Restaurant Reviews

Captain Moonlite: Restaurant review

Captain Moonlite

Address

Anglesea Surf Lifesaving Club
100 Great Ocean Rd
Anglesea, Vic

Hours

Breakfast Fri-Mon 8am-11am
Lunch Fri-Mon noon-3pm
Dinner Thu-Sun 5.30pm-9pm

Prices

E $12-$22
M $27-$45
D $10-$14

REVIEW

There's braised cuttlefish going Spanish with giant white beans and broccoli leaf in a comfort-rich sofrito, a hubcap-sized prawn cracker flecked with dried seaweed powder ups the ante on suburban Chinese, cold-smoked raw tuna is slathered on potato crisps. Captain Moonlite is a creature of its own making: an ocean-focused restaurant where former Pei Modern chef Matt Germanchis and gun front-of house partner Gemma Gange are rewriting the sea-change manual. For anyone who's ever decried the lack of great seafood by the sea, try the best-in-show fish and chips, or the sweet two-bite wonder of a picked spanner crab doughnut. There's also a beetroot-topped saganaki in a rich quince and burnt-honey syrup and a caramelised apple tart goes almost full Tatin with burnt-butter ice-cream and sour cream. If Anglesea property prices boom, here's the reason.

Phone:
(03) 5263 2454

Bookings:
Bookings recommended

Features:

  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Outdoor dining
  • Breakfast

Accepted card types:

  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Chef(s):
Matt Germanchis

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.