The Peppered Prawn in Woden offers a $35 early bird dinner. This includes 2 courses – an entrée and main, or main and dessert. (I’ve noticed they’ve changed this to just entrée and main now.) Being a massive dessert fan, I went with the main and dessert combo. I’d already picked out what I wanted via their website menu, so was disappointed to find out they’d actually updated the menu and the dishes I wanted were no longer available. The staff were very apologetic about this.
Seafood and pasta are two of my favourite foods so I chose the linguine marinara. This was a decent serving of pasta with chunks of yummy fish, prawns and mussels (which actually tasted fresh for Canberra). The tomato-based sauce had the flavours of seafood in it too. A nice, simple marinara dish done well.
Food porn of my friend’s salad
|Grilled haloumi and fresh asparagus salad|
For dessert, I chose the strawberry eton mess – basically a deconstructed strawberry meringue with ice cream. It looked like a mess coming out but I quite liked it. Chunks of broken up meringue mixed with fresh strawberries, strawberry sauce, cream and vanilla ice cream. An equal portion of all elements making this a very sugary dessert.
|Strawberry eton mess|
Food porn of my friend’s dessert
|Bailey’s creme brulee|
The early bird dinner is only available Tuesday to Saturday and the whole table must participate. All diners must vacate the table by 7.30pm. The set menu usually has 3 options to choose from in each course, including vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free options. As mentioned above, Peppered Prawn have taken out the dessert option so it is now an entrée and main deal.
I think the early bird dinner is good value for money to try out 2 of the restaurant’s dishes. Friendly and efficient service too.