The Anchorage Restaurant - Wollongong Harbour, NSW
I was literally in a room with a view. And what a view, with the full sun turned on, with blue skies and everything nice. The occasion was made even more special being able to sit down for a meal with six long time mates. And what a meal too, with a quick turnaround in delivery after making up our mind on the choices. For me , it was even easier to make the mains selection - duck, with all its texture, richness and accompanying sauce and fresh greens. (photo below) The decor and room setting may be retro but to me , that adds to the variety and specialness of the place. The Anchorage epitomises what Wollongong can be all about - a unique lifestyle, a throwback to the Australia many may miss in these times of quick change and an oasis of serenity and reliability.
The carrot and pumpkin soup (above) was delicate, full of flavour and uplifting. It was appropriate for the onset of the warm season for the south coast of NSW. The light garnishing and the crispy bread got the appetite going. I was glad that I chose this instead of the usual dessert for lunch.
The Anchorage Restaurant is located at 7 -9 Wilson Street, along a hidden away side road that is best approached by Campbell Street off Corrimal Street towards the ocean side of Wollongong. Barbara is always a delight to greet guests and make them feel at home in this cosy restaurant, which is part of the Boat Harbour Motel. One can also park the vehicle at the motel's parking precinct or along Cliff Road and walk on a paved trail to the motel. Licensed, it offers a practical and easy choice of wines and beer.