Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Eagle Bay Brewing Company and Clancy's, Dunsborough

Over the Australia Day long weekend, I headed to Dunsborough to celebrate a friend's 30th birthday. Other than my friend (the b-day girl), I didn't know any of the other 10+ people who were going. Those who follow me on Twitter may have seen my freakout tweets when I realised I didn't know anyone going. Thankfully everyone was awesome and it was a really fun weekend!

The house we rented for the weekend was a short drive from the Eagle Bay Brewing Company, winner of the AHAWA Best Regional Venue Award (and of course on the #AHAWAchallenge list). Hooray! Another venue to tick off the list!

Unfortunately when we went for lunch on Saturday, we were told that they wouldn't be able to accommodate our group of 10 and that they were fully booked on Sunday and Monday. Naturally I was disappointed. I don't know when I'll be in Dunsborough again (the last time was as a child) so I took a few snaps of the venue. If I do make it back, there will be a blog post but for now consider the Eagle Bay Brewing Company crossed off (with a pencil).

The lucky people who got to have a drink while they waited for a table

Yes... we love wine.

The staff at Eagle Bay Brewing suggested we head to Clancy's Fish Pub as they would be probably able to accommodate a large group.

It was pretty busy when we arrived and we weren't able to get a seat outside but we found a large table near the entrance that suited us perfectly.

*Blurry on purpose. Ok... it's not but it's the only photo of the interior that I took.

Being 'down south', I felt like it would be wrong to order anything but seafood so I went with the Salt & Pepper Squid which is on the Small Seafood menu. I didn't love the pawpaw salad (mainly because it had bean sprouts) but it complimented the squid.

Salt & pepper squid green pawpaw salad, red nahm jim dressing, aioli (GF)  16.5

Service was good and it was a cool venue with a really chilled vibe. I'd recommend sitting outside and taking in the view. Food and drinks were ordered with easy (there are two separate counters). This is probably good when it's busy however there is a $20 minimum EFTPOS transaction which can make it tricky when you're buying drinks and food separately for one person.

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