Lamonts Smiths Beach

So we had spent some quality time touring the region during the day but then spent a leisurely afternoon enjoying Smith’s Beach Resort’s facilities (the movie channel may have been involved). After all this chillaxing we decided to extend this enjoyment into the evening with a visit to the new addition to the Lamont’s chain…. There’s one right at Smith’s Beach Resort! We could literally walk to dinner – yay! A decent crowd were already in attendance when we arrived, without a booking, but they found a table for the two for us.

The fit out was nice and modern, but still had a welcoming and beachside feel – loved the lighting!. It was so entirely relaxing to be able to venture to such a lovely restaurant on foot from our Smith’s Beach apartment. We were slightly peckish and were happy to share a few dishes.

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Now I think the reason we were slightly disappointed with the whiting at Morries was that at Lamonts Wine Store in Cottesloe we had had their whiting previously and it was the best we’d had and became our whiting benchmark. When we saw whiting on the menu at their Yallingup restaurant, Tempura Shark Bay whiting, shaved fennel, grilled lemon ($22.50), we couldn’t wait to try it again! So we ordered that along with the Garlic fried marron, candied walnuts, baby spinach and buttermilk dressing ($24.50), because it sounded so amazing, along with the Goats cheese gnocchi, scorched baby romas, toasted hazelnuts and percorino ($18.50). We suspected that three dishes would be ample.

No regrets about the whiting, it was as impressive as the first time we had it. The fish was divine! Light and perfectly flaky and just so fresh! The batter was also nice and light. I think the contrast with the fennel salad was what worked so well. The fennel provided a lovely refreshing finish and how good is fennel! And it was a really decent serve.

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From there we turned out attention to the marron and it was as amazing as the menu description! Despite a generous spritz from the lemon you could still taste the sweetness of the marron. Divine. Marron done well is divine.

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And the gnocchi. It was a very pleasing balance of flavours –the sweetness from the cherry tomatoes, the crunch from the hazelnuts and you can’t go wrong with a sprinkling of pecorino – the more the merrier I believe. The gnocchi itself had a wonderful softness to it and there really was a delightful marrying of flavours. I’m a big gnocchi fan and this was a nice dish.

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So pleased we had the chance to visit Lamonts while we were in Yallingup. Ticks the box for convenience plus if you are staying at Smith’s Beach Resort, service had been friendly and helpful and the food simply delicious. A real showcase of West Aussie products and how amazing they can be when well prepared. Team Lamonts, from the Swan Valley all the way to Yallingup, you do great work! :)

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Categories: Family, Modern Australian, Reviews, Small Shared Meals, Winery

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2 Comments on “Lamonts Smiths Beach”

  1. June 13, 2013 at 2:36 PM #

    I love it there too – I wonder why it’s scored so low on Urban Spoon with just 55% liking it…? Doesn’t seem right …

    • June 13, 2013 at 2:37 PM #

      That surprises me too! I really enjoyed it! And so ideal to be a walk from our room :)

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