Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Windows on the Bay (Mordialloc) 11/2012
If the beautiful sunny day, the pleasing atmosphere of the place and the very good food were not enough one remark I overheard made me glad to have come here. A lady, having difficulty making herself heard, said, with notable honesty, "Nothing I say is of any importance"!
This is a delightful venue right on the foreshore at Mordialloc, in the Peter Scullin Reserve.
Well spaced white clothed tables seat about 150 diners.
This does put a strain on the kitchen which can take quite a long time to serve food. We waited almost an hour but it was worth the wait. The menu is largely sea food based and the best deal on the menu is their sea food tasting platter ($48). It had on it Barilla bay oysters, salt and pepper squid, excellent large delicate tasting Canadian scallops, a sort of tempura prawns in filo pastry,
beer battered King George whiting and a fillet of crisp skin baked salmon accompanied by a small serve of hand cut chips, a small garden salad, a salmon mousse and a small bowl of tartare sauce. Not only a substantial serve but also every thing on the plate tasted good, or better than that. The whiting and the scallops were exceptional.
Service was amiable and there was no pressure to have alcoholic beverages.
The only disappointing thing was the dessert. A vanilla brulee with brittle shortbread was too sweet and the wrong texture and consistency but a very positive memory of the meal lingers.
Definitely worth a visit and, if you have it, the Entertainment Book gives you up to $45 of your meal!
Score: 14 /20