SAIL INTO THE HAR­BOUR MAS­TER FOR RESTAU­RANT EX­CEL­LENCE

Cockburn Gazette - - YOUR GENERATION -

WALK­ING into The Har­bour Mas­ter, one can­not help but no­tice the charm­ing his­tor­i­cal and nau­ti­cal dé­cor in keep­ing with the portside Fre­man­tle lo­ca­tion.

As soon as we en­tered the restau­rant, my friend and I were greeted by our friendly host and restau­rant man­ager Meghan Freind and es­corted to a lovely ta­ble over­look­ing the beau­ti­ful es­planade.

Once set­tled, we pe­rused the drinks menu but were over­whelmed by the vast se­lec­tion of wine, housed in a floor-to­ceil­ing glass dis­play cab­i­net.

Meghan was ex­tremely at­ten­tive pro­vid­ing sug­ges­tions for us based on our pre­ferred tastes and both choices were ex­cel­lent.

For en­trées we or­dered the thyme and wild mushroom br­uschetta, a de­li­cious com­bi­na­tion of crunchy French-style bread against the strong mushroom flavours and creamy goat’s cheese.

The mains sec­tion of the menu has a unique lay­out.

Choos­ing from “the sea” sec­tion, I or­dered the grilled line WA Gold­band snap­per while my friend or­dered the scotch fil­let from “the grill”, which was cooked per­fectly to her lik­ing.

The flak­ing snap­per and crunch of as­para­gus con­trasted per­fectly with the silky tex­ture of the royal blue mash.

De­spite be­ing over full, we could not re­sist Meghan’s tempt­ing sug­ges­tion of dessert.

Order­ing the soft-cen­tred pavlova with pas­sion­fruit lemon curd and fresh cut straw­ber­ries proved to be the per­fect end to the night, pro­vid­ing just the right amount of sweet­ness with­out be­ing over­bear­ing.

The Har­bour Mas­ter’s qual­ity food, quirky at­mos­phere and ex­cel­lent ser­vice can­not be faulted.

The restau­rant is open daily from 11am un­til late.

Visit the Es­planade Ho­tel, 46-54 Marine Ter­race, Fre­man­tle or call 9432 4881.

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