The perfect catch: Sydney’s best seafood

26 November 2014

With spectacular waterfront dining locations and a reputation as Australia’s fine dining capital, Sydney is an ideal location to indulge in fresh seafood.

Choose from a wide range of Sydney seafood restaurants and check out our top picks of where to sample some of Sydney’s best seafood.

Circular Quay

Circular Quay is a great location for an iconic taste of Sydney’s seafood dining experiences.

Overlooking stunning views of Sydney Harbour and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Cove Oyster Bar’s waterside location makes it a particularly romantic option to indulge in fresh Sydney rock oysters prepared in a variety of ways.

Sydney Cove Oyster Bar

Sydney Cove Oyster Bar


Not only a destination for sun, sand and water, Bondi Beach is also a popular food locale with restaurants serving dishes personifying the suburb’s fresh and laidback attitude.

Bondi Icebergs Club Bistro is a fantastic choice to enjoy carefully crafted seafood dishes while taking in the restaurant’s spectacular outlook over Bondi Beach. Try their four-course set menus celebrating sustainable Australasian seafood.

Bondi Icebergs Club Bistro

Bondi Icebergs Club Bistro

Sydney Fish Market

One of Sydney’s most iconic seafood destination, the Sydney Fish Market in Pyrmont offers a wide range of fresh seafood from a number of market stallholders and restaurants.

The market’s buzzing atmosphere, particularly in the early mornings, adds to the experience, as does its great waterside location overlooking Blackwattle Bay and the Anzac Bridge. Join a cooking class at the  Sydney Seafood School, or leave it to the experts and have your favourite fish cooked for you to enjoy by the water. The markets are home to well-known restaurants such as Deep Seafood Cafe and Oyster Bar and Fisherman’s Wharf.

Sydney Fish Markets

Sydney Fish Markets

Watsons Bay

Home to stunning beaches and gorgeous Sydney Harbour views, Watsons Bay is a great Sydney destination to enjoy seafood before or after a dip in the water.

The well-known bay is home to the iconic Doyle’s On The Beach, one of Australia’s first seafood restaurants. Enjoy Doyle’s signature fish and chips from the à la carte menu, or eat on the beach choosing from the takeaway options at Doyle’s On The Wharf.

Doyle's On The Beach

Doyle’s On The Beach

Darling Harbour

With stunning water views, Darling Harbour is one of Sydney’s largest dining precincts and is a fantastic location for a relaxed harbourside experience.

One of the most notable restaurants in the area is Nick’s Seafood Restaurant. Enjoy fine Australian wines, fresh oysters and al fresco dining on the spacious deck overlooking Cockle Bay. The restaurant’s casual atmosphere pairs wonderfully with its fresh flavours and traditional cooking methods. For seafarers visiting Sydney Harbour by boat, stay on board – Nick’s offers delivery right to your deck.

Nick's Seafood Restaurant

Nick’s Seafood Restaurant