SAIL INTO THE HARBOUR MASTER FOR RESTAURANT EXCELLENCE
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.