Best Western Hospitality Inn, Carnarvon and Sails Restaurant

You are here: Home » Accommodation » Best Western Hospitality Inn, Carnarvon and Sails Restaurant

After a long drive through the pouring rain it was a relief to arrive in Carnarvon ready for the WA Signature Dish regional final. It had been a right kerfuffle getting to our destination with missed flights, flight delays and severe weather warnings but we made it albeit one day late.

We arrived in Carnarvon in the late afternoon and checked into our accommodation at the Best Western Hospitality Inn. Our room was clean and simply appointed with a minibar stocked with nibbles, beer, wine and soft drinks. There were also tea and coffee-making facilities, free WIFI and room service however the internet connection was painfully slow.

"Perth restaurant reviews" "Perth food blog" "Perth restaurants" "Perth gluten free" "Perth fructose friendly" "Perth food reviews" "restaurants perth" "food blog" "Chompchomp" "food photos" "gluten free" "fructose friendly" "gluten free cooking" "gluten free recipes" "fructose friendly recipes" "gluten free raw food" "fructose friendly raw food" "food event" "WA signature dish" "buy west eat best" "signature dish" "gascoyne" "carnarvon" "gluten free snacks" "travel carnarvon" "travel exmouth" "travel carnarvon" "travel gascoyne" "tropic of capricorn" "gluten free carnarvon" "taste of the gascoyne" "gascoyne food trail" "west australia food" "food tour" "attractions carnarvon" "carnarvon restaurants" "carnarvon gluten free" "sails restaurant" "sails" "sails carnarvon" "accommodation carnarvon" "seafood carnarvon" "best western" "best western carnarvon" "best western hospitality inn" "hospitality inn carnarvon" "hotel carnarvon" "accommodation gascoyne"

On our first night we were a little weary from travelling all day so we ate at the hotel restaurant Sails. Sails is considered one of the more refined dining options in town in addition to being one of the very few restaurants that remain open seven days a week.

"oysters" "franklin bay oysters" "natural" "dozen" "Perth restaurant reviews" "Perth food blog" "Perth restaurants" "Perth gluten free" "Perth fructose friendly" "Perth food reviews" "restaurants perth" "food blog" "Chompchomp" "food photos" "gluten free" "fructose friendly" "gluten free cooking" "gluten free recipes" "fructose friendly recipes" "gluten free raw food" "fructose friendly raw food" "food event" "WA signature dish" "buy west eat best" "signature dish" "gascoyne" "carnarvon" "gluten free snacks" "travel carnarvon" "travel exmouth" "travel carnarvon" "travel gascoyne" "tropic of capricorn" "gluten free carnarvon" "taste of the gascoyne" "gascoyne food trail" "west australia food" "food tour" "attractions carnarvon" "carnarvon restaurants" "carnarvon gluten free" "sails restaurant" "sails" "sails carnarvon" "accommodation carnarvon" "seafood carnarvon" "best western" "best western carnarvon" "best western hospitality inn" "hospitality inn carnarvon" "hotel carnarvon" "accommodation gascoyne"

Franklin Bay Oysters served natural ($20.50/ ½ doz, GF)

Having heard great things about Carnarvon’s fresh seafood it was all I was in the mood for. And the best way to start a seafood feast is with oysters. Now I realise the hot climate of Carnarvon excludes it from farming oysters locally this meant the oysters on Sail’s menu would undoubtedly be imported. However, when I get the fanciful idea of eating oysters I just will not stop until I am satisfied. These giant sized babies came from Frankland Bay in South Australia and were plump, creamy and surprisingly fresh. We enjoyed them served natural with a squeeze of cut lemon.

"seared prawn salad" "seared prawns" "julienne bacon" "roasted pine nuts" "cherry tomatoes" "feta cheese" "baby spinach" "lemon chilli coriander dressing" "Perth restaurant reviews" "Perth food blog" "Perth restaurants" "Perth gluten free" "Perth fructose friendly" "Perth food reviews" "restaurants perth" "food blog" "Chompchomp" "food photos" "gluten free" "fructose friendly" "gluten free cooking" "gluten free recipes" "fructose friendly recipes" "gluten free raw food" "fructose friendly raw food" "food event" "WA signature dish" "buy west eat best" "signature dish" "gascoyne" "carnarvon" "gluten free snacks" "travel carnarvon" "travel exmouth" "travel carnarvon" "travel gascoyne" "tropic of capricorn" "gluten free carnarvon" "taste of the gascoyne" "gascoyne food trail" "west australia food" "food tour" "attractions carnarvon" "carnarvon restaurants" "carnarvon gluten free" "sails restaurant" "sails" "sails carnarvon" "accommodation carnarvon" "seafood carnarvon" "best western" "best western carnarvon" "best western hospitality inn" "hospitality inn carnarvon" "hotel carnarvon" "accommodation gascoyne"

Seared prawn salad ($22.50, GF)

Before ordering anything else the chef kindly came out to speak with me about suitable gluten free options from his menu. I always appreciate this level of concern as it illustrates to me that they will ensure to take care when preparing my food. Our first dish was a seared prawn salad using local prawns tossed through a mighty sized salad of julienned bacon, roasted pine nuts, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese and baby spinach leaves. It was finished with a lemon, chilli and coriander dressing. The bacon was an odd addition and one we didn’t expect however being cut into such thin slivers it wasn’t overpowering and added just a hint of flavour with each mouthful.

"grilled ginger scallops" "ginger scallops" "wilted Chinese broccoli" "steamed rice" "Perth restaurant reviews" "Perth food blog" "Perth restaurants" "Perth gluten free" "Perth fructose friendly" "Perth food reviews" "restaurants perth" "food blog" "Chompchomp" "food photos" "gluten free" "fructose friendly" "gluten free cooking" "gluten free recipes" "fructose friendly recipes" "gluten free raw food" "fructose friendly raw food" "food event" "WA signature dish" "buy west eat best" "signature dish" "gascoyne" "carnarvon" "gluten free snacks" "travel carnarvon" "travel exmouth" "travel carnarvon" "travel gascoyne" "tropic of capricorn" "gluten free carnarvon" "taste of the gascoyne" "gascoyne food trail" "west australia food" "food tour" "attractions carnarvon" "carnarvon restaurants" "carnarvon gluten free" "sails restaurant" "sails" "sails carnarvon" "accommodation carnarvon" "seafood carnarvon" "best western" "best western carnarvon" "best western hospitality inn" "hospitality inn carnarvon" "hotel carnarvon" "accommodation gascoyne"

Grilled ginger scallops ($24.50, GF)

Our second entrée was the grilled ginger scallops. This dish also has a level of curiosity about it as in addition to the enormous scallops served in the shell, there were extra smaller sized ones buried underneath. It worked out quite good value when you consider the price as there ended up being six scallops in total. It came served upon a scoop of steamed rice and wilted Chinese greens.

"sorbet" "Perth restaurant reviews" "Perth food blog" "Perth restaurants" "Perth gluten free" "Perth fructose friendly" "Perth food reviews" "restaurants perth" "food blog" "Chompchomp" "food photos" "gluten free" "fructose friendly" "gluten free cooking" "gluten free recipes" "fructose friendly recipes" "gluten free raw food" "fructose friendly raw food" "food event" "WA signature dish" "buy west eat best" "signature dish" "gascoyne" "carnarvon" "gluten free snacks" "travel carnarvon" "travel exmouth" "travel carnarvon" "travel gascoyne" "tropic of capricorn" "gluten free carnarvon" "taste of the gascoyne" "gascoyne food trail" "west australia food" "food tour" "attractions carnarvon" "carnarvon restaurants" "carnarvon gluten free" "sails restaurant" "sails" "sails carnarvon" "accommodation carnarvon" "seafood carnarvon" "best western" "best western carnarvon" "best western hospitality inn" "hospitality inn carnarvon" "hotel carnarvon" "accommodation gascoyne"

Complementary sorbet

An unexpected touch of complementary lemon sorbet was brought to our table in the interlude between our first and second courses. After all the spice and ginger flavours it was a welcoming cleanser to prepare for our main meal.

"barramundi" "lemon butter" "chilli mango salsa" "poached prawns" "fragrant rice" "bok choy" "Perth restaurant reviews" "Perth food blog" "Perth restaurants" "Perth gluten free" "Perth fructose friendly" "Perth food reviews" "restaurants perth" "food blog" "Chompchomp" "food photos" "gluten free" "fructose friendly" "gluten free cooking" "gluten free recipes" "fructose friendly recipes" "gluten free raw food" "fructose friendly raw food" "food event" "WA signature dish" "buy west eat best" "signature dish" "gascoyne" "carnarvon" "gluten free snacks" "travel carnarvon" "travel exmouth" "travel carnarvon" "travel gascoyne" "tropic of capricorn" "gluten free carnarvon" "taste of the gascoyne" "gascoyne food trail" "west australia food" "food tour" "attractions carnarvon" "carnarvon restaurants" "carnarvon gluten free" "sails restaurant" "sails" "sails carnarvon" "accommodation carnarvon" "seafood carnarvon" "best western" "best western carnarvon" "best western hospitality inn" "hospitality inn carnarvon" "hotel carnarvon" "accommodation gascoyne"

Tropical barramundi ($34.50, GF)

For mains we both ordered the tropical barramundi. The fillet was grilled lightly, served on a bed of bok choy and topped with lemon butter sauce plus a spoonful of chilli mango salsa. A couple of poached prawns topped this collection of ingredients as a strange afterthought. Whilst the fish was soft and tender within, I felt the combination of lemon butter and mango salsa was too eclectic with only a small amount of each so that neither had the chance to shine. The end result was actually a somewhat bland dish. Such a shame because those simple flavours had a lot of potential.

"barramundi" "lemon butter" "chilli mango salsa" "poached prawns" "fragrant rice" "bok choy" "Perth restaurant reviews" "Perth food blog" "Perth restaurants" "Perth gluten free" "Perth fructose friendly" "Perth food reviews" "restaurants perth" "food blog" "Chompchomp" "food photos" "gluten free" "fructose friendly" "gluten free cooking" "gluten free recipes" "fructose friendly recipes" "gluten free raw food" "fructose friendly raw food" "food event" "WA signature dish" "buy west eat best" "signature dish" "gascoyne" "carnarvon" "gluten free snacks" "travel carnarvon" "travel exmouth" "travel carnarvon" "travel gascoyne" "tropic of capricorn" "gluten free carnarvon" "taste of the gascoyne" "gascoyne food trail" "west australia food" "food tour" "attractions carnarvon" "carnarvon restaurants" "carnarvon gluten free" "sails restaurant" "sails" "sails carnarvon" "accommodation carnarvon" "seafood carnarvon" "best western" "best western carnarvon" "best western hospitality inn" "hospitality inn carnarvon" "hotel carnarvon" "accommodation gascoyne"

We ended our night which Sail’s cheese platter for two which considering the price once again this was a generous portion size. The chef ensured to serve the water crackers in a separate bowl to avoid any gluten contamination which reinforced to me what a gluten free friendly place this was. There were four different types of cheese; chunks of tasty cheddar, smoked Dutch, Danish blue and Camembert sat among some pieces of fresh fruit and roasted nuts.

"tasty cheddar" "smoked Dutch" "Danish blue" "camembert" "Australian cheese" "imported cheese" "water crackers" "nuts" "fruit" "Perth restaurant reviews" "Perth food blog" "Perth restaurants" "Perth gluten free" "Perth fructose friendly" "Perth food reviews" "restaurants perth" "food blog" "Chompchomp" "food photos" "gluten free" "fructose friendly" "gluten free cooking" "gluten free recipes" "fructose friendly recipes" "gluten free raw food" "fructose friendly raw food" "food event" "WA signature dish" "buy west eat best" "signature dish" "gascoyne" "carnarvon" "gluten free snacks" "travel carnarvon" "travel exmouth" "travel carnarvon" "travel gascoyne" "tropic of capricorn" "gluten free carnarvon" "taste of the gascoyne" "gascoyne food trail" "west australia food" "food tour" "attractions carnarvon" "carnarvon restaurants" "carnarvon gluten free" "sails restaurant" "sails" "sails carnarvon" "accommodation carnarvon" "seafood carnarvon" "best western" "best western carnarvon" "best western hospitality inn" "hospitality inn carnarvon" "hotel carnarvon" "accommodation gascoyne"

Cheese platter ($24.50 for two)

The complimentary breakfast provided with our room was very basic including some sliced toast, fruit and cheese plus an array of cereals.  There wasn’t any gluten free bread available. You are able to pay a small amount extra for a hot cooked meal if you prefer but instead I bought some gluten free muffins from the local Woolworth’s supermarket which they grilled for me at no extra charge.

We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Carnarvon and whilst the Best Western is by no means the five-star luxury that I love, it was comfortable and clean with friendly service. We wouldn’t hesitate to stay there again next time we are in the region.

Disclaimer: Chompchomp’s accommodation at Best Western Carnarvon was partly funded for by Buy West Eat Best for my involvement in their WA Signature Dish competition.
 
Sails Restaurant
6 West Street, Carnarvon WA 6701 | (08) 9941 1600 | www.carnarvon.wa.hospitalityinns.com.au
 Sails Restaurant on Urbanspoon
Love this review? Share it:

4 Thoughts on “Best Western Hospitality Inn, Carnarvon and Sails Restaurant

  1. Hehe I have to say, while I am not too bothered about the hotel, the food looks vibrantly delicious! Sounds like you had a seafood fest there :)!

  2. Pingback

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

%d bloggers like this: