Restaurant Reviews

The Fish House

The Fish House
50 Goodwin Tce Burleigh Heads, QLD


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.


(07) 5535 7725



Bookings recommended


  • Licensed

  • Bar

  • Wheelchair Access

  • Impressive Wine List

  • Vegetarian options

Accepted card types:

  • American Express

  • Eftpos

  • MasterCard

  • Visa


Damien Styles

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

Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide

Food: ★

Wine: ★

Gourmet Traveller’s star-ratings, which range from zero to three stars, reflect reviewers’ first-hand experiences. The best-rated restaurants form our national Top 100. Our wine ratings, from zero to three stars, are made by wine editor Max Allen on the strength of the quality of the restaurant’s wine list. View our rating key here.

The Fish House
50 Goodwin Tce Burleigh Heads, QLD
Damien Styles
Bookings recommended
Opening Hours
Lunch daily noon-3.30pm Dinner daily 5.30pm-9.30pm

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