Cove Bar & Dining is dead, long live River Quay Fish.

The popular restaurant in South Bank’s River Quay precinct will be closed this Tuesday 30 August, Wednesday 31 August and Thursday 1 September, before re-opening on Friday 2 September as River Quay Fish.

While remaining under the same ownership as Cove, River Quay Fish will offer local, stylish seafood cuisine.

“South Bank lacks a restaurant that focuses on quality, local seafood dishes done with style,” says owner Adam Barton.

“Fish will bring this to River Quay along with an experimental cocktail list and selection of craft beers — perfect for relaxed long lunches.”

River Quay Fish

The new menu has been created with an eye towards freshening up the Australian staple of fish and chips. Dishes include contemporary combinations like beetroot-cured Huon Valley salmon, Singaporean style blue swimmer crab coconut rice, and parmesan truffle oil chips, at relatively affordable price points.

Barton expects the innovative menu and central location, which boasts gorgeous views of the Brisbane river, to draw in a corporate crowd for lunch through the week, while dinners and weekend meals will be well-suited to families, young couples and group diners.

In a twist on the traditional dining experience, River Quay Fish will also launch a relaxed al fresco menu for those who wish to take their food down by the river or into the South Bank parklands.

Barton also owns Brisbane City live music bar Brooklyn Standard, and co-owns new Mexican restaurant Chingon, which will open in Brisbane on Saturday 10 September.

River Quay Fish (River Quay, SIdon Street, South Brisbane) opens this Friday 2 September, and will be open from 11:30am ’til late, Monday to Friday; 8am ’til late on Saturdays; and 8am to 6pm on Sundays.