The best seafood restaurants in Sydney
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Sydney's best seafood restaurants

01/20/2023
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Sydney is home to some of the country's best seafood restaurants. What's more Australian than feasting on fresh seafood in Summer with some of your best mates?

We've picked out some of the best spots around Sydney to enjoy great, local seafood and immaculate vibes!

The entrance to Cirrus at Barangaroo

Cirrus Dining, Barangaroo

This hatted Baranagroo restaurant is home to some of the city's best seafood dishes, with its harbourside location and stunning interiors making it the perfect spot for an al fresco long lunch or romantic date night. Feast on dishes including Steamed Aquna Murray Cod, Whole Southern Live Lobster and Butter Poached Flinders Island Squid for the ultimate 'treat yourself' seafood experience.

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A seafood dish from Fish at The Rocks in Millers Point

Fish at The Rocks, Millers Point

This iconic Millers Point restaurant has been open since 1988 and continues to deliver some of Australia’s best seafood menus in a quaint and cosy heritage style dining room. If you’re a crustacean fan, don’t miss out on the chance to try the Crustacean Platter for Two featuring Grilled Scampi, King prawns, grilled lobster tail tossed in garlic, shallot, cajun spice butter and Moreton Bay bugs.

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Some of the seafood inspired dishes at North Bondi Fish

North Bondi Fish, North Bondi

What screams summer in Sydney more than eating world-class seafood mere footsteps from the city’s most iconic beach? The North Bondi Fish menu is fresh, light, modern and uncomplicated - think fish tacos, sashimi and whole murray cod - all perfect for sharing with mates. Team it with a cocktail and live DJs every weekend and you’re set for a top day out. 

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The al fresco dining area at Manta Restaurant in Woolloomooloo

Manta Restaurant & Bar, Woolloomooloo

Perched upon the iconic Woolloomooloo wharf is Manta Restaurant & Bar, a waterfront seafood restaurant offering spectacular views of the city and harbour and a menu packed with sustainably sourced, premium seafood. Manta is the perfect spot to live out your ‘summer in the Amalfi’ dreams, with al fresco dining and luxe, light interiors that perfectly complement dishes including Caviar, hand-picked spanner crab and their Signature Seafood Platter with all the trimmings. 

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Fish and chips at one of Sydney's best seafood spots Mohr Fish

Mohr Fish, Surry Hills

Since 1992, Mohr Fish has topped many of the city’s ‘best fish and chips’ lists - and for good reason. The iconic cornerside Surry Hills restaurant is a clear favourite amongst locals looking for high quality seafood (without the hefty price tag). Fish is front and centre here, so expect a wide variety of seasonal fish on the menu, cooked to perfection. 

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A sashimi dish at Estate Coogee

Estate Coogee, Coogee

Taking inspiration from the picturesque sands of nearby Coogee Beach, and paying homage to the lively seaside bars and bistros of America’s west coast, Estate offers simple, tasty seafood dishes and incredible cocktails within a relaxed, casual luxe atmosphere. Whether you’re after fresh Sydney Rock Oysters, Fish Tacos or something a little more substantial like Dry Aged Barramundi, there’s plenty to satisfy every seafood lover. 

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