A day trip to Portside

A day trip to Portside

With so much to entertain you, venture out to Portside Wharf this weekend to relax and indulge in style.

By Jane Schon | 8th October 2014

Shopping, films, and quality dining, Hamilton’s Portside Wharf is a day trip destination you should pencil in for this weekend. With a multitude of activities on offer, it’s easy to lose yourself for hours flitting from one place to the next. Yes, you really can spend an entire day at Portside.

9am: Start the day with breakfast at Cruiser’s Café Bar n Grill. Choose from the variety of modern Australian dishes with a Mediterranean injection, while relaxing in the alfresco setting.

sticky date pudding from Cruisers at Portside Wharf

If you head to Cruiser's later in the day, make sure you try one of their stand-out homemade-style desserts, including Sticky Date Pudding!

10.30am: Wander down the boulevard and browse the men’s and women’s fashion. Be sure to take a pit stop at Deer Sir for one of their signature cold pressed coffees. Then step next door to Co Design to peruse the timeless and quirky homewares.

1pm: For lunch, indulge in classic Italian at Gusto da Gianni, or go for fine wine and fine food at Restaurant Manx. Or, if you’re in the mood for something lighter, head upstairs to Sono for some fresh sashimi.

220gm Lamb Rump with pumpkin, broccollini, shitake mushrooms, coffee and vanilla glaze (GF) $32, and Scallops with sweet corn puree, avocado salsa, chorizo, tomato jam and fried leek (GF) $20 from Restaurant Manx

220gm Lamb Rump with pumpkin, broccollini, shitake mushrooms, coffee and vanilla glaze (GF) $32, and Scallops with sweet corn puree, avocado salsa, chorizo, tomato jam and fried leek (GF) $20 from Restaurant Manx

3pm: Relax and unwind with a facial at Ella Baché and drop your guy off at Bou’s for Men for some male grooming by an expert hand.

5pm: Start the evening with the extensive cocktail list at Byblos Bar, and stay for a light meal of Lebanese-style share plates. But be warned, you simply can’t go past the desserts. We recommend the thick chocolate fondant, Ihsan’s Seduction.

9pm: Cosy up with a movie at Dendy Cinema Portside, offering the latest releases plus a range of international and art house films. Or simply stroll along the river and take in the stunning views.

Chargrilled Chicken paired with cocktail with fresh mint

Delicious mezat and an extensive cocktail list makes for a great night out!

Portside Wharf
39 Hercules St, Hamilton

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Article by Jane Schon

Jane is a former Journalist of Style Magazines. She is addicted to theatre, travelling to far off places and developing her personal style (AKA shopping). Jane adores good food (and even better coffee) and is a self-confessed sleep enthusiast.

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