I visited this location twice during my week-long vacation in Sydney. It is only open for lunch 11-5ish. The beach location is nearly adjacent, but I think more expensive so I stuck with the Wharf location (I was already spending way too much money in Sydney on eating out!). This is a take-out location only, so you order at the counter then wait about 10 minutes for your food, then select a table in the back - they have both indoor and outdoor seating with nice views of the harbor area. Alternatively, you can take your meal to the adjacent beach or park where there are benches and picnic tables. No service to speak of, but the employees at the front counter and in the back bar are friendly and answer any questions. I witnessed one employee who was clearly on his meal break stop and help a customer who asked if someone was available to work the ice cream counter.
The menu is varied - may different types of fish and shellfish prepared fried, grilled, steamed, or in a sandwich. Also there is a full bar in the back. On my first visit, I tried the battered, fried Barramundi with chips. The fish was very fresh, I could practically taste the ocean, and the portion was large. The chips were so-so (but typical reaction to someone from the States used to crispy fries). Tip: you need to order (and pay additional for) tartar sauce and tomato sauce (ketchup) if you want them with your meal. The sauce that comes with the fish at no extra charge is a tasty Asian style sauce, kind of like a plum sauce, but in my opinion would go better with a salmon than it did with the Barramundi. On my second visit, I tried the seafood chowder and the fish burger. I was a little disappointed in the fish burger, but decided it was my fault for not asking about the consistency. I was picturing a burger made of minced fish, but it was a fried fillet and relatively small (especially compared to the fish and chips portion), and the bun was nothing special (think grocery story style). Condiments on the sandwich included lettuce, tomato, red pepper, cucumber, onion, and a little bit of tartar sauce. It was a pretty average sandwich, so I wish I had tried something else. The seafood chowder was very hot, so I was not able to eat it for about 10 minutes. The flavor was good, and there was a good mix of shellfish and white fish, but the broth was pretty runny and I am used to thick-style creamy chowder, so overall it was pretty average.
Bottom line: I recommend the fresh seafood selections and the location is nice for a lunch with a view. Also, for Sydney, the prices are very reasonable at $13-$18 for a large portion of fish and chips. And, you can choose grilled instead of fried which is always a nice option. The area is worth the 12-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay on a day with nice weather because there are some nice walking paths. Be sure to do the walk to the Bluff across from the park - great views!
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