5 Great Seafood Restaurants to Try in Brisbane

Jellyfish Restaurant, Brisbane | © Jellyfish Restaurant
Jellyfish Restaurant, Brisbane | © Jellyfish Restaurant
Photo of Kelly Hawke
7 February 2019

Queensland’s South East is known for its fresh, local seafood caught off the pristine coast. Mix that with some of the country’s top chefs and it’s a seafood lover’s paradise in Brisbane. Here are the top seafood restaurants to try in Queensland’s capital.

Jellyfish Restaurant

Restaurant, Seafood, $$$
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Regarded as one of Brisbane’s best seafood restaurants, Jellyfish is a dining experience for those who like the finer things in life. With the freshest seafood on offer and an impressive wine list, a catch-up with friends can quickly turn into a long lunch or dinner.


Restaurant, Seafood, Italian, $$$
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The Gambaro family are a well-known dynasty in the Brisbane foodie scene. Originally starting with a humble fish and chip shop in the 1950s, they now run one of the top seafood restaurants in the state. The family’s Italian heritage shines through in their menu, with fresh seafood and classic Italian flavours on offer.


Restaurant, Asian, Thai, $$$
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If you’re able to get a table at this trendy Brisbane restaurant then it’s worth tasting the amazing seafood on the Asian inspired menu. Whether it’s the whole crispy fish, the lobster curry, or soft shell crab bao, you’ll want to return to taste your way through the rest of the menu.

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Seared scallops with lemongrass xo sauce and thai micro salad.

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St James Crabhouse and Kitchen

Bistro, Seafood, $$$
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Home to Alaskan crab dishes and local Queensland seafood, get your bib ready and be prepared to work for your tasty meal. Whether you’re cracking crabs or enjoying garlic prawns, St James Crabhouse and Kitchen is a casual seafood restaurant at Kangaroo Point. After you’ve eaten enough crab, head to the Story Bridge Hotel for a cleansing ale.

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