Cuisine: Modern Australian, Bar
Location: Northbridge – William Street
Lot Twenty is situated in Northbridge off James Street just around the corner from William Street and close by to the State Theatre of WA, State Library of WA and State Museum. It has an open, inviting, casual space with outdoor seating and limited seating on the ground and top floors. I was greeted by the friendly staff and chose a spot outside in the sun. After placing an order and waiting patiently for my meal to arrive, I checked my emails via the free wi-fi. It didn’t seem particularly hot but after sitting in the sun for some time, it really builds up.
Lamb Ribs, Tamarind Glaze, Fresh Herbs $20
After quite a long time, my meal was served. It looked excellent and tasted even better. There’s a generous amount of tender flesh covered in a lovely tamarind glaze that isn’t too sweet, has the right viscosity, gooey, sticky, and despite there being just ribs on the plate, it doesn’t get monotonous. There’s plenty of meat on the ribs but it gets a bit tricky with cutlery to strip the meat off. This dish is more suited to the finger food variety but I wasn’t keen on getting my hands messy. For $20 it’s excellent value but I would have liked if they sacrificed some of the meat for a salad &/or vegetables. Having said that, you do have the option of grabbing sides.
The really disappointing aspect of the predominantly open door venue is while it offers an inviting, relaxing and casual open dining area, there is very little cover. Today, we weren’t in the throes of summer but after waiting a long time for my meal, I was cooking as much as the ribs being prepared. After tucking into my meal and enjoying the delicious flavours, I was still cooking. Granted, I didn’t think it would be so hot and should have opted for a spot with some shade under the umbrellas, but if those seats were taken, it’s not a pleasant experience. A shade cloth of some sort, large umbrellas, or any number of other options to provide shade would make a massive difference. In the end, I decided to head back to the office and skip dessert as the ice cream I would have ordered would have melted before I could put a spoon to it. Please, look after your patrons and do something!!!
Lot Twenty Food Review Summary
Verdict: Lot Twenty presents a really inviting, relaxing and casual outdoor area to grab a drink and a meal, perfect for afterwork drinks / functions. The menu offers a range of reasonably priced meals and they also have desserts for $3-$5 or so, or you can grab the $16 dish which features 4 desserts. They also offer home made ice cream at $3 a scoop. I ordered the lamb ribs which contained plenty of tender succulent meat with an excellent gooey sticky tamarind glaze. An excellent dish, the only thing that spoilt it was the lack of protection against the hot sun! If dining for lunch and you don’t get a seat under the few umbrellas outside or a seat in the limited seating area inside, I’d advise against coming here. Please, look after your patrons and do something!!!
Lot Twenty Restaurant Details
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Lot Twenty - 19 Nov 2014,