For over a decade, Phillip Martin has been manning the stoves as the owner–operator of Starfish Avalon. His flair is evident in the Asian-influenced menu that includes plenty of crowd-pleasers. Whitewashed walls and soft background music are features of this charming restaurant. There’s outdoor seating too, so grab a chair on the pavement and sit back and soak in the Avalon air. The place fills up fast at lunch or dinner, so make sure you book ahead.
A crisp white wine and a house-made pork bun is the only way to start! The pork melts in the mouth and the bun is freshly made, which makes it all the better – and if you feel the need for a kick of heat, dip it in the sriracha sauce. These delicious buns are decidedly more-ish, and you’ll probably want to order more than one! The well-seasoned smoked trout fishcakes are crunchy on the outside and delicate on the inside, and the caper aioli with horseradish delivers a good heat to balance the dish.