Disclosure: Complimentary Meal
From the people behind Zambrero, it’s time for Perth to have a more glammed up fish and chip offering that takes the humble fish to a new level. With fish sourced from Kailis Brothers, The Starfish Bar on the popular Beaufort Street strip in Mt Lawley is just in time for summer where seafood is perfect for the hot weather. I was fortunate to receive an invite to sample some of the food on offer. With beer, wine and soft drinks on offer, a wide array of items on the menu to choose from including sliders, skewers, fish packs, salads, grilled and deep fried fish, there’s plenty to satisfy. The venue is large, open and casual and the staff are friendly and attentive which is refreshing for Perth.
Dim Sum, Potato Cakes, Spring Rolls
For the deep fried delights I started with the oversized spring rolls packed full of a tasty filling. There’s also a lovely golden brown hashbrown to be had and a crispy beer battered pineapple fritter. Despite enjoying the salads with the food, it was lacking something with some acidity to cut through the deep fried food. Having said that, the food wasn’t oily, was cooked perfectly and had a lovely golden brown colour.
Grilled Fish, Deep Fried Fish
Can’t have fish and chips without chips. These thick cut chips were crunchy and well seasoned. Gotta get the chips right.
Middle Eastern, Spanish, Asian, and Jamaican Sauces
- Spice Road – Marinated with chermoula spices & a hint of lemon
- Spaniard – Topped with tomato, spanish onion & basil salsa
- Asian – Japanese style infusion of sweet soy, coriander, lemon grass, chilli & ginger
- Jamaican – mango, red onion & corriander salsa
Something which Starfish Bar are also proud of is their sauces which I also got to try. With a basket of thick cut chips which were suitability crunchy and seasoned, they formed the perfect items to taste the sauces. They are to be enjoyed with fish but I had them with chips. I liked the chermoula in particular. They also had tomato sauce and tartare sauce at the table. I tried the tartare which was delicious.
Garden Deli, Vietnamese Noodles, and Sweet Garden Salads
Coleslaw, Sweet Potato and Beetroot, and Quinoa Salads
There’s a range of salads on offer. I particularly liked the quinoa which had a lovely nutty flavour that compliments the deep fried delights. The coleslaw is lovely and refreshing and the sweet potato and beetroot is an interesting combination.
Seafood Skewer, Grilled Fish, Crumbed Fish, Crumbed Prawn
I went back for some other items like the very crispy fine crumbled battered prawn which was delicious. Out doing that was an even crunchier batter covering tender fish. I also had some grilled fish that was a tad overdone but I also had a seafood skewer that was very well cooked despite having calamari and a scallop, neither of which were rubbery.
If only I had a second stomach! These sliders look really appetising.
I really enjoyed my experience. The venue is open and relaxing and I can see it appealing to families, couples, and anyone wanting a reasonably priced meal which is delicious. The deep fried items are golden brown, perfectly cooked, not oily or fatty, and encasing a range of seafood. The food was delicious from the chips, fish, skewers, and sauces and the tasty salads help compliment the meal as well. Thanks to all involved at Starfish Bar for the invite and experience. Read on for more details about Starfish Bar which open to the public tomorrow, Monday 19 December 2016.
Starfish Bar Restaurant Details
Media Release: Starfish Bar
Perth can expect to savour “shucking good seafood” when the Starfish Bar launches on the Beaufort Street café strip this Monday, December 19.
Located at 515 Beaufort Street, Starfish Bar will serve up everything from fresh oysters to Perth’s tastiest fish and chips, exciting salads and your favourite ocean fare with a twist, in a stylishly revamped casual setting within the old Mykanos building.
Expect excellent service with a modern menu designed to take you back to those carefree days spent at the beach, where time is irrelevant and you feel relaxed, healthy and happy go lucky.
Offering exceptional value for money, prices have been kept to a minimum with no main meal priced over $22* (and all mains are served with chips or rice and a complimentary salad) and plenty of offerings for the small fry in your life.
Adding to the culinary experience, the international grill takes inspiration from Spain, Jamaica and Japan while the salad bar offers traditional favourites alongside quinoa, fruit and nuts/ sweet potato and beetroot/ and a Vietnamese noodle salad for a flavor explosion.
Starfish takes the best aspects of West Coast living to make new memories and experiences, and write a
new story with the finest local produce and freshest ingredients.
Dine in or takeaway, Starfish Bar is Perth’s newest seafood experience.
Open 11am to 11pm seven days a week at 515 Beaufort Street Highgate. BYO wine and beer.
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