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RESTAURANT OF THE WEEK
RIBS & RUMPS
Manly is about a thirty minute pleasant ferry ride from Sydney's Circular Quay and is a nice beachfront community with lots of surfers.
We ate practically nothing but seafood during this trip to Australia and a some red meat sounded good for a change.
Ribs & Rumps is a South African themed restaurant with various carvings and other mementos from that part of the world. In fact one of the sauces offered was "monkey gland" sauce. No thanks!
The restaurant is on the second floor right on the main drag of Manly. And just across the road is the Tasman Sea. You get beautiful views of the beach, water and surfers from your perch at this restaurant.
My wife and I started this lunch with a shared Caesar salad. It came beautifully presented in a slanted bowl. While the presentation was very nice it made it difficult to eat the dog gone thing without spilling it all over the table. It was good, though, and was a little different than the Caesar we're used to in the U.S. It came with lots of eggs, bacon, anchovies and, of course, romaine lettuce.
For my main course I went with the "Giant T-Bone" steak with small, round potatoes. My wife had a burger and fries. My steak was cooked rare, just as I ordered it. My wife enjoyed her burger but it was actually too big for her to finish it.
We enjoyed our meal here and the beautiful view. The only one slight negative was slow service. The place really started to fill up shortly after we were seated and it was next to impossible to get our waiter's attention so that we could settle up on the check. Finally another waiter picked up on our effort to pay the bill and he took care of it for us.
They have a web site here.