Monday, February 20, 2006


Introduction: Another in the Zampelli stable at Station Pier on the water behind Campari
Ambience: Unpretentious, some large square glass top tables for 8 the remainder bare wood The cane chairs are a hazard for ladies stockings when bits of the cane have broken away. The noise level made it difficult to have a conversation with anyone but the person immediately next to you.

Service: Initially slow later very slow

Food: The concentration is on seafood. Their menu is available on their internet site.

We tried the Snapper and blue swimmer crab cake, Spanish style pepperonatta the black lip mussels with garlic white wine and chilli the tomato and mozzarella salad with mustard cress and the Boston clam chowder. Each was quite tasty but undistiguished. For mains the roast salmon fillet on fennel and marmalade was OK, the 3 nice beer battered flathead fillets with chips and house tartar sauce very very nice and the roasted whole baby snapper with tomato and herbs and the whole baby NZ flounder were also quite nice without being specially good
The desserts are all large but the Vanilla creme brulee was particularly disappointing. They had a much better apple and rhubarb crumble with icecream but best of all was the pannacotta with pear which must have been on special
Wine: We drank Cape Mentelle Cab Sav Blanc ($40) which suited the meal well. The reasonable wine list can be viewed on their web site at
Price: See the menu About $60/head for 3 courses plus wine

Comments; Another slightly better than average middle of the road restaurant

Score: 13.5/20

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