Paper Fish began as a seasonal kiosk in St Kilda– after all, Melbourne winters don’t really lend themselves to fish and chips by the sea. Up here in sunny tropical-climate Brisbane, however, it made sense for the Van Haandel Group (Stokehouse Q and more) to evolve the concept into a permanent year-round fish and chippery. Much more than a simple kiosk, Paper Fish has a sizeable space on Little Stanley Street, where you can takeaway your meal to bask in the sun, or dine in over a bottle of house wine or fruity granita. Choices at Paper Fish are pretty simple – two beers (Balter and Peroni Red), two wines (house rosé or pinot grigio), two kinds of battered locally caught fresh fish (barramundi or blue grenadier, plus salmon if you prefer grilled). Crinkle cut chips with secret seasoning are the ideal accompaniment, as well as sweet potato fries, Japanese potato cakes, and Greek, cucumber or Caesar salads. Tacos packed with coconut prawns or snap-fried spiced fish, calamari rings and crunchy fritto misto also feature.