Edgewater has hit the ground running, packed to the brim, and keenly overseen by Peter Cianci, who also owns The Fish Emporium and Fisherman’s Wharf in Main Beach with his wife Tracey.
The view’s a pearler by day or night, the restaurant vibrant. Whether it’s $10 Chandon on a Friday afternoon with the girls, craft beer on tap with the guys, a place to meet friends for dinner, or a party for 20 in the private dining room, this is a ‘must do’ restaurant!
“I want this to be a relaxed venue – a place where people come and enjoy themselves and have great food,” Peter says in passing. He’s walking the floor, welcoming guests, checking on orders, cheeky, dry-witted and very comfortable with his guests. It’s an inviting, thoughtfully decorated space, with a range of seating types, stylish decorating while not detracting from the incredible view.
Every base is covered: breakfast starts early but there are a few all day breakfast dishes, as well as Dimattina coffee or freshly squeezed juices. Small plates and share platters are available for lunch and dinner, as well as main meals: burgers, pasta, risotto, grilled fish or meat; the menu at Edgewater will please many people. The freshness raises the bar well and truly.
The Pork chop is a monster, served with crackling, caramelized pineapple, fennel and apple salad with chilli jam ($29.50). It’s tender, succulent and tasty, the crackling crisped to perfection.
But our champion of the night is the Coral trout (which has certainly never been frozen) – perfectly cooked, light and buttery, dressed only with a little salsa verde and the obligatory salad. What a hero of a dish! The best fish we’ve eaten in quite some time!
“There cannot be good living where there is not good drinking,” Benjamin Franklin is quoted as saying, and there’s a great diversity of ‘liquid journeys’ for you to travel: boutique wines, slinky cocktails, mojitos and espresso martinis, craft beers, a signature scotch collection; it’s a cracker of a list, assembled with a sense of humour and littered with literary quotes:
“Wine is sunlight held together by water,” said Galileo Galilei.
There’s a lot of sunlight here and a great deal of water. Remarkable, actually, how beautiful Surfers looks from a distance! This must be Paradise!
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