Kailis' Fish Market Café Fremantle located on the waterfront in
Fishing Boat Harbour is a multi-award winning seafood restaurant with a fresh Fish Market and Seafood BBQ, Fish & Chip counter & Café and Bar.
Known locally, interstate & internationally as the ultimate seafood experience, Kailis' has been serving the freshest local seafood & award winning fish & chips since 1928.
Kailis' award winning fish & chip menu features a variety of seafood specialties. From our famous Kailis' Seafood Platter to the classic Seafood Delight or our legendary Garlic Prawn Roll, Kailis' Fish & Chip menu features a meal option for everyone.
Experience fish & chips prepared the Kailis' way, since 1928.
Kailis' Seafood BBQ menu features a range of fresh seafood cooked on Kailis' large barbeques in our Fish Market section. Whether it's local Rock Lobster or our famous Garlic Prawns our BBQ is fired up all year round. View the largest range of fresh seafood in the harbour all on display & available for retail purchases at our Fresh Fish Market counter. Kailis', still the original and only Fish Market in Fishing Boat Harbour.
Compliment your meal with a glass of wine or a beer from Kailis' bar. A selection of predominantly local wines & beers features on the menu including Kailis' own house wines from Margaret River, Western Australia. To finish stop by the Café for a large range of desserts baked & delivered daily or sample our Gelato range featuring Kailis' Fish & Chip Gelato, the first of its kind in Australia.
George P Kailis (Founder) arrived in Australia from the Greek Island of Kastellorizo in 1914. The seafaring background of his ancestors was influential in his decision to pioneer seafood opportunities in Western Australia. In 1928 he founded G.P. Kailis & Sons. In those days, when a meal of prawns and crayfish together cost less than the price of a newspaper today, G.P. Kailis & Sons was a preferred supplier of seafood not just for locals, but also for many interstate and international visitors to Western Australia.
75 years later, the Founder's youngest son Victor Kailis, and his grandson, George are able to view the activity around the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour from the boardwalk of their highly successful seafood outlet, Kailis' Fish Market Cafe. 'My father was a natural leader', Victor says. 'He was president of the Greek community in Western Australia. He did not have the benefit of a formal education, but was presented to meet the Queen at Government House in 1956. My father worked 7 days a week, 18 hours a day and was a great inspiration to his family and friends. I honour his memory by continuing to use the same stylised form of the Kailis logo which he devised over 75 years ago.'
Within minutes of fishermen having unloaded their daily catch at Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, it is in the Kailis kitchen. And just as the customers of old, who were served superb quality seafood by the Founder, so too today do customers wend their way to Kailis' Fish Market Café to enjoy the ultimate seafood experience, served by Victor, George and their dedicated staff.
Since the opening of Kailis' Fish Market Café in December 1986, turnover has more than trebled and the business has garnered numerous accolades. It has won on 3 occasions the coveted "Sir David Brand Award for Best Popular Restaurant & Food Service for Tourists" and has been inducted into the State's Tourism Hall of Fame. Victor was named 'Employer of the Year' by the Restaurant & Catering Association and, most recently, Kailis' Fish Market Café was voted 'Best Fish and Chips in the Metropolitan Area' at the Western Australian Fishing Industry Awards.
Victor and George believe that Fishing Boat Harbour will only sustain its appeal to visitors if it remains a working port. 'It is the boats and the fishermen which give Fremantle its life and colour and make it one of the most exciting cities in Australia today. The combination of a diverse ethnic community, cultural heritage and the opportunity to experience the Kailis' seafood phenomenon make Fremantle a very special destination'.
You can learn more on Victor G Kailis' profile.