We went to this restaurant armed with a gift card and the reviews that said the servings were small so we decided to order two snacks, two starters and two meals for two of us. The waitress, Chelsea was great and said we would be stuffed and the plates came one at a time so we could enjoy each one. Plan to order house wine cause the bottles start at $50. The deep fried prawns came first and were done to perfection with a garlic aioli sauce. There were 9 of them and we thought there would be no problem getting through everything until we got the charcuterie board next. It had a nice selection of meats and pickled veges made by the restaurant and was served with a container of toasted baguette crackers. It was very unique. I liked the pastrami style tongue the best. Next came the saute'd mushroom dish that wasn't that big. I didn't like it at first, but after a few bites it really did tickle the pallet and we ate it all up. Then came the scallops. There were three large scallops that were cooked beautifully on a bed of assorted ingredients. Again, not a large dish.
My husband ordered the Diefenbaker fish. The amount of food was quite small. There were a few fillets on a bed of mushrooms & misc. It was not remarkable. I ordered the chicken which was just like Chester Fried. It came with homemade pork/beans, cornbread&butter, jicama & onions with a dipping sauce. There was quite a bit on that wood platter. Yes, we powered through all the food like troopers but we were stuffed.
We had a table off to the side of the open kitchen so we didn't see anything cooked but found that the noise level was acceptable and we could hear each other well.
It's called casual dining and we felt comfortable there in our jeans, but dressing up a little more would fit in well too.
This was a unique restaurant to try for our first time there, but I doubt that we would be back because it is a bit pricey. I would recommend everyone to put it on their bucket list to try this restaurant just because of the unique tastes, local content and great plating.
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