The folks behind Wolfe & Co. bring new dishes to the table

Seafood lovers rejoice: Seafood fans are in for a treat when the Dural restaurant, Cod's Gift, opens its doors this month.

Seafood lovers rejoice: Seafood fans are in for a treat when the Dural restaurant, Cod's Gift, opens its doors this month.

The folks behind Wolfe & Co. are cooking up a storm at a new dining destination just around the corner.

Caroline Neill Ryan and her husband Che Vogler will open the doors to Dural’s newest eatery this month.

Their new venture is a restaurant and bar by the name of Cod’s Gift, where the focus is sustainably-caught seafood and high-quality beverages, including natural and biodynamic wines, as well as top-shelf cocktails.

“We had the name registered a while ago but it was a toss up between Sir Codalot, Cod’s Wallop and Cod’s Gift. Cod’s Gift was the obvious winner,” Ms Neill Ryan said.

The 34-year-old said the difference between Wolf & Co. and Cod’s Gift is that they will be serving up completely different offerings.

“With Cod's Gift, the produce is the hero so we’re really going to be making the beautiful sustainable seafood the star,” she said.

“We really love providing local produce and we generally like to stay seasonally focused for the freshest goods from farm to plate.

“We will definitely have that same philosophy with Cod’s Gift in the sense that we’ll be focusing on sustainable seafood which is farmed and harvested from Australian shores.”

SO FRESH: "With Cod's Gift, the produce is the hero so we're really going to be making the beautiful sustainable seafood the star," founder Caroline Neill Ryan said.

SO FRESH: "With Cod's Gift, the produce is the hero so we're really going to be making the beautiful sustainable seafood the star," founder Caroline Neill Ryan said.

Ms Neill Ryan described the decor as “a little bit more luxe” than Wolfe & Co’s minimalist vibe with coloured velvet and light features.

“The bright, white minimalist style of decor in Wolf & Co. contrasts well with the colourful offerings, whereas Cod’s Gift is filled with rich colour palettes, giving it a sexy, moody, easing feel,” the Kenthurst resident said.

“We’ll serve up lots of yummy cocktails, oysters, fresh fish, sashimi, Hawkesbury squid, cray fish and yabby rolls.

“We’ll have fun takes on old classics, such as our house made potato scallops, a savoury doughnut filled with crab meat, house made potato crisps with a delicious salt and vinegar foam and a twist on the traditional fish and chips.”

But if you don’t eat seafood, don’t fret. There will be meat and vegetarian options on deck and sound tracking your oceanic feasts will be a steady stream of live acts and DJs.

If you’re not inclined to eat in, you can grab fish and chips and a variety of seafood-based dishes from a separate takeaway section.

“The cocktail list will feature classics as well as new twists such as a salt and vinegar martini and a ‘gin and juice’ with saffron gin, dragonfruit and watermelon,” Ms Neill Ryan said.

“I’m excited for locals to try it out, where they don’t have to drive all the way to the city to get a great feed.”

Cod’s Gift will open for lunch and dinner seven days a week.

  • Cod’s Gift will open on September 20 at Shop 4-6/3 Ward Place, Dural.
QUENCH YOUR THIRST: 'Gin and juice’ with saffron gin, dragonfruit and watermelon will be one of the delicious drinks on offer at Cod's Gift. Pictures: Supplied

QUENCH YOUR THIRST: 'Gin and juice’ with saffron gin, dragonfruit and watermelon will be one of the delicious drinks on offer at Cod's Gift. Pictures: Supplied