If you’re looking for quality seafood and a fine dining experience, don’t miss out on Fish on Parkyn, near the end of Parkyn Parade. It’s near the Yacht Club and where the fishing boats unload the freshest fish you’d ever want. It’s also across the street from a beautiful sandy beach and a lovely playground for children.
Parkyn Parade is a strip of land along the ocean and the river so finding water isn’t a difficult job. Once you’ve had your meal, you can walk off the extra calories on a level footpath along the ocean.
The service at Fish on Parkyn is attentive, deferential and efficient. Our drinks were never empty, we were asked by not one but two people if the food was good and did we need anything. In a country where tips are not used to encourage good service, I was pleasantly surprised.
The quality of the food didn’t disappoint either. We began with a celebratory frozen lychee daiquirie which went down well on a hot day.
Then we moved on to lychee oysters and oysters kilpatrick. Everyone counted the shells and all were gone.
With our emergency hunger taken care of, we tucked in to their famous BBQ seafood plate filled with 1/2 Moreton Bay Bug (a type of lobster that looks rather like a crab), prawns, oysters, salmon and chips.
Being one that’s always a bit different, I chose the eye filled with roasted kipfler potatoes, dutch carrots and braised mushrooms sitting atop of the most delicious sticky jus.
The fish and chips were lightly battered and freshly cooked. Served with a sliver of lemon and homemade tomato relish, the fish was delicious and the chips were the plump hand cut variety.
Every time I dine at Fish on Parkyn I must have their Vietnamese Salad. I don’t think they would dare take this off the menu because everyone loves it. It’s filled with fresh bean sprouts, cucumber, coriander and fresh mint leaves, red onion, Asian fried onions and cashews and lightly coated with the most wonderful sweet and sour dressing filled with ginger. If you don’t get this salad, you’ll regret it.
Fish on Parkyn has been around since 2003 and is one of our favourite spots for a great meal. The restaurant seats 170 and can be separated for private functions. Open 7 days for lunch and dinner – closed Christmas and Boxing Day. Head chef Faizel Hiranil goes out of his way to ensure that his diners leave happy.
25 Parkyn Parade
Reservations (07) 5444-4711