Pasfields Restaurant Bar Deck
Pasfields Restaurant Bar Deck

Pasfields Restaurant Bar Deck

Pasfields Restaurant is a relative “newby” on the Coffs Harbour dining scene.  It’s located near Korara at Paradise Palms Resort, and occupies a scenic position nestled among the palm trees.

Pasfields Restaurant

Pasfields Restaurant

Many times I have driven by and promised myself I would make a booking. Inevitably though, if I am on the highway, I’m on a mission… and a relaxing lunch or dinner isn’t on the cards.

Gourmet Getaways @ Pasfields Restaurant

Gourmet Getaways @ Pasfields Restaurant

It was Mr GG who made the call. A romantic lunch for 2 1/2.  My little miss 7 was joining us. The first item ordered was a hot chocolate for the princess.

Pasfields Hot Chocolate

Pasfields Hot Chocolate

Talking to staff we discovered Pasfields Restaurant was celebrating one year open for business.  Wow! Time flies, I couldn’t believe it had taken me that long to try out the menu!

Pasfields Restaurant Wine Glasses

Pasfields Restaurant Wine Glasses

As this was to be a romantic lunch Mr GG ordered a bottle of wine.   Hubby decided on a St Hallet red wine called “Garden of Eden” from the well chosen wine list.

Pasfields Restaurant and St Hallett

Pasfields Restaurant and St Hallett

The wine was perfect! A lovely mellow red with clean plum and berry flavours, it will be a bottle I look out for in the future.

Pasfields Restaurant Interior

Pasfields Restaurant Interior

I was pleased to see the menu looked rather exciting.  Some familiar favourites were included such as the Pork Belly. Readers will know I can never go past the Pork Belly dish on a menu.  The Pasfields menu had a few more interesting dishes.

The Crocodile Cakes were a dish I just had to order! I have eaten crocodile a few times previously and I like the interesting flavour.  Let’s face it, crocodile is not something you often see on a menu so when it is… it’s time to order.

Crocodile Cakes w Caramelised Lime

Northern Territory Crocodile Cakes w Caramelised Lime

So what were the crocodile cakes like?  They were made from minced Northern Territory crocodile and had a similar texture to Thai Fish cake.  The cakes themselves were full of flavour.  The chef had used a mixture of aromatic spices such as turmeric, cumin, coriander seed and garlic to give the crocodile a mysterious fusion of Moroccan style flavours.

Spicy Duck Spring Rolls -Pasfields Restaurant

Spicy Duck Spring Rolls -Pasfields Restaurant

Mr GG chose the Chinese Styled Duck Spring Rolls as his entree.  These fat crispy fried rolls were filled with the most fragrant and spicy Peking style shredded duck mixture.  The gamey flavours of the duck went well with the homemade sweet chilli sauce.

Spicy Duck Spring Roll

Spicy Duck Spring Roll

The spring rolls were served with a dill salad.  Dill is such an under utilised herb in my opinion.  I love the clean fresh flavour it gives to dishes, although I do have to admit I have never used it as a main ingredient in a salad before.  The salad consisted of dill, bean sprouts, crispy noodles and had a zingy citrus dressing.  It was such a tasty, fresh green salad.

Ordering mains was a bit of a dilemma for me.  You know I can’t go past Pork Belly!

To satisfy my porky needs I decided I would order two entrees, rather than a main.

Pork Belly and Scallops

Pork Belly and Scallops

It was everything you dream pork belly and scallops would be! Soft moist, sweet scallops.  Gently caramalised on the outside and melt in the mouth, seafood, deliciousness on the inside.

The pork was an absolute revelation! Crisp, salty crackling on the outside and sweet, soft layered meat.  The scallop and pork were resting on a spicy, rich, sweet soy ginger sauce which made my mouth sing!  Such a great dish!

As much as I loved the dill salad, my only slight disappointment was that it was served on all three of the dishes we ordered.

Slow Roasted Sichuan Duck

Slow Roasted Sichuan Duck

Mr GG decided on the Slow Roasted Sichuan Duck.  Served as half a duck peppered with spicy sichuan and resting on a bed of braised baby bok choy.  The duck was so moist and tender with a delicious cripsy skin. The duck was served with a rich sticky star anise flavoured, syrupy sauce which lifted the dish to another level. The bok choy and button mushrooms had soaked up all the delicious sauce flavours making the vegetables and noodle almost as delicious as the duck.

Take a look at the complete Pasfields Menu.

Pasfields Restaurant menu

After a very leisurely weekend lunch Mr GG and I both agreed this restaurant will be one we frequent.
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Pasfields Restaurant Bar Deck

675 Pacific Highway, Korora, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
ph: 02 6653 7710

 

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  1. Alesah Villalon :

    Ohh, the cute little miss GG joined in!! I would have ordered the pork belly and scallops, too. I love scallops! I like it that the fat is so thin in those crispy chunks. I have not tasted crocodiles. The moment I see the word, my mind links it to a live, teethy croc I always see on Animal Planet, lol!

  2. Alesah Villalon :

    I just checked out their menu- neatly written, short and sweet! Speaking of sweet, my fave creme brulee is on there. Yum!

  3. That pork belly looks delish!

  4. scallops and pork belly. i think im sold!

  5. The food looks amazing but the hot chocolate has me drooling!

  6. Julie, you are the “chic” to make me dream! I would like go to Australie once. I would like taste this crocodile et le pork caramelisé… these restaurant looks amazing! The hot chocolate is so gourmand 😉

  7. Love your choice of dishes! The hot chocolate looks out of the world.

  8. Love that plate of pork belly and scallops!

  9. I never thought anything with crocodile would tempt me but it sounds pretty good! Everything does! And that hot chocolate looks amazing!

  10. Oh you had me with that first image of the pork belly and scallops! The food looks divine, wish there was something like this on the coast!

    Krissie x – http://pearlsofstyle.blogspot.com.au

    • I discovered the restaurant also has a kitchen garden and the dill salad was made from there own fresh dill! No wonder it tasted so good!

  11. What a great find! And I love it when pork belly has that gorgeous crackling on the outside but is soft on the bottom 🙂

  12. Dear Julie,

    Is there a more classic and happy marriage than pork belly and scallops? Your pics are awesome!

  13. Hi Julie, so sweet your daughter was included. Looks like quite a place, there is a few things on the menu that I have never tried before, but would be very curious to. Happy Friday to you!

  14. Oh my goodness, Julie…Crocodile Cakes? Amazing! I am intrigued by the Moroccan accents chosen by the chef in preparation. I truly admire your adventurous spirit…P.s. The duck spring rolls look pretty amazing, too

  15. What a gourmet menu! I think I’d have to order the crocodile, too, just to have a taste 🙂 I bet your cute little miss loved her cocoa!

  16. Oh mannn, you had me at crackling and scallops!

  17. Crocodile Cakes?! Now that’s interesting for my belly 😀

  18. Pork Belly of course! I have family in Coffs and go there every now and then. I didn’t even know about this place! Thanks for that…

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