There were a number of restaurants in Perth that I went to over our long wedding break which I didn’t end up taking photos at for one reason or another. They are worth a mention though, so I’m going to do a short post on each one. First up is Deco Restaurant at Raffles houses in a beautiful Art Deco building which I used to drive past with my parents almost every weekend.
(Photo by Tram_Painter on Flickr)
Good friends of ours — Shannon (who was my bridesmaid) and Paul — took us to this restaurant as our wedding present. We couldn’t take physical gifts home with us and they know how much we like food so this was a brilliant idea. The restaurant has fantastic views over the Swan River, so perfect if you aren’t a local. The menu focuses on local Australian produce, mainly seafood, and the portions were all very generous.
As none of us are fans of Oysters, we skipped their extensive selection and opted for shared starters on their menu — turkish bread, olives and chorizo — all of which were lovely. I had a pan-fried Pink Snapper fillet served with gnocchi, pumpkin, pine-nuts, sage and lemon beurre-blanc. I’ve had similar combinations in London but this won hands-down. Brad opted for the Double Roasted Duck in red thai curry sauce with lychees, tamarind, lemongrass, fried shallot & coconut rice. Brad gave it an enthusiastic thumbs-up and ate the whole lot! Our friends opted for dishes they had ordered on previous visits, if my memory serves me correctly, they were Scotch Fillet for Paul and Prosciutto Wrapped Red Emperor Fillet for Shannon.
Unfortunately I can’t remember what we had for dessert, I think I may have shared one with Brad as it was only a couple of days before the wedding. Again, no complaints here. It’s on the pricier side of things but well worth the money.
Deco Restaurant @ Raffles
67-71 Canning Beach Road
Applecross, Western Australia