It’s our first night away by the seaside and after an afternoon of playing on the beach with the sea air in my nose, all I wanted was fish and chips. We’d been to Rosie’s Kitchen earlier in the day, for ice creams (which were delicious), and I’d spotted an order of fish going out that settled the decision for where to go for dinner. A few hours later, we were back.
Rosie’s is literally right on Crooklet’s Beach. This was the view we had while we were eating:
How gorgeous is that? Rosie’s itself is one of those places that teaches you not to judge a book by its cover. It doesn’t look much from the outside, but inside it seems to open up and be somehow bigger than it should be. The decor is seaside cute, but without being too fake or chintzy; it’s clean, welcoming and the air is full of the scent of good food.
The food came quickly. We all had the same, fish, chips and shared pots of mushy peas. Lucy had the child’s fish goujons, which were a pleasant surprise, being a smaller version of the same fresh, locally caught cod as our meals, rather than the usual frozen option. We all wolfed our food down. It really was very fresh, with perfect crispy batter. Rosie’s is licensed, so we opted for a Doom Bar with our dinner.
When looking at the menu I had grand dessert plans, but by the time I’d got through the fish and chips there just wasn’t room, which was a shame as the desserts looked lovely. We’ll definitely be back another day to try those. A couple of other things I liked – the play areas and the toilets. There’s an outdoor wooden play area, and an indoor soft play hut, perfect for helping to entertain the little ones. The toilets were a nice touch as well, with a family toilet room featuring a low toilet that Lucy was delighted to use because she didn’t need help to do so. Such a simple thing but it really does help.
Overall we loved our meal at Rosie’s. They have live music sometimes which I think would be worth checking outs, they also do takeaway. Pretty much the perfect seaside fish café as far as I’m concerned.