Ritual Restaurant in Nelson Bay has an absolutely amazing philosophy of serving food and I strongly recommend this place to everyone who appreciates great food. Even though our main dish was slightly ordinary (I mean it was still chicken with chocolate), all the other dishes more than made up for it with their uniqueness, flavour, and presentation. It was also great to get a chance to talk to the chef/owner after dinner when he came out for a chat.
There are a couple of things though that I would like to warn potential guests about. Firstly, the price as stated on the restaurant's website is misleading. The price has now risen to $110 per head, creating an unprofessional surprise on the night when this had not been communicated to you at the time you had to sign up to a no show fee and provide your credit card details. Secondly, the matching tea option may include a coffee and again, this is not explained to you at all. You're simply served coffee after ordering tea, whether you like coffee or not.
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