Modern Australian
  • Shop 2/16 The Terrace (via Fingal St),
    Brunswick Heads, NSW
  • (02) 6685 1363
  • E $6-$22

    M $22-$28

    D $12


Nimble by name, small and perfectly formed by nature, Fleet is concise in everything from floor plan (a modern wine bar coolly fitted out with a wide concrete counter and lush bespoke plates) to wine list and menu, but entirely generous in spirit. Much of that is communicated by the warmth of the welcome from co-owner Astrid McCormack, and her passion for Fleet's wine list, and the remarkable eats conjured from the tiny kitchen by her partner, chef Josh Lewis. Caper-like pickled nasturtium buds and lightly charred curls of guanciale are the elegant foil for gently torched tuna, while an anchovy-spiked mayo makes the sweetbread "schnitzel" on rounds of sliced white the most moreish bar sandwich on the eastern seaboard. Clever ideas abound, many of them upcycling lesser-loved produce into delicacies, while the care with details, right through to cheese and dessert, keep things high-definition all the way. Destination dining.

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At a glance

  • Food:
  • Two Stars
  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • E $6-$22

    M $22-$28

    D $12

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Josh Lewis



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