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!).
The atmosphere and the food were completely up to standard
The food was fresh and nicely cooked however the sweet chilli sauce with the mixed seafood didn’t seem to be freshly made. Maybe a choice of sauce such as Marie rose and tartare be offered. Service was very good.
The food was great. We had the John Dory and it was excellent. Also the service was attentive and quick. We would go back there for sure.
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.