Rock Cod is the kind of surf ‘n turf restaurant that we all need in our lives. Situated on one of the busiest intersections in the West Rand, this eatery could not have scouted for a better location. Rock Cod can be found at the Featherbrook Village Shopping Centre – a stone’s throw away from the Ruimsig golf course and the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens.
The menu boasts fresh and delicious food – the kind that chain seafood restaurants can only dream of. Let’s start with the sushi menu, which consists of a selection of classic California rolls, makis and nigiri. On top of all that, Rock Cod offers vegetarian sushi options as well, which is great as many restaurants forget about the non-meat eaters among us. On Tuesdays and Saturdays, Rock Cod runs its weekly sushi special for which it has become a household name in the West Rand.
Apart from the delicious sushi, take your time when going through the starters – they’re great for when you’re in the area and are looking for something quick to grub on. The squid head and chips and hake, salad and chips are both winners. If you’re looking to wine and dine that dinner date of yours, be sure to order a bottle of white and pair it with oysters on the half-shell – and don’t skimp on the Tabasco either!
If you fancy something other than seafood, fret not a second – Rock Cod boasts a turf menu in straight competition with any a la carte menu this side of town, from steaks to chops, it’s all there. A sure favourite is the Greek lamb shank, which is oven baked in rosemary, lemon juice and a variety of herbs. Basically, you can’t go wrong, no matter what you order. So, the next time you find yourself at the bottom of the hill in Roodepoort, make sure to check out Rock Cod – you won’t be sorry.
By Shawn Greyling