Monday, November 8, 2010

Perth 2010: Day 4 - Lunch @ Cicerello's (WA's No. 1 Fish & Chips)

We headed to Fremantle (again!) for our much needed late lunch (it was almost 2.15pm when we arrived!)
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As expected, the place was brimming with business; what's more when it was on a late Sunday afternoon.
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It was again, fish & chips for lunch (what else can you expect when you are in Perth which is almost synonymous to the city of Fish & chips? Seriously, everywhere I go, I just spot Fish & chips)

This time, we picked Cicerello's which we have read in travel books that it was recommended for its fish and chips, reputed as the best not only in Perth but also in the whole of WA!
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It would be hard to miss this place which was almost the first on the harborfront boardwalk, and furthermore, the sight of the white umbrellas covering the alfresco dining area is a sure sign to catch anyone's eye.
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As it was so packed inside the restaurant due to the peak lunch hour and furthermore, the weather was chilly which ushered most of the diners to choose inner dining, it was a great thing that Cicerello's had an upper deck dining area
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Needless to say, the place was also packed to the brim with the hungry diners.
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Ordering had to be done downstairs and again, we were given a beeping pager to inform us when the food is ready for collection
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Grilled Fish & Chips
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Honestly, I was really disappointed with the quality of the fish served here, maybe because I had my hopes/expectations high when I heard so much raves and their reputation as WA's No.1 Fish & Chips.
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The fish fillet was rather thin in comparison to that served in Kaili's and it was not as scrumptious.
It was in fact, rather oily, and I preferred the side serving of the salad much more.
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The Seafood platter was also another major disappointment, it was more oily.
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We ordered the same things on purpose to tell the difference in the quality between Kaili's and Cicerello's and obviously, we preferred the former.
The latter was higher in price and yet failed to deliver to our expectations.

We had our lunch until almost 3.15pm; it was practically tea time!
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The dining area, which was so busy earlier was now so empty

After lunch, we walked around the harborfront as what we had done the night before to enjoy the view of the sea and the boats, and also the cool breeze.
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There were statues built in memory of the fishermen who had served the port previously, which have now become photography icons today.
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I am going to miss Fremantle...a lot since this is my last day...
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To be continued to Day 4's evening post...

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