04 May 2009

Watsons Bay Hotel, Watsons Bay (3 May 2009)

1 Military Rd, Watsons Bay NSW 2030
Corner of Military Rd and Cliff Street, next to Roberston Park, Watsons Bay

Great views of Sydney

Perfect Sunday weather brings me to Watsons Bay Hotel for a very Sydney Aussie outdoors dining experience. Blue sky, blue water, fish n chips, beer on tap, harbour bridge and city skyline view and close to the Sydney Harbour National Park is a winning formula for chilling out.

While lining up to order at the outdoors kitchen I noticed most tables had ordered the fish n chips. Obviously a very popular choice and with 2 fillets of fish it was looking quite substantial so I made it my choice today. They seem to pre deep fry the chips and fish so it's always ready to serve up straight away with your order so it's a bit of a luck of the draw to which pieces you end up getting from the counter. Mine seemed slightly smaller than others I've seen and the batter was a little soft in parts but the beautiful weather made up for the shortcomings.

The garlic prawn linguini looked fantastic with about 6 decent sized plump prawns cooked just right. I thought it needed extra seasoning and garlic to make it more tasty which would have made it an even better dish for my taste buds. My side salad was very fresh which helped balance all the chips I ate.

Famous Fried Fish and Chips - Fried golden in soy oil & served with chips, lemon & tartare sauce (notice how they use 'Famous', makes it so much more appealing, but of course it's just marketing) $19.95

Garlic Prawn Linguine - Marinated garlic prawns with linguine pasta & a rich tomato sauce with shaved parmesan cheese $18.50

Salad with meal $4.80

Salad dressing

Upstairs balcony dining view

Ground level dining area. Watch out for birds above you if sitting in this area!

Eager watchful eyes overlooking for potential food

Beach front hotel view

Calm waters near the ferry wharf

Water was crystal clear

Robertson Park across the road from hotel
'The Gap' just a short walk away for spectacular coastal views

Stay within the fence

Sydney Harbour Bridge and city skyline views from The Gap

Native Banksia Bush abundant in the Sydney Harbour National Park

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