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Premium seafood is easy for the fishermen whose boats crowd the wharves down at Scarborough Boat Harbour. And that translates directly to Tempest Seafood Restaurant, making waves among gourmets across Queensland and Australia and Brisbane-based food critics just that little bit removed from the bounty of Moreton Bay. Tempest Seafood Restaurant is perched right by the water on Bird O' Passage Parade, meaning a seafood dining experience rounded off with beautiful views and a sea breeze; plus the chef has only to step outside, as he does every morning, to bring the freshest seafood to table daily. Book here for tables at Tempest Seafood Restaurant or, if you’re looking for spectacle, book Tempest Seafood Teppanyaki!
Lavish seafood dinners are best enjoyed as close to their point of origin as possible. That’s part of the reason that so many discerning diners from Brisbane and even further afield are making their way, reservations in hand, to the sought after Scarborough spot of Tempest Seafood Restaurant (also the home to a fantastic, acrobatic Japanese teppanyaki spectacle). With an enviable location on Bird O' Passage Parade,right by Scarborough Boat Harbour, the chef takes his daily early morning stroll in order to bring the freshest Moreton Bay Seafood directly to table.
As well as the daily catch, Tempest Seafood Restaurant features tanks of live fish, lobsters, mud crabs and more, creatures treated with as much respect as each finished dish. Choose from the liberty of a la carte dining, or take on more than a few pleasant surprises with set-course menus. If you’ve got a big event planned, take it away from the hustle and bustle of Brisbane and head to the Scarborough seaside – Tempest is a capable caterer, able to lay on opulent seafood banquets and the view quite simply can’t be beaten. Bookings are essential!
Awesome restaurant great atmosphere great music and great service and will be going back again and reckonmend it to anyone who loves there sea food and are looking for a great night out
Seafood Platter was awesome. Great food and great service and staff. This is the second time have been to this restaurant and it is awesome.
We had a lovely meal seafood was really fresh & service was excellent especially our waitress Dinah who was fantastic. Would come again as had a brilliant lunch for our fathers 90th Birthday.
Excellent quality seafood! Had a great time and excellent value for money, we are certainly planning on going back again. We made the mistake of ordering extra side dishes, assuming the mains would not be filling - BIG mistake, we were very full and content...
Second time I have been here and our return visit was highly anticipated after thoroughly enjoying our first. Again, the service and staff were lovely and helpful with wine selections etc. We ordered cocktails this time and they were excellent. On the downside, on both visits they forgot one of our dishes. Once we notified them, they bought the missing dishes quickly and didn't charge us, but a little frustrating none-the-less. The quality of food on our first visit was significantly better, to the point where we asked if they had a new chef between visits, and were told yes, they had. Because they were SO good the first visit, we ordered similar meals both times. The Pork Belly entrée was much smaller and the sauce (a standout feature the first time) was not quite as good or plentiful. However the pork belly itself was divine, with excellent crackling. The Beef and Bugs is a skewer of beef, this time the beef cubes were much smaller and different sizes, some just little rag-ends, so they differed in texture and done-ness. Still very tasty and tender, but most pieces were far too cooked for our liking. The bugs were perfect and plentiful, but again far less sauce than previously. Lastly swapping out the Pavlova for Eton Mess should have been a good move but the Mess was a little boring and the strawberries were very old looking. Don't let this review put you off going, Tempest is still one of the few quality restaurants on the Peninsular; I just hope that these comments may provide constructive feedback for what was again mostly a lovely night. We will definitely go back and try again, perhaps to the Tepinyaki side next time.
From the moment we arrived we were welcomed by the Wait Staff, and seated by the water on the deck. Lovely cool breeze. We were served chilled water, once we settled down. This was a birthday lunch for my mother, and two other friends of the family. Mother was 86 and her friend is 93, so attention by the staff was excellent. We had a hard time choosing from the menu as there is so many lovely meals to chose from. Our drinks arrived, and the food order was taken. Mother had Steamed fish, her friend had fish and chips, and we had Steak and Bugs. Only waited 15 to 20 mins for the meal to be served. ALL Meals excellent in presentation, and taste. Desert was sorbet and melon, (the chef wrote in chocolate Happy Birthday on the plate) and Homemade waffles, with butterscotch sauce with ice-cream. Just perfect, and a Wonderful time had by all! My Sister and Husband and family will be out from Scotland soon, and we will be returning to try other beautiful food from the Menu.
The service and ambience were lovely. We had the Seafood platter for two, and were disappointed with half of the food. The bugs had been frozen and were tasteless. We prefer oysters natural, so the cooked ones were not to our liking at all. Afterwards, the waitress said we could have asked for all natural - pity we didn't know that in the first place. Calamari must have been cheap, as there was an oversupply of that, and it was too much batter that hadnt been well cooked, although the calamari itself was cooked. The fish was very chewy, probably due to it being Jew fish - not to my liking. The chips and fresh prawns were outstanding. We had been given a voucher from our family to use at the restaurant, and as we live at Morningside, we decided to use it all at once for our wedding anniversary. I wish now, we had just had something out of the a la carte menu, I feel those dishes might have been more to our liking. I do now think platters are very overrated.
Service very good. Bruschetta - sand crab version a little disappointing as the sand crab was coupled with fennel which overpowered the subtle crab flavour. The more traditional version featured buffalo mozzarella but we couldn't taste it. We queried whether it was there, it apparently was underneath the tomato mix. Too subtle. Three of us had the barramundi and mussel main course and it was absolutely magnificently cooked and thoroughly delicious. One of us had the battered fish and chips and was disappointed. She found the batter heavy and oily and the fish ok but ended the meal wishing she too had chosen the barra.
We originally used vouchers for the seafood platter over the Christmas period as a gift from my son, the platters had so much food on them that 3 vouchers fed 6 adults and 2 children, and the food was delicious. As a result I then purchased 3 more vouchers for our own use. The first one we used a couple of weeks ago and it was OK,but not overwhelming, less seafood than was on the original (no bugs) and only one small qtr of crab, then we went again this week and there was less on the platter than before. We have one more voucher to use, so we are hopefull that the quality and quantity will echo our first impression of this lovely restaurant.
We decided on Tempest Restaurant at Scarborough for our 51st Wedding Anniversary on the 20 November recently. We had known it previously as Morgan's. We had a lovely day for it, by the Marina with all the fishing boats moored, on a day with clear blue skies. The staff were courteous, helpful and informative. The meals were well prepared and really delicious. We ate too much, but it was our anniversary, so we made the most of it. Being Sunday lunch, the parking wasn't easy, but we managed nonetheless. Will definitely go to Tempest again. Regards Malcolm