Forlorn.of.thee (fa'lo:n ŭv thē), p, my only strength and stay,forlorn of thee, whither shall I betake me, where subsist?
Paradise Lost by John Milton

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Lunch Lite?

Went for lunch at Fish at the Rocks with the team from work. Service was fine but the food? Can be surmised in one word... disappointing. Maybe two words... very disappointing.

Started with oysters. Considered the lobster at $108 but didn't want to make a pig of myself, instead went for the Moreton Bay Bugs at $64. Just enough for 4 fork-fulls!

Someone had the West Aussie scampi at $76, the dish looked impressive but totally inedible. Served in tempura batter but the chef FORGOT to remove the very hard shell! No meat in that either!

Dessert was a saving grace but then at $12 it better be!

Still famished, we wandered down to Hungry Jacks for a burger...


Loving Annie said...

What a bummer !!! For that much money, the restaurant should be ashamed of themselves. Especially in this recession - that's a sure fire way to lose customers.

Young Werther said...

Some restaurants are so overrated, I'd rather have a pie at Harry's Cafe de Wheels

Sophia said...

are those crayfishes? look yummy!!!!

Young Werther said...

Sophia, they are Morton Bay Bugs, nothing to eat... all shell!

syrie said...

$108 for a lobster? Criminal! This is why I tend to cook for myself unless it's a really special occasion or I know it's a good restaurant. I don't understand why seafood is so expensive in Sydney...go to Vancouver!

Young Werther said...

Syrie, flying to Vancouver, that would be an $800 and 17 hour lobster :)

Baffles me too, seafood is so expensive here. Probably export most of it overseas :(