Monthly Archives: May 2011

Tony Roma’s – 27 May 2011

As per my last visit, stick with the ribs as it’s their specialty. I really enjoyed my whole meal with the ribs their usual best but some bits a bit chewy, the crumbed and fried prawns were large and delicious, the coleslaw was excellent and I enjoyed the smashed potato. The strawberry cheesecake was solid.


I wasn’t particularly hungry so that really impacts how one interprets the meal at hand. Nonetheless, the simple entree of salmon was delicious and well thought out with the richness of the salmon, an oil based sauce/dressing, along with the fresh lettuce leaves combining perfectly. The mushroom risotto was creamy and full of the mushroom flavour but did not wow. A delicious meal.

Blitz On Service Quality

In today’s The Sunday Times on page 4, May 22 2011, “Blitz On Service Quality” by Russell Quinn, who would have thought Perth’s poor service at restaurants and other such eateries would come back to bite them in the bum. With Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to be held […]

Chatters Cafe & Restaurant

You don’t know if you don’t try and there is huge gulf between Chatters and the typical dim sim places in Northbridge. For example, Dragon Palace leaves this place for dead in terms of price, flavour, taste, while the servings and fillings are generous. While the service was friendly we were full but left feeling very disappointed. Not sure what the al a carte is like.

Monterey’s – 15 May 2011

For $27.50 with the coupon the variety is amazing and gives you the chance to try nearly everything or just what you like. The quality certainly went up several notches from my last visit and the offerings have expanded. The seafood was delicious as was the quality of the mains, with the Barramundi a standout. The desserts were also delicious, especially one of the French pastries and the strawberry ice cream. There’s certainly been a turnaround under new management and the quality and taste really has lifted as well as the range which has expanded slightly to really provide plenty of options to meet a range of tastes.