Friday, October 01, 2010

Double Bay Restaurant

C says:

How disappointing. We came here with high hopes, having been inspired by the fresh seafood at Gattopardo. Unfortunately the food was completely not up to par, and I ended up just wanting to get out of there as quickly as possible. I’ll keep this short, because I’m just too uninspired and unmotivated to write too much about it.

We started with the Kurobuta pork belly with caramelised apple sauce. The pork was quite tender, and very fatty, but the skin/crackling was a complete let down. It was only barely crispy, with some portions just downright chewy. The applesauce was ok – tasted like the filling in McD’s apple pie. (True enough, it surfaced again later in the apple crumble)

They have gourmet fish and chips which you can customise to your liking – choose the fish, ranging from cod, to Chilean seabass, to salmon, and a few other choices in between. Then you can select between beer batter and breaded. A decided on the barramundi with beer batter, which was okay – quite delicate and tasty but I wouldn’t say it was a mind-blowing fish and chips. The takeout one from Greenwood is just as good.

I had the grilled seafood platter, which was a complete let down. Firstly I expected a lot more for the price ($30+), but more than that, the quality was quite suspect. Everything tasted quite blah, certainly not the freshest that I would have expected from a seafood restaurant. And to top it off, the grilled prawn was mushy and barely edible; probably not fresh so I avoided it for fear of food poisoning.

Their pies don’t look too bad, and their apple pie was a pretty decent dessert. It was a bit amusing that the filling was the same as the starter, but other than that this was fine.

Overall though, this was a really lacklustre meal, and just a disappointment because I expected so much more.

A says:

Yeah, good but not great. I’d stick with the fish & chips or maybe try what looked like GIGANTIC pies at the next table.

Double Bay Restaurant
252 North Bridge Road
#01-22A Raffles City Shopping Centre
Tel: 6334-6530
Mon to Fri: 11.30 am to 11.30 pm
Sat – Sun: 11.30 am to 1 am

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