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RESTAURANT OF THE WEEK
A PERSONAL REVIEW OF RESTAURANTS AROUND THE WORLD

JORDANS SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

This place is well known for its fresh seafood and while it's located in the major tourist area of Darling Harbour, it's still a great place to chow down and there are plenty of locals mixed in with the tourists.

The restaurant offers indoor and outside dining and sits right on the harbour.  This is a great place for people watching as a constant parade of tourists, joggers, and business people pass by.

My wife and I started out this lunch with an order of calamari to share.  It came to the table in a most interesting preparation.  The dish consisted of several tubular, scored sections from a large squid.  They were grilled and presented with an interesting sauce that had a bit of a kick to it.  It sounded "foo-fooish" on the menu (it came with paw-paw this or that) but the combination actually worked out nicely.


Good Squid!

For our main course we each chose the "famous" fish and chips.  When I asked our server what kind of fish it was she said it was something called "gem" that day.  She said the fresh fish varied each day according to what was available but she said the gem was excellent.  And she was right.

A moderate portion of fish (three long "logs") came with a good amount of chips (French fries) and we enjoyed our meal.  And of all places we sampled in Australia, Jordans had the best tartar sauce!


Fancy "Tower" Presentation On A Seafood Combo

Tab without any alcohol or tip came to $83A.  And as I've said before about this part of the world, watch your soda intake.  Small Diet Cokes went for $4.50A each and there are no refills.  So if you're really thirsty, nurse your sodas and ask for water!

Jordans has a shared web site here.

ADDITIONAL AUSTRALIAN RESTAURANT REVIEWS

Bondi Surf Seafoods - Bondi Beach
Cushion - Coogee Beach
Doyles At the Quay - Sydney
Deep Blue Restaurant - Coogee Beach
Harry's Singapore Chili Crab - Sydney
Italian Village - Sydney
Manly Fish Cafe - Manly
Ribs & Rumps - Manly
Waterfront Restaurant - Sydney