One of St Kilda’s most well-known beachside restaurants has re-opened following five months of renovations with a brand-spanking new menu to go with the re-do.
The wait was definitely worth it.
Captain Baxter’s fresh digs have a bright and natural light-filled look, designed around the feel of tropical beach bungalows from the 1920s (definitely feels like a setting in an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel).
The first things you’ll notice when you walk in are the windows which span around the whole venue and a fully retractable roof. It’s like you’re literally dining on the beach.
The new menu is just what you want when you’re dining by the shore—relaxed, fresh and delicious of course. Most of the dishes here are seafood focussed with an Asian influence.
The feel of the menu is probably best captured by dishes like the ‘KFC’ Korean Fried Chicken with kimchi spice and the cured cobia served with native lime and seaweed. Don’t mind if we do.
Veggie-lovers need not miss out either with intriguing options like cauliflower steak served with miso, sesame and furikake, and fried potato cakes with a yuzu kosho mayo (excuse us while we drool).
Sommelier Luke Campbell was also brought on to curate a wine list featuring a selection of popular Aussie wine producers, split into categories of ‘fruity’, ‘bold’, ‘refreshing’ and ‘juicy’. So you’ll know exactly what to pair with your steamed John Dory or charcoal grilled, grass-fed steak.
These guys will definitely become a fast favourite for Summer drinks post work. See you there.
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