A sunny Thursday in August, a large-ish group of good friends, an excuse to go shopping - and wonderful seafood for lunch! What could be better?
I'm glad I'd checked our booking earlier in the morning, because it had got lost somehow - do ring ahead if you know you're coming with a group, because this place is busy. I like to book a couple of days ahead, then confirm numbers in the morning of that day.
We rocked up around noon, to see what was best/fresh that morning, then huddled for some time as we discussed our options. After a short wait, spent chatting and people watching, lunch arrived!
King prawns and salad: wow! Lovely fresh garden salad, bright colours, juicy large prawns (she chose 5), and everyone was jealous.
Well, until the calamari and Greek salad, and calamari and chips came out! Conversation stopped and serious munching began...
Then the classic grilled dory and chips, and battered dory and chips came out, with Greek side salads. We never get tired of this wonderful combination - sometimes we'll get it as take-away lunch at work. There is one (small) complaint, not really serious: too many chips! Most of our diners have smaller appetites and try to eat a more balanced diet, but they hate waste - what to do with all those chips?? Lucky bus drivers!
We also had a diner who savoured the chowder. He said it was very good, tasty, not too thick but had lots of 'bits'. He'd have liked a bread roll to have with it, but dunked chips ;)
I had grilled salmon (sashimi grade), made with canola oil. (It helps when staff understand allergies because family members have similar concerns! ) My perfectly cooked salmon was beautifully presented on a bed of plain lettuce; tasted superb and flaked so easily I only needed to use a fork, no knife.
We finished the meal with a segment each of the new Sumo mandarins from Woolworths: they look so funny with their topknots and rough skins, but are sweet, juicy and seedless. Leoleos didn't mind that we sat for a bit chatting while others shopped; we bought some drinks while we waited.
Lunch probably cost around $11pp when you average it out; a very good day.
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