Mures Upper Deck
Victoria Dock, Hobart
So apparently everyone in Hobart knew to book their Good Friday seafood dinner well in advance. Everyone except us, that is. Luckily, we had an AMAZING Airbnb with a little kitchen so I could put together a delicious little dinner for us, and we decided to treat ourselves to a nice seafood dinner on the Saturday night instead. We booked a table at the place we originally wanted to try out, Mures Upper Deck.
Sitting up on the second floor, overlooking the water, it seemed the perfect spot for a fancy feast. This beautiful restaurant is part of the empire started by the Mure family, back in the 1970s. They were new to the area and weren’t satisfied with the lack of fresh, local, quality seafood, so they got fishing. Not only do they run a business as fishmongers, but they now have a few eateries for people to enjoy their catches without having to cook it up themselves. We were shown to a seat by the window and handed our menus, and decided pretty quickly…
We started with the Mures Atlantic Salmon Gravlax Plate ($17.00), which I absolutely loved. It was buttery soft, and without even a hint of fishy smell, you knew it was super fresh. The perfect starter.
Then, wanting to try everything, we decided to share the Mures Seafood Basket for two ($90.00). It had a bit of everything – nori crumbed blue eye trevella, beer battered fish of the day, crumbed scallops, Bass Strait squid, grilled prawns and salmon skewers, and a very decent serving of waffle fries. The salmon, prawns and fish were all absolutely phenomenal – again, soft, buttery and fresh, no knife was necessary for any of the fish, it all fell apart at the touch of the fork. So good! The only thing we could really fault were the scallops – the didn’t need to be crumbed and deep fried, just a quick saute in butter would have been more than enough!
The food was pretty good, and we while we were a little apprehensive about spending $90 on a seafood basket, we more than got our money worth with the enormous serving. The service was really fantastic, too; wonderful staff who were efficient and friendly, and knew their menu well. Throw in the beautiful view, and it’s a pretty gorgeous dinner option if you’re feeling like a special treat : )