Fresh Seafood and Relaxed Glamour: Fosh Brings Hamptons Vibes to Portside Wharf

The glitz and glamour of New York’s Hamptons has arrived at Brisbane’s Portside Wharf with the recent opening of Fosh bar and restaurant.

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The latest venue from hospitality veteran Michael Tassis of Tassis Group, Fosh brings a sleek yet laidback vibe paired with the freshest Australian seafood.

For this new venture, Mr Tassis hopes this exceptional dining experience will spark or reignite people’s love for seafood cuisine. The restaurateur, who’s also behind the likes of Massimo Restaurant & Bar and Yamas Greek + Drink, can’t think of a better location to do so than directly by the water.

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Mr Tassis’ passion for seafood began in his youth whilst working at his father’s restaurant, George’s Paragon Seafood Restaurant, located in Sanctuary Cove on the Gold Coast. 

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For over a decade, Mr Tassis has loved visiting Portside Wharf and enjoying its truly unique waterfront location. When the opportunity arose to secure a restaurant space with prime river frontage, he felt it was a chance too good to pass up. He now looked forward to being part of the precinct’s exciting, new future and continued evolution, with the Wharf anticipated to undergo a $20-million makeover.

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True to its promise, seafood at Fosh travels from ocean to plate in less than 24 hours. The menu offers everything from fish finger sandwiches with tartare sauce to fresh oysters, impressive seafood platters and live lobster or mud crab available daily. For those who prefer land fare, Fosh also serves high-quality cuts of meat.

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Complementing the sea-to-table offerings is an extensive cocktail list and wine menu fit for the Hamptons elite. Guests can sip and savour at the glamorous island bar area or lounge before heading outside to the alfresco terrace with its uninterrupted river views.

The restaurant’s head chef is Vikash Gurung, who brings his mastery of Japanese dry ageing techniques to enhance the flavours of the fine local produce. Under his stewardship, Fosh promises a menu that’s both sustainable and seriously tasty.

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Fosh is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. For a taste of the Hamptons without leaving Brisbane, pay them a visit at Portside Wharf or follow on Instagram.

Published 28-November-2023

FOSH Alert: Upmarket Seafood Restaurant Soon to Open at Portside Wharf

Visitors to Portside Wharf have something to look forward to as FOSH, a new upmarket seafood restaurant from the owners of Opa Bar + Mezze, prepares to open soon.

Restaurateur Michael Tassis is currently overseeing the completion of the $3-million venue’s fit-out, inspired by the poshness of the Hamptons on Long Island, New York. 

Fosh, scheduled to open in March 2023, will not be your typical fish and chips joint, but it will still offer some casual and relaxed dining options. The seafood restaurant, covering 700 square meters of space at Portside Wharf, has been designed with opulence in mind.

Mr Tassis said that there will be a glamorous island bar, a fireplace, and a flowing indoor/outdoor dining area with gorgeous views of the Brisbane River.

FOSH owner Michael Tassis
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“Fosh’s focus will be on serving fresh, high-quality and sustainable seafood that is on our guests’ plates within 24 hours of being caught, including fish, lobster, mud crabs, oysters and more,” Mr Tassis said.

“We hope this exceptional dining experience will spark – or reignite – people’s love for the cuisine and I can’t think of a better location to do so than directly by the water.” 

Fosh will join Byblos, Gusto Da Gianni and Sono Japanese Restaurant in revitalising the dining precint, which will be undergoing a major renovation as well. The restaurant is Mr Tassis’ seventh. 

“When I was given the chance to secure a restaurant space with prime river frontage, it was an opportunity too good to pass up, and I now look forward to being part of the precinct’s exciting new future and evolution,” FOSH’s owner said.