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Fish on the Edge – gluten free Burnie, Tasmania

Fish on the Edge is a licensed seafood cafe and is a fantastic option for gluten free in Burnie, northern Tasmania.  It is in a little area called Wivenhoe, which is just a few minutes drive from central Burnie.  If  you are driving from Devonport to Burnie and take the coast road, you will drive straight past it.

It had only been under the current management for three months at the time of our visit (Easter) and was clearly popular with the locals, both for dining in and taking away.  As one of the new owners has coeliac disease, coeliacs can feel safe that cross contamination controls are in place and be pleased with the many gluten free options available.

The cafe has plenty of tables and on a nice day you can also sit outside where you can soak up the sun and look out over the ocean.

You can see the locally caught fish in a display counter and there are plenty of fish options, including traditional fish and chips, seafood laska, seafood chowder, salads, sushi etc.  There are also some meals without fish (including a vegetarian option) and I chose the steak sandwich.  The gluten free version is served on a rosti (it is there in the picture below, you just can’t see it!).

gluten free Burnie

My husband chose the fish burger and we decided to share a Greek salad (they kindly put it on a plate to make it easier to share).  If you prefer chips, they are always gluten free.


NB the fish burger above is the ‘normal’ version, but a gluten free option is available.

There are also a number of delicious sounding dessert options with all those shown below marked as gluten free except the brownie.

I was praying to have room for the berry sundae with Nutella sauce, but just couldn’t fit it in!  There is also an ice cream freezer cabinet, with most of the flavours labelled as gluten free.

We had such an enjoyable lunch at our first visit, we went back for breakfast before we left the area. I love freshly squeezed juice and it was a great accompaniment to my eggs hollandaise with smoked salmon.  I chose to have my eggs served on a rosti, but gluten free bread was also available.


My husband had the big breakfast, which is all gluten free if served with gluten free bread (‘normal’ bread pictured).  It included two little chipolata sausages, bacon, mushrooms, tomato, spinach and eggs on toast and he happily polished the lot off!


If you are looking for gluten free in Burnie, please do yourself a favour and drop in to Fish on the Edge!


Shop 4, ‘The Edge’ shopping strip, 36 Main Road, Wivenhoe, Burnie, Tasmania
Tel:  03 6431 7011

Monday-Saturday 9am-8pm, Sunday 10am-3pm.
Closed all public holidays, except Good Friday


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About the Author: Caroline was diagnosed with Coeliac disease in 2006 and likes to share her gluten free finds around the UK, Australia and the rest of the world! See more on her in the 'About' page. .


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