Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Medley Café & Restaurant - Review

My also-retired workmate Mr. L came by the other day to scoop me off to lunch by the river. He had discovered this wonderful little place, with lovely gardens and some public artworks along the river walk.  You can sit and sip something refreshing, and contemplate the universe while watching the City Cats and ferries glide by. What could be nicer on a crazily hot autumn day?  

interior (love that painting)

glass of Jansz $12 

I chose a refreshing glass of Tasmanian champers, while my old mate had a pot of green tea.  He is very conscious of his health and has far more willpower than I do :=) 

pot of tea $4

See my hands and phone reflected in the tea pot?  Hilarious.

salmon w/- mashed sweet potato $26 

This was a really flavoursome dish.  I loved the sweet potato mash, all smooth and yes sweet; the grilled asparagus was just tender enough and crunchy enough to be perfect; and the salmon was a delight.  There was crispy skin, and a beautifully tender middle, with a pat of herb butter on the side to add to the beautiful flavour combo.  So glad I picked this one!

Greek salad $12

Like I said, Mr. L was being very circumspect that day.  He chose an entrée-sized salad, which was fairly substantial and good value for $12.00.  It had the usual suspects: fetta, olives, cucumber and onion dressed with extra virgin olive oil.  No complaints there.  I would have loved to indulge in a dessert, or a cake from the display cabinet, but alas I was too full of delicious fish.  And you know Mr. L is too health-minded for such things :=)

The Pickings Verdict: a fine place to have lunch and watch the watery world go by.  Lunch was delicious, and we enjoyed a relaxing time out.

They are licensed, and do breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Take the kiddies as there is a kids' menu also.  It's worth taking a little time afterwards, and going for a stroll along the river path.  Check out the yachts moored nearby, the artworks, and beautiful, historical Yungaba, the old migrant hostel which is going to become luxury apartments.  Oh, and you can take a gander at Story Bridge which hangs in the sky.

an old ship's propeller near the restaurant - now an artwork

all sorts of boats are moored near Medley

Ph: 07 3162 4492
62 Wharf St.,
Kangaroo Point Q. 4169

Medley Cafe & Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 


  1. Your meals look really good. Sorry there wasn't room for sweets - you always select wonderful things.

  2. Looks like it's worth checking out Sherry. That salmon pic has got me going now! PS: I think the weather is FINALLY cooling down now.

    1. Yay to cooler weather. Nice and cool here in Canberra.

  3. Isn't it wonderful when a dish really hits the spot!! :D


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