Lydia C. Lee is still trying to work out what to do with her one wild and precious life. She currently is a haphazard blogger. Read more at holidazeandhellidaze.blogspot.com.au or www.pandoraandmax.blogspot.com
Published November 4th 2012
Jewels of the Deep
Sometimes you go to the Fish Markets purely for some fish. You don't want to have to contend with the crowds and the chaos. You don't want to have to worry about your shoes (or pram wheels). You don't want to battle for a table. You don't have a lot of time to linger. You just want a nice piece of grilled fish for lunch, to go with your green prawns to cook for dinner, or oysters for the night's entrée.
That's when you head to Deep.
It's at the back of the carpark, away from the water and busloads of tourists. It has plenty of tables, so you never need worry, but you can make a reservation.
There is the fresh seafood market at the front, for those who want to cook themselves up a storm. Another benefit is the parking payment machine is right next to the cafe so you don't need to cart your shopping all through the carpark before you go back to your car.
Up the back is the fully licensed cafe, where you can order fish and chips through to lobster thermidor. The salt and pepper squid isn't over-battered (a personal hate of mine). My favourite, however, is just a simple piece of grilled salmon with salad. They even have a dessert range, but due to generous portion size, I've yet to be able to fit one in.