Review: Blue Fish Cafe (Darling Harbour)

As much as I try not to buy too many Spreets vouchers, two buckets of prawns plus a bottle of wine for $29 sounded too good to miss. Even when I had not heard of the restaurant’s name I didn’t think it long and hit the “buy” button.

Blue Fish, the restaurant providing the voucher, is located at the end of the harbourside venue strip. We were given a table in the alfresco area; luckily the weather was beautiful but unfortunately it was very dark (hard-to-read-the-menu dark).

We figured out we needed some vegetables to go with the prawns and wine. Here’s a tip: the salads on the front page are a bit expensive (granted, some of them have seafood but even the humble Greek salad is $14.50). Instead, flip the pages until you get to the sides, where you’ll find more budget-friendly options. We chose the steamed broccolini & bok choy tossed with chilli, garlic & soy dressing with sesame seed and the mixed salad.

Service was effective and efficient, our wine (a cheap but decent The Vines Semillon – Sauvignon Blanc) arrived in a champagne cooler and soon after the two buckets of prawns, each with a lemon wedge and prawn cocktail sauce.

Bucket of prawns

Bucket of prawns

Bucket of prawns

The salads arrived immediately after and we tucked in the food. I don’t like eating with my hands but there are occasions like this when it’s impossible not to do so. The prawns were good and plentiful. The steamed broccolini & bok choy were alright, but we found the mixed salad (aka “garden salad”) too heavily tossed with cheap vinegar.

Mixed salad

Mixed salad ($6.50)

Mixed salad, steamed broccolini

Mixed salad ($6.50), steamed broccolini & bok choy tossed with chilli, garlic & soy dressing with sesame seed ($8.00)

Before ordering we thought food wouldn’t be enough to satisfy our hungry bellies after a hectic day of shopping, but it was. The voucher was great value for the money.

Blue Fish Cafe
287/10 Darling Drive
Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9211 0315
www.bluefishsydney.com.au

6 thoughts on “Review: Blue Fish Cafe (Darling Harbour)

  1. tehehe….the buckets are so cute!! (or am i the only one who’s never seen prawns in buckets before…?) The price difference between the salads on the front page and the ones you ordered is so big! :O

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