17 May 2019

C Dine Bar

| Editor

The first restaurant to open along the esplanade of Kingston Foreshore, C Dine Bar offers a modern Australian dining experience with decidedly refined ‘surf ‘n turf’ flavour, in a setting that until now has been lacking in the nation’s capital. The location affords views of the lake and the canal that runs through to the small harbour. The interior is a light and open space that combines plush embroidered chairs, crisp napery and immaculate table settings to give a sense of occasion. From the kitchen, the best of local produce is utilised by chef and co-owner Dan Keogh, with seafood sourced from the south coast and meats from the nearby Riverina. Merimbula oysters are shucked to order ­– classic Kilpatrick, Rockefeller or natural of course. Starters may be chowder of clams, salmon, mussels, or nachos of braised dry age beef, gaufrette potatoes, cheese and jalapeno. For mains, a 300 gram dry aged sirloin – aged 36 days­ – comes with king prawns, dipping salts, red wine jus and béarnaise; and a seafood pie floater comprises clams, mussels, prawns, and fish on mushy peas. For those wishing to share and to use their fingers, options may be as casual as a bucket of prawns and as involved as an extravagant seafood platter. Service is overseen by co-owner Shann Howman, and is highlighted by his knowledge of the impressive wine list. Breakfast is available on weekends, and is taken very seriously here. A vast selection of offerings borders on the decadent: Bacon and eggs or French toast, while excellent here, can easily be overlooked in favour of a champagne breakfast that includes a glass of Moet & Chandon, oyster shooters, wagyu rosti, salmon fritters and crab omelette; and those that believe any hour is cocktail hour will be pleased with a Bloody Caesar or Marmalade Martini. Oh, and they serve coffee as well.

17/19 Eastlake Parade Kingston
02 6239 5299

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Sat-Sun 9-11am
Tue-Sun 12-3pm

$12.0 – $56.0

Fully licensed
BYO bottled wine only
Corkage $20.0 per bottle

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