Peters - The Spit - Surfers Paradise - Queensland
Peters probably is one of the original fish and chip icons on the Gold Coast. To be honest, you couldn't get fresher fish - the trawler fleet dock right behind the shop.
From the outside, the facade is very old, maybe even reminiscent of the early heydays of the area. The inside, however, tells another story. Totally fresh fish, both fillets and whole, prawns, sand crabs, bugs, oysters and more sit on bays of ice, awaiting your selection. There is a huge choice from with nearby scales to check the weight of your selection.
If you don't want the work of cooking the seafood at home, you can take the lazy way out and order from the take-away section. There is a choice of three "standard" menus, which have fish and chips with the addition of calamari, prawn cutlets and more. The fish of the day, on the day these photos were taken, was Dory.
The dozen rock oysters cost only $6 in the shell - they didn't last long before Bob devoured the lot! Rex always goes for the fish bites.
Outside are several tables and chairs and the overflow bench seats, which are often required on the weekend. The ibis colony have decided this is the place to frequent and strut their stuff around, looking for any leftovers. There are signs around asking patrons not to feed the birds, but someone forgot to teach the birds how to read.
We have been coming here for more years than we care to mention and have never had a bad lotl, whether takeaway or fresh. The staff obviously have the knack for cooking, the oiil is consistently at the right temperature, resulting in a delicious meal.
So if you are in the Gold Coast region, take the road to the Spit, go past the Marina Mirage and Versace and it's there on your left. Parking is available behind the shop just around the corner or on the sides of the main drag.
Bob & Chrissy Eustace