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!).
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.
Seahorse is one of our favourite “go to” restaurants. The food is consistently good as is the service. There is a great vibe to the area too.
We had a lovely meal, the service was very good. It is in a lovely setting being in the Spot at Randwick, which has a great vibe.
This restaurant had great food and good service, the prices are great, not too expensive and nice wine. Will definitely be back again for dinner
Both the food (the cooking) and the friendliness (the service) make this restaurant outstanding. Over the years it has become a favourite of mine: a joy every time.
We chose the restaurant as the location to take our friends out for a "thank you" meal before we left Sydney about 3 weeks ago. It was an excellent choice. The food was delicious and it had a lovely, homely atmosphere. The staff were extremely helpful and made us feel really welcome. I would definitely recommend the restaurant to any lover of Italian food; and I can't wait to return.
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.
The food from a broad menu was delicious and the service was excellent but the restaurant was a little draughty and noisy too as the tables were rather close and the next group was quite rowdy. Overall a good night was had.
Delicious ! We had the best homemade gnocchi . The two fish dishes we had were cooked to perfection. The staff were friendly and attentive ! Have been there a number of times and the food is always fresh and tasty!
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.
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.