Brisbane restaurateur Jason White is opening a seafood restaurant in Nobby's Beach with his brother Benjamin.
The aptly named Two Brothers will join Hellenika and The Cambus Wallace in the growing eating/drinking enclave that is developing at Nobby's, a suburb White reckons is "the new epicentre" of the Gold Coast. As well as a sit-down restaurant, Two Brothers will also offer takeaway, White says.
White is part-owner in the popular Public Bar and Restaurant in George Street in Brisbane's CBD, and London gastropub the Victoria Stakes in Crouch End.
"It's ironic that we are so close to the coast, yet it's so hard to find good fish and chips,"he says.
"You have all these shops selling bass from Thailand or other imported frozen fish. The aim is to take a leaf out of London's book, where there's a focus on simple food; concentrating on one thing and doing it really well. There's definitely a hole in the market and we hope to fill it with the best fish and chips on the Gold Coast."
White says they are aiming to use all sustainable seafood in the restaurant. "There are so many fish that are ignored because they're not the right shape or colour or whatever."
On Lavarack Road, Two Brothers will be BYO and open for lunch and dinner, Tuesday to Sunday, by the end of the month.