ALLOVATE (92) Perth, Australia | March 9, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Finally got out to Midland, still in its renaissance so to speak and looking a lot better than years gone by, to visit the Principal. If location is a key this definitely has it, grand central, but if coming by anything other than on foot then parking is the only issue. Very clean cut, strangely set out but in that charming way, and headed by two traditional looking bars. The kitchen is literally ’right there’ if you are sitting inside, reminds me of my cheffing days hearing docket after docket boisterously belched out by the chef on passe. The meals looked great coming out the kitchen, and the meals we ordered were spot on, flavoursome and wonderfully presented. Then the beer; seems a glitch in the system for them so at present they have only two beers and they’re contract brewed through Last Drop Brewery, for the mean time. Hopefully a system will be set up soon for them either in house or in the plush surrounds of Mandoon winery. Quiet, yet rowdy, friendly, lively, seems a great place to unwind so will be good to keep track of this one.