Sydney is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches and a stunning harbour, meaning fresh seafood is never far away. From fresh fish markets to seaside restaurants, here is our list of the best places to enjoy seafood in Sydney.
North Bondi Fish
Restaurant, Seafood, Australian, Vegan, Vegetarian, Fast Food, Gluten-free, $$$
Perched on the northern end of Bondi Beach overlooking the water, North Bondi Fish is the most idyllic location to enjoy a long, lazy lunch and a menu curated by Matt Moran himself. The relaxed vibe and beachy décor will make you feel like you’re on holiday, while the spanner crab spaghetti and wood-fired prawns with smoked chili and lime will make you feel like you’re in heaven. The cocktail menu is equally as summery, with fruity cocktails, like the watermelon martini made with fresh juice, goji berry liqueur and vanilla syrup, and their very own homemade sodas.
Like crabs? Well, you’re in luck! As the name suggests, House of Crabs is the place is to go for crabs of any variety, from blue swimmer to king. You can order your favourite type of crab by the 500-gram-serving and choose a sauce, including Singapore creole butter, and lemon pepper. There are also plenty of sides to choose from, like fries with lobster gravy and bacon, as well as chopped salad.
Where better to feast on fresh seafood than at Sydney’s Fish Market? Opening bright and early each day, the market is the go-to place to find some of the best restaurants in the city and try their produce. You can find retailers as well, serving all types of seafood – from sushi, buckets of prawns and freshly shucked oysters to amazing platters.
Doyles restaurant is a Sydney institution. The Doyle family opened the doors of their restaurant in 1885 and, since then, five generations of the Doyle family have owned and operated it. The beautiful establishment is located right on the sand bank of Watsons Bay, where you get to enjoy stunning views of the harbour across to the city skyline. The menu is full of fresh options, like the whole baked snapper, prawn cocktails, and classic fish and chips.