Somehow I think I am going to regret telling you about my local: love.fish
This Rozelle cafe restaurant seats about 40 and half of those are outside. So in writing this, I hope I end up being able to get a table when I want one. It’s already popular. And not just because of the food.
The menu is printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper, which gives the first taste of the sustainable approach taken. “love.fish purchases 100% Green Power – accredited renewable energy” and “HealtheClean environmentally safe cleaning products that are plant based, non-toxic and biodegradable.”
The sustainable approach is wholistic and encompasses the purchase of seafood that is from sustainable and environmentally responsible fishereries.
Most importantly though the food looks good, is cooked with a beautiful touch and is bloody delicious to eat.
As well as a menu that features ten smaller plates and ten larger plates (from oysters to beer battered flathead, and housemade sauces) there are daily specials of two entrees and two mains. The Hervey Bay scallops special worked superbly in both flavour and texture with the black pudding and pea mash – a really beautifull combination.
This wasn’t my first visit and I’ll be sure to go back. When line caught leather jacket is on offer, and dished up with tender surf clams, I’m happy to suggest love.fish for a night out with friends (booze – licensed or reasonably priced BYO per head) or to just stop by and buy take away when I’m busy.
There’s a generous selection of sides including the inventive purple carrots with fennel puree, glazed eschalot and persian fetta, or more traditional twice cooked hand cut sebago chips.
If you’ve got room, luscious desserts such as banoffee pie or rhubarb honeycomb chocolate crumble with cardamon custard make a hearty yet sustainable night out complete.
But what really impresses is that the sustainable attitude is reflected in the personal relationship of Chef Michael Milkovic who works different nights to his wife Michelle Grand-Milkovic so there’s always someone at home with the kids. And the caring relationships extend to love.fish staff who offer thoughtful and attentive service.
love.fish is open every day
5pm – late
580 Darling Street Rozelle NSW Australia
+61 2 9818 7777