seafood restaurants. Featuring 180-degree views of the iconic river below, after one visit guests will always find a reason to return. With intimate dining experiences, a roaring 20s decorated bar, guests will also find intricately made cocktails and a sensational menu that’s perfect for any feasting occasion. Choose from their oyster or caviar offerings or, dig into their Iced Shellfish Platters that cater up to four guests. Honouring local farmers and seasonal produce, it’s no wonder why Blackbird is famed as the best.
Renowned as one of the best seafood restaurants in Brisbane, there are two things Shucks Bar knows how to do: shucking only the best oysters available and, unsurprisingly, serving up the freshest seafood Brisbane has to offer. Sitting on Manly’s Esplanade and overlooking Manly Boat Harbour, Shucks Bar takes pride in only serving the best, daily-delivered produce to its guests. Whether you like it raw and straight from the ocean, or topped and cooked with the best flavours – Shucks Bar has it all. We guarantee you’ll be hooked!
Gambaro Seafood Restaurant
Meet Gambaro Seafood Restaurant: it’s tucked in Brisbane’s heart and can be found just streets away from the Brisbane River and Suncorp Stadium. Focusing on all things sustainable, Gambaro’s menu highlights locally sourced seasonal produce. Renowned for being one of the best seafood restaurants in Brisbane, Gambaro hooks in guests with their delightful array of flavours. For your visit we recommend trying their twice cooked West Australian octopus the Pulp a La Parilla, the Lobster Linguini or, our personal favourite, Michael’s Special – pan-fried crumbed barramundi fillet. A must try in 2023!
There’s no denying that Alchemy Restaurant provides some of the best waterfront dining experiences in Brisbane. Stepping inside this seafood restaurant in Brisbane’s heart, guests will be greeted with a warm and sophisticated indoor-outdoor venue that overlooks the Story Bridge. Complimenting a gastronomic selection of classic and contemporary, Alchemy’s menu features a fresh range of seafood including oysters, Kingfish Crudo, Moreton Bay bug pasta, squid ink spaghetti and their fish of the day served with smoked pancetta lentils, shallot vinaigrette and Champagne velouté. Be sure to check out their extensive wine list whilst you’re here!
Wanting to enjoy seafood at home? Then be sure to check out Brisbane’s Best Seafood Markets this weekend! Or, for some vegetarian or vegan options, we’ve found Brisbane’s 10 Best Plant-Based Restaurants and Cafes.