Less than an hour drive North of Sydney lies one of my favourite spot in the World, Palm Beach. It should be called "Palm Beaches" as there are at least three main beaches in the area, two on the ocean side and one on the Pittwater. On the Pittwater side, you can catch a seaplane back to Sydney, rent a boat to explore the various spots on the other side of that bay, or you can have a lazy lunch at The Boathouse! And although you might have to queue for a good 45mns on a busy day, it is still worth waiting for a real Aussie experience of beach meets good simple fare and great eye candy!
The menu is quite short but to the point with mostly fish based dishes but also the inevitable burger! It is all very nicely prepared from good ingredients and this time being with my wife and daughter, we decided to share the seafood platter! What a treat! My daughter concentrated on the prawns, my wife went totally Scottish with the fish and chips, both of extraordinary quality, and I had the grilled fish on barley and the inevitable kale, a trout cooked to perfection. We still had oysters, raw tuna on a cracker with japaleno chillies, coriander and olives with a drop of anchovy mayo - amazing - oysters that i didn't have to share, and a smoked trout terrine that was so good we took it back home as we were full by the time we took to it! And obviously, there is the view if you manage to find a table on the water!
Born in France, well travelled, relocated to Sydney in 1997.
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