Last night I dropped 1,500 receipts back at a client’s house, which I had entered in Excel for her. On the way home, we decided to drop into Drummoyne Sailing Club for dinner. I can safely say that this was one of the best spontaneous decisions I have made (though to be honest, I tend to organise/plan just about everything!).
As you can see from the photo above, the views of Sydney Harbour and Cockatoo Island are wonderful. And being away from the hustle and bustle of Circular Quay (the part people often think of, when they think of the harbour), was so peaceful. The club was busy, but it’s quite large, so getting a table was no issue. Although we did get the last waterfront one. Phew.
There are 2 restaurants at the sailing club; Ecco (the formal option upstairs) and Sailor’s Grill (the casual option downstairs). We opted for the latter. Initially, we were going to just have a quick bite to eat there, but then we saw the Hot & Cold Seafood Platter and ordered that. Another great spontaneous decision. It includes fresh Tiger prawns, Tasmanian smoked salmon, natural Sydney rock oysters, grilled octopus, green lip mussels, garlic king prawns, salt & pepper calamari, beer battered flathead fillets and chips. I am not normally an octopus fan, but this was divine. The calamari was also tender, and not surprisingly given the location, it tasted so fresh. Needless to say, we could not finish it all. There is easily enough for 3 people to share.
In summary, this is what Sydney summer evenings are all about; relaxing by the harbour and, as Darrly Kerrigan would say, enjoying the serenity.