Nicks Bar & Grill – King Street Wharf


Situated in the middle of the  Kings Street Warf is Nicks Bar & Grill. It has a very nice water outlook and you can see all the boats coming in and out of darling harbour. The dining space is huge seating 500. While Nicks at Cockle bay specialises more on seafood, Nicks Bar & Grill has a mixed menu serving seafood, grilled meats  and pasta.

For weekday lunch they have a $25.50 special, a main with a glass of beer or wine. Average price of an entrée is $20 and $35 for a main on their regular menu.


Nicks Seafood Chowder Mussels, and Fresh Seasonal Seafood $16 – The chowder had a nice flavour however the texture was more soup like with a few small seafood pieces.

Antipasto Plate $20 – I expected much better for a $20 antipasto plate. The bread was nothing special, just an average white bread toasted with a few chopped tomatoes thrown on. In the small bowls were eta, olives, Tzatziki and Taramasalata which were just OK.

Catch of the Day, Seasoned calamari and Golden Fried prawns  – Good value for the size and quality of the seafood.  The fish of the day was Dory which was coked perfectly, with crisp golden brown batter. Both the prawns and calamari tasted very fresh.

Surf & turf – on top of the steak was two delicious garlic prawns, sadly the steak did not match up to the prawns. The steak was chewy and fatty with an overpowering char flavour. Accompanying  the steak was a large bowl of salad.

Bailey’s Crème Brulee $12 – I loved this Baileys variant of crem burlee ! The custard had a lovely silky smooth texture with just the right amount of  Baileys to give it flavour with out overpowering the custard taste. Mixed in with the bitterness of the caramelised sugar top, it mad for an excellent end to the meal.

Where there is food and water sea gulls are always close buy.


Joseph dined as a guest of King St Wharf  courtesy of Design + Marketing

Nicks Bar & Grill –  King St Wharf


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  • Reply Flick Your Food January 23, 2012 at 1:50 am

    This place is in an excellent location. I have been once, and it was a bit of a let down. The fish and chips look good (from your post).
    Lovely to meet you at the picnic.

    • Reply Joseph January 24, 2012 at 7:05 pm

      Yea excellent location but the food was hit (fish and chips & creme brulee) and miss (steak and antipasto plate).

      Was nice to meet you too 🙂

  • Reply Tina@foodboozeshoes January 24, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    That antipasti plate is rather shameful – especially at that price. Shame about the steak too. Never really been a fan of the Nick’s chain…

    • Reply Joseph January 25, 2012 at 4:42 pm

      The antipasti plate was a disappointment….. Nicks have top locations but not the food to match.

  • Reply Vivian - vxdollface January 27, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    I thought the chowder was a bowl of potato soup, it’s a really big bowl of chowder.. shame it wasn’t thick and chowder-like.
    The catch of the day looks like great value!

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