Fish & Sips Festival

A celebration of Western Australian’s Seafood & Wines at the Fish & Sips festival in Fremantle.

The Fish & Sips festival showcases the best of Western Australia’s seafood and wines with some of our finest local chefs to bring you an array of creative seafood dishes like you’ve never seen before. Combining seafood with the best of Western Australia’s wineries to complement the gourmet experience all in a 3-day event including kids entertainment, LIVE music on the beach and chilled DJ sets on the beach.

Some of the participants at the Fish & Sips festival including:

Young George

Melissa Palinkas will be cooking a degustation dinner as well as her signature “By-catch-by-the-sea” long table lunch.

·       Line caught sustainable Fish ceviche, buttermilk, lime, pickled tomatillo, fresh jalapeno, crispy tostada

·       Oysters

·       Mojama, (cured & smoked tuna) tomato, olive oil, YG saltbush focaccia

·       BBQ Cuttlefish spiced bread sauce/lemon/capers


Alejandro Saravia will be in town doing his famous “History of Ceviche Masterclass”, yes, the one the chefs of Perth sign up for!

·       UMA Fish and Chips - Albany Sardines fillet battered with Hills St lager, potato chips, creamy tartare sauce, and tarragon vinegar

·       UMA Fish Sandwich - Albany Deep Sea Grenadier fillet seasoned with six spices mix, tropical slaw and fermented red chilli sauce  served on a Peruvian style brioche

·       UMA Ceviche bowl -  Abrolhos Islands Pink Snapper, spiced mash potato, avocado puree, charred sweet corn and caramelised sweet potato.

Long Chim

The masters of Bangkok street food will be hitting the sand with some spicy specials.

·       Sour orange curry of fish (Nannygai)

·       Glass noodle salad with Thai street style squid and prawns

Kailis Bros Leederville

The “seafood tradition” themselves will be cooking their signature Charred marinated Fremantle Octopus on the BBQ, Greek style.

·       BBQ Fremantle Octopus with charred leek and latho lemano

·       Thai Fish Cakes with spicy jungle salad

Sweetwater Bar

Leigh Power will be hanging his Yum Cha crown on the beach with a selection of his favourites.

·       WA Goldband snapper, turmeric coconut cure, wonton crisp

·       Shark Bay prawn dumplings, smoked chilli and lemongrass dressing (

·       Prawn and Sweet corn fritters, chilli caramel, ginger nuoc cham, asian herb salad  

Stuart Laws Clam Shack

Stu will be bringing his southern style to the Festival. Watch out also for Stuart on the beach cooking up his Louisiana broil of crustaceans.

·       Clams ceviche

·       Garlic butter clams (Shark Bay Diamond Clams)

·       Clams in black bean sauce (Shark Bay Pippis)

 Pinchos Bar de Tapas

Justin Bell has trained some of the best seafood chefs seen in WA,  and brings the Spanish and Portuguese “Chiringuito” touch to the beach.

·       Bomba de bacalao saffron potato, mojo picon              

·       Marinated Mendolia sardine on toast, fennel, zucchini & green olive salad, chilli, pine nut, currant and Px dressing

·       Moorish 'seafood pintxo' kebab, tahini yoghurt, romesco and mojo

Cook and Mason

Gordon will be showing everyone who is the real master of the beach BBQ, with his larger than life style.

·       Marinated WA whitebait

·       Half shell scallops and whole blue crabs on the BBQ


We were full, but when Helm wanted in we had to make way! They will be doing a pop-up on Saturday both sessions with chef Matt Powell replicating their Top 20 Dishes in Australia dish with:

·       Half Barbecue WA Marron, chilli, garlic, lemon and burnt butter. 

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