Melbourne’s lucky enough to be blessed with a handful of the best seafood restaurants in Australia, but no where does fresh fish, perfectly seasoned scallops and to-die-for oysters quite like southbank institution, The Atlantic, and its Oyster Bar & Grill.
Situated within the Crown Melbourne complex and headed up by world-renowned chef Donovan Cooke, who spent his earlier years training under the likes of Michel Roux and Marco Pierre White, the riverside restaurant has been making waves in Melbourne’s food scene since 2011. Cooke’s attitude to the dishes served at The Atlantic is simple: Use the freshest possible produce, and make sure that the seafood plays the starring role in each and every dish. And boy, is it a recipe that has our tastebuds singing.
With both a la carte and degustation menus that change daily to ensure that you’re dining on only the best ingredients out there, as well as an abbreviated Oyster Bar & Grill menu, you can guarantee that everything you’ll be tucking into at The Atlantic has been caught fresh and locally. Pair that with some of the best city skyline views in the city, and its hidden basement bar, The Den, and you’ve got one of our top picks for the ultimate date night in Melbourne.
So, seafood lovers, what are you waiting for? Those oysters aren’t gonna eat themselves! If you haven’t ventured to this incredible eatery yet, lock in a date with some foodie friends and get ready for a feast that you’ll be drooling over for days.