We’ve made a silly, silly mistake. We’ve taken far too long to mention Pier One at Wrest Point to readers. We were extremely lucky to secure a window seat at this truly-waterfront restaurant and bar for a Sunday lunch recently. And man, did we make the most of it.

Pier One - Restaurant, Wrest Point Tasmania

Waterfront views: Pier One Restaurant, Wrest Point

Pier One Restaurant and Bar: Wrest Point

The service was impeccable at Pier One and perfectly matched the food delivered to our table-for-two. Gavin chose the pan seared Cape Grim oyster blade steak served with sweet potato, roasted shallots, candied walnuts, goat’s cheese and chipotle mayonnaise. The meat was tender and cooked to perfection, and the accompaniments were just right. To bump up his quota of vegetables, Gavin requested a side of charred broccolini with almonds and burnt butter. Also delicious.

Pier One - Cape Grim Oyster Blade Steak

Cape Grim Oyster Blade Steak: Pier One

I was tempted to order a pizza, as the topping combinations appealed and I haven’t had a really good, gourmet pizza in ages. However we were told – twice, by different Pier One wait staff – that the pizzas were huge and definitely enough for sharing. I was a little intimidated by the thought, knowing it would be all for me! So I went with the beer-battered fish with chips and beautifully-dressed salad leaves. The dish came with a lemon and dill mayonnaise and I totally loved every bite. No regrets about forsaken pizza.

Pier One - Seafood

Cascade ale battered fish n chips: Pier One

If we have one tip for dining at Pier One, it’s this: don’t share a dessert. Have one all to yourself! We can vouch for the vanilla bean brulee, it was a magnificent offering. The poached cherries and panforte… could eat them every day! The lunch menu was compact, but still promises a few temptations for our next visit. It will be difficult to resist ordering the same again though. Hope you get to try something at this gorgeous Wrest Point restaurant; please share your thoughts with us about dining in Tasmania.

Pier One - Vanilla Bean Brulee

Vanilla bean brulee: poached cherries and panforte

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