PROFILE BY BEST RESTAURANTS
It all began about 50 years ago, with two brothers shucking oysters. Time passed, the business grew, and in 2008 it extended into a casual eating place somewhere between a cafe and a restaurant. The tables, with white plastic chairs, are grouped towards the front but the space is dominated by a huge counter that is a bar at one end and a display counter for fresh seafood on the other. It's easy-going and amiable – not the place for a romantic dinner, but terrific for a quick meal, whether with friends or on your own.
A place like this opens up many possibilities. What makes a quick lunch? Try a dozen oysters at the bar. Whether you choose Sydney rock or St Helens, they will come on a bed of salt, garnished with lemon, and you'll find that they are probably the cheapest in town, too. Fish and chips is a good option here, with the bonus that you can select your own fish from the display. Want pan-fried snapper or grilled salmon instead? Not a problem. Twirl into spaghetti marinara or pop some scallops and calamari into your mouth. Burgers come in various forms – with beef, salmon fillet, or a vegetarian sweet potato and lentil pattie. It's honest, fuss-free and your wallet will thank you. The wine list is small, and most wines are available by the glass. There's takeaway, too.