Words Jamie Jansen


With so many options for delicious seafood in town, choosing where to eat is a different kettle of fish. We’ve made a selection of the finest and most surprising seafood dishes and where to find them.


Superb Seared scallops

With a passion for making their sustainably harvested seafood the hero on your plate, this is certainly the place to be for an appetising catch.

The owners of Wrasse & Roe are in daily contact with local suppliers sourcing the very best line caught reef fish, live mud crabs as well as Southern water items like South Australian oysters, Scallops, Calamari & Mussels.

The restaurant’s top entrée is their seared scallops with cauliflower and truffle oil puree, crisp pancetta and burnt butter.

This fantastic marriage of flavours will definitely knock you off your feet.


Oyster oracle

Oysters are always a good idea and we are sure you haven’t tried at least one of the following variations yet.

Try Kilpatrick oysters with bacon and Worcestershire sauce at Lure Restaurant while looking out over the marina.

Or go for the pacific oysters with a finger lime curry emulsion at Salsa Bar & Grill. And what about oysters served with kaffir lime, served at Zinc Restaurant?

Guaranteed you’ll never get enough of your favourite mollusk.


The most profound paella

Of course Seabean Tapas Bar & Restaurant can’t be forgotten in this list. No need to travel far, pintxos and paella are just a short walk away.

As their standout seafood dish, the restaurant offers the most delicious mariscos paella. Loaded with mussels, prawns, reef fish and calamari it is literally a seafood heaven.

It is served in the paella pan, small for one or two people to share or large for up to four people to share. It includes local tiger prawns, local barramundi and cloudy bay clams.


The freshest prawns in town

Fresher than this it’s not going to get!

Be sure to get out of bed on time on Saturday morning when the Santiego Prawn Trawler pulls into the jetty.

With a changing range of seafood they may have tiger prawns, endeavours, scallops, squid and cuttlefish or bugs for sale. Get down early before they inevitably sell out.


Super sashimi

Did you know that sashimi may support appetite control and decrease food cravings?

If you still needed an excuse to eat the freshest seafood, well, here it is.

The Tasmanian salmon sashimi at Zinc Restaurant needs special mention. It is served with lemon aspen ponzu, miso mayo, furikake and sesame.

And for some sashimi on the go, make sure you stop by at Black Sesame. And while you’re there, it’s hard not to also fall for their tasty sushi rolls.