Thursday, June 1, 2017

Coogee Pavilion

Bitter sweet day to end exams last year with some of the cohort. This place is close to uni and relatively spacious, although prices are quite expensive for something of this level. It's a lot more than your average lunch, but at least the beach is next door, and you're paying for the views I guess.


Beer battered flathead, chips, lemon, tartare sauce-$29

Didn't get a lot of fish, but the fish was cooked perfectly inside. Not too flaky inside and light, crunchy batter outside. Chips had decent amount of potato inside as well even though they're not really thick cut.

Gnomo: San Marzano, Fior di latte, Italian sausage, mushrooms, truffle pecorino cheese-$26
Palate e Salsiccia- Smoked Buffalo mozzarella, roasted potatoes, Italian sausage, rosemary-$25 (I think, don't really remember what flavour)

Pizzas are quite expensive for the serving size (it's pretty small). The first one couldn't taste much truffle flavour in it and hardly any Italian sausage. 2nd one not that great either that I don't remember what we ordered exactly, and normally I'm pretty good at remembering flavours and food. The base was thin but I found the whole pizza lacked flavour, especially with a really big crust which reduces the amount of toppings. The crust was a bit airy which made it light, but again no flavour except for the wood fired black bits which on it's own just taste burnt.

Jar of Pimms cocktail-$43 (I think)

Shared a jug of drinks upstairs. This had too much lemonade in it, hardly tasted any alcohol. Too sweet for an alcoholic drink and refreshing enough, proportion were out. I know it's a cocktail, but you're still supposed to taste some alcohol in it. The annoying thing is you can't bring the food from downstairs to the upstairs deck area, which has limited food options. The upstairs area is nicer since you can see quite a bit of the beach.

Coogee Pavilion Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that pizza does look fairly burnt. But the fish looks perfect!

    It must have been hard for you to look back on spending that time with your cohort. I really hope things work out better for you this year.