Valentine's Day at Nick's Bar and Grill, King Street Wharf

By 1:27 PM

This is a late post, but better late than never. JHL and I celebrated Valentine's Day at Nick's Bar and Grill. Being Valentine's Day, the waterfront restaurant was packed with couples. For entree, we ordered the Tempura Soft Shell Crab with ginger and sweet chilli dipping sauce ($18) which was on their specials board. I was pleased with the generous serving and the tempura batter was light and crunchy and did not take over the dish.. I didn't really fancy the dipping sauce and I couldn't taste the ginger or sweet chilli. I could've also done without the salad as it was very bitter and lacked dressing.

For mains, we shared Nick's Seafood Platter for Two ($160) with Garlic Butter Lobster (Extra $10). It took a while for the platter to come out but we assumed it was because it was so busy. We were starving by the time it come out! We dove into the platter of steamed and marinated mussels, salt and pepper calamari, deep fried fish, fresh and fried king prawns, blue swimmer crab and fresh oysters. The lobster was served on a separate plate with a garden salad. Seafood galore! (or should I say Seefood haha). The platter was also served with chips, tatare/seafood sauce and an avocado and potato salad. We were also missing the melon that was meant to come with the platter, but we were too involved in the seafood to care! We loved all the seafood on the platter, everything tasted very fresh. No complaints with this!

Although we were pretty stuffed we couldn't resist ordering dessert! We ordered the Bailey's Crème Brulee and Belgian Double Chocolate Fondant ($12 each). The texture of the Crème Brulee was smooth and creamy and the flavour of the Baileys definitely came through. It was also served with berries and chocolate biscotti.

The warm chocolate fondant oozed out dark chocolate from the centre and went perfectly with the side of vanilla ice cream. I wasn't a fan of the side of berries on the plate as they tasted frozen and very watery.

Although a tad pricey we love the fresh seafood at Nick's and would probably come back for the seafood platter.  However, the desserts were  satisfying and are quite reasonably priced. In total the bill came to $212 however we took advantage of the vouchers available at Costco which lets you purchase a $100 gift card for $80.

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Nick's Bar and Grill
Address: The Promenade, King Street Wharf, Sydney
Phone: 13 0098 9989
Opening times: 11.30am-11pm

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