I may as well have fins as I am a huge fan of fish. It has to be fresh, infused with flavour and complimented with a great wine.
Always in search of that perfect meal, I think I may have found it at Brisbane's premier Eagle St Pier restaurant, Jellyfish.
Tragically battered and bruised by the January floods that devastated Brisbane city, the riverfront restaurant is back, thriving and better than ever.
With striking views of the Storey Bridge, Jellyfish stands out from the rest not only due to sultry lighting and decor, but the restaurant is the only to serve 8 to 14 different species of fresh fish daily. And don't expect a regular dish of fish and chips. Be prepared to taste some of the most amazing selection of flavours and sides in Brisbane.
The award winning chefs create the perfect sauces, crumbs and batters for their fish sending your taste buds in a frenzy presented as if an artist has created the formation of food.
One of my favourites is the Tian of King Prawn and crab brought to you on a bed of fresh avocado and a sauce with a tangy taste I can never quite put my finger on. Sip a glass of crisp dry white with this meal and fellow seafood lovers will agree it is a hard one to beat.
One entre you must treat yourself to is the watermelon salad. Not a combination I would have initially chose personally, I found myself devouring the tasty dish my friend ordered for us both. Warm squares of watermelon on a bed of lettuce and a zesty sauce. Perfect for Summer and awakens the mouth.
For the fish critic in you, there is such an array on the menu you will be flat out choosing: there is the oven baked barramundi with a summery lemon and shallot sauce, the grilled yellowfin tuna complimented with an exotic blend of soy and wasabi and another personal favourite, all the way from the pristine waters of Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast, the bream coated in delicious parmesan crumbs and served with creamy aioli.
As well as unforgettable fishy meals, steaks are available.
The boutique wine list is just as impressive so organise a designated driver or book a taxi.
Prices are hefty, with mains starting at $30, but when it comes to seafood you get what you pay for and Jellyfish guarantees the best. Phone (07) 3220 2202 to secure your booking.
I heard that you eat any food that you sea, I will try it out. Thanks for the review
By Anonymous Wednesday, 7th of September @ 06:24 am
Thanks Emma. I'm a big lover of seafood so I'll have to check it out.
By Carsie - senior reviewer Wednesday, 7th of September @ 07:16 am
Am I mistaken, but is Rhett, who is on the current season of Masterchef the Professionals the Executive Chef at Jellyfish? I'm not a big seafood/fish eater, but some of the meals you described sounded delish.
By steve - reader Tuesday, 22nd of January @ 11:41 am