Merewether Surfhouse Bar & Grill ~ the little lioness

Merewether Surfhouse Bar & Grill

Merewether Surf House Bar and Grill

A late lunch over the weekend at the fairly new (opened in November) Merewether Surfhouse. I both hadn’t realised that the original clubhouse had finally been torn down nor that this gorgeous new building with stunning views was just down from the Beaches hotel.

Merewether Surf House Bar and Grill

With a rare break in the rain for the day, and the waves still deeming the beach closed, lots of onlookers were just standing and watching the waves come in, and the brave bunch of surfers out beyond the break.

Merewether Surf House Bar and Grill

Our friendly and helpful waitress brought out break and warmed olives to start us off. Nice, meaty little olives :) These were nommed away on while we each ordered something different :)

Merewether Surf House Bar and Grill

The catch of the day – Whole market fish from the grill with shellfish butter, crushed potatoes and a leaf salad ($33.50). The fish was cooked beautifully I’m told, however Liz wasn’t a fan of the sauce.

Merewether Surf House Bar and Grill

120 day grain fed rump from the Rangers Valley, NSW. 300 gram ($29.50). All of the available sauces are gluten free.

Merewether Surf House Bar and Grill

Pasture fed New York sirloin sources from Gippsland, Victoria 350 gram ($34.50). The steaks came out with double fried chat potatoes with rosemary
and pancetta salt and green beans.

Merewether Surf House Bar and Grill

Crisp skin pork belly with seared scallops, mandarin, star anise glaze and herb salad ($19.50)

Merewether Surf House Bar and Grill

Surfhouse ‘surf and turf’ – slow cooked glazed beef short rib and grilled half lobster tail with crushed potatoes, spinach and a horseradish dressing ($39.50)

Merewether Surf House Bar and Grill

And my order – a piece of delicious ocean trout with creamed cannellini beans, braised fennel, roast truss tomato and lemon thyme oil ($29.50).

Merewether Surf House Bar and Grill

Two of the Lemon and lime creme brulee with toasted coconut macaron ($14.50) were ordered. I scored one of the sweet sweet macarons and a few spoons of a tarty brulee.

Merewether Surf House Bar and Grill

Washed down with a (very large) pot of peppermint tea ($4).

Do you prefer your surf or turf? x



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8 comments for “Merewether Surfhouse Bar & Grill

  1. June 12, 2012 at 8:04 am

    You just made me really hungry, Fiona!

    • Kelkel
      June 12, 2012 at 9:21 am

      Stop that.

      Damn, it’s not even midday and I want a steak.

  2. June 12, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Damn, that all looks amazing! I am not a big fan of fish and that looks so good that I feel like even I’d enjoy it! Beautiful location, too x

    • June 12, 2012 at 6:21 pm

      Gorgeous spot! Aren’t many places in Newcastle that really take advantage of the ocean views.

  3. June 12, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Total surf. Which is stupid because I’ve never really lived close enough to the coast. I’m a seafood whore. I love balmain bugs, lobster, crab, the works. Can’t do oysters though. They feel like snot.

    • June 12, 2012 at 6:22 pm

      I’ve never had lobster… and I find crab not worth the effort to get the meat out ;)

  4. June 13, 2012 at 7:12 am

    I want steak and I want fish (both of them please) :-)

    I love surf and turf and reef and beef too

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