Home' Scoop : Scoop 52 Winter 2010 Contents THE NAKED FIG CAFE |
A lot has been written about the Naked Fig, mostly
pretty average. So, when a girlfriend suggested that
it had improved quite a lot, I was keen to check it
out. Like most people, I am constantly dismayed
at the lack of eateries, good or otherwise, along our
coastline. It seems that it s perfectly acceptable to
shove a car park right on the beach (just look at
most of our city beaches) but communal dining
spaces that would be enjoyed by many are destined
for the back row -- town planning at its most
incomprehensible. So, naturally, I was hoping that
my friend was right.
Perched high, with 180 degree views of beauti-
ful Swanbourne beach, The Naked Fig Café is big
and modern. Fit-out is crisp, in that breezy, beachy
way, and contrary to everything I had heard, I
was warmly greeted and seated. In fact, from the
minute I sat down, things were good. Admittedly,
with such a fabulous view, I was in quite a forgiv-
ing mood. Who cares if the waitress wasn t too
sure about a couple of items on the menu? She was
young and happy and friendly which is more than
can be said for some of the staff around town.
Orders are taken and our food arrives in good
time -- again, I m a little surprised. A chicken salad,
although pretty standard, is generous, with good
flavours. The lightly seasoned chicken strips are
cooked on the open grill, moist and tender. The
greens are crisp and the dressing not overpowering.
The menu is extensive and well-priced and there is
sure to be something for everyone.
This is a great place to go any time of the day.
They have listened to their critics and have really
tried to lift their game. Whilst they are not going
to be winning any culinary awards any time soon,
the food is fine. But it s the view that will have you
coming back again. It s spectacular!
OPEN Monday 7am -- 5pm, Tuesday to Sunday
7am -- late. Fully licensed. 278 Marine Parade,
Swanbourne, (08) 9384 1222.
Restaurant • Private Dining
Functions • Special Events
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