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“THE BEST PUB IN PERTH’S
NORTHERN SUBURBS ... ONE OF THE STATE’S
PREMIER LOCATIONS” —STM
LUNCH, DINNER & WEEKEND BREAKFAST
ISHKA RESTAURANT AKOYA SUITE REID’S LOUNGE LOWER DECK
08 9448 5000 | thebreakwater.com.au
ON HAY | Perth
There’s a buzz to the city these days that wasn’t
there a while ago. Newish places such as The
George, Andaluz and Helvetica have mixed it
up with classics like Bar One and Balthazar to
give us all a good reason to head into the city.
The Quarter, at the Wesley Centre, opened
about eight months ago and has already built
an impressive following. Owner R yan Taylor
is running a sleek and smooth show. It’s all
silver-blues and rich, quilted fabrics. Service is
excellent. Start with a G&T (one of the finest I’ve
had in quite some time. Good quality gin and
two big wedges of lime). The ‘by the glass’ list
is small but has most varieties represented.
It’s the food, however, that has tongues
wagging. The young and talented Shannon
Wilson spent 10 years in London and he and
his team have orchestrated a menu with strong
British and French influences. A grilled haloumi
salad is a highlight. Sun-dried tomatoes give
sweetness to a dish that is a delight of flavour
and texture. Soft, just-grilled haloumi sits on a
bed of witlof. Pita croutons give the crunch and
a wild thyme dressing spices it up.
The steak tartare is not the best I’ve had;
a little too much mayonnaise (why put any
in at all?) and not enough Dijon mustard or
Worcestershire sauce – but it’s saved by some
wonderfully ground, excellent quality fillet. Or
try the innovative scallops on a bed of potato
puree with a tomato and vanilla compote.
Leave room for dessert. There’s a pecan and
banana pudding with toffee caramel which is
worth ordering just for the caramel! Team it with
one of the superb dessert wines such as the
Alvaro, Domecq Pedro, Ximenez 1730.
There’s a bar/lounge serving shared items at
the front and plans for expansion.
OPEN Monday - Friday (lunch), Tuesday - Saturday
(dinner). The Wesley Centr e, Shop 10, 93-95
William Street (Corner William and Hay),
(08) 9322 2424.
The Quarter has an opulent
interior and stand-out dishes,
including the scallops on
potato puree with tomato
and vanilla compote (below).
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