Waterman's Lobster Co
5/29 - 30 Orwell St
Potts Point, Sydney
Looking we a place to eat we wandered around the laneways in Potts Point. There are lots to chose from and we decided on the very quaint Waterman's Lobster Co. There was outside seating but we decided to eat inside. It is not a huge place but the light blue painted walls with the high ceiling give it a "big" ambience. The bar is the first thing you see as you enter and various wine bottles adorn the shelves as well on the other side of the bar. They have made great use of their space. You can eat on benches by the windows watching the foot traffic or you can eat at the bar which is very European. There is also an area that caters for an intimate group of people.
We started with - well, a starter - and the one recommended was a real winner. We had the smoked trout pate served with pickled cucumber (and a bit of seaweed in there as well) and sesame crackers. Wow - this was amazing. It was a huge serving of pate with masses of chunks of trout. We loved this.
Moving on to mains Sir chose one of the name dishes of the house - the roll with lobster 'Maine Style'. It was a big yet soft roll with plenty of lobster inside and a good serving of mayo and celery. he also had a massive pickle with it too - which he fortunately shared! He thoroughly enjoyed this meal.
Mlady went for something different and chose the Barramundi - a favourite fish of hers. It was a good chunk of meat too with a lovely crispy skin - just the way she likes it. We also shared some delish fries served with a tasty lime aioli that we devoured.
We couldn't resist dessert either - even though we were pretty full by now. Mlady chose the interesting trio of marshmallows - a good choice - and Sir had the larger (unsurprisingly) bread and butter pudding served with quince which he loved. Several refills of wine capped off a great night.
We were very impressed with Watermans. Their food is simple but very tasty. They have a good and growing wine list with some nice options. Service was excellent and all class - thanks Stewart - and we'll certainly be back.