Yabbey Road fish and chips named Brisbane’s best in poll

Posted: 2pm 29 May 2019

Redcliffe locals and diners from afar have been won over by English-style fish and chips, complete with mushy peas.

Yabbey Road was named Brisbane’s best following an online poll conducted by The Courier-Mail and U on Sunday.

Alan and Kathy Bray opened up their Beatles-inspired shop around 4 years ago. It features a yellow submarine behind the front counter, memorabilia, music of the era playing, a life-size cutout of John Lennon and an Abby Road-style crossing out the front.

While decor certainly catches attention, it is the food that keeps people coming back.

They make all their own sauces, mushy peas, beetroot chutney for their burgers, their own batter, and crumb the seafood themselves.

“The one thing about our shop, and what we’ve done right from the beginning, is we make everything ourselves,” Kathy says.

“If you want the flavour, you have to come here, you can’t get it somewhere else. That is what really works for us. People say they love our sauces and our batter.

“We try to make everything possible gluten-free so everyone can share the (fish and chips) experience.”

And it seems their call for people to “give peas a chance” has been answered. They’re a hit. “We’ve converted a lot of people to the peas because it’s an English thing. Now, they come in for the peas,” Alan says with pride.

Since the news broke of their number one ranking, there's plenty more people coming in, with a steady stream of customers queued down the road for five hours in that first weekend.

The couple had head that the shop was nominated and made the top 10, however they were blown away in learning they had won.

“We nearly died. There’s so many good fish and chips shops out there,” Alan says.

“We wouldn’t have been more surprised if we won the Lotto. It was totally unexpected,” Kathy says.

Yabbey Road

133 Redcliffe Pde, Redcliffe

Ph: 0499 922 239



Craft Beer Industry Booms in Moreton Bay Region

Hannah Honnef may have German heritage and grew up on a vineyard, but she says her decision to join the beverage industry was not inevitable.…

Former Radio Host Ian Skippen Shares Love of the Place He Calls Home

These days, the kookaburras are Ian Skippen’s alarm clock but the former breakfast radio host doesn’t need much encouragement to get out of bed, particularly if a walk in Bunya Forest is a possibility.…

More you might like:


Dining   •   3-8-2020  •   Kylie Knight

Dining out in Albany Creek

If you’re after gangster-themed espresso or Thai cuisine made with love, you’ll find it at Albany Creek. We discover some dining gems.…

Local News   •   3-8-2020  •   Kylie Knight

Expo showcasing jobs, business recovery

Being part of the 2020 Recovery Moreton Bay Region Business and Jobs Expo has never been easier – or cheaper.…

Local History   •   31-7-2020  •   Kylie Knight

Step back in time at village of yesteryear

If you’re keen for a day out or want to learn more about local history, head to Caboolture Historical Village which has now reopened to visitors.…

Restaurants   •   10-4-2020  •   Kylie Knight

Discover dining treasures in Narangba

Discover a coffee house that’s the perfect hideout if you need a quiet place to take a minute and sip on a specialty coffee. Or treat yourself to a night at the local tavern.…


Gourmet dining at Eatons Hill

Homemade cakes, tempting cheese and antipasto, and authentic deep-south barbecue flavours - are just a few of the culinary delights you can find in Eatons Hill. …

Restaurants   •   14-2-2020  •   Kylie Knight

Discover Dining Gems in Margate

Fresh seafood, light sauces, delicious salads, mixed with quality coffee – these are the flavours of summer and just some of the dining gems on offer in the coastal suburb of Margate. …