It was just after dark and we're cruising along the esplanade in Sandgate, discussing where we would have our Friday night meal when we noticed lights and a gathering of people on the corner. Curious we pulled over and I became excited when we saw a seafood cafe with a huge line of hungry diners and the tables and chairs outside were packed with people chatting and digging into plates of fish, salads, prawns and lobster.
I was reminded of an inner city train station platform once inside, rubbing shoulders with strangers anxious to get to their destination except here, they were all eager to fill their tummies.
The display of fresh seafood inside the glass cabinet was certainly impressive with Moreton Bay bugs, prawns and crumbed fish. The busy kitchen announced meal numbers over a loud speaker only slightly drowning out the constant chatter of the customers.
We were bewildered by the number of people filling up the small cafe and all seafood lovers know: where's there's plenty of people, there's great seafood.
I ordered whiting and chips and my partner grabbed his hamburger fix and we took our meals across to the seaside park.
Doug's seafood is a must if you love fresh fish and crispy chips and a great view, so jot it down in your diary for a special dine in experience or relaxing lunch picnic by the water this Summer.
I was up at Sandgate driving around looking for a nice fish and chip shop for lunch and after reading about this place I was quite excited when I stumbled across it. But I must say I was quite disappointed. The chips tasted more of oil then potato, the calamari was chewy and it didn't have that overall fresh seafood taste my partner and I had expected. The Light House at Cleveland Point in Brisbane had nicer, fresher seafood than here.
By Anonymous Tuesday, 15th of November @ 01:32 pm
The Light House at Cleveland is good However the best fish and chips came from Squidleys at Victoria point - unfortuntly it is no longer there :( however you ask any Person who lived in the Redlands they will know of it ... also the fish and chip resturant In harbour side in Cleveland across from the Sands hotel is the best Fish and Chips i have had for some time !! I cant remeber the name but it shares a wall with Hogs breath Cafe
By tammy - reader Tuesday, 13th of December @ 02:53 am