Sunday, February 05, 2006

The Boathouse Maribyrnong - Lunch Sun 5th Feb 06

This afternoon Michael & I were off to visit a friend in the Western hospital so we thought we would stop by the Maribyrnng river for a bit of a walk along the river on our way. Leaving the house we realised we hadn't had lunch & were very hungry so we stopped at The Boathouse for lunch. Have noticed this place but never tried it out before, we were both very impressed. The decor was gorgeous inside & out, very modern with a large open indoors including a couch area around a huge fireplace that looked like it would be perfect to kick back with friends for a few drinks. We ate outside in the sun as it was such a lovely day. Service was very quick & we decided to share 2 entrees, the salt & pepper squid & a tapas plate. Note that the menu on the website has changed, though same basic layout, dishes available. The squid was perfect with a lightly spiced crumbing served on a bed of some sort of exotic leaf I didnt recognise as well as parsley, sesame seeds, shallots & dressing. The tapas included long thing turkish bread sticks, home made hommus, tzatziki, chorizo, lamb koftas & olives, scrumptious. As we were not expecting to be dining anywhere so nice once again I didnt bring my camera along, sorry, will take it every time I leave the house now I promise (to try at least). Will definitely go back to The boathouse again & with a very empty stomach & maybe even try the mains next time.

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