Friday, 10 October 2014

Harbour Kitchen - Review - Docklands, 1/800 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3008

The Harbour Kitchen in the Docklands seems more like a drinking venue than a place to dine out.  Still, if you are going to the footy and want to have a nice pub styled dinner before the match this might be your place.

As a place to have a drink before the footy its pretty good.  I imagine on a Friday night it would be pumping albeit probably a bit noisy.  On a Saturday, it was a bit lifeless.  Then again, this was wintertime and Docklands isn't really a place to hang out in the cold.
The dining area is pretty cramped.  As you can see it all looks pretty nice.  Some effort has been made and for the kind of establishment it is I'd say it is quite welcoming.  Be warned to try and sit away from the door if you can.
Salt and Pepper Calamari
As is usual salt and pepper calamari is on the menu.  Its rare to get fresh calamari so I know what I'm getting. Its cooked pretty good at the Harbour Kitchen so I have no complaints.  Not exceptional but better than most so all in all pretty good.   
Grilled Beef Skewers
To be honest, the beef skewer looked a bit bare.  if they could have stretched it to two skewers I think most customers would be more than satisfied.  One skewer does seem a bit skant. Anyway, on the plus side it tasted good and the salad was nice and fresh.
Prawn Spaghetti
The pasta dishes although described differently do bare remarkable similarities.  I would suggest a careful look at the menu if you do go and make sure you are happy with the choices if you do go down the pasta path.  While they tasted nice enough and were certainly well proportioned they come out tasting very similar.
Seafood risotto
I should also say that they did not skimp on the quantity of seafood so unlike the beef skewer you will have a mouthful.

Harbour Kitchen Rating - 3.5
Would I go again - Maybe (its good for the price)
Would I recommend to a friend - No

Telephone: (03) 9670 6612
Address: Docklands, 1/800 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3008
Reviewed By: Howie Be

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