Peter Doyle at the Quay is a seafood restaurant which can please anyone – even those who don't like seafood. I found myself to be quite enjoying the ambient atmosphere, lovely service and great location. Peter Doyle at the Quay is near the overseas terminal at the Rocks. We went there to celebrate the completion of my university studies and were not disappointed.
The one thing that absolutely astounded me was just how delicious the ravioli was. The creamy sauce was delightful and the flavours delicate enough to make, well, anyone melt!
The lamb cutlets were tender, delicious and cooked perfectly. I don't usually like lamb, but I had a taste and even I liked them.
The same can be said about the beef and its accompanying onion and mash, which were all beautiful.
Of course the John Dory fillets were fantastic at this seafood restaurant. The fish was cooked well, as were its vegetable friends.
The desserts were all extremely tasty too. I loved the panna cotta, it was really delicate.
The strawberry Romanoff vacherin was indeed imperial, though I found it a little difficult to eat without looking uncultured because the meringue was authentically hard.
The sticky date pudding was absolutely gorgeous, with the melted caramel being of a perfect texture and temperature.
Overall, this dining experience was indeed pleasant. The only negative I can really think of is the tank of lobsters near the foyer. That type of thing breaks my heart to see, so I simply tried to ignore it for the sake of my sanity.
It's no wonder that Peter Doyle at the Quay is quite popular, it's rather good value for money compared to other restaurants of its calibre, especially given the location and quality of the ingredients used. Despite Peter Doyle at the Quay specialising distinctly in seafood, I was extremely impressed with the performance in everything else.