Thursday, September 24, 2009

Hugos Manly

Shop 1
Manly Wharf
East Esplanade, MANLY
Ph: 02 8116 8555

Bear Cottage, is the first childrens hospice in New South Wales. A place where children with terminal illnesses can stay with their family from time to time to receive rest & receive medical care in a home like environment.

This is my family's 2nd stay, & the plan was to take us out on a whale watching expedition on a boat, & then lunch on the wharf.

We did spot 2 or 3 whales luckily, so everyone was really excited on the way back.

Bear Cottage is a lovely place to stay, my parents get to relax and so does Annie, with lots of activities, games, and other children to play with. They do a great deal to help us all, its just so great to have a place like this for kids to stay in! Usually Annie stays atleast a week every school holidays, and i try to take time off work to join them :)

So after a chilly morning out on the boat, we headed back to Manly wharf for a much needed lunch! The weather was superb, the sun was out, warming us from the slightly chilly breeze, & we were all starving hehe.

I guess we had a special group booking, as plates of pizza were served to everyone who wanted one, and they kept bringing out pizza after pizza, along with sides of chips & salads.

Pepperoni - pepperoni, tomato, mint & buffalo milk mozzarella

Ham - leg ham off the bone, ricotta, balsamic reduction & mushrooms

Margherita - cherry tomato, fresh buffalo milk mozzarella & basil

Chips with Italian tomato sauce & seeded mustard aioli

Pumpkin - roasted pumpkin, zucchini, sweet & sour onions, gorgonzola & pine nuts

Lamb - slow roasted with potato, fetta, olives, capsicum, onion & chilli

Pork belly - slow roasted pork belly with sweet & sour onions & radicchio

Rocket, pear & parmesan salad with balsamic dressing

Simple Cheese

Mushroom - field mushrooms, taleggio, buffalo mozzarella & basil

The location of the restaurant is beautifully located along the esplanade, with stunning views of the water, small beach, & rich waterfront houses :)

Service was friendly, we did not have to wait long for food, & our cups were constantly re- filled to the tops!

I found the pizza here really light, as in - i could eat quite a few slices, without feeling too fully. The bases were thin & crispy, with lots of topping, so really you were eating more topping then dough - i like that! & also, got to try more than just 2 or 3 different pizza's, we covered about 7 of the 13 pizza's on their menu.


Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

You got a gorgeous day for it! The day we went was a bit rainy so it wasn't quite as picturesque. I found their pizzas a bit hit and miss but I liked the service and location and it has a really nice atmosphere to it.

Anh said...

I think I will just go there for the gorgerous view!!

chocolatesuze said...

ooh that pumpkin pizza looked awesome hee its pumpkin in cubes!

mademoiselle délicieuse said...

Another place that I keep meaning to go to but haven't made it to as yet...maybe as the weather gets warmer! Looks like you were there on a beautiful day =)

joey@FoodiePop said...

Wow! You had a lot of pizza there! They all look fab! I hadn't read this post before, so thanks for pointing it out. Will definitely go back one of these days (when it's not so miserable like today!) and try more pizzas and their other dishes.