Friday, March 7, 2014

Fish Roe Seafood Cafe

Fish Roe Seafood Cafe
Address: 14 Park Rd, Milton QLD 4064

I have pondered for a very long time before finally deciding to put up a post about Fish Roe Cafe. I have always loved seafood restaurants and it pains me to have to write about such an underwhelming experience at such establishment.

Z and I visited Fish Roe Cafe when it first opened. With its location on Park Road next to so many fabulous restaurants, the contemporary nautical designs and the exquisite menu it offered on its website, we believed that the restaurant would hold great potential.

Certainly, the design of the restaurant was beautiful to behold, the crisp white background contrasted with the cobalt decorative wall pieces, it make you feel like you are in a ocean palace.

Onto the food, for entree Z and I had pan fried sea scallop to share. For the main, he had the king salmon whilst I choose the sword fish fillet.

The entree came out quite soon and we were both quite delighted. The combination of prosciutto, chilli jam and scallop was simply wondrous. Whilst we pondered on the flavour that the pea puree brought to the dish, the green of the puree did bring more colour to the dish.

Given a good start to the meal we've had so far, we were both looking forward to the main. However, our good experience with the Fish Roe Cafe seems to have ended there.

The wait for the main was much longer than we anticipated given how quickly the entree came out. By then, I had finished my wine and am on a good steady pace to finish Z's (as he didn't like his white wine). And I have to note here that I am generally a very slow drinker.

When the food came out, whilst the presentation was beautiful, the flavour and the texture of both dish was lacking.

The sword fish fillet was overcooked and dry and whilst the salmon had a bit more moisture (I guess the salmon itself tends to be fatty), it was also dry. Most unfortunate was the general lack of flavour and salt from the dishes. Whilst we attempted to fix this by adding salt and pepper on the table, the results were still disappointing.

In the end, we ended up finishing our vegetables and left most of the fish untouched.

As we left the restaurant, we notice that majority of the diners there tend to just order the simple fish and chips. Perhaps that is what we should have done also and just has it kept simple?

Recommended: Perhaps the fish and chips?

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