If you’ve wondered what was happening in the spot next to Miss Kitty’s on Ninth Avenue, it’s A Fish Called Inglewood and it’s opening on the 1st of October.

A family venture owned and operated by Paul Zammit (ex Twisted Fork and Mosman’s) and his wife Jaycinta, A Fish Called Inglewood will sell fresh as well as cooked seafood in the evenings with both dine-in and take-away options.  BYO wine and beer will be welcome for a small corkage charge.

Having worked for many years in the restaurant industry and grown to love seafood, Paul said that he thought Inglewood was the perfect spot for the casual, eclectic and family friendly place he’s envisioned where the menu will lend itself to sharing and change daily depending upon what’s fresh and seasonal. Kids will be well catered for too, just don’t expect to see chicken nuggets any time soon (actually, ever). Their most expensive dish will be no more than $25 and their focus will be very much on quality, with only Australian or New Zealand fish and seafood served.

Those with a gluten intolerance or coeliac’s will be delighted to know that Paul’s secret house made cider batter recipe contains no gluten and that there will be no cross contamination issues with the fryer for the chips – I can’t tell you how beside myself I was by that news!

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In addition to seafood there will be salads and their own house made ice creams in novelty shapes or tubs to eat-in or take-away – a perfect way to end a relaxed meal.

I get the sense that Paul and Jaycinta are very keen to create a modern version of an old fashioned neighbourhood favourite.   There are some lovely stories behind some of the decorative pieces they’ve put up on the walls (ask Paul about the knife and utensil board or the Mona Lisa portrait) and it’s these personal touches, together with what I imagine will be lots of delicious smells and a continuous buzz of happy diners, that I think will create a warm and welcoming local dining experience that people will want to keep going back to.  Can’t wait for it to open!

A Fish Called Inglewood
2/882 Beaufort Street (Ninth Avenue), Inglewood
Opening 1st of October 2014
Hours: Tues to Sat from 5:00pm