As far as destinations and ease for accomodating large groups, this place is a winner with several areas indoors, outdoors, sectioned booths and private dining rooms available for use.
The main sell here is location location location (Cockle Bay Wharf to be precise) and so it doesnt have to go to extremes when it comes to the menu and with it’s large foot traffic of tourists can get by serving crowd pleasers.
$46 gets you the 350g grain fed New York Sirloin served with sweet potato chips and Portobello mushroom and a gravy of your choice (red wine jus pictured here). If you’re being charged that much for your cut of meat to be cooked to your preference, then that’s automatically a given.
$39 is within the average range of a Darling Harbour main, and here it gets you the Grilled barramundi served with pea-mint puree, potato gratin, fennel – broad beans salad, crispy pancetta, and red vein sorrel leaves.
The wine selection ranges from $55-$170 a bottle. It’s curated to complement the pastas, risotto, land and sea menu items.
Tiramisu and Pannacotta are done beautifully cementing the authority as an Italian restaurant destination this side of the harbour. Desserts range from $14.50-$27.50. A standout is the tuile basket which confuses the palette with a filling of balsamic caramel strawberries using their housemade mascarpone to neutralise the sour twang that coats the sweetness.
Great service personality and atmosphere attracting prime views of the harbour sunset.