Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Whet Restaurant, Cape Tribulation

1 Cape Tribulation Road
Cape Tribulation
Queensland 4873

Approaching on foot on the winding path from the road at night, Whet certainly feels like it is in the rain forest. The cafe, bar and Restaurant opened in 2007, set amongst beautiful and untouched tropical Daintree was busy on the Friday we visited.

Our table on the deck was almost within touching distance of the trees. Although we soon had some water it took us a while to order and then receive our drinks, probably due to a combination of the number of diners, some inexperienced staff, and at one stage a shortage of clean wine glasses!

We shared the Turkish pide with house made apple balsamic in olive oil with dukkah as an entree and it lived up to expectations.

The usual barramundi wasn't on the menu at Whet, as recent weather conditions resulted in the local fish not being of sufficient size or quality. In its absence I had the tempura battered wild local reef fish, chips, house-made tartare sauce and a topping of mini fries. The batter was crisp and the fish fresh.

The crispy skinned salmon was cooked to a perfect medium rare and served with asparagus, wilted spinach, a potato galette and a seeded mustard beurre blanc. The potato was the only disappointing component, being just a little too super thin.

The atmosphere and setting certainly sets Whet up well and the service was friendly if not particularly quick, but it is a great spot to  linger a little over a meal. The bill came to around $80 with a few drinks and we'd certainly head back for dinner if we were in the area again.

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1 comment:

  1. I went there in July! I was a little disappointed by the vegetarian options available but had an excellent salad.