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From Ocean to Plate: Brisbane’s Best Seafood Restaurants

As a city known for its iconic river, it’s no surprise that there are an abundance of seafood restaurants in Brisbane. Our subtropical climate lends itself well to the appeal of an evening spent by the water, dining on fresh seafood plates and sipping on a crisp white wine.

One Fish Two Fish

As a city known for its iconic river, it’s no surprise that seafood restaurants are abundant in Brisbane. Our subtropical climate lends itself well to the appeal of an evening spent by the water, dining on fresh seafood plates and sipping on a crisp white wine.

From upscale dining establishments to charming waterfront bistros, Brisbane's best seafood restaurants plate up the finest catches, made with a little creativity and flair to set themselves apart from one another.

So for your next date night or family get-together, make a reservation at one of the best seafood restaurants in Brisbane to surprise and delight your dining party.

FOSH Bar & Restaurant

FOSH Bar & Restaurant

Seafood: reimagined. That’s what Portside’s freshest addition promises and we’re excited to see it deliver! FOSH Bar & Restaurant is a chic, modern seafood restaurant dedicated to freshly caught fish, brought to you by the team behind Yamas Greek, Massimo Restaurant and Opa Bar + Mezze.

Cosy up in the open-plan interior or unwind in the leafy alfresco dining area with bountiful plates of market-fresh fish and a tipple or two from the extensive cocktails or wine list.

Portside Wharf, 39 Hercules Street, Hamilton

SK Steak & Oyster

SK Steak & Oyster

Tucked beneath The Calile Hotel, SK Steak & Oyster is renowned for exemplary service and some of the finest steak and seafood in Brisbane. The extensive menu not only spans steak and ten different types of potatoes, but an entire raw bar as well as hot seafood dishes and oysters.

Known for being one of the best seafood restaurants in Brisbane, SK is the perfect restaurant to book for special occasions or a romantic evening out.

Ground Level, The Calile Hotel, 48 James Street, Fortitude Valley

Gambaro Seafood Restaurant

Gambaro Seafood Restaurant

If you think seafood restaurants in Brisbane… Gambaro is the first to come to mind. Calling Caxton Street home for over sixty years, Gambaro Seafood Restaurant came from humble origins as a fish and chip shop and is owned by the same family to this day.

Having taken out the award for “Best Seafood Restaurant in Queensland” over six times (along with other broader restaurant awards), Gambaro is also an experience function and event centre, perfect for weddings, corporate functions or galas.

The house specialty is the Gambaro Seafood Platter, which features an array of sustainably sourced, local seafood, served with the restaurant’s famous seafood sauce. And if any members of your dining party don’t eat seafood, rest assured knowing there are various meat and vegetarian options on the menu to choose from.

33 Caxton Street, Brisbane City

Tillerman Seafood Restaurant

Tillerman Seafood Restaurant

Tillerman Seafood Restaurant invites you to embark on a European escape, from their prime location on the Brisbane riverfront dining destination on Eagle Street Pier.

Using premium, local seafood and ingredients, the menu here is inspired by coastal European flavours, making it one of the best seafood restaurants to visit if you’re missing that Euro-summer feeling. You must try one of their signature dishes, the bouillabaisse, salt-baked Murray cod or the NQ Tropical Painted Lobster with angel hair pasta all qualify for essential eating.

71 Eagle Street, Brisbane City

One Fish Two Fish

One Fish Two Fish

This friendly little seafood restaurant in Brisbane does it all! From midweek eats with your mates, to a family dinner on the weekend, One Fish Two Fish in Kangaroo Point knows how to show you a good time.

Mixing a fresh food philosophy with a passion for premium seafood, this restaurant is also a great spot to enjoy an exquisite cocktail, schooner of beer or cider or a fresh glass of wine.

Sitchu Tip: One Fish Two Fish also has a vegan fish and chips dish on the menu, as well as gluten-free and vegetarian options to cater to everyone’s dietaries.

708 Main Street, Kangaroo Point

Shucks Bar

Shucks Bar

At Shucks Bar, flavour comes first. This is one of the best seafood restaurants in Brisbane to visit if you have a penchant for sustainably-sourced seafood and oysters that are fresher than fresh.

Owners Belinda and Michelle, who opened Shucks in 2017, taught us the term ‘merrior’ (pronounced mare-wah), which refers to how an oyster’s taste reflects the waters it originated from. So Brisbane oyster lovers, you simply must visit and experience the ever-changing menu and innovative drinks list on offer here.

459 Upper Esplanade, Manly

So there you have it - Brisbane’s best seafood restaurants have been caught here, hook line and sinker. They make the perfect destination for your next date night. Or perhaps, if fish isn’t your thing, check out Brisbane’s best Italian restaurants for comforting and wholesome food with heart.

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