12A The Strand, Dee Why NSW 2099
First Swim, Fish n Chips & Beer
For the last few years my New Years Day has been spent catching up with a few friends at Dee Why beach for our first swim, fish n chips and beer of the year as well as playing a friendly and fun game of bocce — it's becoming a bit of a tradition now which is a nice way to start the new year. We always go to the most popular fish n chip shop in Dee Why for our lunch which is named Seafood at the Beach — although I'm thinking it was called something else in previous years? They have been cleverly promoting their 'Best Fish & Chips Award' which when reading the fine print is actually from the Inaugural Sydney Fish Market Seafood Award which is back in 1997. The 2009 Best Fish and Chips Sydney winner was Ocean Foods in Drummoyne.
My snack pack had nice sized fish cocktails but I much prefer the thin and crispy batter of Ocean Heart Seafood in Brighton-Le-Sands which I recently visited — I also prefer the Ocean Heart Seafood calamari rings. My friends are happy with their Baked Snapper, Fresh Bream and Grilled Salmon Cutlets — the dill mustard sauce is quite yummy too. The beach surf was perfect for body surfing and the games of bocce helped work off a few small calories while we watched the beautiful sunset fall over Dee Why.
I wish all my readers a fun and exciting new year ahead filled with plenty of amazing and delicious food to satisfy the taste buds :-)
Other visits to Seafood at the Beach:
• 1 Jan 2012 - Grilled fish and chips
• 1 Jan 2011 - Fish and chips, Salt and Pepper Calamari
• 1 Jan 2010 - Fish and chips, Snack Pack, Oysters
First beer of 2010 – Coopers 62
Award winner sign
Bocce crystal ball — eat, drink, blog, then eat more again.
Sunset of 1 January 2010 at Dee Why