No one can argue that Perth’s weather of late has been HOT! But nothing is looking hotter than the new City Beach redevelopment. Estimated to cost a whopping $10m+ the huge changes to City Beach are almost completed, and boy do they look good!
On the very warm Friday 5th February we headed to City Beach and instantly you can see the hard work and stunning futuristic design of the new buildings and Surf Club. When fully completed there will be a brand spanking new Surf Club, three new restaurants, new roads and extensive shaded and landscaped recreational spaces.
The first of the restaurants to open is Odyssea Beach Café.
Excited about the new restaurant we booked in for dinner. We arrived at City Beach early to watch the sunset and take in all of the new surroundings that the redevelopment has to offer. There is a small amphitheatre, lush landscaping and even a rooftop grassed area above the surf club, perfect for prime sunset viewing.
Inside Odyssea Beach Café we were greeted with a smile and seated at our table a few minutes later. A long bar like table with high chairs, surprisingly comfortable. To start the evening, we dabbled in an Odyssea Martini which was delicious and had a champagne chaser. Very cute!
Having already studied the menu back to front, we already had an idea of what we were going to order. A selection of the meals we ordered were;
Caramelised fig, blue cheese, mascarpone, crisp pancetta, rocket, crostini
Hiramasa kingfish ceviche, tequila, lime, hot sauce, house tortilla chips
North West squid, crunchy sprouted bean, coriander salad, lime, chilli dressing
Tagliatelle pasta, Endeavor prawns, chilli, tomato, kale, smoked ricotta
Roasted Tasmanian salmon, coriander, mint, walnuts, hummus
100-day grain fed Harvey Beef 300g, red quinoa & watercress salad
The Caramelised fig and blue cheese salad was absolutely TO DIE FOR! There was an explosion of flavours in the mouth, just having that for food would have satisfied our taste buds for the evening, but it was onto the main.
Majority of the table ordered the 300g Harvey beef which was cooked to perfection (one of the steaks was slightly under cooked) but had that beautiful char grilled taste and outside but was tender on the inside.
Overall our table was incredibly happy with our meals, the only small quam we had was the Prawn pasta. The prawns were quite small and the prawn/fishy taste slightly overpowered the kale and delicious smoked ricotta unfortunately. The pasta however was cooked to perfection!
The restaurant itself is stunning, with laid back beachy furniture. Inside is light and bright even in the evening and the outside deck, well there’s THAT view which simply speaks for itself.
We can’t wait to get down there to try out Odyssea’s breakfast, but we suggest you get down to have a meal at any time of the day; if you haven’t already!