Thursday, January 20, 2011

Great Ocean Road Deli

141 Great Ocean Road
Apollo Bay

The Great Ocean Road Deli sits on the road it takes in name from, across from the beach. We sat outside for dinner, at this time of day it seemed to be mainly operating as a dinner venue. After we were seated we were informed that about a third of the dishes on the menu were unavailable.

We shared the Dips & Olives for 2 to start with, described on the menu pretty accurately as a cool mint tzatziki dip & a chilli, tomato & onion dip served with marinated olives, toasted pita bread & a shaved prosciutto salad. The only issue with the dish was the small size of the dips.

The "Oven roasted Monkfish wrapped in pancetta served with pont neuf potatoes, pea puree, homemade sweet tomato relish & a lemon parcel" was a bit of a disaster, the fish was undercooked to the point of being raw and the pancetta wasn't fresh, the relish even turned out to be identical to one of our dips! Other than the chips and peas it was inedible, fortunately after complaining we didn't pay for it.

The salmon Linguini was OK, but swimming in too much oil.

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Unfortunately our experience means we are unlikely to return, in fairness the staff didn't their best in the circumstances, this was at the end of the New Year long weekend and it was busy.

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1 comment:

  1. We can take you to FoodCrazy Deli on the Great Ocean Road as part of our Great Ocean Road Tours - visit us here: :-)