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Published August 4th 2012
Does your family want to dine in a ship?
This family restaurant looks very inviting. Amazingly it is a ship. It is situated and moored in the Patawolonga in Glenelg, on the corner of Adelphi Terrece and Anzac Highway. That in itself invites amazing ocean views.
Whether you are after a quiet romantic dinner in one of the private cabins, a wedding reception on the open deck or a child's birthday party in the playroom which is offered, this unique restaurant offers the perfect setting.
Inside it feels homey and old, bursting with history. This ship is actually exactly the same as the original 'HMS Buffalo' that sailed to SA back in 1836, which later sank on another sail. If you like history and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere it creates, then this restaurant is a must try.
It is open from Tuesday through to Sunday for lunch and dinner. It offers a fair selection of fine seafood, as well as a few other options including, chicken, pasta, lamb and vegetarian meals. I must admit the menu choices are not huge, especially if you are not a seafood lover, but I'm sure you will find something to suit your taste.
The meals are quite affordable, ranging from $18-28. However I must admit that my first thought of my meal was 'a combination of fish and chips take away with silver service'. The meals are not spectacular but they are tasty and you really are taken in by the uniqueness of this place that you end up enjoying every last crumb.
After you have finished your meal, don't leave without taking some time out to visit the ships museum if you really want to go back in history.
One last thing - 'the open deck' is well worth while as you can really take in the sensational atmosphere of the bay itself, perhaps with a drink in hand to end your night.