Delicious Barramundi at The Goose, Busselton, Western Australia

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Regular readers might know that I enjoy road trips (there are MANY on my travel blog, Planet Patrick). I was driving from New Norcia down to Margaret River in Western Australia and started to feel a bit hungry. I called in at a quilt shop in the town of Busselton, WA, and Deeanne, who worked there recommended The Goose, on the foreshore. Busselton is a cute little oceanside town south of Perth.  It was a stunning day in the high 20s/low 80s with a light breeze.  I punched the name into Google Maps, and off I went, finding parking right outside the restaurant, a New England style building right on the waterfront.

Restaurant: The Goose
Location: 15 Foreshore Parade, Busselton, WA, Australia 6280
Opening Hours: Temporarily closed due to a fire (a food truck is operating at the site)
Website: Click here 

The greeting was friendly and professional and I was seated and watered within half a moment.

Everyone loves a fresh tumbler of cold water – no asking if you’d like the $7 bottle of water! I’m in favour!

The menu covers plenty of ground from meat to veggie options, but the barramundi caught my eye. This was a pan-fried barramundi (a white fish common in these parts) with a Balinese yellow coconut curry and topped with a raw Asian slaw, served with charred lime on the side.

It came out piping hot from the kitchen – the crunch of the cool salad giving both a texture and temperature difference.

Although the meal was light, be in no doubt that the portion size is generous and I couldn’t quite finish it. I am a huge fan of charred lime (or lemon) served as a dressing with salads.

The restaurant was charming and quite packed with lunch-goers. That’s always the best sign! After lunch, I had just a few minutes to walk along the ocean front at Busselton Jetty and I thought it was one of the most beautiful places that I stopped at in Australia. In another life, perhaps I would go back and stay there for a longer period… I think that pier needs to be walked!

I'm Patrick, your Irish guide to the skies and beyond. With 58 countries visited, my journeys have taken me from busy economy to fabulous first-class.

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