While I find the meals pricey at Barangaroo, I’ve not really had a miss so far. The atmosphere, open and airy, is matched with the constant buzz of people enjoying themselves, the view, the food and each other’s company.
I think it’s a perfect place to dine before a show at the Sydney Theatre Company, and my pal Lai Heng said she felt like eating fish and chips before we went to see Nakkiah Lui’s Black is the New White (a great new Australian comedy infused but not weighed down my interesting comments on culture, race and Aboriginality).
love.fish is apparently the second restaurant from the owners who are promoting sustainable seafood done well. Starting off with a tasty gin and tonic with a slice of canteloupe (not affected by the listeria outbreak at the time), we each had some fish, sharing a big chips ($9, a generous portion), and a side of brussel sprouts ($12, absolutely delicious).
While I chose the tiger flathead fillets ($23) and Lai Heng chose the eastern school whiting (also $23), both in a beer batter, we actually couldn’t tell that much difference between the fish… but it didn’t matter.
I think it was all about the batter: crisp and light, the fish also tasted delicate and light.
So, tasty fish done right, good cocktails if you want ’em, friendly service and a lovely atmosphere. I don’t think we could have asked for any more than this.