Dine with deities at the all-new Gods of the Sea at Marina Mirage
Whiling away an afternoon with a sumptuous seafood spread, wine and excellent company is something of a divine experience for us mortals. It’s the kind of food-centric memories that linger in your subconscious and recalled with surprising regularity. If you too enjoy sophisticated seaside dining, pull up a seat at the all-new Gods of the Sea at Marina Mirage.
Having whet our appetite for sips and sensational seafood since opening its doors in Nobby Beach early last year, Gods of the Sea had already begun to push towards its outer edges. The venue’s owners Warren Lucas and executive chef Jon Nurminen always had grand plans for the venue, so when the opportunity arose to expand operations and flex their culinary creativity, they dived right in. The brand-new Gods of the Sea quietly opened at Marina Mirage late last year to deliver the same casual sophistication we’ve come to know and love, in a sizeable new waterfront setting. Alongside a sleek new-look, the restaurant has debuted a brand-new 100-percent Australian ethos when it comes to the venues food and beverage offering. Absolutely every morsel that is featured on the menu is Australian made, caught or sourced, with a spotlight on supporting small artisan producers and small-batch makers. While you may not find your favourite Marlborough sauvignon blanc, Warren has gone to incredible lengths to ensure there will be something similar, arguably better to try.
When it comes to the fare, Jon has further delved into his passion for Finnish cooking techniques and applied them to Australia’s rich oceanic bounty. The opening menu, which will evolve over time, features a succinct selection of thoughtfully curated dishes starting with complimentary warm sourdough, which is baked fresh daily and served with Pepe Saya butter, evoo and sea salt. A selection from the raw bar promises to get your feast off to a stunning start, with the likes of pickled petunia ocean trout with native berry and spice dust and freshly shucked oysters vying for your attention (and tastebuds). Starters offer tastes of grilled king prawns with fermented chilli, coriander and a spritz of lime alongside grilled octopus with tomato vinaigrette, while mains meander from goldband snapper schnitzel to chargrilled swordfish and crocodile ribs.
Gods of the Sea is not just lunch or dinner, it’s a complete food experience. To that end, the venue offers sharp but casual service coupled with crisp white-linen draped tables, an eye-catching black-tiled bar and water views from almost every table. The open kitchen offers a glimpse into the engine room while a wood-fired grill fills the air with a mouth-watering aroma. Everything at the new Gods of the Sea has a story – from the vintage art that graces the walls to the dishes and the wine list – pull up a seat and let Warren, Jon and the team share them with you.
Gods of the Sea is now open! Skip over to our Stumble Guide for opening times and booking details.
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