- Food & Booze
South Bank just got a tasty new seafood restaurant!
09 Sep 2016
If you’ve ever wandered through South Bank and wondered why there wasn’t a spectacular seafood restaurant to go with those waterfront views and beachside vibes you haven’t been alone – but you don’t have to wonder any longer. River Quay Fish has taken it upon themselves to dish up the epic seafood feasts South Bank (and Brisbane) deserves, along with scrumptious breakfasts and cocktails as pretty as the city skyline in front of them. Taking over the space left by Cove Bar & Dining, this fishy spot is all about feeds from the sea. If takeaway fish ‘n’ chips or salt and pepper calamari to eat on River Quay’s grassy lawn isn’t enough for you, grab a table and take a seat for a spread of locally sourced ocean goodness. You’ll be waving goodbye to hanger in no time after plates and plates of whiting tacos, butter poached calamari and Singapore style blue swimmer crab, and that’s before you even get to the main event. With dishes like seafood linguini, scallop lemon thyme risotto and crispy skin barramundi to have for your second course, walking away with a food baby is a shore thing. It’s not all seafood of course – you’ll also find char grilled steaks dished up with duck fat potatoes and sides of Asian greens and smoked marrow butter with bread, as well as fresh spring salads like poached rhubarb with goats cheese, walnuts and beetroot leaf. And plenty of wine, craft beer and cocktails to go with them, don’t you worry. Seafood does make a tasty appearance on the weekend breakfast menu, with a fresh salmon bagel topped with crème fraiche and capers, and a saucy eggs benny you can stack up with either blue swimmer crab or Angus beef bacon. But if fish for breakfast isn’t quite your style (even if it does come with a peach mimosa), try out the Odin’s breakfast board, piled with duck liver pate, air dried Wagyu, chutney, cheddar and sourdough, or the savoury French toast with Angus beef bacon, poached eggs and asparagus. Ready to sail on down and meet South Bank’s newest seafood restaurant, Brisbane? You’ll find River Quay Fish by the water in River Quay, open 7 days for lunch and dinner and breakfast on weekends. Words by Ranyhyn Akui