Friday, 29 October 2010

Hugos Manly - great view, shame about the food

We were planning on catching up with friends at Hugos Manly wharf last night, however work commitments meant they couldn't make it.  We'd been to Manly a few days earlier and checked out Hugos while we were there, and given the beautiful setting on the waterfront we decided we'd keep the booking anyway.

We arrived right on time for our reservation, however chose to wait for a spot to come free on the windowsill looking out to the harbour. We had a couple of drinks while we waited and enjoyed the after-work social atmosphere.

We'd read that Hugos was awarded Best Pizza in Australia 2010, so figured we'd better have pizza for dinner.  I had scallops for starters (looked lovely, but essentialy had no flavour), Simon had the prawns, which funnily enough, also seemed to be somewhat lacking in flavour.

Next we had the Kingfish pizza and the Mushroom pizza.  Both looked lovely, but had an unexpected sweetness to them that we concluded must have been lemon. All in all, these were also fairly bland to taste.

We did have cocktails - both of which were lovely.  We'd heard good things about the dessert pizzas but after we'd dubbed our meal 'bland, bland, bland' we decided to skip dessert.  The funniest part of the evening came when the waitress cleared our main course dishes and asked how everything was. I paused, and emphatically stated 'it was OK'.  To which she laughed.  Very genuinely and heartily she laughed.  Hmm.  Guess they don't really care whether or not you enjoy the food after all.

Anyway, the setting was truely lovely, the cocktails good.  But I'd suggest not bothering with the food.

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