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Brisbane's Easter Seafood Roundup
Easter – a time when you crave two things and two things only: your weight in chocolate and the freshest seafood in Brissie.
As the saying goes, there are plenty of fish in the sea – but not all of them are worth casting out your line for. With this in mind, we’ve fished around for Brisbane’s best to save you from drowning in disappointment. From oysters to swordfish and everything in between, you’ll be swimming in options for Brisbane’s most brill-iant seafood.
The Fishery | Milton
After you’re done with a few dozen at The Fishery, you’ll be craving more than an oyster fix. With shellfish straight from Australia’s freshest regions like Coffin Bay, there’s nothing that’ll turn you on for the taste of seafood more than a quick trip to Milton’s favourite fishmongers. Don’t come the raw prawn on Good Friday, place your order ahead of time or you’ll be swimming upstream trying to explain yourself. Call (07) 3369 4707 to get ahead!
Seymours Cocktails & Oysters | Petrie Terrace
It would be shellfish for Seymour (whoever he is when he’s at home), to hog all the oysters, so we’re glad he’s sharing them with us. Natural or Kilpatrick, order a dozen to have with your Moreton Bay bug ravioli and wash it all down with a cheeky cocktail or glass of Perrier-Jouët Grande Brut. It’d be rude not to.
Byblos | Hamilton
The Lebanese have mastered the art of great seafood thanks to having the sea at their doorstep (we’re super jelly to say the least), so it’s safe to say that a trip to Byblos is the next best thing to a European trip packed with fin-tastic seafood. Dive into a bowl of their tender, Greek-style calamari, or a seafood broth full of chilli banana prawns.
Ol’ School | South Brisbane
No ifs or buttys – you’d be flippin’ mad not to try Ol’ Schools famous calamari butty. Fried calamari with tom and bell pepper ketchup on fresh ciabatta. Pair your sanga with an pre-batched Cosmopolitan and a scoop of their rustic chippies and be transported to the seven seas.
Crazy for Crustacean
Banter Bar & Seafood | Kangaroo Point
Get a(prawn)head of the trend and swim into Banter to net yourself one of their old school prawn sandwiches. Served on a brioche bun with fresh Mooloolaba prawns, cos lettuce and mayonnaise with some of the best gosh darn chips in Brisbane, this is the poshest prawn sandwich you’ve ever laid your peepers on. Have it inshore or take it away.
Darling & Co | Paddington
Carbs and crabs: two things we truly love. Put them together and holy mackerel – you’ll be hooked. Darling & Co dishes up THE best Noosa spanner crab linguine, and their Hervey Bay scallops are the perfect accompaniment. So crab yourself a seat this Easter time for a seriously delish crab-craving fix.
Riverbar & Kitchen | CBD
Seafood by the water is a classic Aussie combo. Take the bait and treat yourself to a soft shell crab burger at Eagle Street’s finest – Riverbar & Kitchen. Haddock enough of burgers? Bass okay. Hook into king crab rillettes, crispy fried calamari with wasabi and yuzu mayo, or even grilled swordfish with a green mango salad. Now that’s a sea of options!
Seafood & Eat It… All of it
The Regatta | Toowong
Take your love of seafood to the next level with an entire luncheon dedicated to the very thing! The Regatta Hotel is hosting a seafood luncheon in their Boatshed restaurant on Good Friday. For $129 per person, you will be treated to a three-course menu, including seafood favourites like oysters, kingfish, spiced squid and more! We bait you will love it.
The Fish House | Burleigh Heads
Snapper up some of the best gourmet seafood at The Fish House in Burleigh Heads and explore all that the sea has to offer with dishes like the Patagonian toothfish, or the blue-eye trevalla. If you’re fishing for likes, their meals are totally Instagram worthy. Oh my cod, what a list! Don’t be koi, try more than one if you reely want to (and you know you want to). Words by Nicole Portacha – the gourmand doesn’t believe in scaling back Easter celebrations.