WANDA might not have moved into Beaufort Street but a Fish Called Inglewood certainly has.
The new seafood restaurant owned by Paul Zammit, of Mosmans fame and wife Jaycinta came up with the idea after realising there was a gap in the market for a cost-effective seafood eatery with a five-star restaurant feel.
Zammit, whose influences stem from his mother and grandmother, started cooking at age 12.
Since then he has worked at various establishments and owned a few along the way.
‘I have been cooking for more than 30 years in a variety of locations around Australia, from fine dining to cafes to seafood restaurants and more,’ he said.
‘When my wife and I sold Twisted Fork in Mosman Park, we decided to extend our family, so now we have four boys at home and I have two teenagers in the UK.
‘I had the idea of opening a cost-effective seafood eatery that offers everything a five-star restaurant offers without their massive price tag and now we want to open a few in the next 12 to 18 months.’
Zammit said making customers happy was one thing that drove him to succeed and his new establishment would deliver that in spades.
‘Our cuisine is fresh, lively and flavoursome and our produce is lovingly handled, sourced well and served fresh,’ he said.
‘We are relaxed, fun and unpretentious and cater for kids, adults and any seafood lover.’
As for his signature dish, Zammit says it is all dependent on fresh seasonal produce.
His homemade ice cream however is a crowd favourite.
‘We make our own ice cream on sticks for kids and boozy options for the big kids,’ he said.
‘The kids love the lucky dip, while the adults love the drunken cherry or peanut butter ice cream.’