Fishermans Wharf Tavern (Gold Coast, Australia)
Like I mentioned on my last review, the next review articles that you will see are the remnants of my last travels before this Covid Lockdown happened, I don’t know when the world will go back to normal so all we can do now is reminisce on the beautiful past. Fishermans Wharf Tavern is one of those places we dined in when our company IT department had its conference in the Gold Coast. It’s also one of the places that is memorable to me as this was one of the first restaurants me and my wife tried during our first time in Gold Coast around 2011. I even sat where we sat before, on the deck just beside the water on the corner.
It’s quite a busy place, there is always free live entertainment on weekends plus there are TAB, Keno and the latest gaming machines. But this time I never realized it was so busy because we are in a large group and we are the ones who were noisy because of our own Quiz Night.
Anyways even before that happened, we had a good amount of drinking happening, then dinner came in which was a set menu from their catering.
First was the entree where I chose some Salt and Pepper Calamari which is lightly tossed in herbs and spices served with a petite salad and citrus dressing. It was very crispy, quite salty which turned up really good with our beers. While it may look like is was made with tentacles, it was not, it was prepared with squid tubes but sliced into strips rather than circles.
One of the mains that was served was this Beef Fillet wrapped with prosciutto served with garlic mash, wilted greens and pepper jus. It was a nice thick cut of beef, tender but not rib eye tender. It was very filling, and the garlic mash was the perfect pair.
Then we also had the Slow Roasted Lamb resting on kipfler potato, green beans and a mint yoghurt dressing, it was better than the beef but less filling. Well-seasoned and nicely cooked.
Overall dinner was quite decent, nice flavours and good portion. What best here though is the view, especially if you are in that deck area, one of the best places to chill out on sunset.
Fisherman’s Wharf Tavern
Address: Sop 40, 60-70 Seaworld Dr, Main Beach QLD 4217, Australia
Phone: +61 7 5571 0566
I went to some place like this in Auckland. Fish was so fresh – from the sea to your plate, they say!