Tucked into a tiny area under the stairs to the toilet it seemed a little remote. Entrees were deep fried soft shell crab and a rather large serve and a tasting of yellow fin tuna. Tartare was bland and placed on a V large plate with a 24 centimeter piece of sinuous peppered tuna. I struggled to cut through it. On the plate was a bunch of rocket placed seemingly to fill the plate.
Mains were barramundi and confirm salmon. Both very well cooked. The barramundi steered away from the ubiquitous crispy skin and was presented gooey and gelatinous. The confirmation salmon was under seasoned apart from the broth underneath. The tiny pieces of chorizo were the star.
The waiter once the check was brought to the table asked for a signature and tip to be added to the bill before bringing the eftpos machine where he once again asked me to enter a tip amount. After a bottle of one of the cheaper champagnes and a bill of over $400 we didn't feel the service or meal rated a tip. We were a little perturbed by the two times a tip was casually suggested.
Would I go again. No. Would I recommend it. No. Despite it being in the top 100 of gourmet traveller I personally don't feel it lived up to the score. Maybe it was an off night. Oh and if your order the shared platter at 105 pop you get 4 mussels, 4 prawns, 4 scallops, some snow crab legs and a moreton bay bug. See how you go with your own experience.
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