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

Red Emperor


Red Emperor is actually a Sea Perch and not a true Emperor. They are a stunning fish to catch both in colour and on the table. It would certainly be neck and neck between coral trout and Red Emperor as the most prized table fare fish in Australia. They have a strong jaws and a large powerful tail. They are salmon pink to pale red with dark red stripes. The stripes are more pronounced in juveniles. There is three main stripes, one running from the eye back to the dorsal fin, one through the pectoral fin area and one slanting back towards the tail. Each scale has a white dot on it which adds to its beauty. Commonly caught between 1-8 kgs but can grow as large as 20 kgs.


Red Emperor is found down the entire Queensland coast from close reefs out to the Great Barrier Reef, (south of Hervey Bay there tends to be a lot of juveniles) round the north of Australia as far as the Abrolhos Islands. They tend to like the deeper coral reefs, especially where there is gravel between structures.

Also Known As

King Snapper, Government Bream, Red Kelp

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