This restaurant has a nice setting on a pier in Rose Bay, a 15 dollar cab ride from the centre. The dining room is long and narrow, and is rather noisy due to the uncovered wooden floor. Starters were of mixed quaklity. A salmon mousse had stringy texture and hardly any flavour of the salmon itself, on a bed of rocket and deep fried capers, this was barely 11/20 standard.. Yet slices of salmon "pastrami" that were very lightly smoked, with peppercorns at the edge, were utterly delicious, easily 16/20. Both dishes were served with lightly toasted "rye" (wholemeal) bread. For main course, my yellowfin tuna was rare, pleasant enough, with some rather dull boiled potatoes - a sauce was needed. My wife had fried fish in insipid batter with chips, which were decent but no more than that; homemade tartare sauce was excellent though. Again, barely 11/20 for these main dishes overall.
Just one dessert was tried, and this was very fine: a perfect passion fruit soufflé with passion fruit sorbet, again 16/20 and at least as good as that at the Rockpool a few days earlier. Coffee and English breakfast tea was served with a small almond biscuit. The wine list was good, a sommelier-recommended 1991 Seppelt Pinot Noir, which was quite Burgundian and delicious - buy some if you ever see it. This place was very hard to mark, but around 13/20 may be correct, veering between 11/20 and 16/20. Service was OK but a little inattentive, other than the excellent sommelier.