A LONG search for our chosen venue, The North Shore Tavern at Whitfords, came to an end when two friendly patrons waved and asked, “are youse looking for the restaurant?”
We nodded and from nowhere a beaming, bearded and beanied young fella escorted us through to what appeared to be a large beach shack.
Suspended from the ceiling was a Channel Nine surf lifesaving boat surrounded by lobster pot lighting, and here and there surfboards of various shapes and sizes.
There was ample seating so we sat under the boat and ordered from their $15 lunch express.
We chose fish tacos and a roasted vegetable salad.
The soft-shelled tacos were filled with shredded red cabbage, onion and mixed sliced greens.
On top, four pieces of fish sat, all served on a wooden platter with added decoration of salsa and sliced chillies.
All in all the meal was very tasty but the fish was a little over cooked.
The roasted vegetable salad consisted of carrot, sweet potato, baby beets, parsnip and maybe pumpkin all served upon a bed of baby spinach which had been lightly drizzled with balsamic vinegar.
Perhaps the vegetables had been reheated in a microwave as they were just slightly warm but that didn’t really detract from the individual flavours that all came together in a pleasing combination.
The young man who took our order never stopped smiling; he is an asset to the tavern.
$15 Lunch express menu is valid Monday to Thursday from 12-3pm
The North Shore Tavern,
corner Whitfords and Marmion Avenue
Phone: 9307 4511