Restaurant Reviews

The Atlantic: Restaurant review

The Atlantic

Address

Crown Melbourne
8 Whiteman St
Southbank, Melbourne, VIC

Hours

Lunch daily noon-3pm
Dinner daily 6pm-11pm

Prices

E $21-$36
M $25-$79
D $16-$22
Dégustation $140

REVIEW

For a thumbnail sketch of high-rolling good living, Melbourne-style, swing into The Atlantic, an enormous space lined with floor-to-ceiling windows for prime riverside gazing. This temple of seafood includes a subterranean drinking den, a casual oyster bar and a huge dining room segmented to provide a little intimacy. Slick service doesn't miss a beat and the massive wine list is helpfully ordered to provide easy reading. The menu includes some serious meat, but why are you here if not for seafood? Push the boat out with lobster and sustainable caviar (to enjoy with Perrier-Jouët, of course), while dramatically sculpted seafood platters entrance dining groups. Fish can be ordered whole, grilled or fried, while fillets, like the barramundi, come charred to smoky perfection. For slightly more modest budgets, there are freshly shucked oysters, prawn cocktails crowned with quail eggs or tempura soft-shell crab with jalapeño and ponzu dressing.

Phone:
(03) 9698 8888

Bookings:
Bookings recommended

Features:

  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Outdoor dining
  • Private room
  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Chef(s):
Donovan Cooke

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