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Deckhouse, Woolwich – Rating: 15.5/25 (re-review 2)

Deckhouse

Deckhouse

Yes, it’s my third review of Deckhouse.  After their first time jitters and second round improvements, I was hoping to see some consistency from them.
While I have never seen it completely full, this morning they had opened up the next section of their large hall and most tables were in use.
Eating inside does feel as though you’ve woken up in your hotel room and come downstairs for breakfast, it just has that feeling.  Cutlery is perfectly placed, duties are split amongst the staff; we had the host who greeted us in his crisp suit and delivered us to our table, the waiter who diligently poured our water and the young waitress who was refreshingly vibrant and relaxed.  It is professional, I don’t deny that but the whole thing seems slightly contrived.
Latte

Latte

Large mocha

Large mocha

Flat white

Flat white

Cappuccino

Cappuccino

We gave the Vittoria coffee list a thorough once-over this morning with a big variety of cups.  You’ll pay $4.20 to sip this brew while enjoying the view.  It’s reasonably good although some of our cups were simply left at one end of the table without an attempt to find out who had ordered which.
Chocolate milkshake

Chocolate milkshake

The chocolate milkshake was thicker than it looks (which is a good thing).  There was a slightly peculiar almost minty taste to it which I actually enjoyed.  It wasn’t what I expected but it was a pleasant surprise.
American style pancake stack with bacon

American style pancake stack with bacon

American style pancake stack with berry compote

American style pancake stack with berry compote

The American style pancake stack ($16) comes with two pancakes and your choice of bacon, maple syrup and creamed butter or berry compote and vanilla bean ice cream.  My guests enjoyed their dishes however they were slightly on the dense side.  The bacon and berry components were conversely on the light side; I would have liked to see more on the plate for $16 but I guess we are in Hunters Hill.
Eggs on toast

Eggs on toast

It’s hard to make a dish look outstanding when it has such a low ingredient count.  So I was hoping that the eggs on toast ($12.50) (or is that next to toast?) had been prepared perfectly… Now I don’t mind a hint of vinegar to my poached eggs but the flavour was too pronounced with these ones.  At least the centre was still runny.  The toast looked daunting at first but it was actually quite soft and tasted great.
Deckhouse big breakfast

Deckhouse big breakfast

The Deckhouse big breakfast ($18) contains most of the usual suspects in a big breakfast.  The sausage was one of the better breakfast sausages my guest has tasted.  Like one of my other guests, he didn’t enjoy his eggs with more of the overpowering vinegar.  They were also overcooked and solid inside.  Mushrooms, bacon and roasted tomato round off the plate which was overall quite free of oil.
Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict

Let’s work our way up from the bottom of the eggs Benedict ($17).  Soft and fluffy ciabatta, double smoked ham and soft, butter spinach.  This was all prepared very well.  Unfortunately we come to the eggs which again were just overcooked and the vinegar actually overpowered the hollandaise.
We very rarely have reviews with lots of negative elements but unfortunately Deckhouse has not impressed this time.  I have heard positive recommendations of their lunch food, what have your experiences been?  Do you agree with my verdict?

Taste: StarStarStar
Presentation:StarStar
Service: StarStarStarStar
Atmosphere: StarStarStar
Value: StarStarStar

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

One response to “Deckhouse, Woolwich – Rating: 15.5/25 (re-review 2)

  1. On 23 April 2017 I was a guest at my friends’ wedding at The Deckhouse. I was also making a video for them as a wedding gift. The staff assumed that I was a service provider of some sort. I ended up looking for a cafe on my way home that night. The things that the staff said to me are inappropriate for a Sydneyonsunday review. If standard levels of decency are part of your criteria, I do NOT recommend The Deckhouse to anyone.);

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