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    Rubiras: Try the Bugs!

    by lesaandbill Written Jun 18, 2006

    Before we moved here...we weren't familiar with eating bugs...so we gave them a try one night to find out they were an excellent shellfish...similar to crabs.

    They were excellent...and with the wine, side dishes and great service...we still vote as one of our favorite restaurants in melbourne. The whole atmophere...and being on the bay...and after a fun day of sightseeing...this is a great stop.

    Favorite Dish: moreton bay bugs

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  • Rubira's: Best seafood restaurant in Victoria

    by ozsyd Written Jan 13, 2004

    John Rubira had a seafood restaurant in Fitzroy, an inner city suburb of Melbourne. This restaurant was housed in a non-descript pub but was frequented by seafood lovers from all over town. Many captains of industry would be found there at long lunches, often not leaving until their family members joined them for dinner.

    You can imagine the disappointment when Rubira's was closed, and moved to Sorrento - almost two hours away from Melbourne. However, the new Rubira's is a world away from the original modest restaurant.

    Rubira's in Sorrento is actually a whole complex. Housing a takeout fish and chip, public bar, brasserie and restaurant. The restaurant's setting is super elegant, matched with one of the best water views anywhere. Linen tablecloths and serviettes coupled with excellent knowledgeable waiting staff makes it a dining experience worth driving to.

    The menu is seafood. Most dishes are available as a starter or as a main course. The list is extensive, and most items are identified as 'fresh daily', and some as exclusive to Rubira's. The wine list is also extensive. With over a page of Australian chardonnay, and several excellent examples of imported wines like Montrachets.

    The service was also impeccable. The day I went was with a business colleague, and the staff saw that we were deep in conversation and did not intrude to get our food orders until they instinctively knew that we were ready. Staff of this calibre are true professionals and not part-time students earning pocket money. There is also a sommelier to advise on the wines often missing in seaside resort restaurants.

    All in all, an absolute gem and Sorrento's jewel in the crown.

    Favorite Dish: On my visit I had the classics. Seafood cocktail and Crayfish mornay. You may well laugh that this is not the height of culinary achievement, but when coupled with the freshest of ingredients, these two dishes is worth travelling two hours for.

    The seafood cocktail featured five South Australian King Prawns, assembled like the sails on the Sydney Opera House, arranged in order from largest to smallest. The excellent sauce was in its own bowl with a perfectly ripe avocado. I wished for ten prawns.

    Crayfish comes in two sizes. 900g and 1100g. The 900g is a whole crayfish split in half and the 1100g is a half crayfish. You can have it cooked in three ways: mornay, menuier and grilled. For me, the only way to do crayfish is mornay. Grilling dries out the flesh too much and doesn't accentuate the flavour. Menuier is too plain. Mornay, when done well is like a marriage made in heaven. The cheese should form a light brown crust which protects the flesh from drying out, and the sauce poaches the crayfish in its own shell. Rubira's crayfish mornay is perfection.

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    Rubira's Resturant: Seafood Excellence..

    by Sweetberry1 Updated Aug 29, 2003

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    Rubira's is set in the old Koonya Hotel on the Sorrento waterfront which was built in 1836 and is now heritage listed.
    The main restaurant opens out to the foreshore catching the lovely sea breezes and a million dollar view.

    Rubira's restaurant, which is fully licensed, is open 7 days a week.

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    Palm Resturant Cafe & Bar: Lovely Resturant..

    by Sweetberry1 Updated Aug 29, 2003

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    The garden area next door is an Al Fresco Café & Bar.
    Breakfast, lunch and barbecue style dinner.
    Prices range from $5.00 - $25.00.AUD

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    Buckley's Chance: You got Buckley's Chance..

    by Sweetberry1 Updated Aug 29, 2003

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    Buckley's Chance

    Alfresco Dining..
    Dining Room...
    Private Dining Room...

    Fully licenced.
    Snack Bar.
    Special Childrens Menu.
    Lunches.
    Speciality - Crepes & Pancakes.

    Favorite Dish: Seafood Platter

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