Fish Parkridge Operations manager Christopher Manti (left) and Front of House manager Ola Andresen.
Fish Parkridge Operations manager Christopher Manti (left) and Front of House manager Ola Andresen.

Iconic seafood restaurant splashed into new venue

THE owners of one of Mooloolaba's most popular restaurants have opened a brand new seafood restaurant at the Parkridge Noosa development.

Rod and Tracy Fitzgerald have owned Mooloolaba's Fish on Parkyn since 2003 and over the years have added the Sakana Japanese seafood restaurant to their company The Fish Group's portfolio.

Their latest venture, Fish Parkridge offers Noosa's diners with the opportunity to enjoy many of their celebrated seafood dishes as well as a range of exciting new dining experiences.

Rod said he was really thrilled with the opportunity to establish a permanent base in Noosa.

"We've been looking for a venue north of the river for some time but this location really appeals to us as it will be surrounded by hundreds of residents who will be within walking distance at Parkridge Noosa as well as the many residents within the Noosa Springs estate and nearby suburbs," he said.

"Parkridge Noosa has a great vibe to it and we are delighted to introduce our new business partner and operations manager Christopher Manti to the business, Chris hails from the USA and has extensive management experience with the iconic Nobu Restaurant Group having worked with them for sixteen years.

"Chris started his career based in the Miami Beach, Florida then shifting to Dallas, Texas.

"While responsible for his home locations, Chris simultaneously travelled the globe directly aiding the expansion of the Nobu empire.

"His most recent stint before relocating to the Sunshine Coast was with the Peter Rowland Group in Melbourne where his responsibilities were to oversee the operations of restaurant dining at the legendary Flemington Racecourse.

"Chris will bring his own experience working for an international brand like Nobu to our business and he's also keen to introduce some new opportunities and events including the typical Aussie Sunday roast with a Texas twist introducing smoked meat and seafood such as whole fish and oysters," Rod said.

Chris said he was excited to help create a new restaurant within Parkridge Noosa and he was looking forward to welcoming diners to the restaurant.

"I've been really impressed with the quality of produce we can source here on the Sunshine Coast, particularly the seafood as Rod has been involved in the seafood distribution and export business since 1985.

"Over the years Rod has built some great industry contacts resulting in 90% of the seafood we serve will be locally caught so we can source a really great range of fresh seafood to create a true 'dock to table' experience.

"We've also put a great team together, we'll have 20 full and part time staff, including former Spirit House chef Alex King will be our head chef while Ola Andresen our Front of House Manager will be known to many locals after previous stints with Café Le Monde, the original Boat House and the Hyatt Regency Coolum."

Fish Parkridge will be open seven days a week serving lunch and dinner.

The venue can seat 140 guests and is available for private functions.


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