Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Illume (Boat Harbour - NW Tasmania) 02/2018

This cafe has been moved about six months ago, from beachside at Boat Harbour to the Bass Highway, where it operates next to some attractive cottages.

It's an open place 

with clean tiled floors, attractive wooden tables and comfortable chairs, some covered with skins. 

Very suited to functions.
There is also an outside dining space 
with good views.
Decoration is garage sale eclectic and inconsistent.

it has an a la carte menu with a range of pizzas, interesting entrees and fish, meat and vegetarian mains. They have a few specials on a board 
and I was happy to try there corn fritters with lettuce, cauliflower and haloumi fritters with vincotto reduction and chili jam.. 

A very pleasant start.
Striped Trumpeter is a deep sea fish that I have only eaten once before. 
Steamed and presented skin up, though not crisp, it lay on a bed of shredded salad in a curry soup with an accompanying corn rissole, an extremely strange dish.

The fish has a firm white flesh which flakes easily. It is not at all 'fishy' in taste and has an extremely mild flavour.  Too bad there was no spoon on the table.
I skipped the dessert.
 Score:13.25 /20

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