The Fish Factory supplies to top Brisbane restaurants including Rick Shores, Otto and the Howard Smith Wharves group. It's said to be the oldest continually running seafood market in town, dating back to the '70s. The kitchen up the back does a roaring trade in some of the freshest fish and chips you'll find. You can find a superb piece of grilled snapper for $15, while mullet, cod or flake is only $9, and chips start at $5.50. Our piece of salmon was cooked medium rare, pink and meltingly soft; the skin on top was crisped to perfection and the seasoning was spot on. Beer battered chips are crunchy and substantial. All are served in biodegradable packaging.
Brisbane may not have any inner-city beaches to speak of, but that doesn't mean Brisbanites aren't still partial to a seaside staple. For a fuss-free feed, you really can't go wrong with a hearty portion of fish and chips. And whether that's the old-school British variety – beer battered, vinegar spiked and liberally dusted with chicken salt – or one of the more refined gourmet spins that are increasingly popular amongst discerning diners, there's a catch of the day to suit every taste in Brissie.
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