Charming restaurant offers indulgent cuisine
Hidden amongst the lush rolling hills of Tallebudgera Valley, you will discover the picturesque beauty and divine cuisine at The Peppercorn Cafe.
Surrounded by landscaped gardens, this quaint dining location has a country style ambience with warm and welcoming service.
Dining alfresco on the timber deck, my guest and I enjoyed superbly presented dishes prepared by chef Bryan Kelly.
To start, my guest and I chose the trio of assorted dips, which included curried eggplant, guacamole and Mediterranean dips accompanied by lightly toasted Turkish bread.
The standout Mediterranean dip contained a flavoursome combination of basil, fetta, sun-blushed tomato, black olives and a dash of cream cheese.
Our choice of appetizer was followed by baked field mushrooms with chorizo sausage and mozzarella for the entree.
My guest commented on the interesting combination of this dish, which flooded our palates with intricate flavours.
Not many chefs would think of combining these three simple ingredients, yet Bryan displayed his natural talent for creating simple, delectable cuisine.
For our mains, my guest and I chose to share the Tasmanian salmon fillet and oven roast chicken breast.
The salmon was served with a mouth-watering herb crust, champ potato and chive Buerre Blanc.
The subtle flavours of the herb crust and creamy potato was unlike any other experience.
The oven roast chicken breast was complemented by a preserved lemon couscous and capsicum tagine, emphasising the freshness and flavours of each ingredient.
Just when I thought I couldn't fit in another bite, our friendly waitress enticed us to indulge in the decadent desserts, recommending sticky toffee pudding.
Arriving at our table in a timely manner, the display of the pudding looked absolutely irresistible.
The perfectly sized dessert was served with walnuts, drizzled in sweet caramel and finished with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream.
Bryan proved his knack for preparing dishes that can be described as nothing less than perfect.
With 15 years experience working in restaurants all over the world, Bryan has a true talent for preparing sensational modern cuisine.
The Peppercorn Cafe offers blackboard specials, BYO only, a kids menu, hot and cold beverages, plus breakfast on weekends.
The intimate and private setting is perfectly suited for weddings and receptions, plus the restaurant also caters for high teas, buffet dinners and other special events.
Open for breakfast Saturday and Sunday from 8am, lunch Wednesday to Sunday from 11am to 3pm and dinner Thursday to Saturday from 6pm to 9pm.