ALLOVATE (96) Perth, Australia | August 27, 2006
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
I remember the Mindarie Keys as that out of town coastal development that I couldn’t see going any more than a few retirement villas and holiday homes. Now it is flustered, spread out and just oozes with the urban sprawl that epitomises Perth in a nutshell. Still nothing much to this yacht club launch, this brewhouse is a breath of fresh air it so much desired to liven up the place away from its pompous persona. A lot of money must have been outlayed as this place was huge, the floorspace could easily accommodate a few hundred dining patrons and then there is the outdoor terraces. Nicely presented, all things considered, post modern furnishings, design, own labelled glassware, crockery and well crafted ales and lagers. The only qualm I had was the ridiculously worded, and or ridiculously articulated menu that had such things as Funghi pizza, a startling array of otherwise tasteless cheeses and some ingredients I couldn’t pronounce let alone work out exactly what they were. Quite simply the menu oodled with aubergine, when it could have simply read egg plant. Still worth a visit. The beers are good, in fact I really took a shine to the IPA, and the food was quite simply lovely. See how this brewhouse develops.