Fraser´s Restaurant – Perth – 31 March 2010

Having been to Perth 4 times, this time we finally managed to visit one of Perth´s most famous restaurant. Chris Taylor and his team is known to cook fish to perfection.

The restaurant is situated on top of the hill in the beautiful King´s Park. With stunnings views over the city. Normally you can sit outside as well, but this was a chilly night.

We had high exepectations and was greeted ever so friendly and shown to our table in what turned out to be a very huge room – very crowded – with a level of noice I have never heard anywhere else in a restaurant – it was as loud as to a rock concert, and conversation was almost impossible. We later asked the waiter, and he confimed, yeah it was a loud evening, they had two big tables tonight…but the way the room was constructed and with the number of tables they had managed to put into the room, I would imagine most evenings being very much the same.

But as for the food…we had…

Apple smoked Trout with Fennel Lavoshe & Mustard Cress

Very nice with the apple touch… 8.5 (10)

Chargrilled field Mushroom, Watercress & Tomato Salad

Not really impressive  7 (10)

Grilled lobster with a VERY spicy lime/chili sauce.

Very nice, grilled to perfection, fantastic tasting sauce 9.5 (10)

Grilled Fillet of Barramundi with Chickpea Puree & brown Butter

Flawless if not surpricing 8 (10)

Char grilled Waygu Sirloin with red wine jus

Stunning piece of meat, marble score grade 5 – I love the onions that way….9(10)

No desserts were possible from our side….

Conclusion:

Very good level of food. The young male waiter, was very very friendly, even if stressed. We had to wait a long time for the wines, – we chose Moss Wood – first a bottle of Chardonnay and after that a Cabernet Sauvignon blend. The Chardonnay was stunning.  The head waiter seemed very stressed and was hardly smiling. I noted this to our waiter, and shortly after as if by magic, he came to our table, smiling, asking etc. Better late than never lol.

My rating for this visit: Ambience 2,5p (5) Service 3,5p (5) Food/Wine 8.5p (10) : Score 14.5p out of 20.

What killed a perfect evening was the fact that it was more noisy than a train station and that there were some flaws in the service. I had to take a picture of my glass of water. The young female waiter decided to empty the bottle – leaving me with a glass I could hardly move without spilling….take a look…

A LOT of water.

Still, we had a great night, …and left with this view of the city:

Moon over Perth, view from Fraser´s Restaurant

http://www.frasersrestaurant.com.au/

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