a journey of life's pleasures…
Address: 35 Hampden Road, Nedlands. WA
I have been waiting a while to try this restaurant as I’ve been told it’s a must go. Having moved to Nedlands at the end of 2012 after having gained it’s reputation and followers in Albany where it operated for the previous 6 or so years, needless to say I was excited that it was no longer a 5 hour drive to dine at this restaurant.
The restaurant itself is a renovated character home with its beautiful wooden floors and warm lighting it offers diners an intimate and warm setting. The service was faultless and the staff were attentive and friendly throughout the entire service.
Whilst they do offer an ala carte menu, on the weekends it is only the degustation menu. This was precisely what we had in mind! The courses were well timed and beautifully presented. The individual meals itself were a little bit of a roller coster ride. There were outstanding dishes, the french onion soup, wild mushroom risotto, palate cleansing sorbet and duck which made you almost want to lick the plate clean if you weren’t concerned about people looking. However, there were also a couple of dishes that made you go ‘ho-hum’ such as the black angus mini burger and pork spring roll, maybe it was jut me but I felt the burger was nothing spectacular and the spring roll dish was needing something to give it a bit of ‘oomph’.
The dessert was a bit of fun as the theme was ‘campfire’ and there was the element of that in the dish with the marshmallow and smoke effect.
In saying that, I would certainly recommend this restaurant as they do change the menu with the seasonal ingredients so I’ll probably be back again in the summer to see what other dishes they offer.
Price Guide: $105 per person for degustation and $155 per person with wine selection