UPDATE – Bluewaters is now permanently closed.
I went to Bluewaters on Sunday for a lunchtime meal. The restaurant is in a beautiful setting, just across the road from the beach on Marine Parade. As you dine you can see the ocean and the views to Rottnest through the window. However the interior does look a little tired and in need of refurbishment.
The waiter was very friendly and efficient and explained the specials to us. The menu consists of small or large share plates and then ‘main’ dishes which are not intended for sharing. All of the specials were main dishes e.g. red emperor, swordfish, prawn and scallop linguine.
We chose some small and large share plates.
My iced tea mojito was really really nice, lots of flavour and very refreshing.
The first dish up was ciabatta served with hummus and baba ghanoush. Both dips were yummy and full flavoured – a lovely combination.
The polenta chips were nicely crisp and served with a tomato salsa, but they could have done with a sprinkle of parmesan or spice mix to add a bit more flavour.
The beef short rib was beautifully cooked. The meat fell apart and was succulent. My only criticism would be that the meat was quite thick and not all of it had been coated in sauce. The parts of meat that were not in the sauce tasted a little bland and could have been seasoned more.
The quinoa salad looked very nice and contained zucchini and tomato, but I found it a little bland.
The pork was the star of the selection. Served with thai chilli jam, it was nicely seasoned, the crackling was lovely and crunchy and each mouthful was a delight.
We would have eaten dessert but we were too full after all of the plates. I had read previous reviews that criticised the portion sizes, but I thought they were quite generous. Everything was well presented and nicely cooked, I just thought that some dishes needed a little extra seasoning.
I will visit Bluewaters again when I am in Cottesloe – it is a very nice restaurant and has the potential to be a great restaurant.