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Social Eating House
Modern Australian
Social Eating House
-28.0291,153.431388

Don't let the laid-back vibe of this coastal restaurant fool you. It delivers great food, a compelling wine list offering drops from Australia and beyond as well as outstanding service from switched-on, likeable staff. A table on the footpath captures sea breezes, while inside, the open kitchen and bearded bartenders shaking cocktails create buzz and theatre for diners. Scallops in the half-shell zing with a spicy red-curry sauce from the small-plates menu, but it's the punchy pork belly served two ways - confit and in chunky rillettes - alongside an earthy parsnip purée and sweet, sticky apple cider jus that really shines. From the larger plates, try the fish of the day - perhaps pan-fried barramundi with salty jamón balanced by a fig jus, before a stunningly good dessert of coconut and lime sponge, interspersed with coconut-creamed rice, diced fresh mango, coconut ice-cream and refreshingly tart citrus curd.


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • E $16-$26

    M $30-$70

    D $16 

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Matthew Jefferson & Daud Kendall

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