A big congratulations to our General manager Grant Fomison who was recognized for Excellence in Service at the 2023 AHA WA Awards

Wine List of the Year 2022 – 1 Glass

  • Cuisine: Modern Australia Seafood
  • Sommelier: Aaron Commins, Nina Throsby
  • Number of Wines: 44
  • Wines by the Glass: 19
  • Wine Price by the Glass: $

Down by the Fremantle harbour, this Freo institution celebrates seafood with a wine list that refuses to put on any pretence. Wines are well-priced, honest and interesting. Indeed, the selection shows a keen eye for the left-of-field which is pretty exciting. Start with a quality Champagne from Ayala or a sparkling vermentino from Margaret River’s Carpe Diem. That sets the scene for what follows, a mix of the traditional and the unexpected from Western Australia, the eastern states and abroad to Germany, Austria, France, Italy and Spain. An Argentinian malbec even pops its head up. The emphasis is on wines suited to a range of seafood but with 19 wines by the glass – almost half the total listing – there’s plenty of explore as a stand alone treat.

Urban List – Best WA Wines To Sip ‘N Gift This Christmas – Nina Throsby’s Top Picks

Let’s face it, whether buying a bottle for yourself, for an event you’re heading to or as a special gift, our vino consumption goes way up around this of year, so we figured we may as well support the amazing local winemakers we’ve got here in WA while we’re at it.

To help you find some stellar local drops, we’ve teamed up with some of Perth’s best sommeliers to bring you this epic guide to the best local wines to sip and gift this Christmas. Bookmark this for the next time you’re heading to the bottle shop.

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Women Raising the Bar – Nina Throsby in The West Australian

Female sommeliers are making their mark in WA with their distinctive palates and approaches to wine

WA women are smashing stereotypes and redefining the wine industry one award-winning wine list at a time. The tides have turned in the traditionally make-charged domain, with many females at the top of their game in a Stat that loves a good drop.

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BDAWA Design Awards 2020 – Kailis Fishmarket Café / Paul Lim Mata Design Studio

BEST NON RESIDENTIAL INTERIOR DESIGN – Kailis Fishmarket Café Paul Lim from Mata Design Studio

Kailis Fishmarket Café, located in Fremantle’s Fishing Boat Harbour, is a name and brand synonymous with seafood and fishing in Western Australia. The 20 year old café underwent renovation within it’s 80’s building envelope with the venue only closing for 14 days for works to be completed. Working within the site’s existing conditions and architectural features, a design brief was derived that was sympathetic to the beige brick building with arched openings and windows, was casual yet smart enough to increase night trade, and was fresh and modern without being kitsch or on trend….

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Wine List of the Year Awards 2020

Kailis’ Fishmarket Café awarded 1 Glass in the Wine List of the Year Awards 2020.

Short and snappy wine list that delivers really food menu appropriate wines that lean into freshness, high drinkability, vibrancy and fun. It’s great to see the natural wines and avant garde gear getting pole position and likewise some classic fish-friendly wines found alongside…

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WA’s Biggest Seafood Platter

Load Up On Lobsters With WA’s Biggest Seafood Platter

If you’re into seafood and can’t go past a good platter, you’ll want to get yourself to Kailis Fishmarket Café Fremantle for their brand new Holy Ship seafood platter. This beast is designed to feed four to eight people, depending on how hungry you are, and will need to be booked in advance, so round up your mates stat.

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Broadsheet Article

This Freo icon has reopened for dine-in customers.

That means that a meal starring some of the west’s best fish‘n’chips and a crowd-pleasing drinks list that punches well above its weight is back on the cards. To celebrate reopening, Kailis’ Fish Market has launched a new limited-run snack: a decadent fried oyster and caviar roll. Plus, there’s $6 pints, $6 fish wings and more. Open for bookings and walk-ins.

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Seaing Double: Top Chefs Spruik WA Seafood in Collab Dinner

THE last time Kailis Fremantle head chef Peter Manifis and Island Market culinary director David Coomer worked together, it didn’t quite pan out as expected.

Almost five years ago, a young, spritely Manifis (then of InContro) promised Coomer he would help the former-Pata Negra stalwart in the kitchen at 6.30am the next morning.

Manifis did turn up the next day, only he was late and allegedly sporting a hefty hangover.

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The New Kailis Fish Market Café Opens in Fremantle

Kailis Fish Market Cafe is Being Relaunched as a Contemporary Seafood Market

The Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour stalwart will reopen with a new 80s-inspired look, dedicated raw bar and focus on underutilised fish and seafood. Also: hello uni waffles.

George Kailis was 12 when he first pulled on the gumboots at Kailis Fish Market Cafe, the restaurant his father Victor opened at Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour in December 1986.

“I only started [working] so young because it was the only way that I could see my dad,” he says. “He worked so much.”

This September, Kailis writes the restaurant’s next chapter when unveils the new, updated Kailis Fish Market Cafe with dedicated fry, raw bar and barbecue sections together with bar and sweet sections.

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