Restaurant Reviews

The Fish House: Restaurant review

The Fish House

Address

50 Goodwin Tce
Burleigh Heads, QLD

Hours

Lunch daily noon-3.30pm
Dinner daily 5.30pm-9.30pm

Prices

E $20-$36
M $44-$62
D $16
dégustation $110

REVIEW

The Fish House could coast by on the view alone: its front windows, usually open, overlook the sweep of the Gold Coast; in the distance the skyscrapers of Suerfers Paradise rise from the blue water like Emerald City. Burgers and watered-down soft drinks would make a killing. Instead, chef Damien Styles doubles down on elegance.

Start with freshly shucked oysters or a prawn cocktail. Your hardest choice will be which stunningly fresh fish you'd like for your main course: perhaps fried baby snapper in a pool of nahm jim, topped with an Asian herb salad? Or boarfish, its flesh flaky and sweet, grilled with herbs and lemon. Al meals come with roasted potatoes, vegetables and a vinegary cos salad, and somehow the gracious staff manage to make even this family-style format seem refined. This isn't a place that's resting on its laurels - the location is just a bonus.

Phone:
(07) 5535 7725

Bookings:
Bookings recommended

Features:

  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Impressive Wine List
  • Vegetarian options

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Chef(s):
Damien Styles

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.