Jellyfish is the ISH!
I'd been craving a delicious seafood pasta and oysters, but was wary of tourist trap restaurants suggested by concierge in other cities. It seemed they were recommended more for proximity than for their reputation. Now, Brisbane is a less on the map type destination, with most people passing through en route to the Gold Coast or Bryon Bay. So call it a hunch, but I figured, earning a stand out reputation in Brisbane is a legit exercise and not just the good fortune of sitting next to the Sydney Opera House. Jellyfish 's location is enviable, even if it's not in circular quay. In the business district, it sits right on the Brisbane River and is ideal for people watching on the outdoor terrace. Fortunately, I was able to get a table at Jellyfish, as I turned up between lunch and dinner service. Otherwise, reservations are required. The host did advise my trio that he'd need the table back by 6, which was plenty of time to dine at a relaxed pace. Awarded the best Seafood restaurant in Brisbane in 2013, the accolade is reflected in the price point. It's not a budget meal but the food is worth the price - $95 of happiness, to be exact. I started with oysters and had the spaghettini with crab and prawns for a main. The wine list is robust with by the glass and full bottle options and I had two glasses of a crisp Adelaide Pinot Gris, called Petaluma. I could go on but I'll say this to be somewhat succinct - I'll be going back before I leave.
By Elle Ball
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