This turned out to be the second best place to eat on the Island for us. It might have made the top apart from its hosting a large wedding party on the Saturday night that we visited, which made the kitchen service rather slow. Sat down at 8:30pm and didn't get our mains until after 10pm. We were not in a great hurry, but the gap between starters and mains was well over an hour.
That put aside, the food we had was excellent, the service very good, especially Natasha our server, polite and with a winning smile. The mains when they came were very good, the fillet steak is definitely a highlight, and they found me two types of french mustard, the coral trout was also very good.
I thought the wine list was a little more varied than the other outlets, although still Oatley dominated. We felt that for a restaurant of this size/class they could employ a sommelier. I was asked whether I wished for my red to be decanted, or just opened and left to breathe, so some training had been applied, but for someone who needed wine help, I suspect it was going to be tough.
The setting is lovely, the tables far enough apart (although our three sided table was strange for less than 4 people, set with two settings on one side) so that other dinners generally do not intrude.
We started with a glass of SB and two of Reisling, and along with many of the HI outlets they were all served far too cold, only after 5-10 mins had they warmed up enough to be able to properly appreciate the flavour.
With a reasonably priced red, the three of us got out for $250. Expensive from a UK perspective, but about par for the course for good Aus dining.
Wouldcertainly come back.
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