If you're a seafood-loving Melbournian, you probably know how exciting it is when you find a restaurant where the seafood is served to perfection. Lucky for you, we've discovered six of the best seafood restaurants in Melbourne. Featuring stunning views, luxurious venues, top-tier facilities, outdoor dining areas and of course, fresh local produce, these restaurants are bound to become your favourite picks for your next night out.
Head to Riverside Teppanyaki for a delicious andinteractive dining experience. If you're a seafood lover, you'll definitely be in for a treat, as their a la carte menu features lobster, sashimi, prawns, crab, oyster, and variety of fish. The restaurant also has the largest and most exclusive teppan tables in Australia, along with top-tier and highly-trained teppanyaki chefs, who'll go above and beyond to make sure your meal is absolutely delicious, and fun too. The establishment can fit up to 44 people at once, and features up to 19 cooking stations.
Inspired by the meatpacking district and fish markets of the United States east coast, The Atlantic gives off serious NYC vibes. Delivering a true ocean-to-plate experience, with seafood sourced strictly from Australia only, their focus and commitment is excellence and innovation above all else (oyster bar anyone?). It's not just the food that's the drawcard, though – the ambiance, dim lights, minimalistic decor, waterfront location, mesmerising views of the city and top-tier customer service all make dining here a well-rounded experience.
Vons Restaurant & Bar is the perfect combination of European and modern Australian flavours, offering a contemporary twist on traditional Mediterranean dishes. Expect to find a rich seafood menu, but they also specialise in steak and have a range of vegetarian and vegan options. Need a little ordering inspiration? Think mouth-watering lobster linguine, featuring west Australian lobster tail, scallops, and diced tomato in a creamy white wine sauce. Or perhaps go for the Tasmanian Atlantic salmon with creamy mashed potato, capers and sun-dried tomato. Vons Restaurant and Bar's Hardware Lane location under a canopy of umbrellas is also the perfect combo of European style and contemporary Aussie urban living.
Japanese food is full of delicious ocean ingredients, and Kobe Jones sources only the best quality. This Melbourne institution consistently serves up premium Japanese food with a unique western twist. Dine along the Yarra River as you enjoy sushi, sashimi, or lobster. For a dish so special that regular diners complained when it was removed from the menu, try the Number One Special (back by popular demand); crab salad stuffed with avocado, wrapped in kingfish and baked with Kobe Jones's secret sauce.
Want to satisfy your oyster cravings and marvel at premium skyline views? Richmond Oysters prides itself on using only fresh, sustainable, whole and local produce from the wholesale markets from Monday to Saturday. Their one goal is to serve premium quality seafood, and they truly deliver on that. And if you can't find what you're looking for, no worries – they are always open to listen to their customers and source whatever it is you wish for (and of course, cook it to perfection). In addition to seafood, expect to also find steak options and mediterranean-style dishes like tapas.
Get ready to take your taste buds on a culinary trip with a visit to The Strand Restaurant in Hobson's Bay. Two stories high, you'll enjoy waterfront as well as skyline views with your meal, topped up with a personalised, friendly and top-of-the-line customer service. Tuck into freshly sourced seafood dishes, prepared with a balance of Asian and modern Australian flavours. The Strand is one of Melbourne's most classic establishments, and a stunning venue for functions and events.
If you know someone who deserves a delicious seafood meal, buy them a Good Food Gift Card, and they can choose to dine in these or many other restaurants around Australia.