Day or night it is a superb venue looking across the harbour to the Sydney opera house and the gardens of Government House. Yachts, small boats and ferries are constantly passing by giving diners an ever changing scene.
The food is more than passable but a bit expensive by most standards and even more so with a 10% surcharge on Sundays
We started with a chicken fettuccini with plenty of chicken liver, cooked rare, chicken pieces and a pleasing white sauce ($28) and a quail saltimbocca which was hard and dry and rather than being wrapped in prosciuto rested on a scrap of prosciutto, tho it was hard to find ($22). The miniature gnochi with this dish were superb
The spit roast baby chicken (baby chicken hmm) was a considerable improvement ($34) and the tenderloin really good ($38). A good serve of Chat potatoes ($9) was followed by a lovely Lychee pannacotta ($18) of excellent texture and consistancy, however the delicate lychee flavour was overwhelmed by the mango accompaniment. An additional, requested, scoop of ice cream was served at no charge! Wow
Service was outstanding. Black garbed waiters with white shirts under black vests and white aprons were always close by but not in your face.
There is a decent wine list. Strangely the French Mont Redon Cotes du Rhone at only $12 / glass was an excellent quaffing lunch time wine whilst the heavier Willow Creek Cab/Sav ($15) might have been better at night.
Add a $17 surcharge and it all came to a little over $200 before the gratuity which is a lot for a casual Sunday lunch but I loved the total experience.
You could buy a hamburger and walk along the quay but it would not be the same.