It has been a long time since I posted a restuarant review on this blog but I just had to write about my experiences at the Cott & Co Fish Bar this week. Simply: this is one of the best restuarants I have eaten in full stop.
The Venue: Cott & Co Fish Bar is part of the Cottesloe Beach Hotel on Marine Parade in Cottesloe. It is an open space with the kitchen area viewable from the seating area. Tables are set up for group dining as well as for parties of two. Large windows take advantage of the spectacular view of the Indian Ocean across the road.
The Menu: As the name would suggest this is a seafood restuarant with a focus on tapas type dishes with a mix of mains thrown in for good measure. As many of you know I do not eat seafood. Normally this would cruel most seafood restuarant but not Cott & Co. I have eaten there twice in the last 3 days and had two of best dishes I can remember eating: a pasta dish based around a brisket ragout from the specials board and, from the menu, the ricotta and truffle gnudi. I am no vegetarian but that second meal is the best vegetarian meal I have ever had.
The Service: The staff at Cott & Co provided us with wonderful service. They were knowledgable about the menu, gave great recommendations and were cheerful to a fault. The meals were served with alacrity.
The Price: Given the standard of the food and the service, the prices at Cott & Co are quite reasonable. Our order of a couple of mains, a charcuterie board and a couple of glasses of wine came to about $90 which felt cheap to me.
The Final Word: This is a seafood restuarant that has wowed a non-seafood eater. If you are staying in or around Cottesloe this is the first place you should eat. If you are staying in the Perth area: this restuarant is definitely worth the trip. I will be back again (maybe even on this trip).