Dinner at The Bridge Room

At some point this month, I had turned another year older but am still none the wiser. I don’t usually do birthday celebrations (I had to repeatedly tell Mum not to worry about a cake), but Super Boy insisted we have dinner somewhere nice and booked us a table for two at The Bridge Room before I could stop him.

rye bread slathered in butter

I hadn’t heard of The Bridge Room before so had to do a quick Google search to know what to expect. It looked very fancy, and I’m always worried about going to fancy places and trying to fit in. Luckily, I had nothing to worry about. The place felt relaxed and the staff were friendly and professional. After checking out their menu, Super Boy and I ordered an entrΓ©e, a main and a dessert each.

entree - Fraser Island spanner crab, picked and shelled with celeriac butter, celeriac, fresh chestnut and autumn leaves

entree – Fraser Island spanner crab, picked and shelled with celeriac butter, celeriac, fresh chestnut and autumn leaves

entree - wild caught raw fish, preserved watermelon peel with pomelo, citrus ash and boiled lemon cream

entree – wild caught raw fish, preserved watermelon peel with pomelo, citrus ash and boiled lemon cream

Super Boy and I shared the entrΓ©es. My favourite was the raw fish. I should have taken a picture of it underneath the watermelon peel. It was pretty. And delicious.

main - ash grilled duck

main – ash grilled duck

main - Mount Cook alpine salmon

main – Mount Cook alpine salmon

I can’t remember the sides for the duck Super Boy ordered (it’s different to their online menu). I think there were prunes, grapes and pear. The duck was nice, but I think we both loved the salmon more. I’m not sure what magic they used, but the skin was really crispy and the flesh was amazingly soft and full of flavour. So yummy.

dessert - custard apple ice cream with perfumed fruits

dessert – custard apple ice cream with perfumed fruits

dessert - set Valrhona chocolate with chestnut cream and raspberries

dessert – set Valrhona chocolate with chestnut cream and raspberries

I’m not a big fruit-for-dessert person, but what Super Boy ordered was surprisingly good. The custard apple ice cream tasted great, and the dessert smelled so good. Of course, I couldn’t say no to chocolate and this dessert was perfect.

Overall, the food and service was fantastic. Super Boy and I left feeling really good and satisfied. We’d happily come back to The Bridge Room for another meal.

5 thoughts on “Dinner at The Bridge Room

  1. my messy world says:

    It looks delicious!!! Glad you enjoyed it ❀ Funny how you ordered all dishes at once πŸ˜€ Over here, it's usually the main and afterwards they come back and offer desserts whereas most people politely ask for the dessert card (which comes separatedly) and then decide if there's any room left in their tummies πŸ˜‰ Try to brighten up the images a bit, I'm sure that would make them look even more delicious!!! ❀

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