We started off with Oysters Kilpatrick and seafood chowder. The oysters were very yummy and fresh. Not too hot that they burnt the roof of the mouth either. We could have eaten another 6 of these babies!
The seafood chowder was thick and rich with different shellfish and white fish. Deeply satisfying it came with some garlicky bread which was a delicious accompaniment. There were some strong herby flavours coming through the soup too; mainly dill giving it a some fresher tones and lifting the heavy creaminess.
Onto the main event. I had a brief chat with the lady behind the counter and she recommended the blue eye beer batter and the flathead in tempura. The fish was beautiful and both batters were crispy and light with little hint of grease. The fish tasted fresh and both the fishes had distinct flavour. The tempura batter is a little lighter with bubbles and the beer batter has a denser thicker crunch.
The chips were also good. Not the type of chips we get in UK which tend to be a little soggier. These are Aussie chips with a crispier coating. It'd be too good to be true if they did British chips!
After we ate we took the rest of the bottle of wine and sat outside as the sun had come out and we were still made to feel very welcome in spite of spending a much longer time there.