Published on August 11th, 2011 | by Ultimate OmNoms0
Swish Swash Seafood mania – Swashbucklers
We haven’t found many of Aucklands themed restaurants so you can imagine my delight when we first walked in. Loud and crowded, the decor with wooden floors, fishes and painted blue made me feel like I stepped on board a ship.
All you foodies out there may think that Rayshurshur has eaten things from all over the world – and the truth is, I have eaten a lot. But I have never had a tuna steak before. This was my first. The photo really explains how nicely cooked it was – mid-rare – it tasted even better (a bit like sashimi, but then it is raw fish) lean and fresh with the avocado and sweet chili.
There’s times when I hate sitting opposite Rayshurshur, like when he does his OMNOM face, but this time he was just enjoying the food too much to even do that face. Before I could ask for a second mouthful, the tuna was ALL GONE and all I got instead was a guilty face.
I ordered the smoked salmon linguini which was amazingly creamy. I crammed myself full of smoked salmon for the first few mouthfuls but it really got too rich and Rayshurshur had to polish off the rest for me (yes, even after that tuna steak). The sides were massive, the basket of chips that came with the linguini was enough to share with the whole table.
I’d definitely recommend Swashbucklers for a good night out with friends. We were way too full to even order dessert! There are lots of places that specialize in different types of food, for Swashbucklers it’s seafood. They’re nothing fancy (their cuisine especially), but their seafood was fresh. And I love fresh!
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