After a long drive from St Helens to our accommodation Freycinet Waters in May 2013, we just wanted a quick meal from the closest place we could walk to instead of driving.
The Ugly Duck Out was literally almost next door so that was an easy choice. Being almost winter, it was quiet and we were the only ones there when we sat down.
I used to have an obsession to try Marinara Pasta every new place I dine at and this place was no exception. I loved the owner/chef's manner - she came across as a person who is very conscious of her surroundings, her carbon footprints and you could tell that she loved every bit of ingredients that went into the food.
I (sillily) asked for a Sauvignon Blanc (yes, I know, in late May! A bit like ice-cream in winter) and she had openly told me that because it was off-peak and winter season, the whole bottle would go to waste and would I be persuaded to have a red instead?
I really appreciated her honesty and I am not one of those who would try to make things difficult so I went with her suggestion and it was a good thing, because that glass of shiraz warmed me up almost right away!
My pasta was really delicious and just tasted of good home-made flavours.
I would definitely head back there again if I was in Swansea, though, maybe try summer time as there will be a galore of seasonal produce which I know they will really, make the most of it.