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The Fish House

Burleigh Heads beachfront seafood restaurant The Fish House has recently added several decadent new dishes to their already impressive menu.

Famous for offering the freshest and best available seafood, flown in from around Australia every day, The Fish House is five star dining with a five star view of beautiful Burleigh beach.

A salty sea breeze swirls in through the wide front windows ensuring the entire experience is centred on the ocean and it’s offerings.

The menu, printed daily, is all encompassing, from Italian Oscietra Caviar to start to a Citrus Tart with burnt toffee and mascarpone for dessert, each dish is more exquisite than the next.

To begin, Port Lincoln Octopus grilled with oregano and chilli is the perfect balance of melt-in-your-mouth flavours. The Scallop Risotto with chives and Bottarga (salted, cured fish) is beautifully buttery and can be ordered as both an entrée and a main.

Inspired by his recent trip to Thailand, Head Chef Grey Dent created a new dish, the Whole Crispy Snapper. Cooked in rice flour, giving it its crispiness, the Snapper is served with a Thai style mixed salad and Nam Jim sauce. The dish offers a beautiful balance of textures and flavours with the perfect combination of Asian fusion.

Try the Blue Eyed Trevalla – a deepwater fish – firm and mild flavored with large flake flesh and a succulent medium oiliness. It is a beautiful tasting fish served with a Spanish style saffron sauce.

For dessert, stunning flavours abound in the form of Chocolate Fondant with vanilla bean ice cream and Coconut Pannacota with mango, blueberries and honeycomb.

The Fish House is more than simply delicious, fresh food, it is an experience that must be seen to be understood.

HOURS: 12:00PM to 2:30PM and 5:30PM to 8:30PM daily.

LOCATION: 50 Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads

Words and photos by Kirra Smith

The top three dishes from The Fish House autumn menu

Overlooking beautiful Burleigh Heads, The Fish House with it’s sophisticated beach house vibe is famous for uninterrupted ocean views and seafood as fresh as it gets.

New additions to the autumn menu were inspired by Head Chef Damien Style’s recent trip to Thailand. Here are the top three picks from the new autumn menu and the best of the rest.

Succulent scallops

You may have eaten scallops but these are next level. Bigger than any you’ve ever seen before, these pan seared Canadian scallops are served on a bed of squid ink, mushroom duxelle (finely chopped) and topped with crispy Serrano. Maybe order two of this dish just to be safe.

Saucy Snapper

Not only is The Fish House’s seafood flown in fresh daily, it is without a doubt the best of the best. The Whole Crispy Snapper is fried in rice flour giving it its crispiness and served with Nam Jim (tangy Asian) sauce and a Thai-style salad. It’s a standout dish due to the crispy skin, filled with fresh flavours and certainly one-of-a-kind. Snap to it.

Decadent dessert

A dome of raspberry flavoured heaven awaits. The Raspberry Cheesecake sits atop a crunchy gingernut base, glazed with raspberry coulis and finished with a white chocolate shard. It’s a flavour sensation and it looks super pretty to boot. There’s also a magical Chocolate Fondant if you’re dessert stomach will allow it.

THE REST:

Potato perfection

While clearly not a member of the seafood family, the golden roasted potatoes definitely deserve position number three. They are the best you’ve ever tasted (sorry Grandma) and you won’t be able to stop eating them. The best part? They come as a complimentary side with every main course. Goodbye diet.

Location, location

It almost goes without saying but since we’re here…the Burleigh beachfront location is a big deal, even before you’re aware of the goodness going on inside. Ocean views, a balmy breeze and wide-open windows give The Fish House the type of good vibes you won’t find anywhere else.

Life’s short, it’s time to go to The Fish House.

HOURS: Open Tuesday to Sunday from 12pm to 2.30pm and 5.30m to 8.30pm

LOCATION: 50 Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads

Words and photos by Kirra Smith.

6 slurp-worthy Gold Coast soup spots

We’re pretty spoilt on the Gold Coast with an average of 245 warm and sunny days a year and a laughable 100 days of ‘winter’. However, as soon as those temperatures drop (which it has been recently, boo), you’ll be diving into your doona and pulling on your scarf and UGG boots quick smart.

To make sure you’re as warm as can be, we’ve found the top spots to get souped up this season.

SIFU
Soup might not be the popular choice at your local Chinese restaurant but at SIFU, it’s a must-taste. In particular the Hot and Sour Seafood Soup with Mooloolaba prawns, squid, scallops, shiitake mushrooms and carrots is to die for and will certainly warm those chilly insides.
Where: Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise, Cnr Gold Coast Hwy and First Ave, Surfers Paradise

D’arcy Arms
It’s a well known fact that Irish people are quite fond of soups and stews filled with tons of meat and veggies to keep their energy up for those epic Guinness drinking sessions. As expected the team at D’arcy Arms serve up a mean traditional Irish Stew, served with crusty bread. It’s perfect for those chilly nights to be sure, to be sure.
Where: 2923 Gold Coast Hwy, Surfers Paradise (between Aubrey and Frederick Streets)

The Sandwich Bros
The best soup you’ll find on a budget, The Sandwich Bros are serving up the goods for a measly $8 a bowl with a side of crusty bread. Could there be anything better? They change their flavours up daily and have featured the likes of pumpkin and potato and bacon of late. Run don’t walk.
Where: 38 Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise (the Gold Coast Highway end)

Brio Emporium
While bone broth might not be something you’d usually go for, it’s actually pretty damn good (particularly at Brio Emporium) plus its super healthy and the best immune booster you’ll find this winter. Grab a cup for on the go or stock up your pantry and by a saver pack for the whole family.
Where: 5/2623 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach (opposite Pacific Fair)

The Fish House

Double Barrel Kitchen
For an intriguing twist on the humble soup head to Double Barrel Kitchen. Their version is a Gumbo Cob from the Chefs’ family recipe book. It’s Creole Chicken Broth with Cajun spices, chicken okra, chopped chorizo, veggies and rice served INSIDE a crusty cob loaf. What more could you want this winter?
Where: 64 Karbunya St, Mermaid Waters

The Fish House
If you’re keen to splurge on a spectacular soup, The Fish House is the place to go. A crowd favourite is their super tasty Lemony Fish Soup with John Dory, dill and extra virgin olive oil. Get a group together and go for the banquet because who could ever stop at soup!
Where: 50 Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads

By Kirra Smith

Burleigh’s exclusive dinner series

Your favourite Burleigh Heads boys Justin Lane and Harry’s Steak Bistro are set to launch a series of dinner events showcasing the best of Burleigh’s local hospitality including seasonal eats and the finest Aussie wines.

The series of three wine dinners was created in collaboration with leading vineyards and winemakers Leeuwin Estate, Pizzini Wines and Mac Forbes, and kicks off with the Leeuwin Estate Art Series Wine Dinner at Harry’s Steak Bistro & Bar on Wednesday, August 2.

You’re invited to join the good times with Pizzini Wines hosting what’s sure to be a raucous event, paired with a classic Justin Lane banquet meal, served long-table style.

Inspired by Justin Lane’s much-loved mantra, “eat, drink and be messy”, the Pizzini Wines Winter Feast embraces elegant European hospitality, with tasty, authentic eats paired with a delightful selection of fine Italian wine varieties.

The series returns to Harry’s with the Mac Forbes Wine Dinner, a special event themed as a spring awakening on Thursday, September 28.

Harry’s has collaborated with the Yarra Valley’s cult winemaker, Mac Forbes himself, to guide guests through a sweet selection of five premium wines, matched with Harry’s specialty goods, the best steaks and never ending fries.

It’s an exciting (and fancy) way to experience the Burleigh Heads dining scene!

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