Indooroopilly Shopping Centre’s recent facelift just keeps on evolving, with the unveiling of a brand new restaurant set to delight lovers of good seafood.
Fish Feathers has only been open for less than two months, but within that time it has drawn in customers from all corners of Brisbane by offering quality seafood in a casual setting.
The restaurant uses a pier to plate philosophy, sourcing all of its seafood from Australian waters to ensure the catch is as fresh as possible. It also supports sustainable fishing practices.
Menu items which particularly showcase these regional seafood offerings include the Mooloolaba king prawn and crab salad, and the Fish Feathers pie filled with Moreton Bay bug, scallops, tiger prawns and béchamel sauce.
While seafood is usually considered to be a cooler climate dish, we tried the New England style chowder which was a tasty winter warmer. Filled with prawns, scallops, clams, bacon and sourdough croutons, this was a very satisfying dish combining two of my foodie loves: seafood and cream.
We were also served the tiger prawn and fish spring rolls, which came with a lime chilli dressing. The light prawn and fish meat combination worked well with the Asian-style sauce and made these spring rolls an excellent starter to be shared around the table.
The Asian flavours continued with a serve of freshly steamed oysters served in a bamboo basket. These came with a simple sweet soy dressing and chives which complimented the salty oysters. Steaming the oysters did slightly reduce their overall tastiness though.
For those who are dining with someone who is not a fan of food from the ocean, other menu items include a rib fillet, Moroccan spiced BBQ chicken, or tomato tarte tatin.
To finish off the meal, dessert options include a passionfruit roulade, bread and butter pudding, or cinnamon doughnuts with chocolate sauce and cocoa soil.
A wide range of champagne, wine and beers are also available to compliment your meal, including wine on tap by the carafe.
The restaurant itself is modern and airy with a mix of polished hardwood floors and handcrafted furniture which seats up to 80 people.
There is also an artistic feature wall listing various names of fish species, which turns your meal into a bit of an educational affair.
Fish Feathers is located on the third level of Indooroopilly Shopping Centre and is open for both lunch and dinner, seven days a week.
As an added bonus, it is also open on public holidays with no public holiday surcharge.
Disclaimer: The author dined as a guest of Fish Feathers.