Look, we’re biased but when it comes to seafood we reckon Wellington has some of the best seafood restaurants. These incredible spots really take advantage of the coast! From freshly shucked oysters to succulent crayfish, the city serves up mouthwatering dishes plucked straight from the sea and all we can say is “Thank you, more please”.
1. Crab Shack
Crab Shack is where seafood dreams come true. Delicious sauces coat heavenly crab and the kid-friendly atmosphere means that even the little ones can enjoy a fantastic experience here. You can enjoy the freshest of the fresh at Crab Shack, from raw platters to 500g bags of mussels – tasty stuff!
📍5 Queens Wharf, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Ortega is definitely one of the best seafood restaurants in Wellington. From tender moki filet to exquisitely grilled octopus, each dish is carefully finessed to make it super juicy and flavourful. It’s a great place to celebrate a special occasion but also perfect for a casual lunch, too!
📍16 Majoribanks Street, Mount Victoria, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
3. Shed 5
At Shed 5, the chowder is truly a work of art, creamy and soooo moreish. Check out the fish of the day, which you know is gunna be fresh and delicious. The simple fish and chips shine too – hearty and soul-warming.
📍Queens Wharf, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Dockside Restaurant & Bar is a haven for seafood lovers. The attentive and friendly staff are well-versed in the menu and always on hand to provide recommendations. Check out the clam chowder for a super comforting meal, best enjoyed with some delicious oysters. Picturesque surroundings make this place an unforgettable spot.
📍Shed 3 Queens Wharf, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Fisherman’s Plate Seafood is a special spot. The succulent satay prawns are juicy and tender, while the mind-blowing laksa offers loads of spicy goodness. Fantastic service makes any visit even more special.
📍12 Bond Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Who doesn’t love a good plate of fish and chips? At Mt Vic Chippery you’ll find some of the best in Wellington. The fish has a super crispy coating that would be the envy of any chippy and of course, the handcut chips are super satisfying. If you’re craving fish and chips by the beach, check out this lovely spot!
📍5 Majoribanks Street, Mount Victoria, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Head to Fresko Fish & Chips for some belly-busting fare at one of the city’s best seafood restaurants. There you’ll find irresistible, crispy fish and chips alongside grilled prawns, scallops, and fillets of fresh fish. It’s a market too so you can even buy some to take home with you. Plus, there are tons of Vegetarian options too so everybody can enjoy a filling meal here.
📍53 Kingsford Smith Street, Rongotai, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
With its unbeatable coastal setting and talented chefs, Wellington truly shines when it comes to seafood. So, make sure to make the most of it because here we have some of the most mouthwatering seafood in the world and people who certainly know how to prepare it!