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.
Perch’d, Coorparoo: The kids behind Martha Street Kitchen expanded their portfolio with a stunner of a fish and chippery, offering a charming interplay between heady nostalgia and sharp modernity – the classics, but elevated. The menu caters to dine-in and take-away eaters, with a selection of four fish (whiting, barramundi, snapper and salmon) available. Each selection can be made into a meal complete with fresh salad, thrice-fried and hand-cut chips and sauce made in house.
One Fish Two Fish, Kangaroo Point: If you’ve been hankering for an inventive take on seafood, One Fish Two Fish will capture your tongues hook, line and sinker. One Fish Two Fish serves up a selection of modern interpretations of classic seafood dishes (think crumbed calamari rings, battered cod and panko-crumbed flounder goujoins) as well as a dedicated potato menu offering shoestring fries, potato scallops and potato bake with nduja sausage sprinkled with your choice of sea salt, chicken salt, vinegar salt or Cajun gun powder.
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.
Clayfield Seafood Market, Clayfield: Recognised as one of Australia’s best fish-and-chip spots, this fishmonger scores deliveries of trawler-fresh fish six days a week, so you are almost guaranteed the best catch. The takeaway menu boasts the likes of grilled Tasmanian Atlantic salmon burgers, prawn cutlets battered in beer from Newstead Brewing, humongous family packs and more. Well worth a visit!
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.
The Barra Boys, East Brisbane: The Barra Boys comes from father-son duo Stace and Nick Mavris, who have been working together in the hospitality industry for more than 20 years. A variety of fresh seafood, fish and chips, salads, burgers, platters and classic snacks such as potato scallops, calamari, dim sims and Chiko Rolls feature on the menu, which is available for dine in and takeaway.
Yabbey Road, Redcliffe: You can’t cruise through Redcliffe without stopping at Yabbey Road – a fish and chippery inspired by the Fab Four. The ‘All You Need Is Fish’ menu boasts freshly crumbed fish battered to order, the Sgt. Pepper’s Bar Menu is where you’ll find salt-and-pepper calamari, while the The Walrus burger is stacked with battered cod, mushy peas and a crispy potato scallop.
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.
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.
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.
SeaVibes Kitchen & Bar, Manly: The Esplanade in Manly is home to some incredible local eateries, but if it’s fish and chips you seek, head to SeaVibes. The takeaway has all the favourites, including snapper and Atlantic salmon, natural oysters, calamari rings and even mozzarella sticks. Can’t decide? The seafood basket boasts a bounty of morsels to devour!
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.
Fish Art at Wishart, Wishart: Those in the know point to fishmonger crew Fish Art at Wishart as one of the best seafood spots on the southside, and on first glance we’re inclined to agree. Here you can savour everything from sea perch and whiting to calamari and prawn cutlets – all cooked to order.
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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