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Best Seafood Restaurants in Sydney


From iconic harbourside establishments to casual eateries, there are plenty of seafood restaurants to choose from. We can now boast having the second-best seafood restaurant globally with Josh and Julie Niland’s fresh and sophisticate diner, Petermen, winning an important international award.  The team at Best Restaurants have dived deep to curate our list of the best seafood restaurants in Sydney that promise to sate your appetite and showcase Australia’s famous ocean bounties.  

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    St Leonards, Sydney, New South Wales

    Josh and Julie Niland’s fresh and sophisticated diner, Petermen, has been crowned the second-best restaurant globally – and the only Aussie venue to make the coveted top 20 list. The menu features premium sustainably sourced Australian seafood and the freshest seasonal vegetables. Each carefully curated seafood dish on the menu pays homage to the region from where it has been caught in the title of the dish. Highly recommended

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  2. Saint Peter

    Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales

    Arguably Australia’s best restaurant for sustainably-sourced seafood, Paddington’s Saint Peter is the mastermind of chef Josh Niland who is dedicated to sourcing sustainable varietals. Saint Peter will be moving to their new location at the Grand National Hotel in Paddington in July.

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  3. North Bondi Fish

    Bondi Beach, Sydney, New South Wales

    Overlooking Sydney's iconic Bondi Beach, join the well-healed Eastern Suburbs crowd at North Bondi Fish. Specialising in fresh, high-quality Australian and New Zealand seafood, the menu showcases a range of seafood options, from a plateful of oysters to a fish curry.

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  4. Manta Restaurant

    Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales

    Situated in a prime position on Woolloomooloo Wharf, Manta boasts beautiful views across the Marina to the Botanic Gardens and the city skyline. The only thing to rival the views is the impressive sustainably sourced seafood menu.

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  5. Cirrus

    Barangaroo, Sydney, New South Wales

    Cirrus in Barangaroo is the product of some of the industry's most experienced heavyweights. Exploring the use of native ingredients married with fresh seafood, there is an appreciation of ingredients that are presented elegantly and with finesse.

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  6. Fish at the Rocks

    Sydney CBD, Sydney, New South Wales

    Sydney's Fish at The Rocks restaurant has been serving fresh seafood and fine wine in a welcoming and laid-back setting for years. Housed in a historic building dating back to 1919, the restaurant's interior echoes the tranquillity of the ocean. Those with a crustacean fixation can feast on whole Tasmanian lobster, Moreton Bay Bugs and Queensland King Prawns.

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  7. love. fish Barangaroo

    Barangaroo, Sydney, New South Wales

    Passionate about sustainable seafood, love. fish embraces its natural waterside setting at Barangaroo where over 160 diners can enjoy the alfresco space outside, bar dining and the spacious indoor dining area. The menu not only supports local suppliers, farmers and fisheries but it’s also reasonably priced .

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  8. Doyle's on the Beach

    Watsons Bay, Sydney, New South Wales

    A favourite with celebrities, Doyle's on the Beach has been family operated for over five generations and the fish and chips has been a Sydney must-do for just as long. Enjoy the freshest and best seafood at this Watsons Bay restaurant with the beach at your side and the CBD glistening in the evening across the harbour.

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  9. XOPP by Golden Century

    Sydney CBD, Sydney, New South Wales

    Chinatown stalwart Golden Century is famous for their pippies in XO sauce so it’s no surprise that their latest Chinese restaurant should be named after such dish. XOPP is a 160-seater restaurant and the third venue to join the Golden Century Group.

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