Hubby and I were having lunch with a friend in the city and its decided we try The Stables Bar in the West end. Entering through the large gates and cobbled lane we instantly felt we were back in London. We note other punters sitting upstairs and we join them to make the most of the sunny weather. We really liked the high bar tables and stools and the greenery in the vertical garden wall.
Drinks were given our attention first. Disappointed that the mulled wine wasn’t ready our waitress suggested the Warm Apple Pie Cocktail $17 which tasted exactly like, well, apple pie! We also ordered less exciting drinks, Cabernet Merlot $8 and Lemon, Lime and Bitters $4 as one of us was driving after all.
We chose menu items across the ‘all day grazing’ and ‘lunch menu’ to share. Firstly the Pea and Mint Crostini $10 topped with creamy goats cheese was a hit and the 3 of us fought over who would eat the last one!
Corn and Manchego Fritters $13, were crunchy fritters with a pop of sweetness from the corn. The fresh tomato salsa on top was refreshing and the grated cheese sprinkled over was tasty.
The Chicken Schnitzel $24, was served with a wedge of lemon and a white cabbage salad. The chicken breast was juicy and the schnitzel crumb crunchy. The salad was fresh and topped with finely grated cheese.
The Mushroom Gnocchi $19 was light and pillowy tossed with mushrooms and chunks of goats cheese.
The Blackwood Steak $24 was carefully sliced on the angle, swimming in a creamy sauce with a light sprinkling of crispy bacon. The salad garnish was fresh and cut through the richness of the sauce.
We ordered two sides to share. The Roasted Root Vegetables $8 were very parsnip heavy and the Hand Cut Chips $8 with the skin on, were crispy but full of smaller chips as we worked out way to the bottom.
We enjoyed the few hours we spent at The Stables Bar having a leisurely lunch. It’s a great hidden away venue with plenty of space for a drink after work or a meal with family and friends.
The Stables Bar
888 Hay St
Perth CBD 6000