Overlooking the iconic Seacliff Beach, Seacliff Beach Hotel has been offering delicious pub-style dishes and drinks since it was first established in 1935. The place was very popular, with a crowd of a good size present when we visited. Aside from their main menu, Seacliff Beach Hotel also offers a selection of dishes that can be ordered as a special each day.
Offered as a special during our visit, the seemingly plain name of Semolina Burger belies the use of soft-shell crab that was fried to golden brown. The burger also had a good amount of wasabi aioli to give it a bit of sharpness and the pickled vegetables balanced things out with its slightly sour flavour. Served with the burger were chips, fried to golden brown with fluffy interiors.
Semolina Burger (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Another of the specials available during our visit was Surf and Turf. The size of the steak in their Surf and Turf was quite generous and had the degree of chargrilled flavour we like. Topping the steak were prawns that were cooked just right and garlic sauce that did not taste too creamy. In addition to chips, similar to the one accompanying the Semolina Burger, the dish also came with salad to add an element of freshness.
Surf and Turf (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Great for a snack or as an entree to sate your appetite while waiting for your main meal, the crisp coating of the Cajun Chicken Tenders set off the succulent flesh beautifully. A sprinkling of Cajun pepper gave the dish a bit of spice and a drizzling of chipotle sauce helped to add some smokiness to the dish. The dish also came with salad to balance out the spiciness of the chicken.
Cajun Chicken Tenders (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
To complete our meal, we decided to order some of their German Apple Cheesecake. The filling did not taste too cheesy and was contrasted well by the crisp and buttery base. The apples were not too sweet and we thought there could have been a bit more of it to make the dish more delectable. As expected, the cheesecake came with a dollop of whipped cream.
German Apple Cheesecake (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
During weekdays, the hotel offers a good range of dishes that all go for $15 each. The décor of the hotel gave it a causal seaside feel and the carpark in front provides convenient parking. We enjoyed 25% off our total bill by using our Entertainment Book voucher.