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Sunday, August 29, 2004

Blue Fish, Darling Harbour

It was a Melbourne-like on/off rainy Sunday when we visited Blue Fish. Situated on prime tourist-trap territory overlooking Darling Harbour, we called in here mainly because they have a voucher in the Entertainment Book.

According to its website, Blue Fish claims to receive "two daily supplies of fresh seafood direct from the Fish Market". To their credit, Blue Fish does seem to live up to this promise--our Marinara boat was sinking with fresh octopus, mussels, pippies and prawns. No frozen marinara mix to be seen, although the prawns were a little lacking in flavour and two chunks of bread on the bottom of the dish created the illusion of height. The sauce was a little sweet but overall a pleasing non-greasy dish.

We also sampled the fish and chips which were good, but not spectacular--the batter was a little more greasy than light for our liking.

Service was average--we waited for ages for our order to be taken and our drinks took a while to arrive. Their desserts (apparently all made on the premises) do look tempting (mango and mascarpone tart, white chocolate and passionfruit souffle, and vanilla creme brulee) so maybe we'll have to come back for a second opinion.


Blue Fish seafood marinara boat $26.50
Selection of fresh squid, oky, mussel, pippies and prawns

quickly pan-fried with tomato, garlic, chilli and parsley


Blue Fish Famous Fish Chips $19.90
Beer battered and served with house tartare sauce


Blue Fish
Shop 287 Harbourside Shopping Centre
Darling Harbour, Sydney

Tel: +61 (02) 9211 0315

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 7 Days Till Late
Fully Licensed, B.Y.O. Corkage $ 4.00 Per Person

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posted by Helen (AugustusGloop) on 8/29/2004 11:59:00 pm


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  • At 5/22/2005 3:44 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    well good to hear that you had a somewhat pleasant experience .....
    1st of all the blue fish tank is tacky and rather reminiscent of an 80's fluroscent diner and the red candles just do not go with the decor. We ordered Chips as a side which were really oily, their homemade tarte sauce was nice and saved the chips . ( how hard is it to cook chips????) we also had the a dozen mornay oysters - this was terrible , they were overcooked the cheese was burnt and they were seeping dark liquid - it made me wonder whetehr i was going to be sick wihtin the next half hour. So they were terrible , for the main we ordered lobster , it was fresh but nothing special , overall i wish i had gone to Nicks instead. The service was okay until the end where we waited for over 15 minutes to get the bill and then finally i had to stand up and go to the cashier because we just couldn't wait any longer.

     
  • At 5/24/2005 7:26 pm, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said…

    Dear Unknown - Sorry to hear you had a less-than-ideal experience.

    I've only been to Blue Fish once so I could only speak from that one experience.

    Good to hear their tartare sauce was tasty, though!

     

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