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Best Seafood restaurant in Canberra?

By Charchar 5 July 2008 28


I’d be really grateful for any recommendations on good Canberra seafood restaurants (not takeaway places). A couple that have been recommended are Maestral in Weston and Con’s Seafood in Mawson – has anyone been to them?

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KnowTheFacts 2:10 pm 14 Nov 12

Con’s Seafood restaurant in Mawson – an oldie but a goodie. Hands down the best seafood restaurant in Canberra.

SnapperJack 4:01 pm 09 Feb 12

The restaurant strip at Dickson has some good Chinese seafood restaurants, Jimmy’s is probably the best. Also some of the clubs – Hellenic Club, Southern Cross, etc – provide good, cheap seafood. If you are willing to forego being waited on – and remember you are paying extra for that – then there is some good fare to be had at the cheaper places.

KnowTheFacts 3:40 pm 09 Feb 12

If you’re looking for nouvelle cuisine, Con’s Steak & Seafood is not the place. However, if what you are after is a big mouth-watering high-class meal at a reasonable price, try this place. I ate there three times. The first time was about three months ago. I liked the fish. I went back the following week and was happily surprised again when I had a steak. Then I tried it again with a couple of friends from Melbourne. They said they were hungry. I knew exactly where to take them. We took a cab to Mawson. Con’s Restaurant is a simple place run by simple rules: serve heaps of very good food. They have a selection of meats and fish and pasta and risotto, but that’s where the similarity to other restaurants ends. The food is FRESH. They get fish delivered from the Sydney fish market three times a week. They serve the fish with rich old fashioned sauces that make you wonder if you’ve exceeded your calorie intake for the week at one meal. The cocktail bar is amazing. It’s an old red leather and wood bar, something from the movies. The wide selection appeals to the ethnic neighbourhoods of south Canberra. There are spirits from almost every European country. The wine list is not amazing, but you can get a bottle of Australian or French red or white wine starting from under $20, and, more importantly, they’re drinkable.

Anna 9:15 am 19 Nov 08

I would go to Maestral at Weston.

Charchar 4:23 pm 15 Jul 08

So we went to Cape Cod and overall I was pretty impressed – the service was good and the food was lovely although portion sizes were small for the cost. One small piece of fish for $30 with not much else on the plate seemed a little overpriced. I’d definitely go back but only for a special occasion.

Mick1965 10:48 am 10 Jul 08

Let us know what you think…

Charchar 12:31 pm 08 Jul 08

Thanks for the comments everyone. I think we’ve decided on Cape Cod in Deakin.

FredJ 11:47 am 08 Jul 08

I’ve had a couple of excellent meals at The Peppered Prawn. I’ve been disappointed the last couple of time I’ve been to Maestral, so much so I don’t go there anymore.

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