The round-up: Brisbane’s finest fish and chip spots
Few cuisines suit the Australian summer more than fish and chips. Battered, crumbed or fried – as long as it comes wrapped tightly in a paper parcel with a slice of lemon and some calamari on the side then anything goes. Brisbane has a bunch of great, local fish and chip spots and with the seasons about to change we thought it would be a good idea to encourage you to get your fin fix while the weather is warm.
Fresh n Wild Fish, Hamilton: This family run business has been serving fresh fish and tasty accompaniments for close to 20 years. The menu features share plates, fresh oysters, soft shell crab baos, fish tacos and more.
The Fishmonger’s Wife, East Brisbane: East Brisbane’s award-winning fish and chips destination is popular for its range of top-quality fish, varied cooking techniques and original recipes. Swing by for some garlic prawns, Thai fish cakes, pesto crumbed barramundi or your choice of fish cooked using gluten-free batter.
The Fishery, Milton: Milton’s The Fishery is a classy spot for delicious fish, with a window packed with fresh fillets that can be cooked to order – be sure to throw in a serve of calamari for good measure.
The Kingfisher Seafood, Toowong: The Kingfisher is a favourite with Toowong locals, where you can dine alfresco in the courtyard or grab and go for a classic takeaway feast. The homemade fish cakes are a must-try.
Blue Ocean Seafood, Coorparoo: This authentic fish and chippery in Coorparoo has everything from chilli squid to steak, but nothing beats the traditional family pack filled with cod, calamari, potato scallops and chips.
Chumley Warner’s Traditional British Fish & Chips, Birkdale: Chumley Warner’s fish and chips are proper British – the eatery sources sustainable North Atlantic cod and haddock, scampi and roe just like you would get in the UK. You’ll also find other classic British eats such as faggots in onion gravy with chips and mushy peas, handmade pasties and deep-fried British Mars Bars.
Ol’ School, South Brisbane: From the team behind Hello Please, Ol’ School serves up all of the best bits of nostalgic fish and chips but prepared with modern techniques and proper fish preparation. You can expect skin-on chips and fresh catches served battered or grilled, plus truffle-chip or calamari butties, fish tacos, burgers and more.
The Cod Father, Kedron: If you couldn’t tell by the hilariously on-point name, The Cod Father has some great taste when it comes to seafood. Pineapple fritters, battered mussels and dim sims are just a few of the great snack options complementing the main menu.
Sea Fuel, West End: If you only settle for the finest fish, Sea Fuel has the perfect perch for you. This West End spot does restaurant-quality fish and chips with nine varieties on offer, as well as a host of other goods to snack on.
Banter Bar & Seafood, Kangaroo Point: This Kangaroo Point is one part bar, one part fish and chippery. Housed inside a charming old Queenslander, this joint serves up the likes of fish and chips to cold fresh seafood – think classic prawn sandwiches with cos lettuce and aioli, and the Posh Fish Finger Sandwich with crumbed cod, mixed greens and tartare sauce.
Fresh Fish Co., Fortitude Valley: As its name implies, James Street’s Fresh Fish Co. is perhaps better known for its fresh fish (and delicious sushi from Fresh Sushi Co.), but its fish and chips with salad is a must try. Choose from crumbed, grilled or tempura for a Japanese spin.
Paper Fish, South Bank: The Stokehouse Q team launched its fancy fish and chippery in Brisbane in the early stages of 2018. This spot offers locally sourced and as fresh as it can be, crinkle-cut chips with secret seasoning, tacos packed with snap-fried spiced fish or coconut prawns and zesty fillings, calamari rings, and crunchy fritto misto.
The Spotted Cod, Wavell Heights: With the mantra ‘caught local, for locals’, The Spotted Cod sources the best seafood from as close to home as possible. You’ll find all of the classics, including handmade onion rings and potato scallops, as well as hearty burgers.
Sandgate Fishmonger, Sandgate: This waterfront eatery offers daily specials on its fish and chip packs as well as a range of homemade gelato for those with a sweet tooth.
Reef Seafood and Sushi, Newstead: Fresh seafood and sushi are also the heroes here, but Reef doesn’t mess around when it comes to fish and chips. All crumbed or grilled fish is served with chips and salad, or you can go all out with the decadent seafood platter.
The Fish Kitchen, Dutton Park: Dutton Park’s popular seafood sanctuary offers a large range of gluten-free options, with all fish, calamari, sea scallops and cutlets available in gluten-free crumbed or tempura battered varieties.
Rainworth Seafood, Bardon: This long-standing seafood spot boasts some great burgers, sandwiches and rolls as well as sizzling, deep-fried fish. A serve of a dozen calamari will only set you back $7.50, so it’s great value for money as well.
New Farm Fish Cafe, New Farm: This spot is a great destination for a well-priced selection of fish and chips. Grab a pack and head across the road to New Farm Park and chow down by the river.
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