Neither of us had been to the restaurant before and we quite expected it to be an over-priced tourist trap, but hey, it wasn’t costing us anything and the location is gorgeous.
It was a kind of bleak day and we took the ferry out. This after walking the 5 km to central (by way of the GP for Don – who hurt his ribs again at golf yesterday). Irrespective of the gloom, the ride was still glorious. We do live in an amazingly lovely city:
We stopped in for a drink at the Watsons Bay Hotel before our booking and the food there looked amazing including an enormous paella being cooked in a Giant Pan which looked and smelled to die for.
The menu at Doyles was pretty conventional and somewhat unimaginative. We chose a half dozen fresh tasmanian oysters for entree and they were utterly magnificent, after that … well, the mains (salmon for me, barramundi for Don) were decent, but I wouldn’t necessarily say they were worth $42+ each. In retrospect, we rather wished we had just gorged ourselves on the wonderful oysters. And the service, adequate (pleasant, not terribly attentive).
We did have a lovely time though – and definitely worth sending your out of town guests.
And SIX YEARS of marriage – Holy!Goodness! that is all sorts of record breaking!