We went down to Cockle Wharf to seek out a dinner before we went to the Lion King show at the Capital Theatre as this was enroute from the 1888 Hotel. The internet had said the restaurants didn't open until 6 pm but by the time we got there they were doing a roaring trade and we had to go on standby. The door host was accommodating but fair - we told her we had a time limit and she got us in about 15 minutes on the basis we were out by 7:15 which suited our needs. Service was prompt and very professional. This is a very busy restaurant but the staff were like a well oiled machine and there was never a lull as they worked between the kitchen and the tables. The $28 dinner special (steak or fish + dessert) was very reasonably priced and popular with the diners. Food was delicious and none was wasted. We had a salad as well, coming in a generous bowl. The barramundi was my choice - grilled, while John had the steak. Our orders were taken quickly but took a little while to arrive (about 35 mins) but worth the wait, well-cooked and hot. The four sorbets finished the meal nicely. I would like to go back and try the lunch specials (only $18). The menu was strong on steak in keeping with being a steakhouse.
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