Fish and chips is a classic in Aussie cuisine—classic, unadulterated comfort food. Whether you are heading out for a night on the town, ordering in for a night on the couch with Netflix, or looking for a lazy bite after a beach day, fish and chips will always be our go-to.
It’s something about the perfect compatibility between a crunchy, crisp, beer battered chip and flawless, flaky fish that makes us think of our warm and sunny home. To ensure you're not wasting your energies on sub-par seafood, we've gone and done the hard yards, performing the strenuous task of taste-testing every fish and chippery in Brisbane. So here it is, the fruits of our labour; the absolute best fish and chip shops in Brisbane. Save us a potato scallop!
Clayfield Seafood Markets
If you live on the North side and are hankering for some crumbed, flaky goodness, Clayfield Seafood Markets are your best bet. Everything is delivered fresh, and prepared and cooked in store. On top of serving some of Brisbane’s best seafood, they also make sure there are plenty of gluten free options for all you coeliacs out there.
Fresh N Wild Fish
Family-run fish and chippery, Fresh N Wild Fish, is all about great service and fresh seafood. Ordering in from all over the country they aim to provide you with any sea dweller you could dream of, and if they don’t stock a certain fish just holla at them so they can source and order it in for you.
Out for a night in West End and looking for a cheeky fish and chips to see you through? Sea Fuel is there for you, with 30 years of experience and all the fish and chips you could dream of. The restaurant also has a full bar, stocked with free-flowing beer, cider, and wine to accompany your meal and kickstart the pregame. Choose from their wide range of fish being crumbed, grilled, or battered for dine-in or take away at this next-level fish and chippery.
The Fishmonger’s Wife
The Fishmonger’s Wife is cooking up a storm in Hawthorne, and we are all in for their awesome fish and chips. Their wide range of fish is cooked one of three ways, with Japanese bread crumbs, French beer batter, or traditionally grilled. The entire restaurant has an Asian influence, in everything from the décor to the option to swap your chips out for jasmine rice for a healthy choice (but let’s be real, we’re all getting the chips).
Reef Seafood & Sushi
I think we can all agree that Brisbane has a serious deficit in good sashimi. Luckily Reef Seafood and Sushi is here to change all that. But why not put have your sushi with a side of fish and chips? We think the mix just makes sense, and we know Reef has our backs no matter how we like our aquatic feast.
The Fishery is serving up all things fish in their Milton shop. With the owner having over 20 years of experience working with Australian and New Zealand seafood, you can be rest assured he knows exactly how to get the freshest fish and how best to cook it. Ask him for daily specials, have it cooked to perfection, and you won’t be disappointed!
This newbie chippery has made short work of winning us over since their recent open. Banter's kitchen is headed by Daniel Miletic of ex-Fish House fame, and the food suitably reflects his flair and skill (especially the posh fish finger sandwich, which we highly recommend. From the refurbed Queenslander it lives in (complete with back deck), to the expansive and delicious menu of batterables, Banter is tipped to be high on our rotation this summer.
Kingfisher Seafood Café
To start with the place that is commonly known to have the best fish and chips in Brisbane, we have the legendary Kingfisher Seafood. Whether you stop by for take away, or dine in at their courtyard, Kingfisher’s menu will not disappoint. And if, for some blasphemous reason, you aren’t feeling fish and chips, Kingfisher has you covered with a drool-worthy burger menu.
If you are looking for the fanciest fish and chips in Brisbane, Jellyfish restaurant is up there in terms of style and sophistication. Located right on the waterfront you can soak in the fresh sea air while enjoying one of the 8-14 species of fish on Jellyfish’s menu. Everything is carefully prepared and matched by their expert chefs, from how to cook each cut of fish to what sauce to serve it with. Who knew fish could be so boujee?!