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About Middle Fish

Dear diners, to reserve for groups of more than 10, please contact the restaurant directly.

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.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 10:30 am
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
10:30 am - 5:00 pm


Middle Fish
122-128 Berkeley St, Carlton
Melbourne 3053

Menu Highlights



Son In Law Egg

70g egg, poached then fried, fish sauce, tamarind and black pepper caramel, crispy shallots and fresh coriander

Gai Tod

Spicy caramelised chicken fried off till deliciously crispy then coated in sticky nam prik pao sauce

Tod Man Pla

Thai red curry fishcakes, snakebeans, with sweet chilli


Kang Fuk Tomg

Red curry paste, coconut milk, toasted pumpkin, roasted shallots, firm tofu, snake beans, green beans, bean sprouts, coriander with rice

Khao Tom Pla

Fresh, line-caught, saltwater barramundi, saam gler, Chinese celery, ginger, spring onions, coriander, whit pepper, crispy shallots, and a sous vide egg

Tod Man Burger

Thai fishcake, thaislaw - shredded green papaya, carrot, red onions and coriander, middlefish's kang som tartare sauce, "chez dre" burger bun with rough cutsweet potato fries


Mango Sticky Rice

With vanilla ice cream and coconut sauce

Banana Ovaltine Roti

Caramelised banana roti with condensed milk, coconut ice-cream. Dusted with Ovaltine

Thai Ice-Cream Sundae

Coconut ice-cream , palm seeds, jack fruit, strawberries with pandan lime caramel


Tom Yum Mary

Thai Espresso Martini

Dirty Lime Mojito

Main Menu



Dinner Menu


More about Middle Fish, Carlton

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.

52 Middle Fish Reviews

52 Reviews
Waiting time:Very good
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Good value
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Trang N.a year ago · 1 review

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.

Dianna H.a year ago · 1 review

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.

lorraine t.a year ago · 1 review

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 !!

Grace T.a year ago · 2 reviews

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.

Janine O.a year ago · 1 review

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.

Sonya S.2 years ago · 1 review

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.

Rosemary W.2 years ago · 1 review

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.

Breishen S.2 years ago · 1 review

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

Rose Rachael R.a year ago · 1 review

brilliant ... great customer service & lovely food ... very fresh ... we were all very impressed & happy ... thank you Middle Fish ...

Sharon S.a year ago · 1 review

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