"SOMA Design Partnership transformed the once kiosk to the North Sydney Olympic pool
into an entirely alfresco affair.
If bad weather threatens, clear PVC awnings are rolled out to shelter diners.
Take your pick to be seated on:
Spearmint coloured plastic chairs by Mario Bellini, or
Orange and grey Philippe Starck stools at the harbour front promenade!"
Unlike the scorching heat plaguing Sydney recently, today was one of those picturesque Summers day: white fluffy marshmellow clouds floating in clear blue skies as far as the eye could see. To take advantage of the perfect weather, Mom and I decided to venture to the other side of the bridge for brunch. Ripples is an award winning Cafe along the promenade of Sydney Harbour. Conveniently situated right next door to Luna Park, it is just 15 steps from the harbour and 20m from the north-western pylon of the Harbour Bridge.
Olive and Rosemary Bread w Mediterranean Relish
(Fresh from the oven with a crusty exterior and soft interior. What's more, there are olives and the scent of rosemary infused in the warm bread. The mediterranean relish consists of tangy a tomato sauce with red capsicum, celery and onions.)
Salt and Pepper Soft Shell Crab w Green Mango and Papaya Salad
(Lightly battered pieces of soft shell crab were neatly constructed on a banana leaf. The salad was a bright alternative to the fried crab pieces.)
Pan Seared Tin Can Bay Prawns w a Sweet Corn Risotto and Saffron Basil Broth
(Although presentation of the broth was slightly messy, this dish was an interesting concept. Large prawns surrounded the sweet corn risotto which was shaped into a square prism. The saffron basil broth was not overbearing and tasted delicious!)
Chocolate Fudge Whisky Cake w Peanut Butter Ice Cream
(My highlight of the highlights at Ripples!! Chocolate fudge whisky cake was made in-house and is definitely my favourite cake I have sampled thusfar. Although it merely appears to be a normal slice of cake, the top was extremely crusty but not overcooked, while the insides were fudgy and extremely chocolatey. I believe my description simply does it no justice- so please just try this and see for yourself!)
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