October 22, 2009

Waterfront Seafood Restaurant - Now Closed

Riverside at Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex
8 Whiteman Street,
Southbank VIC 3006
(03) 9686 9766
Food: Seafood
Website: www.waterfrontfishmarket.com.au

Date visited: 14th May 2008

Mid-last year, I dropped by Waterfront Seafood Restaurant to grab a quick bite to eat, before watching Ironman on the big screen. We were promptly seated on arrival, glad that we made a booking, as there was a long queue for available tables. Unfortunately, we were situated in a corner off to the side, with a large pole covering the gorgeous view of the Yarra outside - I can't help but think that it is because we were dressed casually in jeans and a t-shirt, unlike the other "posh" diners.

On a more pleasant note, to start, we devoured a serving of delicately coated salt and pepper calamari with freshly squeezed lime juice and harissa mayonnaise. This was followed by a main of Tempura Udon Noodle Soup (sorry, don't have a photo), which was unexpectedly.. different. The broth was the colour of dark brown soya sauce and tasted too fishy and very salty. Upon ordering, we questioned whether a non-Japanese restaurant would be able to produce a decent tempura noodle soup, but decided that even if it tasted okay, at least the prawns should be succulent in the seafood restaurant - alas it wasn't. Next time, I would most likely just opt for the more popular seafood platters.

Salt and Pepper Calamari with Harissa Mayonnaise

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