When in Hobart, do as the Hobartians do.
Mures Fish Centre was packed day and night. Couples, families and friends could be found at the Lower Deck restaurant, Upper Deck restaurant and Sushi Bar. Mmm… fresh seafood, waterfront views and a special “Prawn Fest”. How could I resist?
The “Prawn Fest” was available as a 2 course for $29.50 or as a 3 course for $33.50. Naturally, I went for the 3 course and started with an entree of Mures’ signature smokey chowder. It was fragrant and creamy with sauteed smoked trevally and bacon.
Zen opted for the seafood platter ($49.50) which included a drool-worthy array of pacific oysters, natural and nam jhim; terrine of smoked salmon mousse, mascarpone and nori; Crystal Bay banana prawns with herb aioli; blue eye and scallops in a citrus and star anise ceviche; smoked trout pate with croutons; and crumbed fish, scallops and squid served with tartare sauce and lemon. It was literally, a mouth full!
Options for the Prawn Fest main course were tempura prawns, whole cooked prawns or scallop basillica. I chose the cooked Queensland banana prawns which were served with herb aioli, chilli, lime and shallot salt and salad greens. The prawns were huge, uber fresh and simply delicious.
While Mures do fruit strudels, creme brulee and panna cotta, the Prawn Fest only had one option for dessert.
Mango and Raspberry sorbet…
The ever-changing menu signifies a strong focus on fresh seafood… and that’s exactly what I’ve enjoyed about Mures Upper Deck. It was fresh produce served a little bit fancy.
Mures Upper Deck
Mures Fish Centre, Victoria Dock, Hobart, TAS