On our recent flying trip south, we managed to get along, again, to Morries Anytime – a cafe/bar up at the top of the main street of Margaret River.
Morries is a well-lit and open sort of place – a mix of tables and chairs and high tables and stools inside – couches and coffee table also in a corner. And there is a nice little covered area outside, set back a little from the footpath.
The lunch and dinner menu is tapas style – and, mid-afternoon, we decided to tackle a couple of small dishes while we sipped on a glass or two of their best.
Our tempura prawn burger served with cos lettuce, avocado and the delightful Kewpie mayo was a hit – juicy, sweet and tender prawns in a light batter, with all of the accompaniments marrying perfectly. Very moreish indeed.
On to the next choice, globe artichokes fried to a crispy consistency with fried capers, roast garlic and sitting on a nutty creamy almond puree dotted with micro herbs; this was another light, well put together plate. Lots of contrasting flavours and textures in this dish.
The food is always innovative, and interesting, as well as being very well cooked and presented.
The wine list is comprehensive and has a good range of wines from the Margaret River region as well as a pretty good list of WA beers and ciders.
To start, Lady FWO took on a glass of Deep Woods Harmony Rosé, a wine with lifted strawberry notes on the nose, a beautiful deep pink colour, and a refreshingly dry finish; while I opted for Flor Marché Riesling, sourced from Mt Barker with all the characteristics of Great Southern Riesling – good acidity, lifted lemon and citrus aromas, long limey palate.
After the aperitif, so to speak, we both tried the Juniper Crossing Tempranillo – another very good wine from these chaps – savoury, earthy notes on the nose with a soft and silky palate, juicy red fruits, hints of smoke, well integrated oak, and a velvety mouthfeel.
Morries Anytime is a very popular spot – serving breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as coffee and drinks throughout the day. It is well worth a visit when next you get down South. We always try to get along anyway.