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In the heart of Melbourne’s Carlton and perfectly placed for University of Melbourne students, Middle Fish is a Thai restaurant that rewards repeat visits. They offer all the key aspects of Thai cuisine, from fishy favourites to veggie-friendly stir-fries, but they are more expansive in outlook than the average noodle shop, with an health-conscious approach and a creative take on traditional favourites. Discover their delights for yourself by dropping by Middle Fish on Berkeley Street – just remember to book your table ahead of time.
There is a set formula, it seems, for successful Thai restaurants in Australia. The ingredients must be fresh, the ambience authentic and the chefs skilled in maintaining that all-important balance of flavours that makes Thai food unique. While these things are all well and good, sometimes a little more is needed, and at Middle Fish on Berkeley Street in Carlton, they have their own take on the cuisine that certainly puts an idiosyncratic stamp on the food that they provide to the Melbourne public.
You can find Middle Fish easily. They’re on Berkeley Road in the middle of Carlton, right by the University of Melbourne, and when you make your appearance, you’ll be met with a menu that is replete with Thai classics, as well as a few lesser known favourites too. We’d recommend the suicidally-hot tai pla, grilled mackerel curry with sweet potato and more than a fair whack of chillies. A Thai take on the burger is available too – fish cake and bacon, with kang som tartare relish – so there is much to reward those who make more than one trip to this Melbourne favourite. Reserve your table now.
Always yummy food, with excellent friendly staff around. The atmosphere is very welcoming and homely. I would highly recommend this restaurant to my family and friends.
Delicious food, fresh ingredients, generous portion size and prompt service. Pork bun was yum but really spicy and hotter than anticipated chilli wise. Jasmine tea was divine.
I loved the food the service and the decor of middle fish ... a great Mothers Day lunch for me and my family 👍 big thumbs up !!
I always tell a restaurant by the smell when I walk in. It was divine - the warmth of the cooking smells envelopes. Menu was excellent with a lot of variety to suit any palate. House white wine was very good. Enjoyed. I am a returning customer and am sure to be back again in the future. Thank you.
I've been to Middle Fish plenty of times, often for working business lunches. Today was really disappointing - we waiting almost an hour for lunch, after being handed a specials list and menu and being left to wait, and wait, and wait (the special one my colleague ordered not actually available - but no mention when seated). Then a long, long wait for food and when we told the waitress we would need to leave very soon (an hour in) were brushed off. All places have an off day, and today was one of those.
We loved Middle Fish. Excellent food and an amazing atmosphere. Really, really good Thai food! I highly recommend it. Good for a date night or out with friends and family.
Lovely atmosphere and some of dishes we tried were fantastic (spring roll, steamed buns, pork belly and broccoli). However, I felt that the service was somewhat lacking with staff unable to tell us what some of the vaguely named dishes tasted like, and no one came around during our meal to see if we wanted anything else although they seemed to having plenty of staff working. Having said that they were very friendly and appear to work a long day.
Great food, excellent funky and unusual venue, very accommodating and informed staff. Definitely a winner and I will be back again very soon. Thanks Middle Fish
brilliant ... great customer service & lovely food ... very fresh ... we were all very impressed & happy ... thank you Middle Fish ...
Great food. Clean and fresh. Good vibe but not too loud. will go there again. The menu says, "No split bills in peak times" which, for a work lunch is a bit awkward, but they happily split ours