Friday, March 30, 2012

Lifeboat Seafood at Brooklyn

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.

cheers 
Fiona

8 comments:

  1. But the best bit was the road trip Fi - F3 sisters!
    Xx

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    1. sure was Sal -I'm trying to explain to Phil how funny it was. I think you need to come over for a drink one night to recapture it for him!

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  2. Aww what a cool post, Happy Birthday to your Dad! I just had to say goodbye to mine today (and my Mum!) after their 2.5 weeks here with us they are in Sydney tonight and back to Marlborough, NZ tomorrow :( Missing them already!

    xx Karen

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    1. Oh Karen, that's very sad for you. How nice that they were able to come and stay for such a good visit (and help out with your new workshop!).
      I'm very lucky to have my sister only 1km away which is great.
      have a lovely weekend
      cheers Fiona

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  3. Hi Fiona, I love Brooklyn, meet up there with my bestie who lives up the central coast quite often as its our 1/2 way point. We usually picnic by the water with our kids, will have to remember this for when we are sans kids! Mx

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    1. Hi Marita, it's a great spot. My dad goes there everytime he's in Brooklyn and every time we are anywhere else and he orders fish he says "this fish isn't as good as lifeboat's".
      have a lovely weekend. we're off to the beach
      cheers Fiona

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  4. What a fabulous day - haven't been to Brooklyn for ages . . . seems like it's time for a journey! In fact I'm pretty sure that this was where we ate when last there visiting friends. Have to go back. Maybe a dip at the pool whilst there!

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    1. thanks, Jen, good thing to do in the school holidays!

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