Uni days and tutoring are long and arduous. Some people cry, others shop, I eat. Boathouse is semi on the way to my uni but some how I managed to get us lost. Only me.
It boasts an great ocean view of anzac bridge, the Sydney skyline and the fish markets just across the body of water and a relaxed and refined interior.
The menu is almost seafood centric so antiquarians rejoice as all the options look incredibly interesting. The careful sourcing here is where this place stands miles above most others, with each location explicitly stated and with an equally great respect for the ingredients.
|sourdough, multigrain, dark rye bread & butter|
|Greenwell Point Oyster 4.2|
Monboyn Rock 4.2
|Coffin Bay Angasi 6 each|
|Seared Hiramasa Kingfish 27|
Saffron, Red Pepper, Almonds & Chorizo
|Miso Glazed Shell Harbour Bonito 27|
Sweetcorn, Seared Scallops, Puffed Wild Rice
|Poached Corners Inlet Rock Flathead Fillets 41|
Abalone, Shitake & Duck Consomme
|Snapper Pie with Smoked Tomato & Mashed Potato 48|
The pastry is sublime; layers of crispy puff with the stretchy layers underneath drenched in a ridiculously intense fish stock sauce, made sweet with slow cooked onions and luxuriously savoury with bucket loads of truffle oil.
|Hand Cut Chips & Aioli 12|
|Buttermilk Pannacotta 18|
Watermelon Granita, Strawberries
|Pistachio Cannoli 18|
Rhubarb Ripple Ice Cream, Salted Caramel
Boathouse is one the lesser known waterfront restaurants but in itself provides unique nuances enough to be an exceptional experience. Whilst not particularly progressive (more classical and traditional cooking than anything else), and not particularly cheap for that matter, and slightly off acid balances, Boathouse at Blackwattle Bay pull all the stops here when it comes to impressing.
Perfectly cooked fish, really amazing snapper pie, sharp and friendly service but really it's the almost unmatched preparation and respect for the oysters that hits it right out of the ball park here. The picturesque backdrop of Anzac bridge doesn't hurt either. Come for the late afternoon to watch the sun go down behind you whilst feasting away.
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