Saturday, 29 August 2015

Chafe's Landing in Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove

I have only ever been to Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove twice.  The first time, about two months ago, hubby and I took a Sunday drive out there, and I fell in love.  It  is so picturesque, almost hard to believe it actually exists----especially just 20 minutes outside of St. John's.

My second visit was amazing.  Hubby and I, daughter and son-in-law, niece and visiting sister made the trip.  We had reservations at Chafe's Landing, for(according to hubby's friend from Petty Harbour, Ed), "the best onion rings and fish & chips on the island".

What a beautiful spot!!!!  The restaurant is set up in a lovely old house--boasted to be the oldest house in Petty Harbour.  We were ushered upstairs and seated at a huge wooden table that normally seats eight, so we had lots of elbow room.  The atmosphere was warm and the staff were very efficient and friendly.  I wish I had taken the name of our server because he was awesome!!  We ordered drinks and studied the menu, while our fellow diners were having huge platters of fabulous looking food brought to their tables. 

The variety and the prices were great.  We ordered onion rings for an appetizer and each ordered our main course.  The onion rings were amazing, but we were all so wrapped up in the festivities and chatter that I didn't even get a photo!! However, I get get a few snaps of some of the other food. 

The portions were huge.  Needless to say, more than one piece of cod and a fish cake was brought home in take-away boxes. 

This is a one-piece codfish and chips, with a side of coleslaw.............

A couple of us tried the seafood chowder, which was absolutely dreamy--loaded with chunks of cod, scallops and crab...........

"Visiting Sister" got the last two fish cakes in the house, with a side of fresh garden salad---Yummy..............

 None of us had room for dessert,but the dessert menu looked amazing. 
Next time, we'll be more sensible, and not order so much so we can enjoy some dessert as well !!  
Chafe's Landing in Petty Harbour is a delightful place to eat, and most certainly worth the short drive out from the city----we'll be back.   

Thanks Ed, for the "heads-up" on those scrumptious onion rings!!!