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4.6 /6 Excellent 16 Reviews

Seahorse Restaurant

Randwick Italian $$$$ +100
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About Seahorse Restaurant

Swimming up to join the safe haven of cafes, bars and restaurants at The Spot in Randwick is Seahorse Restaurant, featuring a diverse menu of Italian classics, handmade pasta dishes, home-baked breads and delectable desserts created by owner and head chef Pasquale Stramandinoli. A warm welcome awaits diners at this Sydney Italian restaurant, whether you’re here for a candlelit dinner or a get together with family. Find Seahorse opposite The Ritz Cinema on St Paul’s Street (it’s also a top spot for a bite to eat before the movie!).

Opening Hours

  • Monday 17:30 - 00:00
  • Tuesday 17:30 - 00:00
  • Wednesday 17:30 - 00:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 15:30, 17:30 - 00:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 15:30, 17:30 - 00:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 15:30, 17:30 - 00:00
  • Sunday Closed
Seahorse Restaurant, St Paul's Street 26, 2031 Sydney

Further Information

Seahorse Restaurant restricts its dinner sittings to Monday through Saturday, and lunch is limited to Thursday and Fridays, making this a busy and sought-after spot – at The Spot in Randwick – for classic Italian fare in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. Given the popularity of Seahorse, it’s fantastic that chef Stramandinoli and his team make a point of being able to accommodate all tastes, whether diners have dietary requirements, simple preferences, or they are connoisseurs of Italian looking for that special and hard-to-find culinary masterpiece.

Many of the foundational ingredients are handmade at Seahorse Restaurant’s St Paul’s Street premises, including the pasta – look out for the monthly specials like tarragon linguine with Queensland scallops and saffron sauce, chilli spaghetti with prawns, broccoli, bacon and mushrooms, or the organic linguine with Morton Bay bugs, baby spinach, extra-virgin olive oil, garlic and chilli. Whatever makes it to table at this beloved Italian restaurant at Randwick’s The Spot is as fresh as can be, whether or not you order up other specials like the grilled lemon sole or the chargrilled sirloin steak with homemade pepper sauce. That’s extra important considering the fact that while Seahorse serves all manner of Italian dishes, there is an obvious emphasis – as the name might suggest – on seafood fresh from Sydney’s fish markets, with popular dishes including seafood chowder and fresh oysters, Tasmanian smoked salmon, prawn Arrabiata, and Western Australian scampi. Next time you hit The Spot, book a table and dive headfirst into Seahorse’s fresh selection.

CHEF'S CHOICE

16 Reviews

4.6 /6 Excellent 16 Reviews
Waiting Time: short
Food: delicious
Quality/Price: cheap
Atmosphere: entertaining
Noise: quiet
Service: friendly
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1 review so far 6
21.04.2017 19:59

Perfect food at a very reasonable price. Service couldn't be faulted. A very pleasant experience. We'll be back. Pasquale and Karen were the perfect hosts.

1 review so far 6
08.02.2017 08:42

We received fantastic service and delicious food. They were also very accommodating with menu changes for one of our guests. Would certainly recommend Seahorse for an enjoyable experience.

1 review so far 6
19.12.2016 10:05

It was excellent. The service was great. The food was top notch. We even changed a couple of items on the menu and it was no trouble.

1 review so far 6
28.05.2016 14:01

Great food and great customer service every time I've been there

1 review so far 2
01.01.2017 03:56

The service was sufficient, however, it certainly wasn't cheerful service with a smile. The portions were a decent size. Everyone at my table ordered a fish so I cannot comment on the pasta. My son ordered the snapper fillet with chips instead of a salad. He did not eat the chips as he said they did not taste nice. My husband also ordered the snapper fillet. His piece of fish contained five bones. This should not happen at a seafood restaurant that markets itself as "fine dinning." I ordered the salmon fillet. It was a large but tasteless piece of fish. Based on the quality of the mains we decided to move to another restaurant for dessert.

6 reviews so far 5
05.06.2016 12:36

Always reliable local Italian. Seafood pasta dishes the best bet - large portions, fresh seafood. And also allows BYO which is always a bonus. Good option if going to Ritz cinema across road.

1 review so far 5
22.10.2016 16:41

Great food and friendliness staff a shame they ran out of Mortan bay bugs. Very family friendly venue they accommodated for our pram. Go early before its too packed

6 reviews so far 5
06.03.2016 09:27

Food very good as always, with good sized portions were fresh pasta and seafood the best option. However service a little slow at times during the evening.

1 review so far 5
09.04.2017 14:49

Nice ambient restaurant. Foods are fabulous with friendly and nice staff. Worth to try. Good portion, felt very full. Restaurant is at great location, opposite the cinema.

6 reviews so far 5
02.09.2016 11:21

High quality seafood pasta dishes in particular, and loved the sticky date pudding desert. Added to BYO and proximity to Ritz cinema, makes a great neighbourhood restaurant

1 review so far 5
04.04.2016 09:48

We appreciated the friendly and efficient service. They did a good job on a very busy night and the veal scaloppini and fritto misto were both delicious.

1 review so far 5
07.05.2017 13:59

Delicious food and good atmosphere. We have always gone past here and never gone it, we will be going back. The salmon and mash is highly recommend

1 review so far 4
26.03.2016 11:47

It was OK, I had better...A bit slow for the food to arrive. The waiters were too unexperienced, and price, I think to much for what we had.

2 reviews so far 2
24.01.2017 10:12

It was so obvious that the restaurant is under-staff. The entrees were good, but the mains took quite awhile. It was presented variably across the table.

1 review so far 5
02.10.2016 14:02

Nice food good menu selectionGreat service would go back again.