Fish and chips are as Aussie as vegemite, and the rules of Moreton Bay Fish and Chips are no different. Even locally, people drive longer distances to find the best fish and chips shops we have. We’ve got access to the best seafood on the market, enough to make the people out West envious, and it’s all because of our local industry. Moreton Bay Region was built on the backs of fish, and you can’t go wrong hunting here first for a well-cooked dinner.
So where should you go for the best North Brisbane Fish and Chips experience? You can trust us: Moreton Bay locals are sticklers for good seafood.
Beachmere Hotel offers many menu options, among them a seasonal seafood menu. Having worked as a chef for government functions, the Head Chef is a local who has returned to his roots with a dedication to providing quality seafood to the Moreton Bay Region. Sourced locally from Bribie Island to Hervey Bay, meals from the Hotel are hearty and filling. Head Chef Rory Hitchens aims to improve on standard pub fare with diverse seasonings and sides, offering a unique Moreton Bay Fish and Chips experience.
Boasting a family-friendly atmosphere and brand-new interior, the revitalised Beachmere Hotel includes a children’s playground, outdoor area and licenced bar. Wheelchairs have easy access to the area. The restaurant offers daily specials, and the restaurant is open from 10am until late.
A restored Oyster Shed is the backdrop to this charming North Brisbane Fish and Chips experience. Locally sourced fish is served in a comfortable venue with 500 metres of unobstructed waterfront views. Function rooms are available at the Hotel, known as Pumicestone Room and The Cellar, and are well loved for weddings or corporate conferences.
Fancy a few new experiences? Stay at the Hotel and enjoy all that Sandstone Point has to offer, including a state-of-the-art playpark, petting zoo, and a world-class concert space. Many DJs are hosted here regularly, and big-name singers and bands visit the concert space often. Plan your trip to enjoy one of the many festivals Sandstone Point is known for, like the local annual Bonfire Night.
Tempest Seafood Restaurant is based in Scarborough and boasts a focus on excellence of food and service, and is a must visit for those looking for Redcliffe Fish and Chips. Come in the right season, and the restaurant will have live lobster, mud crabs, and other crustaceans. On the last Thursday of every month, Tempest Seafood Restaurant offers a smorgasbord of seafood options.
For those adventurous few, Tempest Teppanyaki offers Japanese-style grilled fish using local product. All of Tempest’s fish is hand-picked by the Head Chef and includes a wide array of menus, including one for functions. The Teppanyaki room can fit up to 33 people, so book ahead if you’re planning a large function.
The search for Redcliffe Fish and Chips often points customers towards Suttons Beach and the Pavilion down next to the shore. Thick-trunked trees stand at the edge of golden sands and calm surf. In daylight, you can see Moreton Island in the distance, and at night you can make out the lights of passing ships. Suttons Beach is just secluded enough to let you really appreciate the beachfront atmosphere while you eat your meal.
Eat at the Suttons Beach Pavilion, known for its unique dining experiences. The business runs one of Australia’s largest American-style barbecue smokers and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Pavilion includes a restaurant and separate Fish & Chippery. A short walk away from Settlement Cove Lagoon and the Redcliffe Jetty, it’s easy to while away the hours of the day listening to the waves crash along the beach and eating at Suttons Beach Pavilion.
The Belvedere Hotel in Woody Point is another example of great North Brisbane Fish and Chips. The Belvedere was refurbished in 2016 but retained its original charm that has seen it become a local icon since its establishment as a hotel in 1901. More commonly known as ‘The Bel’, the restaurant offers a seasonal fish and chips menu, available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. With scenic views of Moreton Bay, ‘The Bel’ prides itself on servicing families, visitors, and professionals.
Those hoping to hold events need look no further than the available function spaces. Alfresco dining is also available near the kid's play area, and joggers and their dogs are welcome throughout the day.
For alternative dining options, check out these local hotspots
Looking for more things to do and see? Pop into one of the region's Accredited Visitor Information Centres, the volunteers have a wealth of local knowledge.