Due to the new COVID-19 Government Mandated regulations we are now only able to provide takeaway meals.

All of our tables and chairs have been removed and whilst ordering in store, we respectfully request all of our customers abide by the Social Distancing rules both to protect other customers and our staff.

Over the next week we are going to start offering a home delivery service from Tewantin to Sunshine Beach for people who are self-isolating or who don't want to be out in public. This service will attract a $5 delivery fee to cover the costs of this service. Please be patient with us as it has to be properly set-up and staff trained so that the product that arrives at your door is of the best quality.

While it is very hard for our staff to practice Social Distancing at work with each other, they have been told that they must do it outside of work. At work they are all using Antibacterial Hand Wash, gloves and all surfaces are being cleaned with a strong industrial sanitiser. We are doing our best to protect both staff and customers.

We thank all of our customers for their continued patronage and look forward to the time when we are thru these uncharted waters.

Stay well from the team at the RED EMPEROR

Fish of Noosa & the Sunshine Coast

Fish of the Queensland Coast



John Dory are an unusual looking fish with a huge mouth, but deliciously tasty. John Dory are certainly an interesting looking fish - many would say ugly, however it certainly makes up for it in table qualities - some would say the best tasting fish in Australia. They are a dark brown with a large spot on both sides of its body. John Dory are a deep oval shape almost flat with a very large head and eyes. The large upward shaping mouth extends outward to engulf its prey.


John Dory range in Australia from Southern Queensland, through New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and half way up the Western Australian Coastline. Lives mostly in offshore reefs and often taken by trawlers. It does sometimes come into bays and estuaries. In New Zealand John Dory range right around the North Island and the top quarter of the South Island.

Also Known As

John Dory; St Peters Fish

source :