Perth Bites

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Tiger, tiger


Tiger, tiger


Tiger, tiger


Tiger, tiger


Dancing goat


Dancing goat


Dancing goat


Dancing goat


Dancing goat


Cottesloe Beach Hotel

Cottesloe Beach Hotel

Cottesloe Beach Hotel

Barchetta

Barchetta

Barchetta

Barchetta

Watching a storm roll in over dinner…

Perth Bites

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On a trip to Perth this week for work/play I managed to check out a few local eateries and drinkeries…

Tiger, tiger


Shop 4/329 Murray Street, Perth, Western Australia

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Tucked down an alley, Tiger Tiger is a hip, casual bar affair with some good grub to boot. During summer they have ‘Mary’s Bloody Sunday’ on their schedule, which involves house made Bloody Marys and a BBQ. Vege kebabs, pork belly kebabs and chicken drumsticks are BBQed to order, and served with house-made carrot & red cabbage coleslaw, rocket & spinach. The kebabs and coleslaw were tasty, greens were a little past it, but hey, it was a hot summer afternoon I think we all were. The music could use some work – sounded like staff with steeply varied music tastes had each a put a CD in the stacker and it was set to random.

Dancing goat


3/142 Railway Street, Cottesloe, Western Australia

Started the day with a glorious early-morning swim at City Beach (I know this sounds either like an oxymoron or conjures up images of tourist-laden fake-beach inner cities such as Southbank in Brisbane, but is far from either of these). Growing up on the Sunshine Coast in QLD I have pretty high beach standards, but the beaches in WA definitely hold their own. It is more of a rugged, dramatic coastline with exaggerated features… white sand, crystal clear blue water, monster sharks.
After consulting a few reviews/ blogs, we decided to breakfast at Dancing Goat. Although not on the beach front but in an unremarkable little row of shops, the dining experience had been well-reviewed on all accounts.

We had:
Beetroot, ginger, apple, lemon, carrot juice: $6.50 – This was a perfectly balanced juice with ample ginger zing.

Bircher muesli: $12 – another perfectly balanced offering.. mixed raw nuts (walnuts, brazil nuts, almonds), some dried fruit, julienned apple, stewed rhubarb and a side of pot-set natural yoghurt.

Smoked salmon bagel: $12? – also a win. Fresh white bagel, good amount of salmon, cream cheese, avo and capers, although far too many sprouts (one is too many in my book… how does one bite a sprout?)

Later that day…

Cottesloe Beach Hotel

104 Marine Parade, Cottesloe, Western Australia

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This place was packed on a Monday evening, no doubt with sunset watchers eager to enhance their experience with a cold beer.

Barchetta


149 Marine Parade, Cottesloe, Western Australia

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On scoping Barchetta from our perch at the pub across the road, we decided to stop in for a glass of wine an appetizer.

The chardonnay, bruschetta, beachfront and friendly staff lured us in for another 2 rounds of food.

Bruschetta: $17 – on the menu this appeared as ‘Danish feta & white anchovy bruschetta’ – while not coming with either of these things it did come with some kind of sun dried tomato tapenade and tomato a balsamic reduction, and was just perfect.

Calamari: $17? – these crisp little numbers were tender, flavourful and plentiful. YUM

Scallop sashimi, tangy pawpaw salad: $24 – ok, but a little disappointing. This dish had all the right things on paper, but just needed a squeeze of lime of sprinkle of fresh chilli or something to give it its rightful pizazz.