There aren’t many restaurants that boast uninterrupted views of the sparkling Indian Ocean. Whether you’re lounging back on the deck with a cocktail and a couple of share plates or settling in for an intimate dinner, Bib & Tucker does it all with aplomb.
Chef Scott Bridger is passionate about local and in-season produce. And boy, can you tell. Settle in with a serve of crispy whole school prawns with nori mayo and lime salt. They’re rough and ready and lip-smackingly good.
For those wanting serious protein, chargrilled roo is partnered with indigenous ingredients, wilted samphire and lemon myrtle, and garnished with toasted beetroot and black tahini. It’s an earthy, rustic, true-blue dish.
For pud “the hive” is a must. Caramelised honey (taken from B&T’s rooftop hives), and mascarpone mousse is squished between ginger shortbread in a millefeuille-style stack, perfect for sharing.
Carafes are offered as a 500ml option for those who want more than a glass of wine but not the commitment of a bottle. Very thoughtful. Wines from around Australia and across the ditch feature with a sprinkling of international titles.
With plenty of balcony real estate and floor-to-ceiling windows, there’s a piece of ocean view for everyone. It’s a joyous, fun, casual space with polished dishes and bustling service. And don’t worry about sandy feet when popping in after an obligatory morning swim; they’re cool with that too.