Awards and Media

Best fish & chips in Brisbane: The Fishmonger’s Wife has been gathering fans at its Lytton Rd branch for the past 10 years. Two years ago, the owners headed north to open a second store at this beachside spot. Despite fierce competition they’ve replicated their city success. Try the grilled Moroccan-spiced barramundi or some lemongrass snapper with a Thai mango salad. You can even order rice rather than chips, if you’re feeling virtuous. All fresh fish is caught by Queensland trawlers and there’s gluten-free batter, chips and crumbs if you happen to be coeliac but after more traditional fish and chip fare.   Gail Williams & Fiona Donnelly  Courier Mail  2012

Quality seafood, an innovative menu and an evident commitment to good food and service make this one cafe that definitely demands a return visit.  Georgia Waters  Brisbane News  2011

The fish is fresh and carefully handled and the various treatments (or at least the few I sampled) are flavoursome, punchy and reasonably true to their origins.  It’s good; really good.  Tony Harper  2009

Is this the best fish and chips in Australia? The Fishmonger’s Wife (and her husband) definitely get my vote.  19/20  Food.  Alison Cotes   Food Reviewer Courier Mail  2009

These are no ordinary chips. TFW did win Australia’s best fish ‘n’ chip shop two years in a row, after all – from 2008-2009 – and their beer-battered fries are worthy of the acclaim. Golden planks that are crisp on the outside but still floury inside, the light batter adds favorable texture and crunch. And the best bit is they’re surprisingly non-greasy, making it easy to justify a serve of delicious home-made aioli on the side ($2, large). The score: 4.5/5. When they’re on song, they approach chip perfection.  Jane Scott  Brisbane Times  2008


The Fishmonger’s Wife has received a number of awards and write ups including: