2 15 Head St Brighton, VIC 3186
|Opening hours||Tue - Fri 12 Noon to 5 PM, 6 PM and 10 PM, Sat 9 AM to 10 PM|
|Features||Private dining, Wheelchair access, Bar, Outdoor seating, Gluten-free options, Vegetarian friendly, Accepts bookings, BYO|
|Prices||Expensive (mains over $40)|
|Payments||eftpos, AMEX, Cash, Visa, Mastercard|
|Phone||03 9525 6933|
|Free wine for Citibank cardholders here|
No pressure, lovers. But over the years there have been numerous diamond rings delivered to tables at this oh-so-romantic bayside restaurant. And why not? Crisp white linen, padded chairs, fine glassware, and floating roof sails are a backdrop for unrestricted beachside views through wide windows. The food is equally polished. Teriyaki tuna entree comes rare alongside a snappy green bean salad with boiled egg, and a separate mix of potato, olive and tomato. Some small share plates, like warm octopus salad, or pork belly with kimchi and chilli jam, might miss the mark but mains are a strong suit. Try flavoursome, fat hapuku fillet glazed in miso, say, surrounded by creamy sesame dressing, and crowned with a bright mix of cucumber ribbons, herbs and lotus root. Finish with a decadent chocolate macaroon stack with coconut delice and sour cherry sorbet. Sometimes service may be more relaxed than prices suggest, but the view - and perhaps that diamond ring - is hard to beat.