Merivale's Queen Chow is coming to The Whale at Narooma

The next dining concept to take up residency at the Whale Inn is Queen Chow - traditional Cantonese cuisine.

Merivale's Queen Chow restaurants were already established at Manly and Enmore and Narooma was next.

A new concept is coming to The Whale at Narooma. Doors open to the public on December 11. Image: Merivale.

A new concept is coming to The Whale at Narooma. Doors open to the public on December 11. Image: Merivale.

However, a Merivale spokesperson said Queen Chow was only going to be "temporary", following the conclusion of the French-inspired Chez Dominique pop-up.

It will be open to the public from December 11, then trade throughout summer and into 2022.

The spokesperson said Queen Chow has fragrant flavours inspired by Hong Kong street food.

"Simple, well-executed dishes are at the heart of the menu created by Tal Buchnik (formerly Mr. Wong) and Queen Chow Manly's Toby Worthington," the spokesperson said.

Locally-caught seafood will be in the spotlight at Queen Chow Narooma. Image: Merivale.

Locally-caught seafood will be in the spotlight at Queen Chow Narooma. Image: Merivale.

Local seafood was expected to take centre stage with hand-caught abalone, lobster and oysters in the spotlight.

It will be open Tuesday to Saturday for dinner only. The bar will open from 5pm daily and the kitchen opens 5.30pm-9.30pm Tuesday to Thursday and 5.30pm - 10pm Friday and Saturday.

Menu highlights

Wagonga rock oysters locally sourced with rice wine mignonette, local sashimi with mandarin ponzu, hand dived local Abalone, local crayfish with XO sauce, grilled local scallops with kombu butter and a Balmain bug omelette with fragrant chilli oil and fried bread.

Another must-try will be a selection of steamed, baked and fried dumplings by revered dumpling master, Eric Koh, guaranteed to satisfy all your dumpling cravings.

The elegant space offers a fun yet relaxed surrounding for all guests, complete with large tables featuring a lazy Susan for a communal and fun experience for big groups, plus an abundance of tables for couples and smaller groups to enjoy a great lunch or night out.

Prepare to be hit with a flavour punch at Narooma's new restaurant, Queen Chow. Image: Merivale.

Prepare to be hit with a flavour punch at Narooma's new restaurant, Queen Chow. Image: Merivale.

Accommodation at The Whale Inn remains open, with plans for the evolution of the property to be announced in due course.

More information on the Whale Inn's website: merivale.com/venues/the-whale-inn-narooma/

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