Clayfield Property Where Harris Farm Markets Located Sold at Auction

Did you know that the Clayfield property where Harris Farm Markets is located has been sold at auction? Find out why market-goers need not have any cause for alarm.

The property, located on Sandgate Road and spanning 3,300 square metres, has anchored the family-owned supermarket chain and the Clayfield Seafood Markets. The site also has a BWS liquor store, the office of JCDecaux Billboard, and Milk & Froth Cafe.

Following the sale, Harris Farm Markets, which bought Clayfield Seafood Markets next door in 2022 as part of its expansion, will continue to trade on the site alongside the other shops that have been operating for seven years or more.

Essentially, not much will change in the property apart from the new owner. In fact, Harris Farm Markets just signed a 10-year lease and will remain in Clayfield until 2032.

According to Lachlan O’Keeffe of Ray White Commercial, there was strong interest in the Sandgate Road property before its previous owner, who owned the site since 2003, decided to offload assets.

Given its tenant retention history and as the first Queensland home of Harris Farm, the property offered strong investment potential.

Published 25 March 2023

Award-Winning Clayfield Seafood Markets Serves Fresh Seafood Meals Daily

Three years since Clayfield Seafood Markets rebranded, the fishmonger at 823 Sandgate Road has become the goto place for fresh seafood every day. The regular long lines out the front is a testament to their popularity and quality, which has grown enough to earn them a spot in the Top 10 Australian Fish & Chip Awards.

Clayfield Seafood Markets receives its supply of fresh deliveries six days a week direct from Australian fishermen. The food is cleaned, gutted and filleted from scratch and upon the customer’s orders. 

The owners take pride in letting the customers enjoy a satisfying seafood meal than have them take much time to clean, prepare and cook the dishes at home. The restaurant’s chefs deliver high-quality seafood burgers and fish and chips, including gluten-free selections. 

Clayfield Seafood Markets also offer beer-battered prawns, mussels or crab sticks, Panko crumbled sea scallops and homemade salmon with sweet potato pie. 

Photo Credit: Clayfield Seafood Markets/Facebook
Photo Credit: Clayfield Seafood Markets/Facebook

Breakfast or brunch selections at this dining place are a seafood feast with slices of smoked salmon served with fresh soft eggs. 

However, the store also has a good selection of bacon, smashed avocado and banana bread for breakfast, or beef and chicken burgers for lunch, alongside salads and additional sides. 

Clayfield Seafood Markets open from Monday to Friday at 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on the weekends at 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

“Our local for fantastic produce. They have a solid variety of Australian seafood. Must try the QLD snapper when in stock. Oysters always on pointe. Lovely staff. Great menu for take away too.”

~ Stephanie Oates, Google Review

“I buy fresh seafood here often, generally it’s awesome and as good as the place in James St New Farm. Wish they had Coffin Bay oysters still, way better than the Pacific ones.”

~ Sarah Anderson Nee Yip, Zomato 

“Extra fresh and very good quality fish and chips. An enjoyable experience. Not the cheapest place but a good range of fish, prawns, oysters, etc…As it’s popular, it can get busy and have a bit of a wait.”

~ liketravelling11, Trip Advisor 

Where to Buy Prawns and Seafood in Clayfield for Christmas

Queensland Seafood Marketers Association president Marshal Betzel has suggested that people stockpile prawns before Christmas. In an interview with other members of the media, he explained that prices are expected to surge at about $40 per kilo as Christmas approaches.

This isn’t exactly good news for seafood lovers in Brisbane and suburbs. In Clayfield, shoppers looking to stock up on prawns and other seafood items can check out two options in their neighbourhood.

The Clayfield Seafood Markets

Credit: Clayfield Seafood Markets Facebook

Residents looking to buy prawns in Clayfield have only one place in mind when they think of fresh seafood – The Clayfield Seafood Markets. The Clayfield Seafood Markets has moved to a refurbished store at Clayfield Markets on Sandgate Road.

Mouth watering prawns and oysters
Credit: Clayfield Seafood Markets

They accept pre-order for Christmas and staff deliver 6 days a week. Everything is filleted fresh onsite and prepared from scratch.

All of its seafood is sustainably caught. The Fish and Chips at the Clayfield Seafood Markets has been voted 2nd Best Fish & Chips in Brisbane by Triple M 2017 and 8th in the Australian Best Fish & Chip Awards Qld 2017.

The place also sells Fish & Chips, salads, tempura, housemade sauces and condiments, as well as burgers made “from scratch” which customers can eat al fresco.

To know more on how to pre-order from The Clayfield Seafood Markets, click here.

Grilled Fish

Prawn with broccoli recipe
Credit: Grilled Fish Facebook

Grilled Fish is another go-to place for seafood.  The establishment also does event catering and can customise their menu based on their clients’ proposed budget.

Our main principle is great food and great hospitality. We are completely adaptable to your needs and will work to your specifications to ensure your event is a success.

To know more about Grilled Fish, click here.

Why Prices Are Going Up

According to Mr Betzel, his prediction about the looming price hike is based on China’s increasing demand for Australian prawns.

In a separate interview with other media, Betzel’s prediction has been echoed by David Lock, Managing Director of agribusiness company Mareterram. Mr Lock, however, attributed his projection to the ban on imported prawns which started in January 2017, after the discovery of what was termed as “white spot disease.”

After extensive treatments, the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries announced all previously infected prawns farms in SE Queensland have tested negative. These farms will remain uncultivated for a year to eradicate the virus. As of September, further surveillance across the region returned all negative results.

Likewise, NSW areas have also turned up negative results, indicating that the disease may not have reached the Moreton Bay Region and has not spread to other places in Queensland. Follow-up surveillance will be conducted in 2018.