After a wander round the cabinets to see the day's offerings and a browse of the blackboard we were ready to order. Well I ordered as Steve was in a can't make up mind mood.
There's a buzzy atmosphere here as it gets quite busy and the bars and little stools fill up. There's also a live pianist who plays quite manic music adding to the frenzy. It's a casual dining experience that's not relaxed but fun so if you're seeking a sedate meal then it's not the right place but if you're already relaxed in the mind and want a bit of revelry, it's the ideal place.
Next up were 4 king prawns done in chilli and garlic with fresh coriander. Exactly my kind of flavours and I thoroughly enjoyed these. Steve doesn't think such prawns are worth the hassle of peeling them as he struggles with that so I peeled his for him and thought it was a great dish.
I'd ordered a salad to go with the fish and it was a fresh green salad with tomatoes in a nice vinegary dressing. A really zingy and cleansing accompaniment to the fish.
The sardines were ok - we ate them but I don't think we'd choose to order them. They're a bit too oily and fishy for me.
I spied some people having mussels and I really wanted some too so we added a serve to our order and they came pretty soon after we finished our kingfish. Just the right amount, cooked very simply and very fresh and delicious. Better than the mussels we had at Belgian Beer Café recently.
We spent $80 in total (including one beer) which I thought was pretty good value for the freshness of the seafood. Looking forward to another visit! This place would be great on a sunny evening when there's no Monday to worry about and the pianist can just take you on a merry jig and bring you back with some tasty seafood!