Everyone loves a bit of oceany goodness on their plates, do they not? Okay, maybe not everyone but WE DO so here’s a tale of tasty feasts from the sea and the best local venues to enjoy them at.
From north to south, if you’re in the market for a seafood extravaganza, here are nine exceptional venues to hit up ASAP.
Omeros Bros Seafood Restaurant
A stunning space overlooking the water at Marina Mirage, Omeros Bros have been serving up the highest quality seafood for as long we can remember. If you’re a fan of all the ocean eats, grab yourself a platter and let the good times (and full bellies) roll. Next-level indeed.
Where: Shop 55/74 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach
Found within the Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort in Main Beach, Terraces is a much-loved seafood buffet that’ll make your mouth water on sight. The produce is the freshest and tastiest and you can go back for seconds or thirds. WINNING.
Where: 71 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach
Oh hey seafood buffet, love of our lives. It’s one of the best in the world some might venture to say (and have) and there’s absolutely no reason you shouldn’t sample it for yourself right now. There’s fresh and cooked things, all of the greatest quality and good luck not over -indulging.
Where: Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa, 158 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise
Seascape Restaurant + Bar
Pop your fancy pants on and get up to Seascape Restaurant + Bar. Perched above the Surfers Paradise oceanfront, you’ll experience some of the most incredible seafood of your life. It’s locally sourced and absolutely mouthwatering the lot of it.
Where: 4 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise
The Fish Emporium
Another waterfront beauty, this time found in the stunning space that is Via Roma on Isle of Capri. The Fish Emporium offers share plates, signature dishes, sashimi (best) and all of the most delicious eats. Head there on a Sunday arvo for sunset drinks and a feast to remember.
Where: Via Roma, Isle of Capri
Iku Yakitori Bar
One of our absolute favourites in Burleigh Heads, Iku Yakitori Bar, isn’t known for their seafood selection so much but oh man, you must go and eat all of the seafood. Some is cooked on the Binchotan (Japanese charcoal grill) and some is cooked in heaven it would seem. Eat it all. Hit up their next seafood, sake and soul night, it’s a real good time.
Where: Justin Lane, Burleigh Heads
The Fish House
Overlooking the ocean is The Fish House in Burleigh Heads. Flying in fresh seafood daily, the folks at The Fish House are serving up absolutely stunning dishes in an absolutely stunning setting. Perfect for a balmy, sun soaked afternoon of good times.
Where: Goodwin Tce, Burleigh Heads
The biggest seafood retailer in Queensland, Charis Seafoods have been supplying the fresh of foods to hungry locals for quite some time. If you’re in the market for a feast, order an entire platter and feast to your little hearts’ content.
Where: 371 Marine Parade, Labrador
Two Wise Fish
A bit of a newbie of the local seafood scene, Two Wise Fish can be found in Miami with some of the tastiest takeaway we’ve ever sampled. Get the seafood basket, and maybe some fresh fishies to take home. It’s all good.
Where: Shop 1/64 Karbunya St, Mermaid Waters
Words by Kirra Smith