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“OMG Frozen Crayfish”

The Old Pearler Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 12 Restaurants in Denham
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Visited during a weeknight with one other couple in the restaurant. We ordered a seafood platter for 2. Service was fine without being great and food arrived reasonably fast.

Unfortunately the food was very disappointing. The two crawfish halves (that would only just be above minimum size) rather than being the king of the dish were the lemon of the dish. The crayfish had clearly been frozen for some time as water came out of the meat (despite the meat being dry and chewy). With all the good local crayfish I have no idea why you would resort to this.

There was only one piece of grilled fish half the size of my palm that we shared between two. Pity there couldn’t have been more - it was barely enough for one.

We enjoyed the prawns and liked the sauces that came with the dish.

All in all for over $100 this is overpriced. The following day we had a seafood platter over the road from this restaurant . Only $60 ( but no crayfish) and way nicer.

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

It is so hard to get really good quality non pub style meals out of season so well done to the staff at the Pearler. Quaint setting and the whiting entree was first class. The chowder recommended

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Thank taj32016
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

What a cool little restaurant! The service lady was so lovely and they were super accomodating for myself being gluten free (coeliac). I could even eat the tiramisu! Whaaaaat.
Entree garlic prawns was a little disappointing, mostly because we wanted more, quite small and needed more seasoning. Otherwise nice flavour.
Mains were a good size. Both had seafood and it was delicious. Again slightly under seasoned but you can always add more salt so no big deal. We would definitely go back. With the unique building and cosy atmosphere it’s a ‘do not miss’ in Denham.

Thank Vianna T
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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

It’s a lovely place to visit the staff are lovely
The food however is pretty expensive the. What you get is ordinary I had a steak and salad the steak was
Nice the salad was semi frozen my partner had the surf and turf again the steak was nice the seafood was all
Frozen from a shop
This is a town that’s main industry is seafood so really disappointing

Thank jill42
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

I ordered the seafood platter recommended by many others - it cost AUD61 for one person and while the portion was large it comprised of frozen seafood that was bland and tasteless. For that price point I would have expected fresh seafood (particularly for a restaurant located right by the coast) so overall it was disappointing.

Thank vierna1234
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