The Trustee Bar and Bistro on the ground floor plaza of the new BHP tower, known as City Square, has lived up to the hype and not disappointed. The new French bistro on the city block has already made a mark for itself in just five weeks of being opened.
A beautifully appointed urban feeling brassiere delivered spectacularly. A small but well designed menu tempted us to try three courses – sharing the duck liver and smoked eel parfait ($22), chateaubriand (for two, $95), and salted caramel chocolate pudding ($15.50).
The wine list came in two forms – the short list and the full wine list. The short list was perfect for what we were after – and I was delighted to find a Fraser Gallop Cab Merlot for $45. Exceptional value for a quality Margaret River red. Despite husband wanting only a beer, I had to succumb to a bottle of red, it’s that good. After his beer, husband enjoyed a glass of the Fraser Gallop cab merlot too.
The service was efficient, prompt, and friendly when engaged – the perfect combination. Good news, there was something chocolatey on the menu. I always want something sweet to finish off a meal – and by sweet, I mean chocolate.
To sum up, it was a $200 dinner for two, but worth it for a special night out. Our special night was knowing that our debt has somewhat been lessened thanks to a few good investments, so we were celebrating on a Tuesday night. A random Tuesday night and Trustee was booked out. However, the kind manager suggested some bar tables in the downstairs bistro where we could enjoy the full menu. And enjoy our experience we did. A city venue that’s worth the trip into town for for a special occasion. Or one for those with corporate credit cards to keep going back to.
Well done Trustee.