The Reveley, Perth CDB

As you approach this place, it feels a bit like a nightclub as you need to climb upstairs to get to the restaurant. The view is amazing with the revamp to the CBD. A good place to take those not from Perth.

Of course, I just couldn't resist the fillet steak $40 with I had with peppercorn sauce $5 and truffle shavings $7. The steak was pretty good, I really like the sauce even though I had to pay extra for this. The truffle shavings was a disappointment, it was dry, as since this wasn't infused during the cooking process, the food didn't taste of truffle. Also, it only was on my mashed potato. I would not recommend having the truffle option. If you want to try truffle mash potatoes, go to Coco's, but that's the only exceptional thing that that have there. The salad was what you would expect.

For dessert I had the tasting plate, it was way too much, I did manage to finish it though, it probably can be shared between two. It consisted of the desserts from the menu but smaller:

The only thing that stood out was the creme brulee, everything else was average. I would recommend this as a full portion dish.
Dessert tasting plate
Here's a few other friends dishes:

Seafood Paella
Nearby view
Overall, I had a good experience here and would like to come back again but not regularly since its a bit pricey but on par with other restaurants around the vicinity. Things I would try next time are the Goose Pie and High Tea.

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The Heritage Brasserie, Bar & Boardroom, Perth CBD

Located among Brookfield Place, you would expect high quality dining. As you enter the two large doors the place definitely looks the part. A reasonably spacious setting and an expensive feel to it. The wines and dishes were on the more expensive side.

For starters we had the: Smoked pork cheek, squid, celeriac & red onion broth 20. There was no crackling on it as I had hoped, just a soggy mess. There was a bit of a wait so we forgot to take photos and we were pretty hungry by then. The dish came out cold, as well as our friends dishes. Our friends had the scallops and it came out with four smallest scallops you would ever find. All the dishes seemed less than average, not what you would expect as this type of place.

For mains we had the: Lamb short loin & belly, pickled cabbage, saltbush, lamb caramel 38 and Duck breast, wild fruits, beetroot & fermented plum 39. I was pretty surprised at my dish actually, I had to re-confirm that it was lamb as it did not look or taste like lamb at all. It tasted a bit like pork. My husbands duck was also average, it was on the drier side and not so tender or succulent as we had hoped. It needed more sauce.


For sides we ordered Confit potatoes, sage, mint, brown butter, saltbush 10. Firstly, we received the charred cos as they gave us the wrong dish. We all just looked at it and thought it was complimentary since no one had ordered this. I then confirmed with the waitress it was in fact an incorrect dish but they still gave it to us complimentary. The potatoes were what you would expect, only large enough for two people to share.

For dessert we had: Chocolate fondant, hazelnut & coffee 16 and Almond parfait, pear, oats, fermented honey 14 . We saw the parfait and it did not resemble parfait at all. It was a big letdown, It was like tiny scoops that didn't resemble anything. The chocolate fondant however, was pretty good, the only dish that I would recommend here. The ice-cream came out a bit melted.

Almond Parfait
Chocolate Fondant
Overall, I would not recommend this place, unless you had no choice. For the price that you pay you can get better food elsewhere.

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The Kauphy Place, Willetton

I am appalled at the service of this place. It is a disgrace to even call it a place for eating. I ordered a meal and I waited for over half an hour whilst everyone else finished their meal at my table. During this time I approached the waitress twice and asked what the delay was, she told me that it was a busy time during the lunch period. I then approached a waiter and he told me that I had in fact not ordered the dishes and accused me of not paying the full amount for my meal even though I had a receipt. He then said I had ordered other dishes which had already been delivered to the table even though I hadn't eaten. After that he said he will go and check again with the kitchen and he didn't appear for 10 minutes. I approached the waitress and she apologised and said she'd make sure that my meal came as she's the one who took my order, even though she said she would check before, obviously she hadn't. Later the waiter told me that the docket had been missed. I will never step foot at this place again and I advise others not to come to this place as there are so many other places around here that are better, unless you want to be accused of lying and bad service. The food that came out was cold and I had to ask for my food to be heated. Biriyani was too dry. All the condiments for Wada and Dosa's are the same. I saw another table return their Dosa due to it being a wrong order. The place is chaotic and unorganised.

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Lepak Kopitiam, Bateman

As soon as you arrive at this place you see a large yellow sign located at the front of the cafe with the restaurants name. It is described as Malaysian hawker food opened every day 8am to 8pm except Tuesday's.

It was pretty crowded for a Sunday night but we were greeted straight away and allocated a seat, just in front of the self service area, where the cutlery and condiments were located. It felt very crammed and it was inevitable that you could hear all the conversations of those surrounding us.

We ordered the Nasi Lamak as I figured it was a safe dish that could not go wrong. All the dishes were priced between $10 to $15. The sambal is authentic! Three pieces of chicken with the dish. We were told that roti canai was only available from 8am to 11am but we could order the sweet roti's, big mistake! Don't be fooled roti means flat bread, I understand that but it was definitely an overstatement. All the roti's were literally just white bread that had been toasted and accompanied with the addition as stated on the menu. i.e. roti with condensed milk or butter and sugar etc. The only roti which I thought would be soft and fluffy flat bread was what they referred to paratha.

The kuih (desert) is pretty good and gets sold out fast! Got to get in there really quick!

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Trinco Star, Willetton

This is a local restaurant hidden away in Willetton just off High Road which sells Indian and Sri Lankan cuisine. Don't make a judgement on the vicinity as the food is one of the most authentic Sri Lankan places that you will find in Perth other than meals that you can order from private home businesses. The prices are reasonable as well.

Depending on your threshold for spicy food you should ask for the level that you require. Some meals may be more spicy than others in which I found the Kothu Rotti (Sri Lankan dish made from a Sri Lankan roti called Godhamba roti and vegetables, egg, and/or meat, and spices) extremely spicy and I almost couldn't eat it! I'm not sure whether this has changed now but if you like it very spicy then order this dish as you wont be disappointed.

 Sri Lankan Rolls & Medu Vada

The above were light and crispy and made fresh. They were all sold out by the time we finished our meal around lunch time so if you want want one you need to get in quick. The rolls were spicy and contained mutton and some potatoes. The Medu Vada which is made mainly from Urad Dal (split black lentils) had the right level of ingredients and was a great snack for later on.

We ordered 20 String Hoppers with the Coconut Sambol, Chicken Curry and Kiri Hodi between the two of us and it was too much which they sell between 10am to 1.30pm. I suggest about perhaps 6-8 String Hoppers per person depending on your appetite. You have to pre-order these about a day or a few hours before as they make them from scratch which is time consuming. Apparently, you can have these for breakfast but we had it for brunch and it was so tasty and filling. I would definitely recommend this if you're not sure what to order. Otherwise, there is a vast range of curries you can order with rice or naan bread which is what I would normally order for lunch or dinner.

The noodles were so light and fluffy which you mix with the curry and sauces. The Coconut Sambol worked well with the flavours and the chicken curry had the right mix of spices. I used the Kiri Hodi (meaning milk gravy which is made from milk and spices) to reduce the spiciness and it actually worked!

String Hoppers (made with red rice flour) 

 Coconut Sambol

 Chicken Curry

Kiri Hodi

The meal put together


For dessert I had Falooda which contains rose syrup, basil seeds and vanilla ice-cream. It's my favourite drink and the best I've had in Perth so far. At any age I'm sure you will appreciate this drink and it was a great way to end a fulfilling meal. I wanted to sleep after this meal but it was worth it.

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Duende, Leederville

I have been here on two occasions in the morning and afternoon and I have really enjoyed it both times. Its a really nice casual place to catch up with friends but the decor could probably be updated and it can be a bit cramped if you have a large group. They don't take bookings and open from 7.30am. Its a tapas restaurant and ranges from $14 to $28, or $4 for nibbles.

The menu contained some ingredients that I needed further clarification on but the waitress wasn't too friendly during her explanations, almost talking down upon us which I thought was rude.

Firstly, I started out with strawberry juice and I initially thought that they used fresh pressed juice as stated on the website, but then I later saw it was just purchased in bulk without any labels just like an ordinary drink from the grocery stores. It was still pleasant, but a bit sweet.

For starters we had the Prawn and Chorizo Paella Balls. This came with a creamy dipping sauce on the bottom which complimented the fried texture well. It was tasty and not too salty. I would try this one again.

For my main I had the eggs Benedict and the Hollandaise sauce was light and not too overpowering which was nice with the sprinkle of chives. The prosciutto was generous and worked well with the whole dish. The poached eggs on the other hand was overcooked! So was everyone else's and this included my friend's dish containing one sole poached egg, which I thought was strange that they couldn't get right. The sour dough bread on the bottom was rock hard and I couldn't bite through the crust, so I didn't eat most of the bread. Overall, the flavours were nice. I also tried a bit of my friends vegetarian mushrooms and spinach on sour dough bread. The mushrooms had a char grilled flavour and were excellent. However, the bread was hard in this instance as well.

For dessert we had the Doughnut Balls with Condensed Milk Ice-cream, the restaurants speciality dessert. The ice-cream scoop was so tiny and was enough only for one mouthful. It was creamy not too sweet which I really enjoyed, but I wanted more and I'm not a huge eater. The doughnut balls were light and fluffy on the inside and coated in sugar on the outside approximately 10cm in diameter. This is a must try if you come here and like dessert.

On my previous occasion when I came here in the afternoon I tried the Rabbit Tagine. The meat fell away from the bone and was very filling. Its was also the largest meal on the menu and came with rice. However, the meat contained a lot of fat and I couldn't consume all of it. It came to the table piping hot from the oven.

The chips and chorizo was also very nice and are good for a small starter dish if you are planning on ordering more later on.

You can order wine and cocktails from here too that aren't too bad. Its a great place to relax and socialise with friends.

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Tak Chee House, Northbridge

After looking for an authentic Malaysian restaurant in Perth to try out we stumbled across Tak Chee House and decided to give it a go. It is located among other Asian restaurants in Perth and can be easy to miss but boy was it busy for a Sunday night. It looked like a simple cafe but it was clean, the waitresses were friendly and it was affordable. However, this place is cash only.

We ordered Teh Tarik for our drinks, one hot and the other cold. The cold one was much better than the hot one. The hot one wasn't frothy and it also was a bit lumpy as it wasn't mixed well. The cold one didn't seem to have this problem.

 Chicken Satay

The satay was cooked well. It was a bit thicker than normal but then again it makes up for the quantity as you get four per serve. You also get two slices of cucumber which I thought was a bit scarce but better than none I suppose. It was came with a peanut sauce which was light and smooth and you could taste the peanuts.

 Beef  Curry with Roti Canai

The beef curry gravy was much thicker than the chicken curry below as the bases were different. Both contained potatoes and one piece of Roti Canai, but we ordered an extra one each. The beef curry had a nice mix of spices and it was a little bit spicy but not too much. The Roti was light and crispy and had a touch of sweetness to it. The Roti was much nicer than the other ones that I have tried compared to Indian restaurants based in Perth but the technique used to make them is different.

Chicken Curry with Roti Canai

The chicken curry was lighter than the beef curry and I found both servings to be substantial. The chicken curry had a stronger coconut flavour to it and it was authentic.

Ais Kacang

For dessert we shared the Ais Kacang and we were pretty full by then so it was more than enough. They give you seperate serving bowls and spoons for each person as well. It is flavoured with rose syrup and contained grass jelly, red bean, raisins and some corn. It was really refreshing and a good way to end the night.

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