Rae's restaurant or Fish Cafe, by whatever name, at Wategos beach. The patio overlooking the little park onto the beach and this evening the ragged ocean, cloudy and grey but not inside at Rae's.
Greeted and seated we opted for the open side, punting the weather may hold off. A chilled glass of Louis Roderer, the available fish and menu beautifully explained by the professional though casually engaging young lady and we were waist deep in relaxed yet sophisticated spoiling - a place we like to wallow.
Rae's is looking tired, but probably storm damaged is more appropriate, the food is still very good, the ambiance also. The location is a big plus normally but as we watched the very dark /black sky approach from the north east an ominous for boding developed.
The scallops, squid and mains were all fresh and well presented lightly and delicately infused with subtle flavours of asia with limes well represented also.
Boom the storm hit, scattering us to a back booth for protection. The front of house team, taking it all in their pleasant helpful style, the rain was a tropical torrent but guests continued to arrive and like us made the best of it, mostly laughter.
The storm continued and we were mostly drenched by the 30m dash home, it was still we worth the tempest.