As today was set to be a scorcher in Sydney's west The Boy and I hopped in the car and headed over to Narrabean Beach to try and keep cool. Although being all blue skies and burning sunshine in Parramatta, when we arrived at the beach the skies were grey and a misty fog was hanging low on the beach. We couldn't see more than 20 meters in any direction. Very very weird, but it didn't stop us going for a swim.
After a few hours of frolicking in the water it was time for some sustenance. Being at the beach really only means one thing for lunch - Fish & Chips. Never mind that we'd only been at the beach three days before Australia Day and had fish & chips for lunch then. The diet starts tomorrow right?
We decide to head up to Newport Beach for a change of scenery and settle on some fish & chips from Ocean Master Seafood.
The last time we had fish & chips The Boy and I shared a Fisherman's Basket. "Somehow" The Boy ate all of his fish cocktail pieces and half of mine...not happy Jan.
To avoid any such stealing of my food today we decide to go our separate ways and each order an Ocean's Choice ($14.95). I'm happy with this decision as all my fish pieces will come in their own protective box, safe from greedy little fingers. It's probably the best way to order food for two people anyway as their family meals and fisherman's baskets cost around $35.00 - $38.00.
We get our minds made up just in time as the place fills up soon after we place our order. We waited for about 15 minutes for our food, which is pretty good considering the place was heaving with beach goers.
|Before the rush....|
|...and during the rush|
I think I probably spent too much time taking photos and playing around with my awesome new Canon G11 Powershot as by the time I got around to eating my food it had all gone a bit soggy from being couped up in its cardboard box.
The Boy polished his off in record time and assures me everything was perfectly fine and crispy for those of us not taking photos for our blogs. We both agree that the Prawn Cutlets were the best thing on offer in the box - crunchy and crispy.
After spying a number of bluebottle warning signs on the beach we decide to head home rather than risk being stung. It's SO hot here right now I kind of wish I'd braved the stingers.
Ocean Master Seafood is at 385 Barrenjoey Rd, Newport, right opposite the beach.