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Posted September 30, 2008 by Jennifer Lam (Jenius) in Australia / TAS
 
 

Mures Upper Deck, seafood restaurant

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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?

Mures Upper Deck Seafood Restaurant, Hobart, Tasmania - outside

Mures Upper Deck Seafood Restaurant, Hobart, Tasmania - starter of bread, balsamic and butter

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.

Mures Upper Deck Seafood Restaurant, Hobart, Tasmania - smokey chowder

Mures Upper Deck Seafood Restaurant, Hobart, Tasmania - diners

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!

Mures Upper Deck Seafood Restaurant, Hobart, Tasmania - hot seafood platter

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.

Mures Upper Deck Seafood Restaurant, Hobart, Tasmania - cooked Queensland banana prawns with herb aioli, chilli and shallot salt, salad greens

Mures Upper Deck Seafood Restaurant, Hobart, Tasmania - hot chips

While Mures do fruit strudels, creme brulee and panna cotta, the Prawn Fest only had one option for dessert.

Mures Upper Deck Seafood Restaurant, Hobart, Tasmania - sorbet

Mango and Raspberry sorbet…

Mures Upper Deck Seafood Restaurant, Hobart, Tasmania - chocolate and caramel fudge

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.


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Mures Upper Deck
Mures Fish Centre, Victoria Dock, Hobart, TAS
Web: www.muresupperdeck.com.au
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Jennifer Lam (Jenius)

 
Jennifer is the founding blogger of I Ate My Way Through (originally, Jenius.com.au). Growing up in the multicultural melting pot of Sydney’s Inner West as a second generation Australian (of Vietnamese refugee parents of Teochew Chinese ancestry), Jen has always had a deep curiosity about global cuisines, culinary heritage and the cultural assimilation of immigrants. For Jen and her family, food is always at the centre of all celebrations, life events and milestones. A lover of the finer things in life, as well as cheap eats, her blogging ethos is all about empowering and inspiring people to expand their culinary repertoire. When not running her two companies (she is also the Managing Director of The Bamboo Garden online marketing agency), Jen can be found exploring vintage markets and local eats around the world. She has a weakness for fried chicken.