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The Dockside Tavern @ Seaworld

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by Asten (subscribe)
I am a freelance writer from Perth who is passionate about food and loves exploring new and exciting places. My best trait is that I am honest...and my worst trait is that I am honest. I will provide reviews that are well thought out and fair.
Published September 25th 2012
Hope that the fish and chip special isn't Nemo

There are a few options when it comes to selecting somewhere to eat at Seaworld, and my partner and I decided on the Dockside Tavern because of the signage, which boasted fish and chips with a glass of wine for $20.00. My partner was excited and ordered the special, with a glass of the house red wine, and to be honest, there was nothing overly special about it. The wine was kind of watery and lacked any real substance.

The food was delivered promptly, which was appreciated by our bellies that were grumbling at us after half a day of walking around the huge theme park! I ordered the vegetarian nachos, as the menu was small and nothing else really had me salivating at the thought of it.

I was so disappointed with my choice, as I was expecting a more satisfying meal. Usually when there is no meat in nachos, they substitute it for kidney beans. This was not the case. I had a large bowl full of copious amounts of corn chips but not enough sauce to cover it. The sauce was a generic tomato sauce that could have been used for any Italian meal, as it did not have any kind of Mexican flavour to it.

The chef was stingy with the cheese, and overly generous with the sour cream and avocado. I essentially had a bowl full of mush. I ate half of it because I was hungry, but it was pretty average. The fish and chips was okay, it was hot and fresh. It was a little oily but I suppose that is to be expected for such a meal.

The Dockside Tavern has a stunning view over the dolphin pool, and you can see the lovely sea creatures frolicking around in the water below. However, the view is the only good thing that the place has going for it. Perhaps try the Billabong Buffet place instead.
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Why? Perhaps why not
When: Park is open from 10:00am to 5:30pm
Where: Adjacent to Beach Break Bay at Seaworld
Cost: About $20 per meal
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