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Thursday, June 16, 2005

Pier 26, Darling Harbour

I know, I know. I'm a little obsessed with this place, but can you blame me, when the food looks like this?

Add them up and what do you get?

Pan-fried pork chop with sage and lemon risotto with spinach jus and crackling $16.00

Macadamia crusted salmon with spiced peaches, rocket and kipfler potatoes $20.00

I had the salmon which was magnifique! The salmon was perhaps a tad over-cooked for my liking, but still relatively moist and juicy. A generous splattering of toasted macadamias gave a pleasing crunchy richness to the salmon, balanced with mouthfuls of peppery fresh rocket.

The spiced peaches were interesting too--cooked through but still retaining its shape, with a warming touch of spices. The roasted kipfler potatoes had a golden tan, seasoned with a dusting of salt and providing just enough carbs to fuel me for the next couple of hours.

I was reassured that the risotto was very good and the earth-shattering crunch of the crackling prompted a bit of green-eyed envy.

Sitting on the outdoor balcony with the sun shining on my face, buoyed by muted peppy dancebeats, and watching the midday rays glinting off the Harbour... is it any wonder I come back here time and time again?

Pier 26 Bar
Aquarium Wharf, Darling Harbour
Tel: 02 8270 5126

Open 12pm till late, 7 days

Related GrabYourFork posts:
Pier 26, July 2006
Pier 26, March 2006
Pier 26, April 2005
Pier 26, August 2004
3 comments - Add some comment love

posted by Helen (AugustusGloop) on 6/16/2005 10:59:00 pm


  • At 6/17/2005 12:09 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    If you think that's good salmon, try the salmon dish at Sugaroom, Shop 2, 1 Harris street, Pyrmont - $23.

  • At 6/18/2005 3:48 am, Blogger MrsT said…

    Hmm.. i love the salmon..AG! and peaches too.. :) i'm gonna grill some peaches with my fish the next time.. :) thanks for the idea.. :)

  • At 6/18/2005 1:53 pm, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said…

    Hi Jane - I notice Sugaroom was featured in this week's Good Living. You don't work for them do you? ;-)

    I thought it was interesting that Matthew Evans said the dishes seemed to have a lot of sweet extras.

    Hi MrsT - I almost always order salmon! I love the crispy skin. You'll have to let us know how the fish with peaches goes...


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