On a bit of a whim, we decided on Saturday to treat ourselves to some nice nosh and try out a restaurant we haven't been to before. It's been quite a while since we've treated ourselves to a really good meal out. I did a search on google and looked at a few restaurant guides and came across the Lighthouse Restaurant in Cleveland, Brisbane. Having visited Raby Bay many times we couldn't believe that we'd never heard of this restaurant which is just down the road from Raby Bay.
The Lighthouse restaurant, as the name suggests, is situated next to a lighthouse on a spit of land sticking out into Moreton Bay (or is it Redland Bay?). It was pitch-black when we arrived and there's very little lighting in that area. It all adds to the atmosphere though - we sat outside to eat and couldn't see the waves but could hear them gently lapping against the bank just a few metres in front of us.
The food was pretty good as well. I had my usual favourite starter - mussels in white wine sauce, and followed this with 'Earth and Sea', described on the menu as '350 g grain fed rib fillet topped w ½ Moreton Bay bug, prawns & garlic cream sauce atop roasted chats & seasonal greens. Delicious! We had Lauren with us so we treated ourselves to dessert and shared some ridiculously tasty chocolate concoction and Croquembouche.
It was a very good meal but we've all been on a serious health kick lately so all of that with wine and coffee was a bit of a shock to the digestive system and I for one felt like a bag of crap on Sunday. Some serious detox needed!