Ex-12 Micron Chef Launches ‘Fish Face’, An Al Fresco Seafood Diner In Beautiful Balgowlah

Eat, Restaurants, Sydney / 19 September 2022

Northern Beaches locals will likely recognise Fish Face’s Executive Chef Adam Rust, whose roots dive deep into the local community. 

Head out of the city to Sydney’s surrounding beachside suburbs, and you’ll find some of the freshest seafood Australia has to offer. From the all-new St George Sailing Club in Sans Souci serving up fresh ocean fare overlooking the water, all the way north to Balgowlah’s Fish Face, now plating exquisitely prepared simple seafood just a stone’s throw from Manly beach. 

To plate the ocean, you must know the ocean, which is probably why Executive Chef Adam Rust’s menu is proving to be such a huge hit. Born and raised in Sydney’s northern beaches, surf-fanatic Adam’s passion for the ocean goes far beyond the plate. This deep connection to the ocean sees Fish Face plating up thoughtfully prepared, fresh ocean flavours in a fresh and vibrant space. 

Perch up at the interactive oyster bar for half a dozen freshly shucked kilpatrick oysters, drizzled with just the right amount of Worcestershire and crispy bacon pieces. Stay a little longer and enjoy a selection of small plates including the Prawn Hot Pot with mild chilli, garlic and lemon butter served with fresh sourdough baguette, or the Half Shell Scallops served simply grilled with parsley and lemon butter. 

To satiate the kind of hunger that only a day on the surf can create, dive into larger plates of  Snapper and Prawn Pie featuring market-fresh Snapper fillet and tiger prawns with potato, cream and dill, or perhaps a plate of Moreton Bay Bugs roasted with chipotle butter and served with jasmine rice, lime and coriander.  

The extensive menu can be enjoyed either al fresco in the sunshine and fresh air, or inside the spacious and vibrant interior – designed by Five Foot One Design. Relax further into the evening with a myriad of wines and cocktails that have been meticulously designed to complement the fresh ocean flavours.

Fish Face is now open for lunch, dinner and takeaway, 7 days a week. Walk on in for a seafood fix or head to their website to book your table.

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