FOOD, Food reviews, Uncategorized GAZEBO WINE GARDEN (Good Food Month) 14 October 2007


Gazebo Wine Garden
2 Elizabeth Bay Rd
Elizabeth Bay, NSW 2011
$$$$-

Clearly targeted at the deep-pocketed folks in the Elizabeth Bay area, Gazebo Wine Garden might sound quite fancy, but still charms with its casual outdoorsy ambiance.. in true modern European/French style. It was a cool but sunny day, so nothing beat sunning ourselves sitting al fresco style in the Parisian garden area, sipping an assortment of wine and having a wonderful meal. I was delighted with the (subtle) music, a mish mash of easy-listening and Top 40 favourites.

The 300-strong wine list is presented in a thick binder, as opposed to the simple one-pager for the food 😉 Just as well as we were having the Garden Lunch special during Good Food Month (which, coincidentally, falls in my birthday month!) which included a main with 3 half-glasses of matching wines. Service was so-so. Whilst polite, it didn’t have that certain edge to it that would’ve made it top-notch. The waitress spilled a glass of water over our table, and whilst wiping it out, did so too quickly and splashed the spilled water over my pants – without so much as an apology but merely a “can you please get up so I don’t get water over you”. However, the lovely weather and sheer delight of being outdoors and eating/drinking lovely cuisine was enough to make me a very happy girl 🙂 If I had a wish, I would want to be able to have wonderful food and wine in the sun every weekend, for just one meal!


Gazebo Wine Garden

It was beautiful and sunny.

Behind: Brown Brothers Vigoner 2006, Banksdale VIC
Brown Brothers Petit Verdot 2004, Heathcote VIC
Brown Brothers Durif 2005, Heathcote VIC

Front: Brown Brothers Sparkling Pinot Noir Chardonnay NV, Milawa VIC
Brown Brothers Vermintino 2006, Milawa VIC
Brown Brothers Tarrango 2006, Milwawa VIC

Crispy skin ocean trout, crushed chats, lemon parsley dressing
I loved this, beautiful texture and flavours. Fish could’ve been a bit more raw though.

Char-grilled rump steak with field mushroom mash, snow peas & bearnaise
Absolutely delicious. However the presentation left much to be desired 😉

Chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream, fairy floss and chocolate sauce
Very nice, but it was the sweet whimsical threads of fairy floss that made it special

The undercover/indoor area of the restaurant


48 Comments

  • eviltofu posted on October 14, 2007 at 11:07 am

    The fairy floss looks like hair! Ew! 😛 Also note my latest post on hair. Ha ha!

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    • somnistra posted on October 14, 2007 at 12:00 pm

      That’s exactly what I thought when I saw it in my peripheral vision as I was reading the post. It looks like a bad wig .:l

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      • beverly posted on October 15, 2007 at 10:55 am

        Haha yeah looks a lil strange but i think that’s what makes it so enticing 😉

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    • axl12 posted on October 14, 2007 at 12:49 pm

      looks like an old lady hair!

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  • starbucksweetie posted on October 14, 2007 at 2:42 pm

    I agree with what everybody said about the fairy floss, but it looks like it was fun and classy

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    • beverly posted on October 15, 2007 at 10:56 am

      It was a really lovely day.. i just adore sunny weather in Australia!

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  • ginamoog posted on October 14, 2007 at 4:38 pm

    aww that fairy floss looks like fairy hair, so cute!

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    • beverly posted on October 15, 2007 at 10:57 am

      It was really nice, so sweet and airy!

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  • eviltofu posted on October 14, 2007 at 11:07 am

    The fairy floss looks like hair! Ew! 😛 Also note my latest post on hair. Ha ha!

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    • somnistra posted on October 14, 2007 at 12:00 pm

      That’s exactly what I thought when I saw it in my peripheral vision as I was reading the post. It looks like a bad wig .:l

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      • beverly posted on October 15, 2007 at 10:55 am

        Haha yeah looks a lil strange but i think that’s what makes it so enticing 😉

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    • axl12 posted on October 14, 2007 at 12:49 pm

      looks like an old lady hair!

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  • starbucksweetie posted on October 14, 2007 at 2:42 pm

    I agree with what everybody said about the fairy floss, but it looks like it was fun and classy

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    • beverly posted on October 15, 2007 at 10:56 am

      It was a really lovely day.. i just adore sunny weather in Australia!

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  • etherealprey posted on October 14, 2007 at 10:57 pm

    is that fairy floss made from real fairys?

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    • beverly posted on October 15, 2007 at 10:58 am

      Hah you’re a dork!

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  • ginamoog posted on October 14, 2007 at 4:38 pm

    aww that fairy floss looks like fairy hair, so cute!

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    • beverly posted on October 15, 2007 at 10:57 am

      It was really nice, so sweet and airy!

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  • lisay posted on October 15, 2007 at 3:06 am

    brownie + icecream + choc sauce + fairy floss = dream come true for me!!!

    LOOKS SOsoSosOsoSO YUMMY!!!!!!

    how far away is it from the city itself?? 🙂

    (btw did you know that your blog is my ultimate sydney food guide 🙂 )

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    • beverly posted on October 15, 2007 at 10:58 am

      Hehe yeah desserts like that just make me smile 🙂
      It’s close to the city..maybe 30min walk?

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  • etherealprey posted on October 14, 2007 at 10:57 pm

    is that fairy floss made from real fairys?

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    • beverly posted on October 15, 2007 at 10:58 am

      Hah you’re a dork!

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  • mesmerize_me posted on October 15, 2007 at 10:02 am

    Yum fairy floss, I haven’t had any in so long! Sugar = happy 🙂

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    • beverly posted on October 15, 2007 at 10:59 am

      Me too! Like for years….. ack

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  • lisay posted on October 15, 2007 at 3:06 am

    brownie + icecream + choc sauce + fairy floss = dream come true for me!!!

    LOOKS SOsoSosOsoSO YUMMY!!!!!!

    how far away is it from the city itself?? 🙂

    (btw did you know that your blog is my ultimate sydney food guide 🙂 )

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    • beverly posted on October 15, 2007 at 10:58 am

      Hehe yeah desserts like that just make me smile 🙂
      It’s close to the city..maybe 30min walk?

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  • mesmerize_me posted on October 15, 2007 at 10:02 am

    Yum fairy floss, I haven’t had any in so long! Sugar = happy 🙂

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    • beverly posted on October 15, 2007 at 10:59 am

      Me too! Like for years….. ack

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  • axl12 posted on October 16, 2007 at 12:30 am

    so far all wines taste similar to me

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    • beverly posted on October 16, 2007 at 10:03 pm

      really?! wow… i can def tell the difference between a white and a red even with my eyes closed

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      • axl12 posted on October 16, 2007 at 10:57 pm

        oh sure between red and white 🙂
        but between cab sav, shiraz, pinot noir etc
        can’t tell the diff

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  • axl12 posted on October 16, 2007 at 12:30 am

    so far all wines taste similar to me

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    • beverly posted on October 16, 2007 at 10:03 pm

      really?! wow… i can def tell the difference between a white and a red even with my eyes closed

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      • axl12 posted on October 16, 2007 at 10:57 pm

        oh sure between red and white 🙂
        but between cab sav, shiraz, pinot noir etc
        can’t tell the diff

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  • steakfrite posted on October 16, 2007 at 3:19 pm

    note to self: never read your blog at 11pm at night when all decent restaurants are closed… your blog always makes me sooo hungry i can’t hardly hear myself think cos my stomach’s growling so loudly 🙁

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    • beverly posted on October 16, 2007 at 10:03 pm

      Aww hehe! well I get the same when I read my past entries 😛

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  • steakfrite posted on October 16, 2007 at 3:19 pm

    note to self: never read your blog at 11pm at night when all decent restaurants are closed… your blog always makes me sooo hungry i can’t hardly hear myself think cos my stomach’s growling so loudly 🙁

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    • beverly posted on October 16, 2007 at 10:03 pm

      Aww hehe! well I get the same when I read my past entries 😛

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  • teamboom posted on October 17, 2007 at 4:11 am

    Oh my goodness: like everyone else, I first thought that mound of fairy floss (cotton candy to us) was a clump of wig-hair. I reckon they should’ve coloured it to make it more fairy and less wig.

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    • beverly posted on October 17, 2007 at 10:07 am

      Haha at least it tasted fab!

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  • isla_quack posted on October 17, 2007 at 8:44 am

    hi bev,
    i might need the number of the accountant who did your tax return…
    (yes, i still haven’t done mine!)

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    • beverly posted on October 17, 2007 at 10:07 am

      surething, same as in the post, just email me

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  • teamboom posted on October 17, 2007 at 4:11 am

    Oh my goodness: like everyone else, I first thought that mound of fairy floss (cotton candy to us) was a clump of wig-hair. I reckon they should’ve coloured it to make it more fairy and less wig.

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    • beverly posted on October 17, 2007 at 10:07 am

      Haha at least it tasted fab!

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  • isla_quack posted on October 17, 2007 at 8:44 am

    hi bev,
    i might need the number of the accountant who did your tax return…
    (yes, i still haven’t done mine!)

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    • beverly posted on October 17, 2007 at 10:07 am

      surething, same as in the post, just email me

      Reply
  • tyra8 posted on October 18, 2007 at 4:08 am

    Hmmm, I could use a glass of white right now.

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  • tyra8 posted on October 18, 2007 at 4:08 am

    Hmmm, I could use a glass of white right now.

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