Simple Food Done Well

After another big afternoon at Little Athletics we decided to go to one of our all time favourites The Ritzy Fish at Graceville.  We’ve been going there since we were going out – quite often with a nice bottle of white on a Friday night, then with baby Eric sleeping in his pram and then we had to havea Ritzy Fish hiatus because it just wasn’t doable with two active small people who wanted to run up and down right beside Honour Aveue in the dark.  However, in recent months we’ve been going back.  The two boys are quite happy now with the butcher papered tables and crayons which sometime spurn a noughts and crosses frenzy or as they did tonight -leaf rubbings and there isn’t a long wait for the food.  The latter is still a requirement of wherever we eat because when Daniel is hungry he is hungry and waiting is not his strong suit.

We always order the same thing – a seafood platter for two with two extra pieces of fish and a large side salad – and we always enjoy every bite.  As well as the four pieces of fish we have calamari which is never ever rubbery, prawn cutlets and a couple of thai fishcakes all with a generous amount of chips.  It is always, always excellent – beautiful fresh fish cooked to perfection.  There is not a wide choice on the menu but what they do is done very well.  On a Friday night you need to get there very early to snag a table and as you eat there are people hovering in the shadows waiting for tables to become vacant.  That in itself is a sign of how good it is.  I thoroughly recommend it for anyone who finds themselves in the western suburbs of Brisbane and waiting some good fish and chips.

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