The eggs Deckhouse style on toasted ciabatta are all served with hollandaise and come as either Benedict (double smoked ham and spinach, $17), Florentine (spinach and avocado, $16) or royal (smoked salmon and spinach, $18). My guest too found her Florentine also a difficult dish to handle because of the towering ciabatta. That aside, everything else had been prepared perfectly. With a hollandaise that is the right mixture of runny and firm, delicious spinach and avocado thrown in for texture, the chef knows what he is doing. The waitress said the thick ciabatta is simply his style of doing things. My guest also added bacon for $4.
Other tempters on the breakfast menu include honey spice muesli with yoghurt and berry compote ($12.50), Oatley seasoned fresh fruit salad with yoghurt and homemade muesli bar (this looked fantastic, $12.50) and the French toast bruschetta topped with banana, strawberries, ricotta, cinnamon and honey ($15). There is also a section of children’s dishes to please young palates.
Don’t read too much into my bitterness towards the thick toast. I admire what Deckhouse has become. I observed professionalism, a relaxing location and dishes that prove the kitchen knows what it is doing. So this time I walked away very impressed the flavours of my meal. Remember that Deckhouse has a function hall and they are extremely well prepared to host weddings and other celebrations.
Overall Rating: 18.5/25
Website: http://www.deckhousewoolwich.com.au/ and http://www.facebook.com/DeckhouseWoolwich?fref=ts
Phone: 9817 4394
Address: End of Clark Road, Woolwich Dock
Payment Options: Credit Card, EFTPOS, cash