05 January 2012

Moore Park Golden Century Seafood Restaurant: Chinese and Seafood, Moore Park (4 Jan 2012)

Cnr Errol Flynn Blvd and Lang Road, Moore Park NSW 2021
Phone: (02) 9358 4488

Love a good lobster

My generous brother took the family out for dinner to celebrate my birthday. He was keen to order the Salt & Pepper Lobster ($317.20, $168 per kg) so who was I to argue with that. The large lobster came at a premium price but provided large chunks of meat and was nicely flavoured which soon became a table favourite. I tend to prefer the ambience of the Golden Century in Haymarket but you'll find it much easier to park at the Moore Park restaurant. The acoustics of the restaurant was very noisy and having a large table of loud cricket fans well into their beers didn't help. Although because it's so noisy I guess it can make the place quite child and baby friendly because it's a lot harder to hear a crying baby once they awake as I soon found out. The disabled toilet on the ground floor via the lift had a table to help in changing a nappy so that was handy now that I have Baby Reviewer Isabelle on board to consider. This was her first restaurant visit.

You can't really go too wrong with the cheapest bottle of Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough which was Angel Cove ($32 bottle). That region seems to make consistent wines. The Seafood with snowpeas ($30) had decent sized scallops and a good mix of seafood although was a bit light on taste so some chilli sauce will probably come in handy. The Beef with Peking Style ($24) was fairly crispy although I thought it was more batter than beef taste and I preferred the Crispy Shredded Fillet Steak from Bambusia in Bondi Junction for this style of dish. For the mushroom fans you might consider the King mushroom with vegetables ($24.80) which were huge slivers of mushrooms — a bit like steaks for vegetarians. For afters we received the complimentary house desserts of Watermelon and biscuits and a big bowl of Black sesame soup which surprisingly tasted better than it looked with its slightly sweet palate notes.

PROS: Fresh seafood available, Lots of parking near by, Complimentary fruit and biscuits served at end of meal
CONS: Very noisy acoustics, Seafood is expensive, Service could be more attentive and friendly, Decor needs a face lift
MUST TRY: Salt & Pepper Lobster
BABY ON BOARD: Use lift access to level 1 for pram, Disabled toilet on ground floor had table for baby changing, Just enough space around tables to push pram around, Car park pretty close to restaurant

Catch of the Day menu prices

Salt & Pepper Lobster ($317.20, $168 per kg)

Big chunks of lobster meat = happiness

Finger bowl is pretty small for five people

Seafood with snowpeas ($30)

Beef with Peking Style ($24)

King mushroom with vegetables ($24.80)

Watermelon and biscuits (complimentary)

Black sesame soup (complimentary) - definitely tastes better than it looks

Angel Cove Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough NZ ($32 bottle)

Bill $448 for five

Cross-promoting the Haymarket restaurant on the napkins

Enough space to fit the pram next to large table

Baby combat gear

Seating with a bit of a view


Three plasma screen tvs around the dining room — not sure if this is a bit tacky or whether the customers appreciate not missing their news

Lift available to level 1 — baby friendly

Disabled toilet located on ground floor has a table which can be used to change baby. Note to self, restock nappies.


joey@FoodiePop said...

This is about the only Asian dining option (apart from downstairs) at EQ, so there's not much choice. As you say, it's noisy and it's pretty expensive here and the food is just good rather than great.

rita tomas said...

Happy Birthday Simon !
like your quote 'who was I to argue with that' beggars cant be choosers !! hehehhe
nice photos nice story yum lobster !

Chanel said...

Happy Birthday Simon! I was there for dinner on Wednesday night - the cricket fans were quite loud and festive ;-)

Simon Leong said...

hi joey, you're so right about being the only Asian option in the area. No competition generally comes with higher prices in such a tourist area. thankfully they do a good salt and pepper lobster. probably will end up being a highlight for 2012.

hi rita, hope u get to try one day if you can get someone else to pay for it ;-)

hi chanel, how funny you were there for dinner on the same night. we were there early around 6.30 pm i think.

Sara - Belly Rumbles said...

Loving the baby on board addition to the blog.

Simon Leong said...

hi sara, a new audience to cater for now :-)

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