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Fosh Is the New Hamptons-Inspired Riverside Seafood Restaurant Coming to Portside Wharf

Sprawling across 700 square metres, the new eatery is set to open in March 2023 after a $3-million fitout, and hails from the Opa crew.
By Sarah Ward
November 22, 2022
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By Sarah Ward
November 22, 2022
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Fans of the ocean's finest will soon have a new waterside Brisbane spot to head to, with the restaurateur behind Opa Bar + Mezze, Massimo Restaurant, Yamas Greek + Drink and George's Paragon announcing plans to open a seafood venue at Portside Wharf. At Fosh, staring at the river while tucking into fish, lobster, mud crabs and oysters will be on the menu, with the restaurant due to open in March 2023.

Fosh hails from Michael Tassis, who was also behind Eagle Street's Fatcow Steak & Lobster and Rico Bar + Dining — both of which are moving to different sites now that the CBD precinct has closed to make way for a hefty makeover. Amid those relocations, Tassis' new 700-square-metre joint will settle into Portside as it too is undergoing a revamp, although Fosh will open in Hamilton before the larger renovations are set to be complete next December.

Diners can clearly expect seafood aplenty, including a focus on sustainable, high-quality catches that are served to guests within 24 hours of being caught. Given Fosh's size, it'll also have space for a "casual yet upmarket fish and chip offering, ideal for families and friends looking for a relaxed, tasty and fresh meal to go," explains Tassis.

Whether you're eating in or dropping by to grab some takeaways, you'll notice the luxe yet naturalistic and relaxed decor, which'll be inspired by The Hamptons. As part of a $3-million fitout, Fosh will boast both indoor and outdoor dining areas, too — with boosting the latter year-round one of the big aims of Portside's facelift.

"The fitout will include a glamorous island bar, fireplace and generously sized indoor area suitable for entertaining large groups, which will flow effortlessly to the outside alfresco area, where guests can enjoy a meal and uninterrupted views of the river," says Tassis.

"We hope this exceptional dining experience will spark — or reignite — people's love for the cuisine, and I can't think of a better location to do so than directly by the water."

Launching a dedicated seafood restaurant at Portside, and one run by Tassis, seems like an obvious step for a number of reasons. The location screams for it, and Tassis' father George founded George's Paragon Seafood Restaurant in Sanctuary Cove more than three decades ago.

"It's very much in my roots," Tassis notes.

Find Fosh at Portside Wharf, 39 Hercules Street, Hamilton, from March 2023 — we'll update you with an exact opening date when one is announced.

Published on November 22, 2022 by Sarah Ward
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