10 Sep 2013


11 Narrabeen St, Narrabeen NSW 2101
(02) 9970 1999

My dear Gradmother, how she loves her gluten free food accompanied with a view. 

Due to Father's Day my Grandmother decided to make a reservation well in advanced at Limani restaurant in Narrabeen, Sydney. 

Luckily, we were graced with spectacular Sydney weather on this occasion and oh..what a breathtaking view. 

Nestled away in the beach side suburb of Narrabeen. 

Limani have a Sunday and Monday dinner special- a whole lobster for $49. 

Being quite a seafood orientated restaurant, I was quite excited to try out the oysters.
 I was not impressed to say the least,  they certainly did not look freshly shucked nor fresh in any way. I attempted one and happily gave up the rest. 

As an entree, D had seared scallops grilled & served with roasted carrot & fennel puree, grilled chorizo & chilli prawn oil 20 
The scallops were lovely, cooked well and greatly matched with the chorizo. 

M, N, C and I decided on the seafood platter for 3 people at $240.
The pricing was quite expensive though it seemed to have an enormous variety of fresh hot and cold seafood. 
The platter came out, and boy was I impressed. 
It was presented beautifully and was definitely a larger serving then expected. 
I rummaged through all the seafood and it soon came to my attention that there was no scampi present.

It clearly worded on the menu 'scampi' as one of the components. 
If anything is going to change on what is worded on the menu , I expect to be advised at the least. 
Scampi is my ultimate favourite out of all seafood and it highly disappointed me not to see it on the platter! 

Lobster was quite fresh though it was lacking lots of flavour. 
I find lobster to be such an enormous hype when really, the meat of a crab is much more tender and flavoursome. (You just need to work for it)

D & E had the Ora king salmon fillet grilled, served with yellow curry sauce, sautéed greens & steamed jasmine rice 34, they were quite happy with the taste. 

For dessert I had the individual pavlova with seasonal fruit salad, cream & passion fruit coulis 15, what a disgrace. 
There was way too much going on with this dish. 
 Not to mention the pavlova tasted like one you would purchase from Coles, the coulis looked and tasted like it was straight out of a bottle and the fruit was clearly out of a can. 
Topped with weird shards of chocolate, it didn't really make sense to me. 

C ordered her favourite dessert of all time - an affogato. 
Presented in a martini glass(?) ... with no frangelico(?)
How could anyone happily serve an affogato with no form of liqueur?

My coffee however was delicious.

Lovely and creamy. 

Limani, worth it for the coffee and the view. Not much else going on here. 

Simplicity by Sarah 

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