A perfect night is more than just the meal, the company, the ambience, the decor, is all just as important. The company was all I could wish for, but no stars for the restaurant on that score.
We skipped entrees because we wanted room for desert. Two of us had the fish pie. It is nothing like a pie you get when you watch the footy. The pie is served in a dish with all sorts of sea food. Prawns, scallops fish etc etc etc. And all in what seemed to me to be something like a mornay sauce but with something extra.
My wife had one of the specials. It was a schnapper with mussels and I don't know what else. As much as I loved the pie I wondered if I should have had what she ordered.
My brother-in-law ordered a rack of lamb. Why would he do that at a sea food restaurant? But I could see how perfectly it was cooked. Pink on the inside, it was all I could do to restrain myself from stealing it from him.
The deserts were a disappointment. Not because there was anything wrong with them but because my three guests all ordered doughnuts. Doughnuts? But they looked exquisite. I had creme broulee and I loved it.
My wife and I each had a glass of local wine, which I'm sure others might criticise. But we have had that vineyard's wine before and it was perfect with seafood.
This is a popular restaurant and you have to book ahead, but it is well worth it.
I have read other critiques which have criticised the service. I suppose it might depend on when you go, but we were there on Easter Monday. The restaurant was very busy but we found the staff to be very friendly, and very attentive without being obtrusive.
Fine dining at this level, with this quality of food and service, is not common in the more laid back region of the NSW south coast. I would rate it with the best that I have experienced in Sydney and I would definitely recommend it for anyone who wants a night to remember.
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