I remember tucking in a pair of perfectly cooked lamb shanks, the meat so soft and tender it was falling off the bone. We'd sat in perfect summer sun, watching the sun glint off the water and admiring the floating exhibits of various naval vessels. With only the occasional sqawk from divebombing seagulls, it was a haven of silence from the bustle of Darling Harbour.
Beer battered fish with hand-cut chips $17.00
Our latest visit saw the place, well, actually 80% filled with patrons. Word must've gotten around.
My lunch partner had the beer battered fish with hand-cut chips which were pronounced "very good" -- the chip I stole was nice and crunchy =)
Pan-fried sardines on caponata and creamy polenta $16.00
I was nearly tempted to order the butternut pumpkin and ricotta lasagne or the home-mde fettucine, chorizo, roma tomato and rocket salad. But I stuck with my usual menu mantra to "order the dish I rarely cook at home" meaning I had to have the pan-fried sardines on caponata and creamy polenta.
The sardines were nicely seared, the oily fish fillets were fresh and tasty. The creamy polenta was very buttery though and the caponata was more of a salsa rather than the traditional Sicilian dish of cooked eggplant and tomato.
It was still delicious and I resisted the urge to lick my plate clean.
Baked blueberry cheesecake $4.00
We shared a portion of blueberry cheesecake, expecting a decadent wedge of New York baked cheesecake. Instead a tiny squat column arrived. Pale and insipid, it didn't really satiate our fired-up dessert stomachs even if it did look cute with its dainty dessert fork.
A pleasant lunch regardless, and one that we'll still frequent so we can bask in its summer holiday-like marina surroundings.
Yots Cafe Bar
On the boardwalk of
the Australian National Maritime Museum
2 Murray Street Pyrmont, Sydney
Tel: +61 (02) 9211 5144
Open 7 days 10am - 4pm
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3/30/2006 12:43:00 a.m.