Excited to share with you one of the most enjoyable meals I’ve had in a long time – at Saint Peter in Paddington. I do eat out quite a bit and mostly I come away from meals going, yeah, that was pretty good. But after dining at Saint Peter I was literally like – WOW! I can’t wait to go there again! Everything was so good!
I’m really annoyed though – I had taken a photo of the menu to tell you all about it, but I lost a whole lot of stuff in the process of changing to a new phone and of course they’ve got a new menu up on the website now! So unfortunately I can’t tell you exactly what we ate, but I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.
As an entree we all had a beautiful scallop each, served quite plainly to allow the seafood to speak for itself.
I got the Fish and Chips because I feel like that’s the staple dish that you should try in a fish restaurant. It’s the simplest dish so you better get it right, yeah? Well I must say the fish was excellent, as were the chips. I also loved that it came with ‘condiments’ – some shallots, a gherkin, a wedge of lemon and some home made tartare sauce.
Foxe went for the john Dory – from memory it came with a whole lot of veggies and macadamia nuts – no complaints there either!
DS had the mackerel – a whole fish with a topping of some sort of sweet/sour berry mix. This is a really hearty, fatty fish, so not one for the faint hearted!
I love when restaurants use produce I’ve never heard of – BG went for the Mahi Mahi. None of us knew what it was and needed to Google it. Turns out it’s quite a meaty fish, kind of like tuna. Really simply done again, allowing the fish flavours to speak for themselves. To round off our mains we shared a side of Asparagus and radish. They had initially forgotten about our side until we’d nearly finished out mains, but when prompted they made it up to us by giving us ‘the fattest asparagus’. Errr…thanks?
There it is, in all its glory – our meal at Saint Peter. You know, I never was a huge seafood fan and coming to a seafood restaurant is still a bit daunting for me. But Saint Peter really makes it approachable, doesn’t overcomplicate the dishes and shows of the best of fresh produce. I’m looking forward to my next meal there already.
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