When it comes to amazing eats and stand-out culinary experiences, Sydney never disappoints. Tucked away in its streets lies a treasure trove of seafood restaurants that deliver the ocean’s bounty fresh from the dock. From mouth-watering seafood platters to scrumptiously classic fish and chips, we’ve sourced nine of Sydney's finest seafood restaurants to check out.
The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay
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It doesn’t get any better than munching on a plate of the freshest oysters in town as you wait for your table at the Boathouse Bar. With stunning views of the Blackwattle Bay, Sydney Fish Market, and the Anzac Bridge, you’ll enjoy a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. Famed for their snapper pie, this remodelled boathouse features a wine list worthy of all executive chef Colin Barker’s seasonal menu options. Only 3.2 kilometres from the Adge Hotel, this restaurant is a perfect spot for a quick, scenic drive.
Located at 123 Ferry Rd, Glebe NSW 2037, Australia
Open Tuesday to Sunday, from 6 pm to 11 pm. Lunch available from Friday to Sunday.
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Nothing brings out the flavour of fresh seafood like cooking over wood coals. Now you can experience all the best of a barbecue by the beach in an indoor setting, thanks to Firedoor chef Lennox Hastie. Order the split crayfish or the marron—or whatever you fancy. Cooked over hand-selected fruitwoods, it’s seafood perfection.
Only 500 metres from Adge Hotel, this superb seafood spot is a must-see!
Located at 23-33 Mary St, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia
Open Tuesday to Friday, from 12 pm to 3 pm & 5.30 pm to 10 pm. Saturday from 5.30 pm to 10.30 pm
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Saint Peter chef Josh Niland explores the entire range of seafood options with his adventurous menu. Laser-focused on freshness, Niland creates masterpieces from even the parts that many chefs discard. Crafting a menu that features both 18-day aged broadbill with roe and lime and an upscale version of fish and chips, Niland pares down the sides and desserts to only those that pair perfectly with his seafood choices. To top it off, it’s only a 5-minute drive from Adge Hotel.
Located at 362 Oxford St, Paddington NSW 2021, Australia
Open Tuesday to Sunday, from 5.30 pm to 10 pm. Lunch available from Friday to Sunday.
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Well worth the 35 minutes it takes to get there from the Adge Hotel, just-out-of-town Lugarno Seafood Restaurant features the finest Australian seafood showcased in its own glory. True to its owner’s Greek heritage, this restaurant allows the flavours of the day’s catch to shine through with little fuss. Relax by the Georges River with a glass of Australia’s finest wines as you share Lugarno’s two signature seafood platters.
Located at 1220 Forest Rd, Lugarno NSW 2210, Australia
Open daily from 12 pm to 11 pm.
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Jonah’s (located on Whale Beach, naturally) blends executive chef Matteo Zamboni’s iconic pasta creations with the best of Australian seafood for an experience that’s nearly heaven on earth for seafood and pasta lovers. Floor to ceiling windows provide incredible views for a feast you’ll never forget. Trust us when we say it is well worth the trip!
Located at 69 Bynya Rd, Palm Beach NSW 2108, Australia
Trading hours: Call for current trading hours on +61 2 9974 5599
North Bondi Fish
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If you’re planning to take the 15-minute trip to Bondi Beach, don’t miss North Bondi Fish. With head chef Jesse McTavish at the helm, you’ll savour every moment of its laid-back Bondi vibe. McTavish pairs the area’s finest produce with seafood just plucked from the water for a menu that’s as fresh as a beach breeze. Share a whole baby snapper or munch on Bondi’s finest fish and chips as you take in the beachside views.
Located at 120 Ramsgate Ave, North Bondi NSW 2026, Australia
Open daily from 12 pm to 11.45 pm
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Eat where Sydney’s finest chefs head after hours—the iconic Golden Century. Open until 4 am, this seafood legend creates masterpieces from the city’s finest seafood. Steamed live prawns, fresh pippies, and parrot fish served with an Asian flair make the restaurant Sydney’s number one spot for celebrities and chefs to go when their work’s done. Only a few minutes walk from Adge, this is a Syndey institution you must visit.
Located at 393-399 Sussex St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Open daily from 12 pm to 4 am.
Fish at The Rocks
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A favourite of Sydney locals, Fish at the Rocks features Australia’s finest seafood served up on bounteous platters. An out-of-the-way bistro, this seafood spot is well worth hunting down. Platters come with salads and a tray of dipping sauces and feature soft-shell crab, king prawns, grilled scampi, Moreton Bay bugs, blue swimmer crab, and much more.
Located at 29 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Open Monday to Friday from 12 pm to 2.15 pm & 6 pm to 9.15 pm. Weekends from 6 pm to 9.15 pm.
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A new arrival on Barangaroo’s seafood scene, love.fish offers a bounty of locally sourced, sustainable seafood along the Sydney Harbour waterfront. Local oysters, platters, whole fish, and crustaceans pair with Australia’s finest wines for a harbourside experience you’ll not soon forget. If you prefer a picnic, choose take away, pull out a blanket and enjoy the harbour breezes as you relax with some of the finest seafood in the city.
Just an eight-minute drive from the Adge Hotel, a meal at love.fish can cap off an incredible day of sightseeing at nearby Darling Harbour and the .
Located at 7/23 Barangaroo Avenue, Wulugul Walk, Barangaroo NSW 2000, Australia
Open Monday to Friday from 11.30 am to 3 pm & 5 pm to 9.30 pm. Weekends from 11.30 am to 8.30 pm.
Stay at ADGE Hotel
The perfect base for your hunt for Sydney’s finest seafood and other fine attractions, Adge Hotel provides incredible customer service in a luxury boutique package. Centrally located in Surry Hills, Adge welcomes you with the kind of white-glove service few other hotels can provide.