Posted by: corozmum | December 2, 2010

Fleur’s Place

When we left Dunedin we had a 2 hour drive to Timaru and didn’t have to be there till 4pm. Wanting to fill up time we took all our Dunedin friends recommendations and decided to stop in at Fleur’s Place. Its a decent drive from Dunedin to Moeraki so we didn’t think to book. We just bowled up at midday and for such an out of the way place it was really busy!

We asked for a table, expecting to have to sit outside which was South Island spring chilly! They inquired if we could be finished by 2.30pm. No probs, so they took us upstairs to the best seat in the house!

We were upstairs by the window on the right.

We started with bread for two. What a spread! Thick, chunky slices of homemade bread cut into two. Three different flavours (don’t ask me, I couldn’t figure out the tastes) with olives, beetroot relish, a fish spread and olive oil with balsamic. We scoffed the lot and would have been happy with that for lunch!

The water there is dreadful so rather than order a pitcher of bottled water we opted for current juice.

The Ref was brave and ordered Moki for his main and I was very boring with a West Coast Whitebait fritter. Each mouthful was devine and even though we tasted each others, neither wanted to swap. The presentation was gorgeous too. The Ref had a whole paua shell of homemade tartare sauce.

During the meal our lunchtime entertainment was a huge male sea lion. I think Fleur called him Jaspar. She threw some fish to him, much to the tourists and kids delight.

After lunch we spent time on the deck enjoying the panoramic views and walking around the restaurant.

And who can complain about a carpark like this?

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