A Fish Called Inglewood – by Jen Jones

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It’s a classic concept that has been around forever, but when it’s done well it’s as good as satisfying as any fine dining restaurant meal. Everyone loves fish & chips because it’s simple and it works.
A Fish Called Inglewood is the latest offering in Inglewood. It’s located on 9th Avenue, near the corner of Beaufort Street and next to Miss Kitty’s saloon. The décor tasteful and quirky with an open kitchen situated at the rear of the restaurant.

We were seated at our table and given time to ponder the menu, which varies slightly on a daily basis. The menu got our mouths watering and it was difficult to choose just one main meal! We decide on a ½ pound of prawns and the paella fritters to start (sharing between 4). The prawns were some of the freshest and best we’ve ever tasted, the accompanying sauce was a twist on the traditional Marie Rose, with a nice kick to it! The paella fritters were divine and came with some deliciously tasty slices of chorizo.

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For mains we had the John Dory with sweetcorn and smoked potato salad x 2, the fish a chips, the pie and smashed peas and an extra scoop of chips. The John Dory was cooked and seasoned to perfection, flakey, moist and with a thin crispy skin on top. The salad was light and fresh and complemented the fish beautifully. The snapper pie was a treat with plenty of filling including mushrooms, the smashed peas were light yet filling and the extra scoop of chips topped it off! The hero of the evening and for only $15 was most certainly the fish and chips! The batter was golden and crispy and encased tender chunky flakes of fish, YUM!

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Although full to the brim, we couldn’t’ resist something sweet to finish with! After much deliberation we all agreed on the drunken cherry, dark choc and coconut ice-cream stick to share. It tasted heavenly and was a refreshing take on the much loved Cheery Ripe.

Service was excellent, friendly and unforced and there’s a gleamingly clean feel to the place. A fish called Inglewood is BYO and corkage is $3pp. Take away is also available. We will most certainly be back to work our way through more of the menu and I’m sure it will be sooner rather than later! Well done Paul and Jacinta 🙂

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– Jen Jones

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