October 15, 2015
Michael and I were in Yeppoon for a day and had been craving fish and chips for a while! We’d heard many good things about Afishionados by the coast and finally decided to visit – we were not disappointed!
It was a very late lunch/early dinner for us – so not many other patrons, most of them takeaway.
The shop was very spacious, clean and bright. We liked the simplicity of decor and the mix of both private and communal seating.
Fresh flowers at each table is always a stunning and appreciated touch.
Some shops can be stingy on condiments, napkins, etc, not this place with their tidy self-serve area!
A very uncomplicated menu, but something for everyone.
One of the us had the Fishermans Basket with battered flathead, crumbed whiting, calamari, prawns, scallops, oyster, served, with chips, lemon, cocktail & tartare sauce ($18)
The Local Snapper served with chips, fresh dressed salad, lemon & tartare sauce ($17) was not available but another fresh local fish was available. I’m sorry I can’t remember the name, but the flesh was white, dense, and flavourful – a really good choice!
The panko crumbed option is the best in my opinion. Perfect crunch 😉 Some fish and chips are greasy, soggy and taste fishy. Ours was light, crispy and fresh – everything fish and chips should be! The presentation was also beautiful. Generous amounts of sauces served on oyster shells and food served on ‘modern’ newspaper lining – specifically printed on special paper for the store.
We don’t make it down to Yeppoon often, but would definitely visit here again because our food was fantastic 🙂
I note that as of March 2016 – Afishionados is under new management. Their menu now includes specials like fish burgers, seafood chowder, seafood skewers, and more! Would definitely want to go back and check out the new menu – sounds delicious!