Jackie McMillan
29th Dec 2023

Cafe by day, restaurant by (Thursday to Saturday) night, Octopii is a sweet little spot in Bermagui. Fitting with its seaside locale, even the daytime menu extends beyond the usual cafe fare to offer up some of the sea’s bounty. Under a golden puff pastry dome, the fish and seafood pie ($27) is well-loaded with game fish, firm fleshed prawns and mussels, sitting in a creamy white sauce. Mash and bright green mushy peas make it into a substantial meal against a glass of French wine, the Pichot Vouvray ($13.50/glass). 

A generously proportioned vegetable plate ($25) presented fingers of grilled halloumi with grilled vegetables, a bright splash of beetroot dip, hummus, grilled flat bread, fresh herbs and a sprinkling of dukka. It’s tasty and one of two vegetarian dishes on the succinct nine dish menu. The floor team is young and well-intentioned; making a clear effort to correctly pronounce unfamiliar terms on the daily specials.