Even taking into account our 20% off early bird dinner offer, our meal was a rip-off.
I was most definitely not impressed with my Daintree Barramundi ($37.90). There's no mincing words with this - it was not nice to eat. The fish was over-cooked and, worse, had this plasticky flavour, which I kept burping up afterwards (bleugh!). I have no idea how that flavour got into the fish - I surmise that it was cooked (or, I rather suspect, it was re-heated) on a plastic tray or plastic wrap. The roast veg and water-logged green beans were reminiscent of an airline meal. As for the saffron aioli, well, it was a pretty colour but I couldn't taste the saffron or the aioli.
Mother Hen got the small version of the prawn risotto ($24.90). This seemed to be the best dish of the night in terms of flavour and value. She seemed particularly impressed with the fresh sweetness of the prawns.
OverallThis was a very bad meal. The bill came to just over $110 with the discount and was a complete waste of money and a waste of a meal. You could buy a lot of seafood from the fishmonger for that money and cook up a tastier meal, which was what we did for subsequent dinners during our holiday. Despite what we thought of the place, it was completely packed out when we walked past it later that night - the mind boggles.
Service was on the slower side but this could be part of the slower pace of life in Cairns.
Find it atBarnacle Bills
Cairns City QLD 4870
Phone: (07) 4051 2241