The Atlantic

Thursday, December 10, 2015 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

The Atlantic is one of the restaurant collections located in the Crown Entertainment Complex. It was run by Donovan Cooke, he was born in Yorkshire and had begun to work in kitchen since he was 15 years old. He previously worked in London at The Savoy Hotel and The Waterside Inn and also in France at La Cote St. By the age of 23 he was the Head Chef at Harvey's and then his next conquest was opening Est Est Est in Melbourne. The restaurant began to operated in 1997, a year after Donovan came to Melbourne. He was clearly not done with his accomplishment when he opened Luxe and get The Age Good Food Guide in it's first year. His other restaurant such as Ondine also awarded Best New Restaurant in 2002. Then he travel and work at Derby Restaurant and Bar in Hong Kong. Finally, in 2010 he returned to Melbourne and then the Atlantic was born.

The atlantic interior provides a glimpse of the coast, there are wooden tables, hanging ropes, hanging wooden lanterns, a little bit splash of blue here and there. Honestly, I love the vibe and the big window brings the light in on day time and it's just perfect. The den was located downstairs, it was a sophisticated bar and somehow it has a vibe of being private and luxurious.

I have dine at The Atlantic several times by now and it was one of my favourite place for seafood fine dining. So when one of my best friend wanted to dine in at The Atlantic before she go back to her country for-good, I happily agreed to accompany her. We went in on a Wednesday, lunch time and the restaurant was quite busy. While waiting for our food, we were given complimentary bread.

Salad of Crayfish Tail - lime curd, confit apples, sugar snap peas, baby watercress, finger limes ($30) It was really light and fresh.

Pan Seared Scallops - "Waldorf salad" green apple, celery, mayonnaise, mint, walnuts, raspberry gel, baby coriander ($27). The scallop was perfectly cooked and the other ingredients brings out the freshness and lighten the dish up.

Moreton Bay Bug Spaghetti - olive oil, garlic, chilli, parsley ($29/$42). This is my favourite dish at The Atlantic, the dish that from the very beginning I love. Moreton Bay Bug is one of my favourite seafood, it was cooked perfectly. The sauce taste like aglio olio and just the perfect coincidence, it was my favourite sauce.

Olive Confit Ora King Salmon - new season asparagus, blood orange, daikon, micro basil, orange, saffron, star anise reduction ($46). The generous piece of salmon was so soft and unique, it's not a dish you can find easily anywhere. It was cooked in 50°C olive oil.

Radicchio Salad - fennel, pears, lemon olive oil dressing ($13). The salad was fresh, light and crunchy with dried berries on top.

We decide to go with something fresh and light for our dessert. Strawberry Parfait ($20) just the perfect end to our lunch.

Strawberry field mocktails ($10). This was not on the menu, the staff just simply ask us a couple of questions to find out our preferences and made us this sweet, sour and fresh mocktails. We dine in one day before my birthday and best friend bought me an early birthday cake from Bibelot.

On my previous visit, I have tried their Hapuka fillet and they also taste great. Overall, It was another successful visit and the taste stays pretty consistent with my previous visits. This won't be the last time I'll be dining in at The Atlantic.

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Monday-Sunday: 12pm-3pm & 6pm-11pm

The Atlantic
Crown Melbourne
8 Whiteman St
Southbank, VIC 3006