Monday, March 8, 2010

Brittania Restaurant

The Mall,
Queenstown-Lakes 9300,
New Zealand
(03) 442 9600

After having dinner close to our hotel, (a Restaurant called Vknow in Queenstown, review will be done soon) we went for a walk down town which took about 25 minutes (and takes 40 minutes on the way back because of this big ass hill!!).

Checking out the dessert menu's of each restaurant, we were walking around for about 15 minutes... that's me - i'm very indecisive and i like to see everything that is on offer before making a decision. Even if i see something that i would like, i won't settle for second best unless i've seen other options hehe..

The restaurant doesn't stand out too much if it werent for the menu stand on the ground floor- I wouldnt of spotted it. Heading up the stairs i wasn't sure if i was going into the right door but that was confirmed once i stepped into a room that resembled the inside of a ship! With wooden walls, old carpet, as well as wooden tables & chairs, the walls had posters of maps, life jackets, fish nets, all sorts of ship related items.

The man (who i assume was the owner as he was just sitting around on the empty tables as we walked in) took our order of one "spotted dick", & asked 'is that all? i highly recommend the grand marnier icecream boat"

So we ended up with two desserts :]

The pudding was more like a cake, and was still warm from coming out of the oven, i could tell it was only baked to order because it had the nice soft just cooked texture of a cake. It was topped with cream, chocolate sauce, served with whipped cream and a classic vanilla ice cream. This was my favorite dessert out of the two, although it could've been a larger portion of cake :P

When the boat came out- all eyes were on our table, as you can see its a beautiful piece of food art, the sails made of toffee, and knowing toffee would set quickly, the artist would of had to work very quickly with the design, i think they did a great job. It was more a decoration though cos i only broke of a bit and didnt eat the rest. The 'Boat" was made out of dark chocolate, and was filled with scoops of grand marnier icecream and whipped cream. The ice cream had very little liqueur flavour, but was still very creamy. & i think i remember there being a flake stick in there too..

Brittania Restaurant has a really great atmosphere and very friendly staff, i do not regret taking the man's recomendations as i've never had anything like this boat before hehe, its very cute & creative. WHile the restaurant was abit empty (it was a Sunday night, and about 8pm), looking around, there were about 6 other people dining, and i noticed very large servings so i can say this place is great for value as well.


chocolatesuze said...

ooh the boat is so pretty! love restaurants that take pride of their presentation!

Kristy Sayer said...

I'm indecisive too! So I usually research restaurants way before I go there :P

I love when restaurants bake to order, mainly because I have a habit of eating baked goods straight out of the oven.
It looks like this restaurant really takes pride in their presentation,
The icecream boat is so cool!

trissalicious said...

Haha Betty - two desserts over one is definitely a wise choice!

Amy @ said...

I love desserts with flair. I might give it a try one day. Thanks for sharing!

mademoiselle délicieuse said...

Woah, toffee sails! Impressive *faint*

Not Quite Nigella said...

LOL I love that toffee boat! That is very cool indeed! :D

Belle@Ooh, Look said...

Spotted dick. Hahaha, that always makes me laugh! The boat dessert looks amazing.

Phuoc'n Delicious said...

The dessert looks fab! When I was in London I wanted a spotty dick too but unfortunately couldn't find one.. :(

missklicious said...

Ooh, the boat is so cute! I always have to check out every option before I decide too. Just incase there's something better!

A cupcake or two said...

The toffee boat is so cute. ehehhe. What a funny name for a dessert. ehehehehehe

sophie said...

i am really in awe of hte boat this is beautiful !! Cheers from Pierre the french foodie !! Pierre

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