Josh and Julie Niland announce an opening date for Fish Butchery Waterloo

Their fourth venue located at 965 Bourke St Waterloo. Fish Butchery Waterloo will open for retail and takeaway on Thursday 3rd of February 2022

“Julie and I designed Fish Butchery Waterloo with a dual purpose; expanding our retail and takeaway experience for our guests and customers and acting as the central fish processing kitchen for Charcoal Fish, Saint Peter and Fish Butchery Paddington.  The size of the venue allowed us the space to offer a more streamlined, interactive experience that is visually impactful.” 

Customers can watch the Fish Butchery Waterloo kitchens through the floor to ceiling glass windows along Bourke Street.  Inside, a long 13-metre marble counter hosts the fish butchers preparing, trimming and cutting to order.  The hot kitchen supplies dishes like Murray Cod Souvlaki coming off a vertical kebab cooker and a list of Josh Niland favourites including the Yellowfin Tuna Cheeseburger as a single, double or triple and Fish & Chips. While the freezer will have everything from Yellowfin Tuna Lasagna, Smoked Red Gurnard Pies and Aquna Murray Cod fish fingers. A range of fresh seafood, fish charcuterie and rock oysters will be on display in the retail fridges.

“Our mission at Fish Butchery is to work with remarkable fish caught and handled by extraordinary fishers that care about the details as much as we do.  By being scrupulous in the variables of fish processing, storage & cooking, a more responsible collective approach is achieved, resulting in a higher standard of fish on our plate.”

“If we insist on continuing to consume only half the fish, there will be no fish left in years to come, regardless of how “sustainable” they are.  The issue of fish wastage should not be in the hands of the consumer; it is in the hands of those who catch, prepare & sell.  Our priority at Fish Butchery is to bring tangibly delicious outcomes to the otherwise perceived “waste” of a fish. The idea is to utilise fewer varieties of fish but use the species in its entirety.”

In the months ahead, Fish Butchery Waterloo will activate private events for guests to share in the knowledge gathered to date and interact with Josh and his team in a more intimate and impactful way. 

Fish Butchery Waterloo Menu


Tuna Meat Pie

– Yellowfin Tuna Mince, Caramelised Onion & Black Pepper Gravy

Sausage Roll

Rosemary & Garlic Fish Sausage

Quiche Lorraine

Smoked Murray Cod Streaky Bacon & Gruyere


Coral Trout Coronation Sandwich

Vadouvan Mayonnaise, Currants & Herbs

Yellowfin Tuna Belly Pastrami Sandwich

Fermented Onions, Pickles & Mustard

Smoked Scallop Mortadella Banh Mi

– Cod Liver Pate, Cod Head Terrine, Pickled Vegetables, Chilli & Coriander


– Salami, Tuna Bresaola, Mortadella, Pesto, Dried Tomatoes, Olives, Artichokes & Gruyere


Cod Chorizo, Chimichurri & Rocket

Yellowfin Tuna Cheeseburger

– BBQ Sauce, Mustard, Pickle & Cheddar




Add Smoked Murray Cod Middle Bacon

Add Salt & Vinegar Onion Ring

Murray Cod Souvlaki

Flatbread, Parsley, Onion, Garlic Sauce & Chips

Fish No Chips

Fish & Chips

Yoghurt Tartare Sauce & Lemon

Kids Fish & Chips

Tomato Sauce & Lemon

BBQ Fish Fillet (150g)

Add Salad

Add Chips



– Cabbage, Hazelnuts, Currants & Buttermilk

– BBQ Fennel, Green Olives, Dill & Pepitas

– BBQ Tomatoes, Anchovy, Capers & Rosemary

Salt & Vinegar Onion Rings


Potato Scallops







Hot Cocktail

Garlic Mayonnaise

BBQ Sauce

Image credit: Rob Palmer

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