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Published April 9th 2019
A short stroll away from Moseley Square and situated along the beautiful Marina Pier which offers panoramic views of the Glenelg foreshore and our gorgeous coastline, The Wharf is a modern restaurant that can offer a relaxed yet sophisticated dining experience for couples, friends, families and everyone in between.
Housing 125 people indoors and 35 people outdoors, The Wharf is a prime spot that has been attracting customers for their delicious menu of food and drinks throughout the week. Now, they have started offering breakfast over the weekends from 8am - 11am. With winter creeping in slowly but surely, it'll be a breeze to enjoy the seaside, whilst warming up the belly with hearty and generously-sized portions of dishes.
The Wharf now offers breakfast on weekends! (Photo by Fatema Sitabkhan)
In anticipation of the breakfast service launch at The Wharf, a couple of lucky guys and gals like myself made our way to Marina Pier a couple of weekends ago to check out what the menu had on offer. What I particularly loved about the menu was that it boasted of the essence of what a good breakfast meal ought to be about. There's no overly done dishes that require too much prep time and it offers classic options of simplistic yet nutritious and demand enjoyment guilt-free!
The smashed avocado topped with feta crumble was my go-to option for breakfast on the day, primarily because I'm nowhere near my house deposit, so instead, I thought of putting a dent into it further by indulging in Australia's favourite brekkie dish. A brilliant and healthy option, the creaminess of the smashed avocado coupled with the light saltiness from the feta crumble complemented the crunchy texture of the continental toast. Stepping outside the comfort zone, this dish was served with a side of tomato chutney that was a surprisingly pleasing addition and gave this dish the extra edge.
No breakfast menu is complete without the classic eggs Benedict. With the option of enjoying it with smoked salmon or chorizo, the eggs Benedict is served with English muffins, poached eggs, and spinach, which is then drizzled with Hollandaise sauce. The eggs were poached to perfection and with the ASMR-like oozing of the egg yolk onto crunchy muffins, complemented by the smokiness from the salmon, it was difficult not to see (and hear) how people were enjoying this dish to their heart's content!
Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon (photo by Fatema Sitabkhan)
For someone who's after something simple and quintessentially breakfast-worthy, nothing will beat the bacon and eggs. With your choice of eggs being scrambled, fried, or poached, this will be my option after a particularly huge night or when I'm after something that doesn't require too much time in preparation. Crispy bacon coupled with gooey egg yolk with a side of bread sounds like a dream to enjoy by the seaside!
Can't decide what to pick and are absolutely starving? Why not get a platter style of brekkie that includes everything healthy, tasty, and downright good!? The Big Breakfast is packed with all the yummy treats that are bound to wake you up with its exciting flavours - crunchy toast, crispy bacon strips, perfectly cooked baby sausages, juicy mushrooms, roast tomatoes, a small serve of baked beans, and your choice of eggs that is topped with salt and pepper. While the individual components are served in small sizes, indulging in them together makes for the essence of breakfast!
For those with a big sweet tooth, the Belgium waffles is a great option. Served with some of the biggest berries that I've ever seen in my life, the toasted waffles presented with a sweetness from the berry compote. Topped with whipped double cream and served with a side of vanilla bean ice cream and Nutella, the fluffiness of the waffles accentuated the party of flavours on the plate.
With Mother's Day fast approaching, there's no better way to spoil your special mumma than by taking her on a breakfast date by our stunning waterfront and treating her to what The Wharf has on offer. Located in the ideal wining and dining precinct of Marina Pier, customers can enjoy a bit of sun, a bit of sea, and a lot of hospitality from the friendly staff, as they fill your table with culinary delights that will tingle your tastebuds with its vibrant freshness. Remember, when you pay for your meal, you are not only treated to tantalising flavours but also have the luxury of enjoying the seascape and relaxed ambience of the Marina surrounding this beautiful, modern restaurant.