Restaurants

Odyssea | The Verdict

By Tessa Gallagher - 10 May 2016


Guys, if you haven’t sat down to a delicious piece of fish and a crisp glass of white wine at Odyssea overlooking City Beach yet, you really need to reassess what you’re doing with your life.

It is quite ironic that as a State with some of the most incredible coastline in Australia (if not the world, I’m calling it!) we have had so few beachside restaurants in recent years and even less good ones. Now thanks to Odyssea and a bevvy of other beauties, this is finally changing…and I, for one, couldn’t be happier about it.

Odyssea really is everything that beachside dining in Perth should be—the 300-seater restaurant is elegant and stylish without feeling too cool, the mod Oz menu is sophisticated but not pretentious and the view over the aqua waters of City Beach is gorgeous whatever time of the day.

It has also been packed to the brim for brekky, lunch and dinner since throwing open its doors early this year, proving that it was a much needed addition to the area. It is the first of three restaurants opening as part of the new City Beach development (Rise Pizzeria and Hamptons are set to open soon) and it has yet to show any sign of slowing down, even now that summer is well and truly over. A word to the wise: book a table or be prepared to wait in line.

The menu is packed full of crowd-pleasing dishes with a twist, making the most of local and seasonal produce, with nearly everything made on site.

The brekky menu is superb—running the gamut from avo and grilled haloumi on sourdough, to house-made crumpets and a filo wild-herb pie. The coffee, as you would expect, is spot on and the perfect accompaniment to a big fat slice of one of the drool-worthy cakes of the day.

Lunch and dinner continue the delicious ride, with dishes like a bangin’ prawn and chilli tagliatelle pasta, a fresh and zingy squid salad, a moorish Korean spiced BBQ Linley Valley pork belly and an always delightful fish of the day special—you won’t regret the rankin cod if they have it!

All of it is freaking delicious, especially when it’s washed down with something tasty from the extensive beer and wine menu which FYI, must feature one of the longest list of wines by the glass in Perth?

Whether you pop by Odyssea for a coffee or juice after a swim, or front up for cocktails with the gang on a Saturday night, it will probably become your new fave place—if it isn’t aleady. As the crew at Odyssea say: “pull up a chair, watch the waves roll in and let us look after you.” Sounds pretty good to me!

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Image credit: Nancy Hanna

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