Reel in the Best Fish and Chips That Brissy Locals Want to Gatekeep

best fish and chips brisbane

When it comes to classic comfort food, few dishes hold the same cherished place in our hearts as fish and chips. Crispy, golden-brown battered fish alongside perfectly salted chips, all served with a dollop of tartar sauce or a splash of vinegar—it’s a combination that has been satisfying taste buds for generations.

In Brisbane, a city known for its diverse culinary scene, the search for the perfect fish and chips is a delicious adventure. Here’s where you can find the best fish and chips in the River City.

best fish and chips brisbane
Photo: One Fish Two Fish

One Fish Two Fish, Kangaroo Point

If you’re in search of a more upscale fish and chips experience, One Fish Two Fish in Kangaroo Point is the place to go. With a beautiful view of the Brisbane River, this seafood restaurant offers a refined take on the classic dish. The fish is sourced from sustainable fisheries, and the hand-cut chips are divine. The extensive wine list and craft beer selection only add to the experience.

best fish and chips brisbane
Photo: The Fish Factory

The Fish Factory, Morningside

For those familiar with the Morningside area, The Fish Factory is undoubtedly the go-to spot for Brisbane’s finest fish and chips. Find a charming bistro setting, complete with an inviting alfresco dining option. The menu showcases beloved seafood classics like Whiting, Barramundi, and King Snapper, but it also showcases some upscale options, including expertly grilled Salmon, Moreton Bay Bugs, and fish burgers.

best fish and chips brisbane
Photo: The Fishery

The Fishery, Milton

The Fishery is a laid-back gem for seafood enthusiasts. Led by Murray Dalton, a seafood expert with two decades of experience, this eatery offers locally sourced delicacies, including premium fillets, shellfish, prawns, and oysters. However, you can’t leave without trying the star dishes: salt & pepper squid and BBQ whole snapper with Asian noodles.

best fish and chips brisbane
Photo: Sea Fuel

Sea Fuel, West End

On the fringes of the Brisbane River, Sea Fuel began as a small family-owned venture and quickly rose to become a top destination for fish and chips in Brisbane. They pride themselves on offering high-quality seafood at affordable prices. Whether you prefer golden crumbed, succulently grilled, or classic battered, their diverse cooking methods satisfy various tastes and dietary requirements.

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Photo: Fosh Tails

Fosh Tails, Portside Wharf

Next door to sister restaurant, Fish Restaurant and Bar, is FOSH Tails, a casual fish and chippery, serving not-so-casual seafood platters. The menu contains all the usual suspects, including a deep-fried seadog sitting on a bed of chips, as well as fish burgers, and a platter of fresh seafood. Think prawns, scallops, oysters, and more. They only take walk-ins, so the tables are on a first-in, best-dressed scenario.

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