Cape Cod Seafood Restaurant can be found in the suburb of Deakin. There aren’t a lot of options to eat at Deakin ‘shops’, there is Cape Cod, a cafe and bakery which were both closed by dinner time.
I have heard wonderful things about this restaurant from a few colleagues at work. Opened in mid-2006 by a Canadian chef Jeff Hudgin. The decor is quite simple, wallpaper on walls, wooden chairs and table sets with white table clothes. The menu isn’t huge but focuses on fresh seafood which is delivered daily. The wine list is not extensive either; however, a wine of the month is available which can be found on their blackboard.
For starters, I couldn’t go past the fresh oysters, half a dozen, 3 natural and 3 with sweet sticky soy and crisp eschallot ($19).
The oysters were fresh, plump and absolutely moorish. The sweet sticky soy and crisp eschallot oysters were probably my favourite, I loved the sweet sticky soy sauce and the crunchiness of the crisp eschallot, it was deliciously yummy.
For mains, I couldn’t decide between the fish and chips or the chef’s special, which was pan fried blue cod on a bed of pumpkin and sweet potato. The fish and chips won – Market fish of the day (either pan fried, crumbed or battered) with chunky chips salad and homemade tartare sauce ($32).
I opted for the crumbed, and from memory the fish that evening was blue cod. Two fish fillets on a mound of chips. The fish was lightly battered, the crumbs thin and crunchy. The fish was fresh, a little on the thin side, but firm and smothered with tartare sauce was wonderful. I heart tartare sauce, and this was one creamy, tangy tartare sauce!
The salad I thought was plain, mixed leaves with capsicum, cucumber, tomatoes and a lemony tangy dressing.
The fish and chip is simple and good. I saw what other diners were having and the food looked amazing and was presented really well. The staffs are super friendly and made me feel welcome and ensured I had everything I needed.
For a weeknight, it was quite busy with family (very child friendly), couples and even suits. I must admit, I thought the fish and chips were a little pricey, but I did enjoy it and exactly what I wanted that evening.
They are open for lunch and if you don’t want to dine in, you can get takeaways and dine in the comfort of your own home.
GA’s ratings: 7 / 10
Cape Cod Seafood Restaurant
Shop 5 Deakin Shops, Duff Place
Deakin ACT, 2600
Ph: +61 2 6282 8697