From grilled barramundi to juicy oysters, hook your tastebuds at Sydney’s best seafood restaurants!
With some of the freshest seafood available, you’d be silly to pass up an experience at some of Sydney’s best seafood restaurants.
Expect delicately de-boned fish, refreshing oysters and succulent crab matched with a drink of your choice, water views and some of the best company!
So, without further ado, read on through our guide to the 10 best seafood restaurants in Sydney of 2023. Let’s taste the sea in all its glory!
Flying Fish represents fine dining, offering the most delectable seafood creations found in Sydney. Their a la carte menu consists of charcoal roast king salmon, ½ BBQ eastern rock lobster spaghetti and, not to forget, entrees like roasted Shark Bay scallop and cold poached Spencer Gulf prawn salad. Match your seafood feast with a French brut or Tasmanian blanc de blancs and your lunch or dinner is fit for royalty. Featuring expert wait staff, a pristine open kitchen and floor-to-ceiling views of Sydney, Flying Fish is seafood degustation at its finest.
Harbourfront Seafood Restaurant
For over 30 years, Harbourfront Seafood Restaurant has been serving Wollongong with great seafood and homely service. Make it easy and go for roasted king prawns, and a Thirlmere duck breast for mains, while washing it all down with a Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Best of all, you get served with the waterfront view of Wollongong Harbour Precinct, witnessing boats bopping with the waves and the occasional seagull hovering in the distance. It may be an hour-and-a-half drive south of Sydney, but it’s worth being on this list.
Jonah’s is a boutique hotel in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, but they also house one of the best seafood restaurants in Sydney, Jonah’s. Part of the charm of this restaurant is the majestic view of Whale Beach, but the rest boils down to the food. With a three-course a la carte menu ($125pp), seafood becomes the staple. From Hiramasa Kingfish to a whole lobster for two, you will be spoiled on choice. Better yet, for all of the wine lovers out there, you can also match your meal to a wine pairing menu for only $63 more. Be sure to soak up the scenery, and hope for a hot sunny day.
Looking for a seafood boil in Sydney? Well, thanks to Kickin’ Inn, your dreams have finally come true! With guests encouraged to eat with their hands, here you won’t find any cutlery or plates (unless requested), bringing you seafood straight from the bag. But don’t worry, bibs and gloves are provided! Start your seafood adventure with squid tentacles, tempura calamari, or good old fashioned mozzarella sticks. Then, continue with a mixed bag of bay bugs, pipis, mussels, octopus, crab, prawns, corn and potato. Or pick and choose your own. Either way, you won’t be leaving half-satisfied.
Meet love.fish: one of the best waterfront seafood restaurants in Sydney! Overlooking Sydney’s famed Barangaroo waterfront, you’ll be served the best of seafood cuisine in a casual dining setting – from sensational sashimi, to panko crumbed fish cakes, salmon fillets, and even grilled swordfish. Designed to share or have separately, love.fish’s menu brings quality Australian seafood that is both sustainable and earth-friendly, because they know we only have one planet. Also, if you want fancy, check out their specialty cocktails!
There are many great wharves in Sydney, but the most underrated is in Woolloomooloo. Here you’ll find Manta Restaurant, serving delicious seafood with delicious views of Sydney’s skyline. From whole fish to blue swimmer crab, you’ll be treated to the best of Australian seafood, with a touch of overseas. Iranian Beluga Caviar, anyone? With the most daring wine menu that spans 28 pages and most continents, Manta Restaurant also caters to vegans and vegetarians, from saffron linguine to fig bruschetta. Renowned for being one of the best spots for seafood in Sydney and well worth visiting in 2023!
Sydney’s second favourite beach, Coogee, also hosts a revered seafood restaurant called Mimi’s. It’s under the hospitality conglomerate Merivale, so you know it’s in good hands. Expect dishes like blacklip abalone that’s charcoal roasted and served with brown butter, baby capers and lemon thyme; or live mud crab, salt baked with fennel pollen mayonnaise, roasted garlic butter and salted brioche. Plus, to shake up your night, Mimi’s also offers caviar bumps served with frozen vodka. An exceptional experience, we do also recommend saving room for dessert!
North Bondi Fish
At North Bondi Fish expect delicately de-boned rainbow trout, king prawn mafaldine pasta sprinkled with fresh chili and, not to forget, the juiciest oysters around. In other words: North Bondi Fish is possible the best rendition of modern seafood cuisine. With outdoor dining, come for dinner, sip on a tasty selection of cocktails and witness the setting sun over Bondi Beach.
Ormeggio at The Spit
Seafood meets Italian cuisine at Ormeggio near The Spit Bridge. Think Tasmanian spanner crab mixed in squid ink tagliolini and seasoned with chili and parsley; or Ormeggio’s signature ‘bottoni’ pasta served cold, filled with marinated tomato and topped with New South Wales yellowfin tuna crudo. Their delectable seafood range also comes with a soothing view of the marina, all the way out to Sailors Bay. It’s the perfect place to end up after your Manly to Spit Bridge walk, so be sure to pack nice clothes to change into.
When you want a seafood degustation without all the picking and choosing, Saint Peter in Paddington is your go-to. They serve a daily changing seven-course set menu at $175, featuring all the best options of the day as chosen by the chef. From swordfish to pink snapper, you’ll be pleasantly surprised every time you come to dine, which is sure to include a dessert or two. And, as well as the set menu, Saint Peter also has a fish butchery a few doors up from the restaurant, serving quality seafood for you to feast on at home!
FishMe Seafood Delivery Sydney
Entertaining at home? Or wanting to serve a romantic dinner? You can still sample the best of Sydney seafood from the comfort of your own home with FishMe. From seafood platters, a wide variety of whole fish, and the tastiest oysters and prawns, FishMe is designed to help you be the life of the party. And the best part? You get to cook it however you like. Or (just a thought) you could involve your friends in the cooking process. Order today!
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