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Threecoins Italian Trattoria - 29 Oct 2014

Three Coins - Quatro Stagioni Pizza

Threecoins Italian Trattoria is not a fancy restaurant but one that is family owned and run. This kind of venue presents an inviting atmosphere with good honest food served to patrons and judging by the business of the restaurant, it’s popular with the locals. Stepping in reminds me of my time in Rome and it probably wouldn’t look out of place with the checked red and white tablecloths. I really loved the pumpkin ravioli which was excellent, presenting silky smooth pasta in a lovely Parmesan sauce. The pizza was rather underwhelming for my mind. While it presents a lovely light wood-fired base with lovely toppings confined to separate quarters, it lacked seasoning, punch, and was rather flat. The beef cheeks also lacked a touch of seasoning but was super tender and thoroughly enjoyed with grilled polenta and a sharp salad. I thought they really excelled in their desserts with a delicious light tiramisu and a super smooth pannacotta made from yoghurt to produce a touch of sourness against the usual richness. The Nutella calzone was quite tasty, not too chocolatey and lovely with the ice cream. It’s a bit heavy as a dessert with all that dough. A dinner at Threecoins will present a solid meal in a lovely atmosphere, though, their food falls short in flavour compared to a few other Italian restaurants I’ve visited. . . . → Read More: Threecoins Italian Trattoria – 29 Oct 2014

The Burger Bistro Pop Up - 22 Feb 2014

Burger Bistro Pop Up - USA Burger

The site at Beaufort Street for the Burger Bistro’s latest creation is unique, casual, relaxed but still comfortable and cool in the summer heat of the day. I was a guest of the Burger Bistro Pop Up restaurant which has a new concept focusing on prime ingredients with a completely different menu to their other locations, carrying a strong American theme. I ordered the USA Burger and it effectively represented the USA experience with the tart pickles, ketchup, strong flavour of thickly sliced cheese and that unique mustard taste transporting me back to my travels in the US. The slightly sweet brioche bun ties it all together and one can’t go paste the star of the burger, the delicious, moist, juicy beef patty. Along with shoestring fries and the fresh ingredients of the coleslaw shining through in a just coated dressing which isn’t sweet, I was pretty full. However, there’s always room for dessert and the pastry chef’s family recipe of tiramisu was delicious. Soft, light, tasty with the touch of bitterness from the sprinkled high quality chocolate, it was a dessert that once you have one spoonful you can’t stop. . . . → Read More: The Burger Bistro Pop Up – 22 Feb 2014

Cantina 663 - 16 Feb 2013

Cantina 663 - Fried Veal Tongue

I was really happy to go to this place and was pleasantly surprised – on the upside. I don’t think any dish blew me away, but I really liked the solid consistency, the unique flavours, textual combinations, deliciousness. Ok, this place is a winner and with so much delicious food, how can one not be happy? The service was excellent and the night well paced. A very popular restaurant as there wasn’t a spare seat in the house. Plenty of late night bookings too. I’m glad to experience something different, something unique, flavours I haven’t experienced before. Top job Cantina 663. . . . → Read More: Cantina 663 – 16 Feb 2013

Lawley's Bakery Cafe - Mt Lawley - 19 Dec 2012

Lawleys - Display Cabinet

Lawley’s is a bakery and not a patisserie. Despite that, they still offer up delicious pastries. I wouldn’t rate the pastry itself as good as Choux Cafe or Scents of Taste but the fillings and flavours of each pastry work well. I really loved the chocolate tart which is easily the best I’ve eaten. You expect a strong dark chocolate flavour but it has a milk chocolate flavour instead and it melts in your mouth like chocolate heaven! The raspberry tart and the eclairs were also very enjoyable. I also like the pumpkin and spinach quiche which had a perfect balance of flavours. From all the patisserie like establishments I’ve visited, Lawleys are also the cheapest with a bill under $29 whereas I’d normally pay ~$35. . . . → Read More: Lawley’s Bakery Cafe – Mt Lawley – 19 Dec 2012

The Angry Moose - 4 Dec 2012

The Angry Moose Burger

I enjoyed The Angry Moose Burger in it’s entirety but felt let down by what could have been. If they had only cooked the beef patty longer instead of the very pink inside patty, it would have carried so much more flavour along with a little more seasoning. The beef from the local butcher is tasty and so too the local bakery’s ciabatta rolls. Good chips and all at quite a reasonable price. A solid offering but a not in the league of V Burger Bar, Jus Burgers, The Burger Bistro, or Flipside Burger Bar. . . . → Read More: The Angry Moose – 4 Dec 2012

Thai Orchid

Certainly worth checking this place out if you want an evening out and tasty Thai food. . . . → Read More: Thai Orchid

Full Moon Thai

Very good Thai food and a great choice for takeaway. Really enjoyed their satay chicken skewers. . . . → Read More: Full Moon Thai

Scents of Taste

If you love to indulge in French pasties every so often, try this place out. . . . → Read More: Scents of Taste