We’d had a manic day and no cooking was going to go on in the Napoli household that night. So we headed up to Lane Cove to check out a recently opened seafood café in the plaza. It’s got cute nautical theming (I like the blue chairs outside) and the staff were friendly and efficient.
There’s some good value, straight forward food going on in a casual setting. The grilled fish and chips – take your pick of barramundi, salmon or swordfish – is a good choice at $18 and comes with a refreshing crisp salad.
So too is the fisherman’s basket, for $26 which has a tasty fish fillet, crumbed prawn, calamari, chips, a couple of oysters and some olives.
The chargrilled octopus was a little disappointing, a little chewy, and it was cold (I asked if was meant to be, the waiter wasn’t sure) but I did like the salad underneath.
On the off chance you’re going to a seafood restaurant but don’t actually want seafood, there’s a steak option as well. In addition to the normal menu, there’s a selection of specials. The lunch menu varies slightly and has a fish burger.
Fourth Fish Café & Restaurant, 12-16 Burns Bay Road Lane Cove, ph 02 9427 4896