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4.6 /6 Excellent 134 Reviews

Tempest Seafood Restaurant

Scarborough Fish $$$$ +100

About Tempest Seafood Restaurant

Dear diners, to reserve for groups of ten or more people, please contact the restaurant directly.

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!

Opening Hours

  • Monday 11:30 - 14:30, 17:30 - 20:30
  • Tuesday 11:30 - 14:30, 17:30 - 20:30
  • Wednesday 11:30 - 14:30, 17:30 - 20:30
  • Thursday 11:45 - 14:30, 17:30 - 20:30
  • Friday 11:45 - 14:30, 17:30 - 20:30
  • Saturday 11:45 - 14:30, 17:30 - 20:30
  • Sunday 11:45 - 14:30, 17:30 - 20:30
Tempest Seafood Restaurant, Bird O'Passage Parade 0, 4020 Brisbane

Further Information

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!

CHEF'S CHOICE

134 Reviews

4.6 /6 Excellent 134 Reviews
Quality/Price: cheap
Food: delicious
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: short
Atmosphere: entertaining
Service: friendly
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1 review so far 6
22.08.2017 17:32

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

1 review so far 6
21.08.2017 08:57

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.

1 review so far 6
31.07.2017 08:03

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.

1 review so far 6
26.06.2017 07:50

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...

1 review so far 4
29.09.2016 08:10

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.

1 review so far 6
14.03.2016 12:13

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.

1 review so far 4
13.06.2016 14:43

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.

1 review so far 5
07.03.2016 08:28

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.

1 review so far 4
03.02.2017 10:09

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.

1 review so far 5
21.11.2016 13:44

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

1 review so far 5
10.05.2016 13:07

The service was friendly and efficient even though the staff were very busy on the night. The food was well presented and full of flavour. I would have given a maximum rating of 6 except for the fact my pasta was not hot when it came to the table just barely warm. However the freshness of the seafood made up for this. The atmosphere is relaxing looking over the marina and the tables are well positioned. Overall an enjoyable night and I look forward to trying a seafood platter next visit as they looked amazing.

1 review so far 5
15.10.2016 15:03

The restaurant was lovely, the food very tasty, and service very good. Our only issue was that it seemed as though they didn't have our reservation. They checked for our name, and didn't seem to locate it and asked if we had booked on line, which we had. They sat us quickly, on the deck as we had requested, so it turned out well, but initially we weren't sure they knew we were coming. A bit confusing, but, as I said, all went well. We'll definitely recommend this restaurant to our friends.

1 review so far 4
04.09.2016 12:32

A beautiful setting on a beautiful day. The food was of an excellent quality but my Catch of The Day grilled fish fillet but microscopic. I saw several other basic fish and chips come out to customers and I felt duped as I paid a lot more for my dish. My husbands Barra and Mussels was excellent. The dessert was obviously left in the kitchen and appeared 15 - 20 min later so the ice cream was melted and therefore the pastry was soft and it was just a mess and difficult to eat. It was my husband's birthday and his meal was A1 thanks goodness.

1 review so far 2
05.03.2017 12:55

Very disappointing. The food was overpriced and underwhelming. $5.50 for a glass of apple juice that tasted watered down. $11 for 4 triangles of herb bread with hardly any herbs and which didn't taste very nice. $32 for fish and chips where we only received one piece of fish and the fish itself was bland. It was supposed to be snapper but it didn't taste anything like the snapper I've eaten in the past. I couldn't even improve the taste with tartare sauce because the tartare sauce it was served with tasted disgusting. I asked for tomato sauce instead and by the time it finally arrived I had already finished my meal. The dessert wasn't much better (meringue with mango ice cream etc). The piece of mango fruit was bitter, the mango mouse was for decoration only (a couple spots on the plate), and the only nice thing on the plate (the mango ice cream) was a miserably small scoop that was half melted when it was placed in front of me. The only reason I rated this restaurant a two instead of a one was because the staff were friendly and helpful. My family and I will not be returning to Tempest.

1 review so far 3
08.06.2017 12:57

Lovely sunny day and good to watch the boats nearby but I think the restaurant could do with a bit of a facelift. I've been several times over the past 5 years or so and feel the place could do with repainting and refurbishing. I would have liked to have had more choice on the lunch menu. Oysters natural were just that ... natural with no dressing at all which was disappointing . My husband and friend had a seafood platter which looked fine but not being a big seafood fan I chose fish and chips which was pretty ordinary. Not much atmosphere either as there was only one other table of customers that day. I won't be hurrying back.

1 review so far 6
24.04.2016 10:32

My partner and I went to the Tempest Seafood Restaurant for his birthday. We were completely happy with the experience: good food that was cooked perfectly, and prompt, friendly service.

1 review so far 5
27.03.2016 08:55

We went here for my husband's birthday lunch. Staff were friendly and welcoming. The atmosphere was casual and relaxed. My husband loves his seafood and had the local platter. He was not disappointed. I am vegetarian and asked for the entree to be served as a main with a salad. This was not a problem and was also very tasty. I would certainly recommend and we look forward to returning.

1 review so far 5
10.01.2017 00:31

Fresh, flavoursome and fast. Slightly on the expensive side, but the staff were polite, helpful and accommodating. Best fish and chips that I've had in a long time - crumbed but not oily at all. Mains had good portions too - except the salmon dish, it legit only comes with one prawn! Overall, I would come again and would recommend. Make sure you book as they were quite busy.

1 review so far 3
12.12.2016 09:41

I had the seafood platter for 2. The Crab was grainy so it was either over cooked or it had been frozen. The salt and pepper calamari was a too salty. The rest wasn't anything special so it was over priced. Also no Australian Pinot Noir, only one on the list and not available. Every time a staff member walked past we were asked how the food was even less than a minute after it was put down, at least 5 times during the meal so it was a bit much. Nice location but overall experience was underwhelming.

1 review so far 6
20.11.2016 11:05

The food was world class, the waitresses friendly and inviting, the bar staff were top notch. We were made to feel like part of the family by the barman who kept those cocktails coming. We certainly will be returning and very soon. Thank you Tempest!