Thursday, June 28, 2012

Rowers Retreat - Haberfield

Situated in a fantastic location overlooking the bay, I was surprised by the restaurant/cafe's furniture and "look". It was all a bit dingy and old-fashioned... yet, when you have a crazily good view, almost all can be forgiven.

Food-wise, hubby ordered a  'Cozze Pazze' ($21.50). This was a big bowl of mussels tossed with garlic, capsicum and Napoletana, covered with a pizza crust and then oven baked. I ordered a chicken cottage pot pie ($20.50) which was a nice pot of house made pie with chicken, leek, carrot, peas and bacon in a creamy sauce served with a nice potato mash on the side. As we were hungry and unsure how long the food would take to come, a simple garlic bread was also opted for.

And lucky for us we did order the garlic bread. Not that it was crazily yummy or nice. Rather, it was a little bit burnt and the bread was a little chewy... but I was still so happy to get it into my stomach as our main orders of food took crazily long to arrive.

Garlic Bread - $3.50

When it finally did arrive, our food was heavenly delicious. My chicken pot pie was hot and creamy, the puff pastry top was nice and flaky and the mash was smooth and creamy too. Mmmm YUM!

Chicken Pie - $20.50

Hubby's mussel bowl was also really delicious. There was a rich tomatoey broth which smothered yummy perfectly cooked mussels. This was encapsulated by a pizza crust top (sprinkled with salt and rosemary) which made it really yummy too :)

Cozze Pazze - $21.50

So what we have here is a beautiful view with super tasty food. Yes the decor needs some revamping and the service needs to be a bit quicker but... worth the wait anyway?

Food - 8.5/10
Service - 6/10
Ambiance - 7.5/10
Value for money - 7/10
Overall - 29/40

Rowers Retreat
UTS Haberfield Club
Dobroyd Pde Haberfield
NSW 2045
Tel: (02) 9797 8448

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