OPENING HOURS: Mon-Sat: 7:30-late | Sunday: 7:30-10pm ADDRESS: 2/149 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River W.A. 6285 PHONE: (08) 9758 8280 WEBSITE: http://www.morries.com.au/home/
On Boxing Day, the American and I decided that we needed a break from Christmas turkey and the selection of salads that we have been ingesting over the last few days. We were keen to trial some of Margaret Rivers tapas, so after googling recommendations we had a few venues in mind. We walked by Morries Anytime, which is conveniently located on Bussell Highway, and well…walked no further. We were at once attracted to the restaurants laid back vibe and trendy urban decor. (The vertical garden that hung at the entrance was the entry ticket for me!) The staff welcomed us at once ensuring that we were comfortably seated on the mismatch chairs and stools on the verandah of the restaurant. The service was exceptional in that we had water and menus brought to our table within minutes and then given sufficient time to browse the incredible selection of cocktails, wines, beers, ciders and liquors.
After ordering our drinks, the waiter talked us through the tapas menu, offering suggestions and recommendations as needed. Every item on the menu sounded divine and we knew that our selection would’t really matter, as we would not be disappointed. We opted for five tapas plates including: wood fired bread and dukkah, banana prawn arancini balls, chicken burger, grilled chorizo and salmon sashimi.
The tapas were brought out two at a time for us to devour, before our empty plates were cleared and the next delivered. The portions were perfectly organised for two, with even the garnishes separated and presented evenly. The salmon and bread was brought out first and the taste was out of this world.Next up was the chicken burger and arancini balls. The chicken burger was easily the best burger I’ve ever tasted. The chicken was tender and moist and delicious- the salads were crisp and the sauce was used only for flavour and certainly not overpowering. The arancini balls were equally fabulous, with the most delicious “blue cheese aioli” dressing. Next came the chorizo, which of course I didn’t taste as I don’t eat red meat, but it looked and smelt so good- if I was going to ever convert and eat meat…this would have been the dish to tempt me! The American enjoyed every last bite of it and said it was accompanied perfectly with grilled red peppers and chilli.
Although we were perfectly satisfied with the portions and plates we indulged in, our experience was made eve more perfect with our final dish… dessert! The waiter won us over with his description of the Peanut Butter Parfait, which came served with sliced strawberries, musk sticks and salted caramel peanuts. Again, it was presented beautifully and perfectly for two. I love it when a restaurant caters to the individual guests requirements and displays the meals accordingly. It just adds that little bit of professionalism and personal touch that is rare.
Morries Anytime was our best decision ever and this place would be right up there with one of my most favourite meals/ restaurants! I only wish that Morries Anytime was located closer to home so that I could sample everything on their ever changing and tastebud tantalising menu. The breakfast menu looked just as special and I only wish that we had more time in Margaret River to eat there again.
Morries Anytime…more like MORRIES EVERYTIME!