Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Peter's Fish Market, Mainbeach (QLD) by Obelix

Hello from sunny Gold Coast!  A touch of sun is pure salve for the soul...and when I'm happy I tend to eat (with gusto) and when I eat, I am happy.  It's a feedback loop of the positive kind.  As soon as I touched down in Coolangatta, we sped to Peter's Fish Market for my fix.  It's been eight years since I've been and Peter's Fish Market is still one of the best fish and chips that I know of.  

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For the uninitiated, Peter Fish Market is right on the water by the Fish Co-Op. The catch comes fresh out of the water and into the market. You can either order your fish and chips in the standard manner ie queue up and place order or you can pick your seafood from the display and take it up to the counter for them to cook it in your nominated marinade and preparation. We did a combination of both.

The fresh seafood on display has two prices. One for just purchase and one for purchase and cook.

fish and chips;  peter's fish market;  mainbeach;  gold coast

fish and chips;  peter's fish market;  mainbeach;  gold coast
We ordered a kid's meal which came with chips, a few fish bites and calamari rings. I selected a sea bass which I had marinated and grilled with chilli and lime. P had himself the standard catch of the day which was a hoki, crumbed. We shared a few whopping big scallops, tender calamari rings and battered king prawns. Chips and wedges aplenty as well as the obligatory tartare and aioli dipping sauces.

Calamari

Calamari, prawns and fish bites


Crumbed hoki

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Sea bass and salad

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When it comes to scallops, size does matter. Check out the size of this fine fella.

Why is this good fish and chips? Firstly it's fresh. Secondly, I like the select your own seafood set up. Thirdly, it's cooked very well ie not at all greasy even though it's deep fried. And last but not least, it is the surrounds. It's all very casual dining by the waterfront on picnic tables if you're lucky enough to score a table or curb side as many do. We were surrounded by opportunistic wildlife who were not above jumping onto your table for a tidbit. Reminds me of my dogs at home...

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Verdict

We loved it
We loved it.

Overall

Peter's Fish Market is an institute on the Gold Coast.  Not only does it do great fish and chips, it serves also as a local attraction.  My tip is to get there early for lunch as the queues can be long.

Find it at

Peter's Fish Market
120 Seaworld Drive
Mainbeach Qld 4217
Phone: (07) 5591 7747

Peter's Fish Market Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

2 comments:

Foghorn Leghorn said...

On your trip from Coolangatta to Main Beach you would have passed by Burleigh Heads Fishmongers. Worth a try. I'd be curious to see how you compare the two. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Burleigh-Heads-Fish-Mongers/170376019655047

EatAndBeMerry ForTomorrowWeDiet said...

this looks v interesting. Thanks for the heads up!

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