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If you're lucky enough to be heading "overseas"
this summer, you will notice a few changes to the
Rotto dining scene. The Dome has been relocated
(don't get me started on that one) and now sits
directly behind where it used to be. The pub's new
owners have given it a much-needed revamp and the
old tearooms have made way for something new.
Aristos Papandroulakis, sometime TV chef and
well-known WA restaurateur, opened his epony-
mous eatery on this site in April and, after what
has been one of the quietest winters on record, is
getting ready to feed the summer masses.
With floorboards throughout, white plastic
tables and chairs and an "order and pay at the
counter while grabbing your cutlery" system, it's
the sort place you come into straight from the
beach. Choose from a large selection of fish,
deep-fried, crumbed or grilled.
Surprisingly, the pick of the night was the
cheapest -- fish and chips. The fish was moist and
full of flavour and the batter crispy and golden. It
had been cooked at just the right temperature for
just the right amount of time and was some of the
best fish and chips I have had in a long time.
At $16.50 for a generous serve, it's great value.
The dhufish was not as successful. At $29.50,
it's pretty expensive and, unfortunately, had been
Aristos Waterfront | Rottnest
Dining on Rottnest has a whole new
flavour with the arrival of our favourite
cooked too long, rendering it rubbery. We had it
grilled so there was no hiding any faults.
Luckily, the chips were thick cut and crispy so
all was not lost.
Crumbed King George whiting proved a win-
ner with everybody. These little fish, coated in
tasty, coarse crumbs and dunked in the fryer were
mouthwatering. If you're after calamari, it's worth
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