My sister and I took a little day trip today up the coast to Brooklyn, which is about an hour's drive from Sydney. My dad and his wife had been on a house boat on the Hawkesbury for a week and we went to join them for lunch to celebrate my dad's 75th birthday.
We ate at my dad's favourite seafood place, The Lifeboat at Brooklyn. It's a tiny little restaurant with outdoor seating in a tiny little village with seriously good fresh seafood. The owners, Tom and Sheree, only serve fresh wild seafood caught locally - very delicious!
They are renowned for this seafood platter below.
That's my dad and sister in the right of the photo below.
a decent coffee to finish the meal
oh look, even a lovely vintage French cupboard holding the crockery. No wonder I like this place so much. I just love french furniture - especially practical pieces.
So if you find yourself on the lower Hawkesbury River or travelling on the F3 up the coast make sure you pull off into Brooklyn for some divine seafood in a tranquil setting.
Happy Birthday, Dad, I love you so much!
Hope everyone has a good weekend. Soccer season starts tomorrow and my kids are both playing so we have games on Saturday and Sunday morning.