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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29 Kent Street,
The Rocks
The Rocks NSW 2000


The Rocks




Price Range:

$$$$ ~ $$$$


Licensed & BYO (wine only)

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The restaurant is housed in an early 20th century building, refurbished in 1997 in a style faithful to the history of the building. The result is simply charming and in keeping with the friendly, personal service of the staff. The glasses are refilled, bread arrives unsolicited; you are left to concentrate fully on the food and the company of your fellow diners.


Dive through the deep-blue wooden doors into an abundance of fresh seafood and fine wine at Sydney's Fish at The Rocks. Established in 1988, the restaurant has been dishing up fresh fare in a laid-back atmosphere for many years. Nestled on tree-lined Kent Street in the historic precinct of The Rocks, this restaurant has earned its stripes with Sydney locals and tourists alike. Housed in a historic building dating back to 1919, the restaurant's interior echoes the tranquillity of the ocean. Images of yachts float on sea-green walls as jolly diners clink glasses over plates of nature's ocean-fresh offerings. Wooden floorboards lead to the bar at the back of the restaurant; tantalising aromas waft from the kitchen and fill the restaurant's interior. Take a seat on the ground level or climb above deck to the upstairs dining room and balcony offering views of slow-paced Kent Street.

Satiate your hunger with the salmon Gravlax stack, zucchini pancake, rosti potato, creme fraiche and salmon roe, which is endowed with a rich flavour as a result of the curing process, in which the salmon spends several days in the company of salt, sugar, lemon, lime and dill. For mains tuck into the signature whole baked barramundi, which is de-boned and stuffed with diced prawns, vegetables and a coconut curry sauce. Those with a crustacean fixation can feast on whole Tasmanian lobster, Moreton Bay Bugs and Queensland king prawns. Diners with special seafood requests – such as a craving for red emperor or Queensland barramundi – are also pandered to; simply give the kitchen a few days' notice and the chefs will reel one in for you. Marry your meal with a side of salad or hand-cut potato chips, and one of the many wines offered by the glass, for a satisfying seafood soiree.
Lauren Barker

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100 pax
Fish at the Rocks has combined its two upstairs rooms into one large space opening out onto the balcony. The fireplace is in operation on cold winter nights, while the balcony offers a pleasant seabreeze on balmy summer days. Used for everyday dining, this room is also available for functions for up to 40 people.


Function for 50-100
Suitable for Families with children
Suitable for Groups of 10
This restaurant does not have any awards.


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SK - 14/11/2013
I have used this restaurant regularly for biz dinners and the food continues to impress. We have not had a bad meal, poor service or disappointing visit. Baked Barramundi is to die for. BYO makes it a special treat, however wine list is upto the food. Will be back as often as I can, and may actually work through other choices on the menu.
The European Gourmet - 3/06/2013
This gem in Sydney stands tall in comparison with Comme Chez Soi in Bruxelles and Lasserre in Paris when you rate the quality of the food. It is outstanding when you rate quality in comparison to price. Laid back professional that serves dishes with the wow-factor that results in goose bumps when you talk or write about it. The baked baby baramundi with vegetables and shrimp entered my top ten best dishes ever. The team that makes this comes true is utterly professional and friendly.
Anna-Liisa - 25/07/2012
I,ve dined here regularly for over ten years and the food is always great. Staff are really friendly and the service is fantastic. It's a small, but usually very busy place and this is must be about the best seafood you can get in Sydney.