So with this in mind I went for a Sunday lunch with a friend, prepared to be underwhelmed. I couldnt have been more wrong as it turns out. Sometimes being wrong is a fabulous surprise.
We didnt book so the couple of minutes we spent waiting for a (good) table were spent at the bar where a handsome barman took our drink orders. In no time at all we were seated outside with a lovely sunny view of the river and city skyline.
It was a warm sunny Sunday so we had no choice but to start with a dozen and a half oysters. Dozen natural and half dozen Kilpatrick.
The natural dozen came out with a tasty vinaigrette and we also added some cracked pepper and lemon. It was a first for me adding pepper but it was a nice first. Shall be repeating that me thinks!!
The oysters themselves were very fresh and firm.
Onto the mains...My friend ordered the Dhufish. Not a cheap meal to the tune of $50ish dollars but it looked divine. According to him in this case you could judge a book by its cover. He loved it. It was served with buttered asparagus and a citrus salad.
My dish was the entree sized salmon served with mash and an olive tapenade. I used to be a massive salmon fan but went off it a bit this past summer. This dish threw me back into obsession status. The salmon was cooked to perfection ie not cooked for very long at all. I like my salmon rare. Not medium rare but rare. I craved this dish for the rest of the week which says it all - absolute triumph on the chefs part!!
We finished off the meal with a liquor coffee. Only complaint was these took longer than the food to arrive!! But they were worth the wait. A bit too filling though - we left half.
All in all I think its safe to say Coco's is back on my list of quality restaurants. I have no qualms what so ever recommending the food here. It really was suburb. Get yourself down there on a Saturday or Sunday and focus on the seafood. This is one place that gets it right.