Sunday, 8 May 2016

Espresso and Matcha's Foodie Odyessy - Melbourne Day 6 Lunch : Apollo Bay Seafood Cafe

Having spent most of our holiday in the cbd area of Melbourne, we decided to take a bit of a road trip on day 6, and headed out to Great Ocean Road to check out the Twelve Apostles. Needless to say, we made a number of stops along the way, one of which was to find lunch. Without having done much research at all in the area (as I didn't know how far we would get), we stopped at Apollo Bay Seafood Cafe for lunch.

With the menu outside, we were able to consider our options before going inside.

At the counter, we found an assortment of fresh fish, as well as raw oysters, sadly we would have to try them another time.

Between the three of us, we ordered a seafood platter for two, which came with a salad, as well as some flathead and chips. The platter was generous in portion, especially considering that it was meant for consumption by two people, consisting of fish, prawns, calamari and a large portion of chips. They were freshly fried and quite crispy without being overly salted. The salad was refreshing and light, containing lettuce, tomato, onions and cucumbers in a a light vinaigrette, which really balanced out the deep fried elements of the platter. I would have liked it if the tomatoes were chopped up a little more, as they were quite chunky.

As we had three people, we got an extra portion of flat head and chips to share, which were again freshly fried, and served with a wedge of lemon. Being used to fish and chips being served with a portion of tartare sauce as a default, I was slightly surprised to having to pay for it on the side though.

Price Range: $20 - $25pp

Taste: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Environment: 6/10 (we spent most of the meal swatting flies)

Apollo Bay Seafood Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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