You can’t get any closer to dining on the water at the Upper Deck Cafe because you are actually floating on it. This seasonal restaurant, open from May to September is located in Secret Cove Marina in Halfmoon Bay and just a short 25-minute drive from Coracle Cove. It was recently reviewed in Flare Magazine’s “Five most romantic little getaways in the world.”
We’d been out boating that day with my son and his family and were able to tie up right beside the restaurant. While they offer a limited menu with a fresh sheet for daily specials, there were plenty of tantalizing choices that kept us concentrated for several minutes toying with our selections.
My son is a thirty-something male carnivore and his deliberation was focused more upon the turf-based side of the menu. He ordered the rib-eye roast cooked on the “closer side of rare.” It came covering almost the entire plate, served with yam puree and sage infused mashed potatoes.
Like father, like son I was also drawn to the same side of the menu. On the recommendation of our affable server, I chose the coffee-crusted tenderloin. It was tender, with a bit of spicy heat and the coffee crust and balsamic reduction a lovely compliment.
The food was marvellous, the service efficient and friendly, and the bill quite reasonable – $85/couple including a generous pouring of wine for each, plus tip. In addition to this fine dining experience we were entertained by boats of all sizes passing by our outside table on the upper deck. Dessert wasn’t necessary, but the colourful sunset was wonderful finish.
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