Restaurant Reviews

The Fish House: Restaurant review

The Fish House


50 Goodwin Tce
Burleigh Heads, QLD


Lunch daily noon-2.30pm
Dinner daily 5.30pm-9.30pm


E $20-$30
M $38-$58
D $12-$28;
dégustation $90


There's an energy at play in The Fish House, which speaks of a restaurant at the peak of its powers. You can see it in the dexterous floor service and in the kitchen's confidence to treat the star attraction - a daily varying haul of the finest Australian seafood - simply, eschewing unnecessary flourishes. Raw scampi from Western Australia arrives butterflied and judiciously seasoned with yuzu and cayenne; pristine King George whiting is char-grilled and, like all main courses, arrives with generous shared sides - crisp-edged roast spuds, dill-flecked lettuce and vibrant mixed greens. Every aspect is well considered and complements the remarkable beach vistas and the room's airy, unfussy interiors. A well-stocked, glass-fronted cellar signals that fish isn't the only thing venerated here, as a treasure-studded drinks list affirms. Toffee-aromatic tarte Tatin, apples perfectly caramelised, provides a predictably polished finale.

(07) 5535 7725

Bookings essential


  • Licensed
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Kelvin Andrews

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