A city can never have too many fish and chips shops. In a place that's as frequently warm and sunny as Brisbane, that definitely rings true. Who in Queensland doesn't crave a grilled fillet of the ocean's finest, a few slivers of fried potato and a refreshing salad at least once a week?
Of course, when it comes to fish and chipperies, there's the takeaway type and then there's the kind that you can enjoy a relaxing meal in. One hits the greasy spot. The other gives the fast food staple a fancier twist. Opening its doors at Vulture Street's Glass Factory, Sea Fuel Fish & Chips falls firmly into the latter category.
Indeed, their padded booth seating and well-stocked bar certainly makes that clear, and that's before perusing the menu. Food-wise, all of the old favourites are on offer — including burgers for lunch — so pick your choice of fish and get munching. Our recommendation is the seafood platter, as stacked with calamari, prawn cutlets, sea scallops, fish pieces, beer-battered chips and your choice of salad, all served up for one, two or three people. It not only goes well with a pint of Stone & Wood Pacific Ale, Asahi Super Dry or James Squire Fifty Lashes off the tap, but makes eating fish and chips the communal experience it really is meant to be.