Sunday, September 03, 2006

Berth Restaurant

Berth restaurant is located on the Promenade in the Newquay strip along the docklands. I dropped by there with my friend Paul for a quick lunch before we went to see the Da Vinci Machines exhibition. Berth looks nice enough and when you go in, it has a modern contemporary feel, with seating on various levels.

Paul ordered the Veal Involtini which contained crumbed veal filled with ham, roasted capsicum and cheese, served with mash and spinach. It tasted very nice and the tangy flavours of the tomato type sauce worked well against the veal.

I decided to order the Twice Cooked Duck with spinach, crispy polenta and a sweet balsamic sauce. The flavour and texture of the duck was very nice, with a crispy skin and tender meat. I liked the sweet balsamic sauce at the beginning, but after eating more and more of it, it started to become a bit too much. The crispy polenta didn't do anything for me, it was bland and tasted funny, guess I will never be a polenta fan.

Service was ok and the meals arrived quite quickly, which was good since we were running short on time. I liked the look of the place as the view out into the harbour was very calming. There was plenty of sunlight streaming in through the mainly glass walls, which made my feel even better. The prices of the dish is quite fair for good food.

Overall Rating: 12/20, Food and service good. Ideal for a lunch or quick meal where you want something decent without being overpriced. The menu looks a bit plain and I probably wouldn't travel all that way out there for a dinner though.

Scores: 1-9: Unacceptable, don't bother. 10-11: Just OK,some shortcomings. 12: Fair. 13: Getting there. 14: Recommended. 15: Good. 16: Really good. 17: Truly excellent. 18: An outstanding experience. 19-20: Approaching perfection, Victoria's best.


  1. You seem to eat out more than anyone I know Thanh. You're amazing.

  2. Haha, I do eat out too much. My wallet gets lighter while my waist gets heavier.

  3. Yeah Fat Do whinges about how his work pays him too little, yet he dines out like a bad habit. It's a blessing in a way Xtralis doesn't up his pay, otherwise he'd be on biggest loser in no time.

  4. Anonymous, if they pay me more, I'll just eat better, not more. It's quality that counts, not quantity. You should stop wasting all your pay on booze. It's making you think a lot slower these days.