JUDITH, my usual dining companion, is on leave this month.
But not being one to feel intimidated by dining alone I decided to try one of the eateries at Coventry Markets, Morley.
There are a few cafes and restaurants along the frontage of the markets, but I was swayed towards the Two40Three Bar and Grill as it offered an impressive amount of choices on the $12.50 lunch menu.
There is a bar where you order and pay for your lunch before heading to the dining area, which is quite large, having indoor and outdoor seating.
It is casual and comfortable.
I ordered grilled barramundi with chips and salad from a choice of around 12 dishes on the lunch special menu.
The fish was ample for the price, grilled perfectly and moist.
There were plenty of pencil thin chips but they lacked crispness and colour, I couldn’t work out just how they’d been cooked.
The salad consisted of a few salad leaves and snow pea sprouts, not really a salad more of a garnish. A better salad offering would have improved my meal.
I expected a little more than just greenery. A couple of cherry toms, a sliver of onion and perhaps a slice or two of cucumber would suffice.
From a personal perspective, of course, I feel that half a dozen chunky cut chips and a better salad offering would elevate a slightly disappointing repast to a top notch nosh.
The staff do a fine job as they are quite busy, friendly and efficient.
They carry out their duties like smiling emojis and because of this I am awarding two and a half forks.
Two40Three Bar and Grill
Shop 5 – 243-253 Walter Rd
Ph 9275 3665