Last night straight after work, we travelled down to Busselton as we had Chelsea & Warwick’s wedding at Wills Domain. We stayed at a friend’s holiday home close to Busselton and what a beautiful spot to be at. It was literally next to the beach and a massive house too!
We woke up and after a run, we decided to head down to The Goose for breakfast. Sitting right next to the southern hemisphere’s longest jetty, with nothing but a pathway and powdery white sand between the restaurant’s front deck and the Indian Ocean, the outlook alone is reason enough to linger at The Goose. The building is similarly impressive – displaying a two million dollar fit-out, which is designed to match the picture-postcard huts on Busselton’s iconic jetty.
The contemporary lunch and dinner menus bring out the best of the region’s prime produce, from the divine seafood chowder with prawns, scallops, mussels and barramundi, to the seared Margaret River venison with onion puree, eschalots and truffle oil. The breakfast menu includes such delectable options as field mushrooms with Persian feta, roma tomato and spinach on sourdough. On lazy afternoons people can indulge in tapas-style snacks while sipping on a caipirinha and drinking in the stellar ocean vista.
We found ourselves at a table on the veranda enjoying the beautiful views of Busselton jetty and the Indian Ocean. John ordered himself a coffee and I started out with a mango lassi which a drink with blended mangoes with yoghurt.
For breakfast, John had the French toast with caramelised bananas, crispy bacon and maple syrup and it was awesome! The bacon was perfectly crisp and the bananas were overcooked, still holding its shape but slightly tender. The saltiness from the bacon went so well with the sweetness of the maple syrup! They also used good quality Canadian maple syrup which is not overly sweet as well. The only one point off was that the eggs were not soaked into the bread long enough before frying it in the pan. It’s probably not the healthiest of breakfast but who cares?! It was delicious. I had food envy and wished I ordered the French toast too but we went back to The Goose again for breakfast the next day with the crew and I had it all for myself.
I ordered the eggs Florentine, poached eggs on English muffins with spinach, roasted tomatoes and hollandaise sauce. The eggs were perfectly poached and the hollandaise sauce was really well made.
We saw some ladies on another table order their pancakes with ice cream, maple syrup and strawberries. The serve was massive that it looked like they didn’t even make a dent in their breakfast.
The service was prompt and attentive but they serve our breakfast without any cutlery. The breakfast cost us $52, being pretty reasonable as the serves were substantial and the coffees were good so I have been told but don’t forget you’re also enjoying the views of Busselton Jetty and getting a meal with it.
On the whole, 8 for the food quality, 8 ½ for the atmosphere, 8 for pricing and 8 for service.
The Goose Busselton
Geographe Bay Road
Busselton WA 6280
(08) 9754 7700
Opening hours: Wednesday – Sunday 7am-11pm