Whitewater is a modern Australian Restaurant located on the Manly Beach front with great water views. While it provides a relaxed ambiance where friends, family and colleagues can dine together in a casual beachy style atmosphere, the restaurant does also offer private room facilities and is available to host functions such as weddings and corporate events.
What better way to start than with drinks – a glass of red for me and a Mango mocktail concoction for her.
No shortage of drinking options here!
I usually order natural oysters but I also love a good kilpatrick. These were grilled with crispy bacon and worcestershire sauce and didn’t disappoint…wished we had ordered more of these!
This roasted Chinese duck turned out to be a meatier and better option than expected, generally the duck is usually thinly sliced. As a child, I loved getting my hands dirty holding those self made pancakes with duck meat, shallots, cucumber and dollop of plum sauce. Finger licking good!
Crunchy 5 spiced squid with fried noodles. This course comes with balsamic and tofu/wasabi dips for added flavour. We played a game of 5 spices. I challenge you to name them!
The truffled wagyu beef burger served with steakhouse chips was definitely bigger than a mouthful. Naturally, the mix of beef and truffle caught our attention and there was no need to upsize here, the patty was double the normal thickness. The parmesan oozing provided a juicy combo with rocket, roasted peppers, tomato and aioli. The steakhouse chips were moreish and a welcome accompaniment. None left over at all!
The menu suggests that this would be a seafood experience and they were not wrong with that. This is a plate full of fresh produce, as you would expect from any restaurant by the water consisting of oysters, tiger prawns, tuna tataki, balsamic king trout, smoked salmon with ponzu pepper sauce and aioli … and it still left me wanting more in the end!
… and as if the savoury wasn’t enough, try the desserts, especially the Assiette (if you can’t decide) which is basically a sampler of their signature treats, but be warned, not only are they generous portions but the chocolate caramel mousse cake is the richest of them, so you might want to eat it last.
In summary we were well fed with good food and well looked after by Marjorie, Mas and the team. We loved the beach atmosphere and definitely think it would be the perfect dining experience, especially during summer sipping great cocktails while having a meal and feeling the cool summer breeze flowing through the restaurant.
35 South Steyne,
Manly, NSW 2095
Contributed by Ian & Cindy, who dined as a guest on behalf of 2 Hungry Guys