16 Sep 2013

Doyle's on the beach

Doyle's on the beach 

I utterly enjoy surrounding myself with people who have the same enthusiasm for food that I have.

M and I were bored on a gorgeous Sydney afternoon, we decided to go wandering in the Eastern suburbs of Sydney.

Vaucluse, Double Bay and Watson's Bay have all made it onto Sydney's most expensive suburbs http://www.realestate.com.au/blog/australias-25-most-expensive-suburbs-and-their-houses/ - and for good reason. 

It is absolutely breath taking with many cafe's and restaurants to choose from located right on the yacht infested waters. This tucked away little gem reminds me some-what of the French Riviera. The riches of the Cannes and Nice have influenced the eastern suburbs. 

M really wanted to take me to high tea in Watsons Bay though unfortunately they were closed. We strolled around the bay for quite some time, soaking in the rays and enjoying the fresh air. 

We soon decided for a quick snack at Doyle's on the beach. 
The kitchen was closing shortly so we were a little rushed to get our orders in by 4pm. 

I decided on a simple glass of Prosecco and we both decided on the Mixed plate - Doyle's own stuffed Jumbo prawn, salt and pepper calamari, smoked salmon, Sydney Rock oyster & 
king prawn 20.90 
The plate was quite average unfortunately. 

The salt and pepper calamari was chewy and rubbery and I couldn't taste the salt nor pepper in the batter. 
The 1 prawn and 1 oyster were nice, flavoursome and fresh. 
Stuffed jumbo prawn - was stuffed with pesto ingredients and I didn't really understand how it worked on the plate. 

M ordered a cappuccino and said it was one of the best coffee's she has had in a while, even rating it up there on her list! 

As I did not have a full three course meal, I am unable to really judge on the service and the full dining experience. 

The food and drinks came out very quickly which was a plus. 

The view is breathtaking here, smack bang right on the beach.

There weren't too many people around, it felt as if we had our own little private beach.  

Doyles on the Beach: doyle's the restaurant

M and I joked of our dream lives for when we grace the relevant ages. 
Strolling around with our children and eating seafood everyday - sounds about the perfect life to me. 

Watson's Bay is extremely picturesque, the calm crystal blue waters with a gorgeous back drop of Sydney's CBD and the iconic Harbour Bridge. 

What a beautiful and relaxed Saturday afternoon. 

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