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The Team Behind Saint Peter Are Opening Charcoal Fish, an Elevated Fish & Chip Shop

Set to open in June, Josh and Julie Niland will bring their head-to-tail, sustainable cooking to Rose Bay.
By Ellen Seah
May 11, 2021
By Ellen Seah
May 11, 2021

Sourcing restaurant-quality takeaway is a tall order at the best of times. The team behind Paddington favourite, Saint Peter, is looking to change that with their latest Rose Bay venture — Charcoal Fish.

The seafood equivalent of your neighbourhood charcoal chicken shop, co-owners Josh and Julie Niland will reinterpret the Aussie family takeout tradition with restaurant-quality dishes, all available to go.

The menu features Aquna Murray Cod from Griffith, a sleepy regional town in the NSW's northwest colloquially known as the food bowl of Australia. The cod has been specifically chosen for its grill-ablity and stability in transit — each cod is in for a 6-hour journey from home to Rose Bay. The Aquna Murray Cod also gives the Nilands the ability to use 92 per cent of each fish, in line with the same nose-to-tail philosophy at Saint Peter.

The interior of Saint Peter, by Nikki To.

Gravy will be extracted from fish heads, frames and fins — and lathered over floury rolls stuffed with boneless cod fillets, stuffing and crispy skin. Rotisserie whole cod, grilled cod collars served with fermented tamarind hot sauce, and a unique cod fat caramel ice cream are just some of the other menu highlights.

The star of the show is butterflied, boneless cod cooked over smoky charcoal. Available as a whole fillet, half, quarter or single, it gives families in all shapes and sizes the perfect weeknight option. A rotating selection of salads and chargrilled veggies, along with a permanent rotisserie cod, cod skin, lettuce, avo and charcoal tomato salad rounds out the elevated takeout options.

Charcoal Fish is tipped to open in late June, 2021 at 670 New South Head Road, Rose Bay. To keep up to date with the latest or to view the menu, head to the Charcoal Fish website.

Images: Nikki To at Saint Peter.

Published on May 11, 2021 by Ellen Seah


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