Who doesn’t love a seafood buffet, and this collection of ideas will give you all the details to locate the BEST seafood buffets in Sydney, NSW, as well as neighboring suburbs.
There are many seafood places to visit throughout Sydney and whilst the traditional buffet is a little difficult to find these days, there are still some great places that offer a buffet experience or platter style foods, from the beautiful harbour area with spectacular views, and throughout many of the surrounding suburbs. Why not get the family together and share a seafood platter/buffet or maybe an intimate evening out, there are many options to choose from.
Seafood buffets, or platters which have become increasingly popular in recent times, are an ideal way for those who just can’t decide on one dish or great for sharing as a large group. So, get a group of friends together and use this list of options to sample great food. If you’re looking to find out more about the health benefits of eating seafood, check out this informative Food Network article.
There is a mix of the traditional seafood and those that offer an international twist from Asia, Japan or even European countries. If you LOVE your seafood, then why not try out some of these venues and decide which is your favourite!!!
1. Skyfeast Sydney Tower Buffet | Sydney CBD
Where better to start this journey than with a birdseye view of Sydney, Including icons such as the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and the Harbour itself. This restaurant has views to die for with floor to ceiling windows throughout.
Various packages are available which include drinks and provides the ability to sit at a window seat guaranteeing those gorgeous views. There are also VIP packages available which include entry to the observation deck and photography packages as a keepsake memento.
The menu is varied and incorporates over 30 dishes from around the world. Seafood rates highly comprising choices such as oysters, tiger prawns, barramundi, blue swimmer crab and fresh ocean trout. Children are welcome.
Address: 1/100 Market Street, Sydney New South Wales 2200
Click here to find out more about the Sydney buffet.
2. RK San | Surry Hills
This contemporary style Japanese restaurant is the epitome of seafood buffet style food. Located in the inner city eastern suburb of Sydney, this restaurant provides a variety of platter style foods with a specific menu based on 10-12 people sharing which allows for the ultimate in banqueting style eating! Foods featured include kingfish, squid tempura, fresh sashimi, chef selection of rolls, and meat style dishes are also available.
Kids are welcome and there is a kid-specific menu available. There are a variety of packages available, from a sampling menu which is a cheaper option and allows you to trial foods, to a full on 7 course degustation menu. If you really want that Japanese seafood buffet banqueting experience, they also cater for these as well – a true foodie delight!!
Address: 462 Cleveland St, Surry Hills NSW
If you want more information, check out the RK San official website.
3. Star Buffet | Bankstown and Bossley Park
Yep, that’s right not one ….. but two locations close to Sydney, not too far from the city. Spanning some 36 kms and 16 kms respectively west and south-west of Sydney CBD, these two seafood giants are available to digest some beautiful seafood buffet style delights. Seafood selections include prawns, smoked salmon, crab legs, mussels, scallops, octopus and squid.
AND, what a choice! With the chefs preparing over 100 treats ranging from Australian style seafood to Asian dim sims and sushi, there is something for everyone here! Complimentary tea and coffee is a nice touch to add to the experience.
Address: 1 Meredith St, Bankstown OR 121-133 Prairie Vale Road, Bossley Park
Check out Star Buffet’s official website!
4. Rockpool Bar & Grill | Sydney CBD
Situated in a beautiful art deco and very grand building of the City Mutual Building, this stunning architectural building is home to the Rockpool Bar & Grill. Although this steers away from the traditional buffet style look, it is recognised as a gourmet favourite and plays host to a huge variety of seafood (as well as other foods).
The seafood selection includes high end foods such as caviar, together with Tuna, Kingfish, charcoal roasted seafood, king prawns and the list goes on. Prices vary and are reasonable starting from mid-twenties and upward for a main meal. This is a pleasurable experience for the senses; taking in the breathtaking building whilst sampling some very fine foods on offer!
Address: 66 Hunter Street, Sydney
Check out the Rockpool Bar & Grill official website for their menu and opening times.
5. North Bondi Fish | North Bondi
Well, this couldn’t be left out of the list; this establishment is owned and run by celebrity chef Matt Moran and if that’s not enough, it overlooks the famous Bondi Beach. That said, there are a number of options from bar snacks, individual meals and the share option. The share menu offers dishes ranging from what would be considered to be starters, to main menu options and also dessert menu options so you could share your entire meal from start to finish!
Fish tacos, crispy calamari, rainbow trout and a lemongrass fish curry are some of the share plate options available. Why not catch a beautiful platter of food, grab a beer and some friends and watch the sun go down over Bondi Beach!
Address: 120 Ramsgate Avenue, North Bondi
If this sounds appealing to you, check out North Bondi Fish’s official website. Click here!
6. Lugarno Seafood Restaurant | Lugarno
Situated along the banks of the Georges River, the views are spectacular. The venue makes full use of this with floor to ceiling windows looking out onto the river and is approximately 23 km south of Sydney. The beauty of this restaurant is the flexibility in which you can build your own hot platter. Choose from grilled prawns, Moreton Bay bugs, scampi, baby octopus, grilled fish, oysters, salt and pepper squid and grilled calamari. Each option is individually priced which makes life easier for those on a budget. A la carte options are also available if you wish to stick to your favourite meal and yes, kids are catered for.
Address: 1220 Forest Rd, Lugarno
For more information, take a look at their official website.
7. Kitchens on Kent | Millers Point
If you are looking for a little theatre with your dining experience, this is right up your street, with live cooking from the chefs to keep patrons entertained. The buffet is brought to your table in a twist on the traditional buffet style. The venue is open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner with an all inclusive package for dinner available Thursday evenings, and throughout the weekend.
Patrons are able to choose from seafood such as tiger prawns, Moreton Bay bugs, and local Sydney rock oysters as well as food from around the world including the Raw Sushi bar, a taste of India, Flavours of Asia and the Mediterranean and finished with a dessert selection. Children are also catered for with either a choice of burgers or pasta or can join the buffet experience. There is also the option of the A La Carte menu which is available from 5.30 pm all week.
Address: 89-113 Kent St, Millers Point
Check out the Kitchens on Kent official website for more information.
8. Cyren Bar Grill Seafood | Darling Harbour – Temporarily Closed
Darling Harbour with its crescent-shaped harbour filled with plenty of hussle, great atmosphere and liveliness is the backdrop for this venue. With such seafood favourites as prawns, calamari, fish, scallops and the option to utilise these in a platter style to share with others, makes this venue particularly appealing. There is a kids menu available and other options include pizzas and a Greek twist mezze option. They even deliver to your boat if you happen to be docked at the marina!!
Address: Darling Harbour, Sydney
Check out the Cyren Bar Grill Seafood Darling Harbour official website. Click here!
The best seafood buffets in Sydney
There are many seafood places to visit throughout Sydney and whilst the traditional buffet is a little difficult to find these days, there are still some great places that offer a buffet experience or platter style foods, from the beautiful harbour area with spectacular views, and throughout many of the surrounding suburbs.
We hope that our list has helped you find a wonderful seafood buffet in Sydney.
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