Bungalow 8, CBD
Bungalow 8 is a bar and restaurant located right by the water at King Street Wharf. The venue has been around for quite a while now and gets extremely popular on both Fridays and weekends, the well stocked bar also serves up an extensive menu of pub grub in a bistro format.
Chicken wings – sesame, smoky bbq
The chicken wings turned out to be a much larger serving than I expected which was a pleasant surprise, the very tender and flavoursome chicken wings are also smothered in a delicious sticky bbq sauce.
One can never go wrong with some very crispy salted squid with a hint of chilli and delicious lime mayo.
The beetroot cured salmon was definitely my favourite entree, the salmon is salty but has a distinct taste of beetroot (as expected) which balanced extremely well with the creme fraiche and dash of lime juice.
The prawn cocktails were lacking in the prawn department but was quite a nice dish in general, I love a good salad dish based on fennel so that was definitely a great way to start off the meal.
I went for the grilled sirloin and replaced the chips with a salad instead, the steak itself was great and the cut of meat was definitely of good quality. The prawns covered in bearnaise sauce simply perfected the dish.
The seafood dishes were not ones that I tried personally but a trusted fellow foodie vouches that they were very good, and I have to admit that they looked really nice from a plating perspective.
Bungalow 8 has an extensive drinks menu and the jugs of cocktails are a great way to get the drinks flowing. The South sea sipper was a tasty and refreshing drink which we all enjoyed of to go for a second round.
I’m not one to normally dine around King Street Wharf as I tend to avoid the more crowded venues but I could definitely see myself visiting Bungalow 8 for large group events. The bistro makes it easy to separate costs and the food is quite good in comparison to other similar venues. The venue itself is great for a nice view of the water while you dine, perfect for summers and also heated in winter.
The Food Diary dined as guests of The Keystone Group.
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