We were staying at Crown Perth whilst some renovations were taking place at our house. We decided that we’d spend the whole weekend by the pool just relaxing. The Poolside Bar and Grill is located by the pool and we ate several meals there. They serve breakfast (although it’s not advertised and staff at the pool entrance didn’t know about it!) , lunch, snacks and a variety of refreshments throughout the day. You can eat at the table and chairs located poolside, on one of their lounges or at any sun lounger around the pool area. There are even two pool tables to freely use.
There are simply 4 options to choose from on the breakfast menu. Unfortunately no child’s sizes or half serves. We chose the Eggs Benedict $16 and the Aussie Breakfast Plate $22. (There was also a Fresh Fruit Platter and Swiss Style Bircher Muesli both $14 to choose from) The Aussie Breakfast Plate was a very large serve of creamy scrambled eggs, baked beans, crispy bacon, tomato and sourdough toast. We ordered it primarily for our son as he loves his baked beans and toast. We all shared bits off this plate but we still couldn’t finish it.
The Eggs Benedict was as expected. The eggs were only a little runny but there was a generous amount of ham. I also liked that the hollandaise sauce had herbs through it.
We also ordered a Flat White Coffee $4.50 and a Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice $7.50. The coffee was ok, but it could have been stronger and creamier. The juice was fresh and was not too pulpy.
On our first day we shared the Mini Pool Burgers $21 with Cheese $2 and a side of Chips $2 . We also ordered a bowl of Chips $9.50 which we didn’t really need due to the large serving sizes. Unfortunately my phone went flat so I didn’t get any pics of the food.
On the second day we ordered Nachos $16 to share between all three of us. We’d seen the large serving size the day before and knew it would be enough. It was served on a large platter with three dipping bowls filled each with guacamole, sour cream and sweet chilli. The chilli con carne was meaty and was thickly piled over the corn chips. There was also a bean dip over the corn chips too that we discovered towards the bottom. The only thing that surprised us was the cheese used on top which was very pale, soft and creamy unlike the traditional melted grated cheese. It did work though and we really enjoyed our Nachos.
Overall it was convenient not having to leave the pool area to eat and we were grateful for the service we received. The only thing I think that could be improved on is a children’s menu or the option of half serves for some menu times for children considering it is a family hotel and there were many young children.
Poolside Bar and Grill
Great Eastern Highway