This evening Jeremy and I went out for dinner. We had been thinking about where to go for quite some time, and finally decided on Charley Noble. We wanted to go somewhere a bit nicer, and this place is definitely classed as ‘nice’, haha.
We started out with a couple of starters – marinated olives and cured salmon. For drinks, I went for a Rosé while Jeremy went for a non-alcoholic option, a passionfruit drink of some sort (can’t remember exactly what it was called. Someone had to drive us home, haha.
The salmon was absolutely delicious. Jeremy wasn’t so much a fan of the radish and pickled cabbage on top, but I absolutely loved it. It went really well with the salmon. The olives were quite standard, but yummy! The presentation of the salmon was great, loved the different colours on the plate.
For our mains, Jeremy went with a Ribeye on the bone, with a side of sesame slaw. He’s a meat guy, so that wasn’t a huge surprise, haha. I went for a Pumpkin Ravioli with a tomato salad on the side. Jeremy looked like he really enjoyed his beef. The ravioli wasn’t really what I expected it to be if I’m completely honest. It was my own fault though, because I didn’t realise what Amaretto is (one of the ingredients in the ravioli stuffing). Turns out it’s an almond tasting ingredient, which I wasn’t much of a fan of.
Other than that, it was great. I got the ‘large’ portion, which in reality isn’t very large at all!
Although the portions weren’t massive, after this, I was getting quite full. And I’m pretty sure Jeremy felt the same, but we really wanted to give their desserts a go, so we didn’t turn them down when they asked if we wanted to have a look at the dessert menu.
I had already scoped it out online, but it turns out they had changed it a bit, so the dessert I wanted wasn’t actually available. While that was a bit disappointing, I was pretty happy with what I ended up ordering – a Caramel Panna Cotta with chocolate crumble. Jeremy ordered a Lemon Chiffon Pie. Both desserts were pretty delicious!
So all in all, a very satisfying dinner out. The service was great. They kept checking up on us to make sure everything tasted OK. They had quite a lot staff there, which is always good. Because there is nothing worse than sitting at a restaurant where the staff don’t have time for you.
If you’re from Wellington, or if you ever visit Wellington and are looking for a nicer place to eat, I would definitely recommend it!