Gold Coast's Fin-tastic Fish And Chips Guide
On a scale of 1-10, how important is fish and chips to your Tunaverse?
📷 : Tareq Ismail
Fish and chips are so inherently Australian, they practically have a mullet and a wife called Kathleen. So, in this article, we’re not going to sell you on these places. Not really, they’re all great and you can rest assured of that. Stamp of approval and everything. Got it? Instead, we’re going to use each entry to give you a fun fish pun and see far we can take them. Again, to reiterate, you should be assured that every place on this list makes great fish and chips. But we are going to use this as an excuse for puns. You must forgive us, old chum!
📷 :Sebastian Pena Lambarri
Millie Weirs Fish & Chippery l Paradise Point
We’re not fighters, more of a bunch of pasi-fish-ts.
Fish In The Park l Paradise Point
You need to mullet over.
Coombabah Fish, Chips & Burgers l Coombabah
No fish-ues here, just extremely funny jokes.
📷 :Claudio Guglieri
The Funky Fish Inn l Runaway Bay
What do you call Aquaman’s doctor? A sturgeon!
Charis Seafoods l Labrador
You’ll roe the day you didn’t get tartar sauce with that.
Mariners Cove Fish & Chips l Main Beach
Son of a beach! I’ve haddock!
Peters Fish Market l Main Beach
Knock, knock, knock! Salmon is at the door.
📷 :Jakub Kapusnak
Sorrento Seafoods l Bundall
Do you eel how I eel?
The Fish Emporium l Surfer’s Paradise
Don’t go out with him, he’s a bit of a flake!
Surf Fish and Chips l Surfers Paradise
I’ve just been waiting for the oppor-tuna-ty to drop you a line.
The Fish Food With A Difference l Varsity Lakes
I’m just a prawn in the game of life!
Mermaid Beach Seafoods l Mermaid Beach
Cod you be any more of a catch?
📷 :Harris Vo
Luka’s Fish & Chips l Palm Beach
Titanic is my favourite movie. I love Leonardo DiCarprio!
Red Hot Cod l Burleigh Heads
Feeling saucy? Get your mackerel on.
Captain Hook’s Seafood l Tugan
Sea lions and tigers and bears, oh fry!
Point Break Fish and Chips l Coolangatta
I’ll admit it, I’ve been a bit shellfish.
📷 :Harris Vo
Talley Valley Seafood l Tallebudgera
You took the bait. I had you hook, line and sinker.
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Selfish Fish N Chips l Tweed Heads
The fish is good, it’s not up for de-bait!
Tweed River Seafood l Chinderah
Gimme Moray is a Britney Spear-fishing song!
The Salty Beardman l Kingscliff
How do I plead your honour? Not Gill-ty!
📷 :Jordan Whitfield
Kingscliff Surf Club l Kingscliff
I can sardine-ly help you with that
Hunky Dory l Byron Bay
Puns are too complicated, it’s like nuclear fishin’!
Fish Mongers l Byron Bay
I’ve been a little koi about this.
A Fish Shop Called Dorys l Ballina
You might hake this, but it had to be done.
Bondies At The Bay l Ballina
We’re beginning to flounder at the end!
Hoppers l Brunswick Heads
Tank you very much for putting up with this.
Did this batter you up at all? Am I herring you correctly? Are you going to order some fish and chips now for the halibut? Ok, we’ll stop now. But we hope you’ll enjoy all of these spots soon enough, and maybe even try our puns out on them. On second thoughts, that might be a bit cruel. But we had fun. Enjoy!
📷 :Masaaki Komori
About the Author
There’s something just so soothing about listening to The Veronicas 2005 album “The Secret Life Of…” on vinyl while reading a book about the inner workings of the Disney company in the 1990s. At least, there is to me. Gold Coast born and raised, I’m the product of beaches, movies and hiding in libraries from the heat of the GC sun. Always currently obsessed with Cruel Intentions.