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Fish Friday

Fish Friday at Pure South Kitchen: A Weekly Culinary Delight in Southbank

At Pure South Kitchen in Southbank, we believe in celebrating the sea’s bounty with the freshest catch, delivered straight from the pristine waters of the Bass Strait, just off the Devonport Coast in Tasmania. Every week, our Fish Friday offering brings you a delicious selection of the finest fish caught by skilled fishermen off the coast of Devonport and flown in small planes to Moorabbin Airport before being delivered directly to the Pure South Kitchen.

The adventure of Fish Friday begins early in the week when our dedicated fishermen set out into the unspoiled waters off Devonport. With generations of local knowledge and a deep respect for the ocean, these seasoned professionals expertly select the best fish of the day. Once they have their haul, they call from the boat to our chefs at Pure South Kitchen, sharing with them what fish has just been caught. This old-fashioned communication cuts out intermediaries and automated ordering, allowing our chefs to ask about the size and quality of the fish before it is flown to Melbourne.

Devonport Fish

A celebration of flavours

To maintain the freshness and quality, the fish is carefully packed and loaded onto small planes that make the journey from Tasmania to Melbourne. This swift and efficient transport by our friends at TasFast preserves the delicate flavours and textures of the fish, ensuring it arrives at Pure South Kitchen in peak condition. The fish travels from the ocean to your plate in hours, a testament to our unwavering commitment to providing an unparalleled dining experience in Southbank.

Every Fish Friday, our talented chefs at Pure South Kitchen craft a special menu that showcases the extraordinary quality of Tasmanian fish, which is constantly changing based on what fish is line-caught. Every dish respects the sea’s gift, from succulent fillets to whole roasted fish. Our chefs draw inspiration from various culinary traditions, blending innovative techniques with classic flavours to create an inspiring offering while paying homage to our fishermen.

You might find yourself savouring a perfectly grilled whole snapper, its skin crisp and golden, with flaky flesh that falls away, served with vibrant herb salsa and salad. Maybe King Terakihi fillets, prepared in-house, served with homemade tartare and mushy peas. If the classics are your choice, sample our beer-battered flake, battered in-house using Tassie Beer, accompanied with a refreshing salad. Each dish is designed to highlight the natural flavours of the fish, letting the quality of the catch shine through.

Tasmanian Coral Perch

A sustainable choice

At Pure South Kitchen, sustainability is at the heart of our philosophy. We are proud to support local fishermen who employ responsible fishing practices, such as pole fishing, ensuring the health and vitality of Tasmania’s marine ecosystems. By choosing to dine with us on Fish Friday in Southbank, you are not only treating yourself to a unique meal but also supporting sustainable seafood practices that benefit both the environment and local Tassie communities.

Fish Friday at Pure South Kitchen is more than just a meal; it’s a celebration of the sea and a testament to our dedication to quality and sustainability. We invite you to join us each week in Southbank to experience the freshest fish, expertly prepared and served with passion. Whether you’re a seafood lover or a curious diner eager to try something new, Fish Friday promises an unforgettable dining experience that will leave you eagerly anticipating the following week’s catch.

Reserve your table now at Pure South Kitchen in Southbank and become part of a tradition that honours the ocean’s bounty and the skilled hands that bring it to your plate – Fish Friday at Pure South Kitchen – where the freshest Tasmanian fish meets culinary excellence in Southbank.

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