House of Crabs: The Ultimate Seafood Shack

Get messy at House of Crabs, the ultimate seafood shack. This fun and eclectic restaurant is located above The Norfolk, in the heart of Redfern.

House of crabs is an institution, serving southern style crab boils, with influences taken from around the globe. Using the best Australian and international produce money can buy, they provide a dining experience second to none. Think Blue Swimmer Crabs, Lobster fries, freshly shucked oysters, prawn rolls and ceviche. And it’s not just seafood on offer, try their famous buttermilk fried chicken or delightfully sticky Asian lamb ribs, all washed down with jugs of ice-cold beer, fine wine, or delightfully unique house made cocktails.

If you love crabs, why not give your friends crabs too? Book the House of Crabs for all your Surry Hills function needs. Impress your workmates with your clam consumption. Get sideways on your engagement. House of Crabs has a variety of options for functions bookings.

The Bar Area is a semi-private space adjacent to the Main Dining Room. It is perfect for cocktail parties and birthday celebrations with a standing capacity of 40 people. With direct bar access yet separated from the restaurant, your event can have an exclusive feel whilst your guests still enjoy the atmosphere from the wider venue. Alternatively there is the main dining area, featuring colourful and playful décor and a large bar area. It’s the perfect place to enjoy cocktails and Cajun spiced crustaceans with friends, colleagues and fellow diners. Or why not book the venue exclusively? And you can enjoy every area to yourselves!

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When booking your function choose one of the seafood banquet menus and let your big group sample snacks and House of Crab’s famous boil. All food is served for the table to share!

What are you waiting for? Come and get messy at House of Crabs in Surry Hills!