There's something about eating seafood while overlooking a body of water. Your meal tastes better and your view looks brighter — and the folks at Wilsons know this. Their first site, Wilson's Boathouse, is one of the places to eat if you've made the drive out to the bayside locale of Manly. New venue Wilsons on the River aims to bring the same experience to the banks of the Brisbane River in Milton.
The restaurant's heritage-listed terrace house on the corner of Coronation Drive and Park Road has the scenic vantage part of the equation covered, and their a la carte menu takes care of the rest. Devouring one of the seven types of fresh fish of the day is an absolute must — if you're not feasting on a seafood platter, that is.
Or, if you're after something other than a sit-down meal, mosey on up to their second-storey champagne oyster bar. Yes, both a glass of chilled bubbly goodness and freshly shucked saltwater clams are on offer, plus cocktails, wine and prawns. Yes, you've just found your new after-work drinks spot.