Nothing says summer quite like seafood – it’s fresh, light and delicious! If you are on the hunt for the best seafood Brisbane and beyond we've got the hot spots for you serving up only the best local produce.
With Moreton Bay Region just “out the front” you’ll find some of the best seafood on offer at these popular outlets, just north of Brisbane. Dine in or take away … the choice is yours.
The lunch and dinner menus showcase the finest seafood from across Queensland.
Take your pick from prawns, oysters, crabs, Moreton Bay bugs and barramundi, and enjoy your meal in a fine dining setting.
The team at The Golden Ox not only specialise in fine cuisine, but also pride themselves on exceptional customer service. With more than 40 years’ experience, they know what they’re doing.
Serious lovers of seafood can’t go past the seafood medley with grilled Moreton Bay bugs, prawns, half-shell scallops, fish, garlic and herb risotto and lemon beurre blanc.
If you’d rather enjoy a meal at home, or by the beach, takeaway and delivery are also available.
With an impressive range of fresh, local seafood on offer, The Oyster Shed prides itself on serving the best seafood available seasonally.
As the name suggests, The Oyster Shed and adjoining jetty are restored local icons which pay homage to the local oyster industry and James Clarke who operated a successful oyster farm in the early 1900s.
The Oyster Shed Fish and Chippery now takes on the same legendary standards in producing fresh, local seafood – just as Mr Clarke intended.
Enjoy your meal at the foreshore or at home.
The Oyster Shed is open Monday to Thursday, 11am-4pm; Friday and Saturday, 11am-7.30pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm.
Located at Scarborough Boat Harbour on the Redcliffe peninsula, Tempest offers absolute waterfront dining and fresh seafood straight from the trawlers moored at its doorstep.
The produce on the menu is hand-selected by a team of chefs under the watchful eye of the restaurant’s head chef.
Their philosophy is to let the produce do the talking, which is why their signature seafood platters are the most popular items on the menu.
The menu also offers diners back-basics mains including salmon fillet and creamy prawns, as well as starters, sharing platters, and signature dishes including miso bug tails and reef and beef to name a couple.
If you enjoy some theatre over diner, Tempest’s Teppanyaki grill is for you. Using the best local produce, internationally-trained chefs will transform the grill into a stage for a feast of entertainment.
This Scarborough icon has evolved since Rick and Chris Morgan opened it in 1986. Fresh seafood just off the trawlers was a hit with seafood lovers all over Brisbane and led to the expansion of their seafood market to include seafood takeaway, oyster bar and sushi bar.
Here you can buy fresh seafood to take home and cook/prepare yourself, or you can choose from a large takeaway menu and have it done by the skilled team in Morgans’ cook shop.
When it comes to the simple things in life, like well-cooked chips and fresh-cooked fish, you just can’t beat Morgans, where your meal is almost caught and cooked before your eyes.
Oh, and if sushi is your thing … they’ve got the lot - traditional sashimi, cooked seafood and vegetarian sushi, and nigiri.
Fresh delicious cuisine, with simple, crafted Mediterranean flavours and high-quality ingredients promise something to explore at Pause, a dining gem in the heart of Samford.
The menu is designed to allow diners to dwell, take their time and pause.
Guests can choose from four degustation menus including From the Land, From the Sea, From our Farmers (vegan), and Italy comes to Samford.
The From the Sea menu includes scampi carpaccio, cucumber, mint, citrus air; SA sardines, fennel, onion, pine nuts, orange gel; saffron risotto, Moreton Bay bugs; braised local kale, fried gnocchi, New Zealand snapper; and grenache semi frozen, 90% chocolate, with berries.
Lunchtime at Pause, on a Saturday and Sunday, is the chance to explore a three-course “a la carte” menu, for $59, which changes to reflect the season’s bounty.
Pause also hosts a popular Lobster Lunch (pictured above) where you can indulge in this fancy crustacean.
The Belvedere Hotel is the perfect venue for relaxed outdoor dining, with a choice of modern sun-drenched decks from which to enjoy spectacular sunsets and a cheerful and energetic vibe that perfectly matches Queensland’s alfresco dining culture.
As you would expect, prawns, scallops, oysters, fish, calamari and a selection of seafood platters offer plenty of choice for seafood lovers.
You can even enjoy a seafood hamper for two with a mouth-watering array of hot and cold seafood, sauces, fresh fruit and bread.
You can even get shrimp and crab on a pizza from the pizzeria!
Promising not just fish ‘n’ chips but a dining experience, Savige’s Seafood at Bongaree has forged a reputation for melt-in-your-mouth calamari and an excellent range of fresh seafood to take home and prepare yourself.
You can enjoy a meal from their takeaway menu there, with full bar also available, or take it with you to devour by the foreshore or at home.
If you love prawns, you can’t go past their famous ‘Bucket a Prawns’.
Italian flavours, paired with fresh seafood – what a winning combination! The Rustic Olive Italian Kitchen at Redcliffe does it effortlessly.
You’ll find plenty of seafood options on their extensive menu including Spaghetti Luigi with prawns, scallops, bacon with tomato, red onion, fresh garlic and olive oil, and Fettuccine Monaco with scallops, prawns and salmon in a dill cream sauce.
There’s even the Picasso Pizza with camembert, chicken, prawns, spinach, sundried tomato and avocado, and the Rustic Rockpool with half bug, prawns, calamari, fish, scallops, and mussels cooked in fresh garlic, red onion, white wine and tomato sauce, served with bread. Yum!!
The Beachmere Hotel’s seasonal a la carte menu showcases flavour combinations using fresh, local produce including seafood.
It includes grilled barramundi, pan-seared salmon, salmon and pea risotto, and seafood selection with crumbed flathead fillets, battered torpedo prawns and salt and pepper calamari served with salad, chips and lemon/tartare sauce.
You can even enjoy a prawn and calamari pizza!
With Moreton Bay just a hop, skip and a jump away, it’s not surprising Suttons Beach Pavilion has plenty of seafood on the menu.
Take your pick from pan-fried prawns, flaked Atlantic salmon, seven spice calamari, beer battered fish and chips, and more from the lunch and dinner menu.
If a more casual option is what you’re after, you can feast on freshly made gourmet fish and chips from the Fish and Chippery. Enjoy them at the patio area or on the beach.
With so many options to choose from this summer, you might need to make a list and take yourself on a seafood tour of the region in the coming weeks. There’s no better time!
Be sure to share your #seafoodselfies with us on social media, using #visitmoretonbayregion and tagging us at @visitmoretonbayregion.
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