Luxury hotel, modern Australian dining and a Bar – all situated at a historic location right in the middle of the Perth CBD.
The food experience was complimented by beautifully prepared produce and a ‘well-taken-care of’ service by the wait-staff.
Mains for the night included:
Amelia Park rib eye, wild mushroom ragout, ricotta gnocchi, slow roasted vine cherry tomatoes, watercress butter, bone marrow jus - $40
Rib-eye was ordered to a Medium – meat was still tender, soft, slightly pink and tasty. Watercress butter enhanced the steak and the mushroom ragout was deliciously buttery and mushroom-y. Gripes would be the tomatoes – slightly cold inside and the ricotta gnocchi wasn’t very ricotta to me.
The best friend had:
Five spice duck breast, seared scallop, fondant potato, spinach, duck jus - $40
I had a little bit of the duck – very tasty and well-cooked indeed. Scallops was cooked right as well. Not a fan of the fondant potato though.
And we could never say no to a good dessert menu.
Rhubarb & ginger mille feuille, green apple sorbet - $16
Light, fluffy pastry in a good, many layers of rhubarb and ginger. What I liked, the ginger was not over-powering yet I could taste it in there somewhere and the dessert was refreshing because of the green apple sorbet. But, in the end, the sorbet and rhubarb together became too sour.
Mango & passionfruit parfait, rice pudding and crispy chocolate ganache wonton - $16
Loved the parfait as it wasn’t over-sweet and tasted just right. The friend wasn’t too keen on the chocolate wonton though.
Service was excellent, not pushy and very helpful. Ambience was nice as I had requested a quiet table indoors in my booking. I was delighted with the very comfy leather corner seat. The outdoors and bar area was a whole different story as it was crowded (and noisy!) with the after-work crowd looking for drinks.
Overall, a good dining experience and great place for a heart-to-heart catchup session.