swampdog fish and chips, south brisbane

Good Friday fruits of the sea at Swampdog, South Brisbane

Easter is almost here, which means early morning baskets of chocolate and a relaxing few days with loved ones. And whether you believe in a higher power or not, Good Friday is a great excuse to wander down to the local fish and chippery for some fruits of sea and golden potatoes.

For South Brisbane-based pescavores, Swampdog Fish and Chips on Vulture Street will be the go-to locale for tomorrow’s fishy consumption. Sourcing fresh, local fish, line-caught between Yamba and Hervey Bay or from sustainable fisheries, quality and a clear conscience is behind the Swampdog team’s every move. Using closed-loop paper, biodegradable bamboo and clear bioplastic packaging, Swampdog also grows its own herbs and veggies in the outdoor courtyard.

Dishing up sustainable seafood with a difference, the menu features Grilled Sardines on Sourdough with Parsley Pesto, Mackerel Cutlet with Pineapple and Coriander Salsa and Greek-style Braised Octopus. A cup of Popcorn Prawns dusted in paprika and fried into crispy morsels will intrigue adventurous appetites, with your staple crumbed, battered or grilled fish and chips a clear favourite.

With the aim to change people’s attitudes and open minds to consider the sustainability behind consuming inhabitants of the sea, this family-run business is so environmentally conscious it even recycles its deep-fry oil into diesel for its vehicles.

For more seafood goodness, Milton folk can pop into The Fishery on Baroona Road, with East Brisbane dwellers (and presumably many more) sure to flock to The Fishmonger’s Wife.

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