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Island Market, Trigg

Island Market Trigg Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Island Market is the new restaurant right on the beach at Trigg. Situated in the building that used to be Kailis fish cafe, and Trigg Island Cafe before that, it has had a makeover inside. Pastel colours, trees and a lofty airy feel, it still has the great view over the ocean – deal for romantic sunset dinners.

The menu is a tapas style sharing affair with a modern Australian and Mediterranean/middle Eastern vibe.

We chose to start with pita bread and dips. The pitas are freshly made every day and arrived in a quirky pizza style cardboard box. We chose labneh and feta dip and baba ghanoush.

The dips were very moreish, the labneh had a nice garlic hit and the baba ghanoush was smoky with a nice depth of flavour and a sprinkling of sumac and olive oil.

We also chose the crudo of kingfish, nicely presented with piquant tomato, peppers, olives, cucumbers, slivers of red onion and a sherry vinaigrette.

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Next came a small portion of fish and chips – supremely fresh snapper, and served with lemon and aioli:

Even though we were getting full, we tucked into the next two dishes of fried cauliflower with hummus, pomegranate and molasses, and chicken wings, adobo and pickles.

The cauliflower was delicious and the wings had a smoky flavour. They came with some quirky dehydrated hand towels. You pop the little discs in the water and they grow and rehydrate before your eyes:

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We really were too full for dessert but couldn’t resist the liquorice ice cream with dulce de leche and bitter chocolate crumble. I love liquorice ice cream and this version was very well made and packed with flavour.

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A very good meal with a beautiful view and nice wines on the menu. Will I be going back to Island Market ? Certainly yes, but I don’t think we’ll order quite as much this time – the portions were quite filling.

Click here to visit the Island Market website

Kailis Fish Cafe at Trigg (Trigg Island Cafe)

UPDATE – Kailis Fish Cafe has now permanently closed. A new restaurant called Island Market is located here.

Trigg Island Cafe used to be one of my favourite places. It was fairly expensive, but I liked it because the fish and the ribs were consistently good, and the location is right on the beach which makes it an ideal place to take visitors to watch the sunset while they dine. When it changed to Kailis Fish Cafe, I thought that it might end up being a very canteen style place where you eat the fish and chips out of paper, and that the ambience would be ruined.

Kailis Trigg Beach Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

We came here on the off chance one midweek evening, not knowing what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised to find that the ambience was not a lot different, and that ribs were still on the menu.

I chose the fisherman’s basket:

Fishermans basket

Fishermans basket

This consisted of scallops, prawns and snapper with chips and pickled onions and a tartare sauce.

It was nice, but not the best I have tasted.

I chose a salad to accompany it which was basic, and also okay:

Salad

Salad

My companion chose ribs which were not a patch on the previous Trigg Island ribs. The ribs had not been marinated long enough and were only half coated in sauce. They were nice but not special.

Ribs

Ribs

The resulting bill was still moderately expensive, and I don’t think I’ll be rushing back. The food was fairly average. I know that I can get better fish and chips and ribs elsewhere.

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