Want to take a short cut from your fishing spot on the pier to a tasty platter?

You simply cannot visit the Barrington Coast region without diving into our excellent array of fresh seafood venues. I mean, c’mon, what’s a seaside holiday without a few kilos of fresh prawns, a dozen or so shucked oysters and a couple of serves of the local catch of the day - all washed down with a cold drink by the beach.

Perhaps you’re inclined to call by a fisher’s co-op and cook up a feast at home. Or you’re more the dine in type, who wants a gourmet seafood meal prepped by a talented chef and served with crisp glass of vino. Maybe you’ve got a heap of extended family to feed and just want a bulk order of classic fish and chips by the sea. In any case, the Barrington Coast is sure to deliver a tasty seafood feast wherever you want to eat.

Seafood platter Hamiltons Oyster Bar

1. Thirty Three Degrees

Locally owned and operated this recently renovated restaurant serves up a wide variety of tasty seafood dishes. Book a table on the deck and admire the lovely views across Wallis Lake as you enjoy your meal. Formerly known as Hamilton's Oyster Bar, Thirty Three Degrees has transformed to be a dining destination showcasing the uniqueness and provenance of the Sydney rock oyster plus a huge range of seafood specialities. Hint: the squid ink ravioli and the cold oyster tasting plate are absolute winners.

Fresh and tasty at Monins Seafoods and Red Spot Jetty
Fresh and tasty at Monins Seafoods and Red Spot Jetty

2. Monin Seafoods and Red Spot Jetty

Monin Seafoods is the trusted local supplier of top quality fresh and frozen seafood at competitive prices to local restaurants, clubs, hotels and seafood outlets too. But holidaymakers can also buy direct from Monin at their retail outlets: Monin Seafoods at Tuncurry plus Red Spot Jetty across the lake in Forster. The display fridges in both locations offer a dazzling selection of the freshest local seafood plus specialties sourced a little further afield to ensure the very best quality across the fishing seasons.

Taree Fishermens Co op

3.Taree Fisherman’s Co-Op

Your one stop shop for the freshest seafood options in Taree. Think tasty crumbed whiting fillets, freshly shucked oysters and moreish prawns. Call in and place a bulk fresh seafood order (lobster and bugs work a charm) to cook up a storm at home or opt for a classic fish & chips takeaway meal for the whole family to enjoy whilst on the road.

Graham Barclay Oysters shucking

4. Graham Barclay Oysters

This third generation family run business produces the largest volume of Sydney Rock Oysters in Australia. The oysters are grown in the crystal clear waters of Wallis Lake and feature and outstandingly fresh and flavoursome taste. Graham Barclay Oysters supplies many high end restaurants with their excellent produce and will be happy to serve you a freshly shucked dozen or two from their store in Forster.

Wallis Lake Seafood

5. Wallis Lake Fisherman’s Co-Op

“The fish we sell daily is the fish we catch daily”. Well, what more do you need to know? A team of local fisherfolk are the primary shareholders of the business and take their seafood dealings seriously. Located in Tuncurry, the co-op is open to the public 7 days a week! Menu items such as local caught fish, prawns, crabs, lobsters and oysters are guaranteed to be fresh. Order a delectable seafood feed for the family and take it to a nearby seaside picnic table. Making mealtime holiday memories beside the turquoise waters of the Barrington Coast sure is a special moment.

Beach Street Seafoods lunch packs

6. Beach Street Seafoods

The team at Beach Street Seafoods have a legion of loyal patrons who know that this Forster seafood shop always has the best and freshest range of seafood in the Barrington Coast zone. Put their salt and pepper squid at the top of your ‘must eat’ list, along with a serve of grilled fish and classic cut chips for a delicious lunch time feast. Open from 11am to 8pm – so you can pick up a late afternoon / early evening fish and chip fix too.

7. Lobby's Fresh Seafood & Takeaway

Generous serves of your freshly cooked favourites: fish and chips, calamari, salt and pepper squid, prawn cutlets, scallops and lots more. Plus a selection of fresh seafood for you to cook at home including prawns, oysters, crabs and various fish varieties.

8. Tea Gardens Fish Market

Fresh local seafood in the heart of Tea Gardens with seasonal favourites including fresh local lobster, king prawns, oysters and whole fish. But you have to be quick, these seafood goodies sell out in a hurry!

Fresh local lobster at Tea Gardens Fish Market
Fresh local lobster at Tea Gardens Fish Market

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