Sunday, April 18, 2010

Greenhouse, Perth WA

I'm not in the position to give Greenhouse a proper critique. I've only dined there once. And it was only for breakfast. The restaurant's lunch and dinner menus look a lot more exciting. Unfortunately for me I got to sample neither.

I intended to go a few more times after my first visit but the opportunity just did not come up. My dinner plans were already set even before I boarded the plane for Perth. Lunch at the restaurant was virtually impossible as my office in WA is a few suburbs away from its location (unlike Dave, of Don't Do What Dave Does, who works in the same building. I greatly appreciate the recommendation though...).

Furniture designed by Joost Bakker using recycled wooden palettes

Back to the breakfast. I ordered scrambled eggs on toast with a side of bacon and a latte. It's pretty pedestrian I know. I'm kicking myself now for not choosing something more exciting. A brekkie pizza perhaps...anyway, I'm sure there'll be a next time. The eggs were excellent though. The bacon was a bit burnt on the edges (look at the photo) but was still tasty. And the's something to rave about. It's one of the best I've had.

Greenhouse was constructed from nothing but recycled and other earth-friendly materials. This fact sets it apart from the other structures in the CBD. The restaurant is difficult not to notice with its exterior covered in terracotta pots planted with wild strawberries. The interior is equally impressive continuing the green theme.

these look a bit parched

I should also mention that I really like the fact that they serve water without me asking. Nice touch!

My next trip to the west is still a while away but I know where I'll be dining! Pig head and trotter terrine here I come!


David said...

Hey, Glad you checked it out. I had the terrine, and it was pretty good, as was the breaky pizza. What is special though is the slow-braised lamb shoulder. However it's $80 for four people, so you may want to take some colleagues to share....

Also have a go at a glass of the 2006 Yerring station Cab Sav - it's awesome.

The Beancounter said...

Surely did Dave! Thanks once again for the recommendation!

Yes, I saw that slow braised lamb on the menu....i'll round up some friends next time, whenever that may be...

and thanks for the wine tip as well!

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Gastronomy Gal said...

Great- sometimes I travel to Perth and this looks like a good place to stop :)

The Beancounter said...

It's definitely worth a visit...glad to help Gastronomy Gal!