Balmy Palmy

Staple Outfit
Sunglasses: Sportsgirl
Vest: Ksubi
Dress: Unknown
Boots: Chloe
Bag: Lacoste
Necklace: Sportsgirl
Watch: Swatch Watch

All the clothing items I have on in this outfit are staple items every girl should have in their closet - a denim vest, stripes and ankle boots. They are all such simple and versatile garments. 

I received so many compliments when I stepped out in this outfit and truth is no particular item particularly stands out (minus my Chloe boots, obviously!). There is something that just works when you put stripes, denim and ankle boots together. I love a mid length dress on me, they are comfortable and tend to look more sophisticated than a shorter option. My Ksubi denim vest with studded embossed on the back is possibly my favourite item in my wardrobe at the moment. It seems it can be worn with absolutely anything! Now, what girl isn't in love with the gold studded "Susanna" boots by Chloe. I am determined to make them my investment piece of the decade!!! 

KJ and I took a lovely trip up to Palm Beach yesterday to soak up Sydney's gorgeous sunshine. Of course, there was no other option then to have lunch at the renowned "Boathouse" on Pittwater. 

It is a given that the location is picturesque (well clearly since it is used on a regular basis on Home and Away. The lovely two story boathouse and wharf is located on the Pittwater side of Palm Beach and is secluded from anything else along this stretch of glistening blue water. 

You walk through the front courtyard, past the leafy trees and mismatched tables and chairs until you get to the door of the boathouse. Here you are surrounded by crates and baskets full of fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers. However, this is where the line starts! When we arrived there was a sign at the door stating it would be at least a sixty minute wait for food. So we joined the line that was already out the door. It did not bother us as the atmosphere was so great. 

Whilst lining up in the line we took turns to go and look at the menu on the blackboard. Both the breakfast and lunch menu are based on Modern Australian Cuisine. A tip when lining up is for someone to stand in the line to order food whilst another scouts around for a table. Lining up doesn't secure a table and you could find your party left with food but no table. This was not clear when we lined up but observation and a few questions soon had us split up and securing a table. As we arrived quite late for lunch a few options had already been crossed off the list. We deliberated whilst waiting but finally decided on "bucket of QLD tiger prawns with home made seafood sauce and miche bread", "szechuan salt and pepper squid" and a "mixed leaf salad".
We received ten massive prawns which were the nicest we have had in a long time. They were very tasty and creamy and extremely filling. The crispy bread which accompanied the prawns was good for soaking up the extra seafood sauce. The squid was good but nothing special, maybe a little on the rubbery side.  However, the side asian cabbage salad was very tasty. We also shared a garden salad with mixed lettuce, cherry tomatoes, raw macadamia nuts and spanish onion. It was pleasant but definitely just a side salad! 

Bucket of Tiger Prawns $38

Salt and Pepper Squid $21

We sat out the back on the deck which is suspended over Station Beach, looking out onto Pittwater. The view really is breathtaking. After our meal we shared an "iced chocolate", which is one of their specialties, served in a carafe. It was mouthwateringly delicious. Thank goodness we shared it, it was huge! 

The staff were all very personable but were a tad slow on the turnaround of clearing the tables. The food is quite expensive but hey, you are definitely paying for the view and the atmosphere. 

PS Stay tuned for this outfit post!

Overall, the iconic Barrenjoey Boathouse provides good food, great atmosphere, wonderful fresh produce and a breath-taking view. Definitely a must if you are heading up to the Northern Beaches! 

Overall: 8/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Food: 7/10
Drink: 7.5/10

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