Saturday, July 11, 2009


Location: 45 New Quay Promenade, Docklands
Cuisine: Modern Australian

A random law crew dinner and our first venture out to the newly built Docklands


Fettuccine RaguFettuccine Ragu: a rich beef sauce finished with red wine and fresh thyme

Chicken risottoChicken risotto with caramelised leeks, rosemary and baby spinach

Chicken parmigianaChicken parmigiana served with potato wedges and a garden salad

Chicken involtiniChicken involtini - chicken breast filled with spinach, capsicum, pecorino cheese and prosciutto served with potato mash and spicy tomato relish

I'm always a bit hesitant in ordering chicken out for fear that it may be too dry, but this was done so well. The meat was tender and juicy, and not the least bit dry. The filling inside was just as well done - the spinach and capsicum balanced well against the stronger flavours of the cheese and prosciutto and gave the chicken a nice smokey flavour. The mash was soft and creamy, (but as with most mashes, could have been a little creamier). The relish was fresh and a little sharp, and went well with both the chicken and the mash.

Stick tea - the tea bag is built into the paper stick

The service was quite pleasant. We asked for a table with a view and were given one that overlooked the Yarra. Very nice indeed, something the photos were not able to capture as nicely so I have left it out. The food took a little longer to arrive, but the quality made the wait worthwhile. The atmosphere was very nice and comfortable, and could border on 'fancy' if you so wished the occasion to be. Will be returning again, although after we try out all the other restaurants in NewQuay.

Overall Impression: 9/10

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