I love to travel, and while on my working holiday, I’m trying to see as many bits of Australia as possible. When I made it to Brisbane there was one place I just had to check out- The Fishmonger’s Wife. While this restaurant isn’t 100% gluten free, it had fabulous reviews and a dedicated gluten free fryer, so all signs pointed to a tasty meal in my future.
Now, The Fishmonger’s Wife isn’t in downtown Brisbane, it’s in East Brisbane. However, that’s not a problem because it’s accessible by an 8 minute bus ride from the Cultural Center Station, or you can take a ferry ride! I did this on my way back and it was a wonderful way to experience the nightlife all across the city.
Now for the food! While the kitchen is small, this company is fully aware of the needs of those with celiac disease. They have a gluten free fryer, and are aware of cross contact. They were very careful from the ordering to the delivery of meal. While there’s a wide array of menu options, I wanted to try some classic Australian fish and chips. Note: they will also grill fish for you if fried food is too heavy.
Being in Australia the fish is particularly fresh. You can pick from fish from Australia or New Zealand, and there’s also a fresh catch every day. Yum! There isn’t anything special about the seasoning, but it is well cooked, gluten free, and not too heavy.
They also serve alcohol. They have quite a few gluten free options, including wine, cider, and the gluten free beer of the week. Anyway, I’d definitely recommend a stop here! They offer takeaway, but I haven’t tried that out yet. Let me know if you do! 🙂
I didn’t have too much time to spend in Brisbane, but I did go to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. It is the world’s oldest and largest koala sanctuary. If you’re only going to one animal attraction in Queensland, I recommend the Australia Zoo. It’s much more for your money, and more kid friendly. You can take your picture with a crocodile as well.
Oh, but my favorite Australian critter is by far the wombat. I fell in love with him at the Australia Zoo, but they have them at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. They’re kind of tricky to find in the wild, especially since they’re nocturnal, but you never know! I still have a little bit of time left here!
Well, that’s about it from here. I think everyone ends up loving wombats as much as koalas, even though they’re not as well known.I’m so happy to be sharing this with my friends at Fiesta Friday as well, co-hosted by Natalie @ Kitchen, Uncorked and Hilda @ Along The Grapevine. Can’t wait to share the rest of my Australian travels with you!
Happy Travel Tuesday!