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“Favourite No More”

Hammerheads Seafood Restaurant & Bar
Price range: $0 - $205
Cuisines: Seafood, Australian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed September 2, 2013

This is the first time we have been back to Hammerheads since the Restaurant reopened after closing to renovate after a large fire in the kitchen area.

It had been a long standing favourite of ours for many years and we loved to reserve a window table looking out to the city and the harbour. They have changed the round tables to square and oblong ones and although still have starched white tablecloths the tabletops are covered in brown paper which real ruins the atmosphere - it definitely isn't fine dining any more.
It was also very noisy and a large party at the next table prevented us as a couple from having a normal conversation.

The menu is much more limited than previously and most of the fish was with Asian flavourings - more confusion than fusion. I used to look forward to the start of the scallop season to eat here, but found them dreadfully disappointing on this occasion and chose a fairly average steak for my main.

The desserts were pleasant but not enough to draw us back again - at least until they get rid of the brown paper!!

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1  Thank Toddy04
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

Having had a very indifferent lunch at this restaurant last year I was not looking forward to dinner but this was where friends had chosen to eat. However, I was proved wrong as I had one of the best fish meals that I can remember eating. We all ordered the fish of the day and everyone felt the same. We did not have dessert so can't comment on that. The room was fairly full and there was a nice buzzy atmosphere. The service was good - I am a convert.

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1  Thank FastHelen
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We had market fish and whole fish and both were drowning in a sweet sour broth of mix flavours and tastes. Where is the fresh food Hammerhead restaurant of the past?
Definetely underwhelming!

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Thank Marco N
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

After eating here many years ago and remembering a great sea food menu, this vsist was quite disappointing. This eatery is based on a Japanese style menu though the chioces are limited and the portions quite small. Some good raw fish chioces, however the sea food platter was small limited and I felt well overpriced. The service was very good however the limited menu let them down.

Thank Peter S
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Always reliable! Been many times. Menu is great. View great Always busy. Never a problem to alter the menu for different tastes.

1  Thank Rosebuds63
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