Cuisine: Seafood, Fish & Chips, Dessert
Location: Inglewood – Beaufort St
I read about A Fish Called Inglewood (a play on the movie A Fish Called Wanda) recently and decided to give it a try as I rather enjoy seafood and the chef used to head up the Llama Bar and Mosman’s Restaurant. The concept is simple: deliver fresh seafood at affordable prices. The venue is on the casual side but certainly not the service which is really friendly and helpful. You cannot book for groups under 6 so if you come early, which we did, we managed to get a table as others were reserved. If you’re unable to land a table, you can get a drink next door at Miss Kitty’s Saloon and come back when you get called. Or, you can get takeaway too.
The menu keeps changing daily as I had eyed a few dishes online but they weren’t there. The entree was a tough choice as I fancied 3 dishes but can only choose one. So I went with the crab and corn croquettes.
Carb & Corn Croquettes, Spiced Ketchup $18
I really love croquettes and these were delicious. There’s a slight richness from the corn but lovely soft crab meat and gooey cheese surrounded by a crispy crumb which made it excellent. There was also a spicy sauce which really balanced the richness and was the perfect accompaniment. This element made all the difference. Other members ordered oysters and the house smoked trout which I was considering.
Half Dozen Oysters, Soy, Mirin, Ginger $15
House Smoked Trout, Mustard, Bitter Leaves, Radish $15
Seared Salmon, Smashed Avocado, Ratatouille, Rosti $25
Fo mains I went with the seared salmon. My seared salmon was perfectly cooked, soft, juicy, and tender, although the fat part was a little underdone. It had a lovely crispy skin with a touch of salt to enhance the flavour. I thought the veggies would be hot but were cold which was rather unexpected. However, the oven roasting adds a nice flavour and served cold is perfect for the summer weather. I didn’t see any rosti on the plate which I was looking forward to. The avocado provides a nice creaminess and freshness which go nicely with the cold vegies.
I did have a nibble of the other dishes ordered like the dhufish and barramundi which were also cooked perfectly. We also got a basket of chips ($6.50) to share which was tasty.
Dhufish, Asaparagus, Dill Potatoes, Confit Tomatoes $35
Barramudi, Heirloom Tomatoes, Capers, Olives, Pumpkin $25
For dessert, we were contemplating the home made ice cream sticks ($7) with many flavours to choose from but got the 1L tub of mango as takeaway instead. It was the last tub so we were fortunate. So we went home and tucked into the delicious flavour of the smooth home made ice cream. A lovely night out. Get in early as it fills up fast.
A Fish Called Inglewood Food Review Summary
Verdict: A Fish Called Inglewood offers patrons a casual restaurant serving an array of different seafood dishes at affordable prices. I had a lovely entree of crispy crumbed crab and corn croquettes with oozing cheese. Despite the slight richness from the corn and cheese, the spicy ketchup was a fantastic touch to add a spicy element. For mains, I enjoyed a lovely juicy piece of seared salmon and it was served with a cold oven roasted vegetable array with moist, fresh, creamy avocado. The cold vegies may seem a little jarring but for the warm weather, it goes nicely. For dessert, we skipped the home made ice cream sticks and instead took home a tub of home made mango ice cream. The ice cream had a lovely mango flavour and was smooth and creamy. It’s lovely to see a casual relaxed place serving quality food with friendly service to boot.
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